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Few bands have achieved the success and status afforded the heavy metal pioneers known simply as Metallica. Metallica's sound, a raw fury few can match, has stood the test of time and placed members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Dave Mustaine, Cliff Burton, and Kirk Hammett in an exclusive club of artists. Read about the formation of the band in this special issue of Orbit. Cover by famed artist David A. Frizell.
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So much has been left unsaid about the passing of legendary music innovator Prince Rogers Nelson. Prince, a prolific musician from Minneapolis, started a musical revolution with the hits "1999," "Little Red Corvette," "When Doves Cry," "Purple Rain," "Batdance," and more, challenging even the "King of Pop," Michael Jackson, for chart supremacy during the 1980's. "Tribute: Prince Rogers Nelson" features a special cover by rock artist David Frizell.
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The doctors Paul, Ron and his son, Rand, are champions of constitutional government, support low taxes and free markets, and are staunchly pro-America in their take on foreign policy matters. But Ron, an icon of the Libertarian movement, and Rand, an outspoken product of the Tea Party era, are their own men, and their influence on American politics cannot be denied. This explosive volume collects the best selling Political Power: Ron Paul by New York Times bestselling writer Marc Shapiro and Luciano Kars and Political Power: Rand Paul by Michael Frizell and Joe Paradise with a new cover by Paradise.
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Legacy. For the Bush family, legacy is a powerful word, hinting of destiny made manifest and the promises of generations kept. Prescott Bush, a Senator from Connecticut, felt its power, as did his son, George Herbert Walker Bush, who went on to be the 41st President of the United States, and his son, George W. Bush, who became the nation's 43rd President. But will the weight of legacy be too much for W.'s brother, John Ellis "Jeb" Bush? Can Jeb forge his own legacy? By the acclaimed writer and artist team of "Political Power: Rand Paul," Michael Frizell and Joe Paradise!
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Alice Cooper is a man, a band, and an idea that took on a life of its own, a voice for shock and glitter rockers whose influence created stars like Marilyn Manson and KISS. Behind the paint, the boa constrictors, and the staged executions is a man whose creative energies gave rise to a legend. Half truth, half fiction, Alice Cooper defines fame.
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"Donald Trump and the Average Joe." Amidst the chaos of a crowded field of hopeful Republicans, media mogul Donald J. Trump declares his candidacy for the presidency of the United States. One by one, his opponents fall to the will of the voters who see Mister Trump as the savior of a country where the American dream seems broken and unattainable. Will Trump become the Republican candidate? Can he beat the Democrat's nominee?
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As a young man, James Comey was the victim of a home invasion by a masked man known as the Ramsey Rapist. The experience forever changed him, instilling in him a desire to seek justice for the oppressed and to prosecute those who do others harm. His desire to see justice served and success at prosecuting high-profile people like Martha Stewart would lead him to occupy the top cop job in the United States: The Director of the FBI.
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Most of us have heard his name. Most have seen his face. But his story is all but unknown, until now. General David Petraeus has been a leader of men for years, and his name has become synonymous with the American efforts of war in recent years. This story will talk about that, but it will also delve deep into the man himself. Who is David Petraeus? Join the top-selling comic series Political Power and get an up-close look at David Petraeus before he becomes the next director of the CIA.
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Marco Rubio, the small-government conservative from Florida with strong roots in the Cuban American community, is a rising star in the Republican and Tea Party movements. Read about the life of the man elected to the Florida House of Representatives at the age of 28 and is destined to be a major player in the future of the conservative movement.
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Dr. Rand Paul is the son of former presidential candidate and "intellectual godfather" of the Tea Party, Ron Paul, and considered in many circles to be the Republican's nominee for President during the 2016 elections. Though his short time as the Senator of Kentucky hasn't been without some controversy, Dr. Paul has made an indelible mark on politics.
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The sequel to the sold-out comic book "The Cast of Doctor Who" brings the stories of five more Doctors. The enigmatic, often eccentric, time travelling hero known only to science fiction fans as the Doctor, explores the timeline in order to save the world from dangers both mysterious and impossible. However, the five men profiled in this issue have been heroes in their own right. Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, Jon Pertwee, Christopher Eccleston and more.
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Political Power: Senators of the United States: Al Franken, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren & Marco Rubio What do a former comedian and New Yorker now residing in Minnesota, a former professor and lawyer from Oklahoma now living in Massachusetts, a first generation Cuban-American lawyer and former presidential hopeful from Florida, and a former civil rights protest organizer now living in Vermont have in common? They're all Senators representing their respective states. Besides sharing space in this graphic novel, that's where their similarities end! Tidal Wave is proud to present this collection of stories chronicling the lives and rise of four of the Senate's best-known Senators.
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Billionaire. Hotelier. Part-Owner of the Miss USA pageant. Author. Philanthropist. Reality television star. Consumer brand. President of the United States. Amidst the chaos of 2016's crowded field of hopeful Republicans, American businessman Donald J. Trump declared his candidacy for the presidency of the United States. One by one, his opponents fell to the will of voters who see Trump as the savior of a country where the American dream seems broken and unattainable. On the heels of one of the most divisive elections in modern history, will his vaunted ego cause one of the most influential men in America to save a country, or destroy it? This 60-page volume features pin-ups from TidalWave artists and chronicles the ascension of Trump from his youth, when his family instilled in him ambition and energy and how he combined that with skill and drive to earn build a real estate and media empire.
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What makes a man a true hero? Is it the role he plays or the life he leads? Explore the life of legendary actor and philanthropist Christopher Reeve in this tribute to the man behind Superman’s cape.
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A brilliant artist taken from us too soon, counterculture and non-conformist icon Jerome John “Jerry” Garcia was a musician best known for his distinctive guitar playing and his thirty-three year history with the Grateful Dead. Bluewater explores the life of the man who would hate the idea that he’d somehow become the “face” for a movement that changed the social climate of the United States.
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The whimsical, nonsensical stories exploring the fantasy world of Alice started with the simple friendship between young, beautiful Alice Liddell and the kind and creative Lewis Carroll. This books is a tribute to both the artistic use of the language displayed in the stories and the influence they have on modern literature, media, and art.
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Siegel and Shuster created the first of the great comic book superheroes, and their square-jawed defender of justice has been personified by the esteemed actor George Reeves and the heroic in his own right Christopher Reeve. The stories of the men behind the cape give Superman his power.
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David Bowie was a huge inspiration for the music industry. Is passing has left a void in the music world. Before Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, and The Killers, there was the enigmatic, undefinable David Bowie. The chameleon of the music industry, Bowie was one of the most influential artists of any generation, constantly reinventing himself while defying convention. "Tribute: David Bowie" features new pages chronicling Bowie's final days.
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¿Qué hace a un hombre un verdadero héroe? ¿Es el papel que juega, o la vida que lleva? Explora la vida del legendario actor y filántropo Christopher Reeve en este homenaje al hombre detrás de la capa de Superman. What makes a man a true hero? Is it the role he plays or the life he leads? Explore the life of legendary actor and philanthropist Christopher Reeve in this tribute to the man behind Superman’s cape.
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Amy Winehouse, the newest member of the “27 club,” musicians at the height of their career who have lost their life at 27 years old, lived a hard and fast life. Her story, illustrated on her body in the form of tattoos, tells the tell of a talent flaming out long before her time.
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Bettie Page’s influence is evident even today. From humble beginnings, her work exploded onto the pop culture scene, dominating magazine covers and the fetish scene until one day suddenly disappeared from public view, garnering her cult status. Read the compelling story of the Queen of the pin-up.
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As the Godfather of Heavy Metal, Ozzy Osbourne pioneered his dark sound as the front man for Black Sabbath. As a solo artist, he has forged a legacy, influencing modern rock, reality television, and more. Jump on board the crazy train and read about the artist who occupies a special place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Can Chris Christie navigate the often treacherous waters of presidential politics and remain New Jersey’s favorite son? Read the story of Christie’s rise to power, the formation of his political platform, and his devotion to his home state. New Jersey, and the country, are watching.
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From Disney darling to shock pop princess, Miley Cyrus has enjoyed a bombastic career that crosses genres. A musician, singer, writer, and actress, Miley Cyrus has become an icon to tweens searching for their identity and to teens who have grown up with their idol, the effervescent Hannah Montana.
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Expectations and the pressure following them could break lesser men. Fortunately for Seattle Seahawks fans, Russell Wilson manages to withstand success and defeat with grace and aplomb. Follow Wilson's meteoric rise from high school athlete to superstar.
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TidalWave Comics is proud to present a graphic nonfiction portrayal of one of the most outspoken members of the Senate and respected voices in the Democratic Party, Elizabeth Ann Warren, the first female senator from the state of Massachusetts. Collecting issues 1 and 2, the graphic novel tells the story of Warren’s formative years growing up in Oklahoma, battling poverty while balancing family and school, to becoming one of the most well-known liberal voices in America today.
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Americans call the game "soccer," while the rest of the world dubs it "football." Whatever it's called, fans know the name while former and current players whisper it in respect for the man many consider to be the best player in world. Diego Maradona's career was formed while he was only a child kicking a ball in the slums of Buenos Aires, Argentina, but he became a legend during the World Cup tournament in 1986 and named FIFA Player of the 20th Century alongside his childhood hero, the remarkable Pele. His storied career is chronicled in this latest illustrated biography.
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The 2016 election cycle is fast becoming one of the most interesting - and most divisive - in history. Clinton. Bush. Trump. Sanders. Paul. All strong personalities vying for the attention of the electorate. From the wild statements loudly announced by Trump to the frustrated uttering of Jeb and the defiant proclamations from Sanders, this volume explores the rise of those who lead the United States.
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As the lead singer of U2, Bono excites audiences with his dynamic stage presence, while his electrifying persona draws people to causes that concern all of us. His story is born from a divided Ireland and the dueling nature of the rock star life versus a devout faith.
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The band known as much for their talent onstage as their antics offstage, Mötley Crüe epitomized the drug-fueled, sex-riddled excess of 1980’s metal acts. In the process, they forged a rock dynasty few other bands have been able to achieve. Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, and Vince Neil became household names, the scourge of the Christian right, and the darlings of the Billboard charts. Read about their meteoric rise and fall in this issue of Orbit!
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“The Ragged Edges.” Elizabeth Warren, the first female U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, has experienced first-hand the struggle of the middle class. In this issue, she takes on the mentality that some financial institutions are “too big to fail” while battling Congress to relieve the burden of crushing student loan debt which holds back prosperity for millions as they struggle in the ragged edge of the middle class to achieve the American dream.
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Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro rose from poverty in Portugal to become one of the wealthiest men to ever play football. His father, a poor gardener who drank too much, and his mother, who waited tables and other odd jobs to provide care for four children, recognized his talent early and pulled him from school at a young age so he could devote his boundless energy to the game he loved. Wearing the number seven worn by David Beckham, Ronaldo’s speed, footwork, and skills as a forward and a winger have forged him one of the sport’s most respected players of all time.
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The sequel to the popular graphic novel featured in Rolling Stone! Rock music has taken over the airwaves for decades. David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Freddie Mercury and Bon Jovi are just some of the iconic figures that have formed the rock music genre. This jam session of biographies showcases these trailblazers in this unique illustrated graphic novel.
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Welcome to the jungle! The voice of a generation, the “most dangerous band in the world” rode the wave of fame and fortune during the heyday of MTV. Camera-ready, their creativity fueled by drugs, booze, and eager groupies, members like Axl Rose and Slash crafted music that permeated the airwaves. Gun N’ Roses transcended their metal roots to become genuine chart-toppers. Read about their meteoric rise in the pages of this new comic book.
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Arguably, the 1980's was defined by its unique music, exemplified by ex-Beatle George Harrison, the trendsetters of Motley Crue, the bad boys of Metallica, and the perennial heavy metal icon, Ozzy Osbourne. Icons of Rock #3 explores the origins of those who helped defined the decade where style mattered and everyone's life had a soundtrack.
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Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, works to inform professional women how to be more successful in their professional lives while leading fulfilling, personal ones. The story behind the American businesswoman (the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook), her book, and her success is as compelling as any self-help book and as “liked” as any post.
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As the country prepares itself for the 2016 presidential elections, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton decides to make a second attempt to become the nation's first female President. Can she run on her record? Her likability? And how will lingering questions about Benghazi and her email inform her choice?
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As the country prepares itself for the 2016 presidential elections, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton decides to make a second attempt to become the nation's first female President. Can she run on her record? Her likability? And how will lingering questions about Benghazi and her email inform her choice?
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Don’t let the controversy of her later personal life fool you, Liza Minnelli was once the most respected star of the musical theatre stage. Her signature role as the rough, sexy Sally Bowles in Cabaret defined a uniquely Broadway style, catapulted her to the top of the musical charts, and solidified her position in the pantheon of live performers. Special cover by famed artist Keaton Alexander Kohl.
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Rock star. Musician. Author. Television talent competition judge. Rock god Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, media personality and star in her own right, Sharon Osbourne, have conquered pop culture with their unique brand of quirky, edgy artistry. The volume collects the best-selling Female Force: Sharon Osbourne by Leon McKenzie and artist Jayfri Hashim and Orbit: Ozzy Osbourne by Jayfri Hashim with an assist from writer Michael Frizell.
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With the passing of English cosmologist, theoretical physicist, and author, the world has lost one of the greatest scientific minds of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Hawking united the general theory of relativity with quantum mechanics but may be more known for his rare, early-onset and slow-progressing battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. Hawking believed in the concept of an infinite multiverse. Perhaps he’s watching us mourn his loss.
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They say behind every great man is a great woman, and behind every great President is a strong, loyal First Lady. Ronald Reagan was one of the most revered Presidents of the modern age and his wife, Nancy Reagan, is remembered just as much as her husband during for her strength, kindness, and love. Read the story of the woman behind the man, the woman who taught us to "Just say no!" and showed us what an enduring love looked like during a turbulent time in American history.
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Form modest means to the Massachusetts Senate, Elizabeth Warren has proven herself a powerful advocate for the middle class. Her plainspoken approach and dogged attacks on Wall Street have resonated with voters looking for someone who understands the crush of debt and the shackles imposed by student loans. STORM is proud to present this graphic nonfiction portrayal of her rise to power.
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Who can you trust in a world gone mad? A mysterious contagion sweeps the densely populated Vigo, Spain, turning law-abiding citizens into bloodthirsty monsters. What do they want? Can they be stopped? And where is the military? A group of survivors must put aside their suspicions if they hope to survive.
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Rescued by Aurea’s team, the hapless Jot realizes that the contagion that is destroying Spain is bigger and darker than he imagined. Escape may not be an option! To make matters worse, one of the team may be infected. As the fast-moving and malevolent zombies destroy everything in their path, Jot and Aurea form a plan.
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About her career, Carrie Frances Fisher once said, "There is no point at which you can say, 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'" Despite her well-documented struggle with addiction and bipolar disorder, Fisher managed to remain a powerful and relevant force in the arts. Known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars and her humorous and acerbic writing, Fisher passed away on December 27, 2016 at the age of 60. Her death left millions of fans grieving, including her mother, Debbie Reynolds, 84, who died a day later. Fisher's story is both frustrating and touching.
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As the "Pope of the People," Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio) is famous for saying, "I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting, and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security. I do not want a Church concerned with being at the center and then ends by being caught up in a web of obsessions and procedures." From his humble beginnings to the leader of the Catholic Church, the story of Pope Francis has maintained his status as one of us.
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It all comes down to this! Can Bettie stop the mad Colonel Vetrov and her army from completing their mission? How high up does the conspiracy within the Russian government go? How does Mister Allen fit into all of this? What or who is the mysterious woman captured in a Nazi lab, and how does she fit into Vetrov’s plans? More importantly, can a fetish model save the world?
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This issue: Bettie Page fights alone! Trapped in the enemy stronghold, Bettie must use all her acquired skills and singular charm to obtain the information necessary to prevent war with Russia and to stay alive! Meanwhile, Colonel Vetrov’s plan nears fruition, and the Red Menace is born!
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No actor on the planet is hotter right now than Chris Pratt. His work showcases his affable sense of humor, his boy-next-door good looks, and his improvisational style that has won him fans from around the world. He's able to do comedy, drama, horror, and science fiction because his work defies genre. Read the story behind his meteoric rise from a guest-stint on "Parks and Recreation" that turned into a permanent spot to starring in the biggest film of 2015, "Jurassic World."
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