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Image Zacharie's 'Big Book Of' series.

'The Big Book Of' is an Eisner Award-winning series of graphic novel anthologies published by the DC Comics imprint Paradox Press. They were published between 1994 and 2000. Just over half of them (ten out of seventeen) were written by a single author (including Doug Moench and John Wagner), with Jonathan Vankin taking over the writing of the later volumes.
A wide range of artists worked on the stories. Notably it was the first American work for Frank Quitely. Rick Geary reckons he is the only artist to contribute to all seventeen volumes. E.C. alums Joe Orlando, George Evans and Marie Severin are present as are Russ Heath and Gray Morrow. The Big Books were the last stands of masters of horror Tom Sutton and Pat Boyette. Other artists who were regular contributors to the series as a whole include Bob Fingerman, Eric Shanower, Lennie Mace, Randy DuBurke, James Romberger, Salgood Sam, Steve Leialoha, Joe Sacco and Roger Langridge.


All 17 volumes released on this site:

  • Published in 1995 and written by Doug Moench, the Big Book of Conspiracies won the 1996 Eisner Award for Best Anthology. It focuses on plots and cover-ups, including the Watergate scandal, Silkwood, the Iran-Contra scandal, and the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King. This book explores all these schemes and more, using a stream of real and imagined "facts" to explain how shadowy forces — including the CIA, the Freemasons, the Holy See, the Trilateral Commission, and even extraterrestrials — may be conspiring to shape world events.
  • Published in 1996, the Big Book of Little Criminals details some of the world's most incompetent felons, such as Shanghai Kelly, who kidnapped men and forced them to work on ships. Also stories of U.S. Senators caning their colleagues, colonial counterfeiters, the Hitler Diaries forgeries, and a crook who nearly succeeded in buying Portugal.
  • Published in 1996, The Big Book of Hoaxes illustrates history's great hoaxes, pranks, and scams, including such notable put-ons as Mary Toft, the "Bunny Mommy," who convinced the court of England that she had given birth to at least sixteen rabbits. Other scams from the book include Charles Ponzi and his get-rich-quick schemes, the infamous "Princess Caraboo," the Hitler Diaries, and a plan to saw Manhattan in half.
  • Published in 1997 and written by Paul Kirchner, the Big Book of Losers proves that the misfortunes of others (such as Elisha Gray, who invented a telephone prototype before Alexander Graham Bell) really can be funny.
  • Published in 1997 and written by Doug Moench, the Big Book of the Unexplained features an introduction and narration by the ghostly image of Charles Fort (a deceased writer and researcher into anomalous phenomena). Stories of impossible animals, lost continents, and bizarre phenomena, such as the mummy's curse, living dinosaurs, the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, alien abductions, and rains of frogs.
  • Published in 1998 and written by Jonathan Vankin, the Big Book of Scandal features an introduction & afterword by Stephen DeStefano. The twelfth Big Book wallows in the lurid world of tabloid news. Fatty Arbuckle, Charlie Chaplin, John DeLorean, Richard Nixon, Oliver North, and O.J. Simpson are all examined.
  • Published in 1996 and written by Gahan Wilson, the Big Book of Freaks features an introduction from stage magician-turned-film star and "scholar of the unusual" Ricky Jay, who has written a number of books on related subjects. The book features stories on all manner of odd and interesting people, from sideshow freaks to legendary creatures, (including giants), the subjects of Tod Browning's famous film and exhibitors including P. T. Barnum.
  • Published in 1997 and written by John Wagner, the Big Book of Martyrs examines the lives and deaths of Christian martyrs, including Saint Valentine, Joan of Arc, Saint Ursula, and Saint George. The last chapter deals with people who have been tortured for their faith in more recent history, demonstrating that religious fervor is not a thing of the past.
  • Published in 1996 and written by Joel Rose, the Big Book of Thugs documents criminals who get what they want not through any sort of cleverness, but through direct action and pure force, including the Thuggee of India, and the "Ohio Gang," which disgraced the Harding Administration.
  • Published in 1995 and written by Bronwyn Carlton, the Big Book of Death begins by providing the inside story on execution methods — from drawing and quartering to the electric chair. From there it moves on to bizarre suicides, weird deaths, burial methods, and the great beyond. The reader learns the origin of the guillotine, visits cryogenically-preserved bodies, and even sees how cheese can be used as a murder weapon.
  • Published in 1999 and written by Jonathan Vankin, the Big Book of Grimm examines fairy tales. Writer Vankin transcribes the original, unsanitized folk tales that the Brothers Grimm collected in the mid-1800s, detailing child abuse, incest, cannibalism, severed limbs and gouged-out eyes.
  • Published in 1998 and written by John Whalen, the Big Book of the Weird Wild West offers up over sixty stories of the unusual, the bizarre, and the downright creepy stuff that happened on the American frontier. Stories of Western characters like George Maledon, "The Prince of Hangmen;" homosexuality among macho cowboys; and the various ghosts that haunted the American West.
  • Published in 1995 and written by Carl Posey, the Big Book of Weirdos illustrates the biographies of sixty-seven of the world's greatest eccentrics. Among those covered are Caligula, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Henrietta Howland Robinson, Harry Houdini, and the Marquis de Sade. The book features an introduction by Gahan Wilson.
  • Published in 1998, and written by Dave Stern and Steve Vance, the Big Book of Vice examines alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sex, and gambling. Subjects range from the history of tobacco, to sexual slavery, to pinball machines.
  • Published in 2000 and written by Jonathan Vankin, the Big Book of the '70s documents ten years of "tackiness and tumult." From disco to polyester fashion, the final Big Book itemizes the fads, personalities, slang, and social insanity that infected the 1970s (as well as the Vietnam War and some classic films).
  • Published in 1994 with writers Robert Boyd, Jan Harold Brunvald, and Robert Loren Fleming; the Big Book of Urban Legends won the 1995 Eisner Award for Best Anthology. Collected by Brunvand, the two hundred tales in this volume are folklore for our times.
  • Published in 1998, the Big Book of Bad is written by Anina Bennett, Jonathan Vankin, and Paul Kirchner. The thirteenth Big Book examines evil, like Heinrich Himmler, the architect of the Nazis' "Final Solution;" the depraved emperors of ancient Rome; and various serial killers. Then there are proponents of the banal, like poet Rod McKuen and real estate developer William Levitt. Finally, there are fictional villains like Professor Moriarty, Lady Macbeth, and Dracula.


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  • 30 Days of Night was a three-issue miniseries that jump-started the careers of writer Steve Niles and artist Ben Templesmith. Vampires flock to Barrow, Alaska where the sun sets for about 30 days, allowing them to feed without the burden of sleep to avoid lethal sunlight. When the vampire elder Vicente learns of this plan, he travels to Barrow to end the feeding, in order to preserve the secrecy of vampires. Because of the cold, the vampires' senses are weakened and a few of the town's residents are able to hide. One such resident is Sheriff Eben Olemaun, who saves the town by injecting vampire blood into his veins. He uses his enhanced strength to fight Vicente, saving the lives of the few remaining townspeople, including his wife Stella. Suffering the same weakness as all vampires, Eben chooses to die and turns to ash when the sun rises.
  • X-Files: 30 Days Of Night A topnotch crossover event between two popular franchises this writer never would have thought possible. This is a stylish showdown between the two iconic paranormal investigators from the modern-classic TV sseries and the parasitic vampires of Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith’s creation. Author Niles joins the ranks of other literary giants, such as Stephen King and William Gibson, who have written their own fan fiction. What Niles and co-writer Adam Jones (guitarist for the metal band Tool) achieve perfectly in X FILES/30 DAYS OF NIGHT is a focus on characterization. They keep Mulder and Scully’s banter and quirky personalities in sync, presenting the two as detectives first attempting to solve a murder, which eventually leads them into the supernatural. The writers don’t strictly abide by the mythology created by Chris Carter, but adopt the history as a guideline.
  • Dark Days was the follow-up to 30 Days of Night, featuring the original creative team. Beginning in June of 2003, this series featured the exploits of Stella Olemaun after surviving the attack on Barrow in the original series. After publishing an account of the attack - 30 Days of Night - Stella draws the attention of the Los Angeles vampire population, as well as the lover of Vicente, the head vampire from the original series. Learning that there may be a way to bring back her former husband Eben, Stella strikes a deal with vampire Dane, who seeks revenge for the murder of his mentor by Vicente. The two form a brief romantic relationship. Stella exchanges proof of the existence of vampires for her husband's remains, in the hope of bringing him back from the dead. She double-crosses the vampire party, blowing up a large number of them in a house, before successfully resurrecting Eben. The two reconcile for a moment before the still-vampiric Eben lunges, fangs bared, for her throat.
    This series also serves as an introduction to the vampiric FBI agent, Norris.
  • Annual 2004 was a 48-page one-shot released in January 2004 by regular 30 Days of Night publisher IDW. The issue features four short stories, each written by Steve Niles but featuring different illustrators. The first, "The Book Club", is illustrated by co-creator and original 30 Days of Night artist Ben Templesmith. It involves a suburban book club's discussion of Stella Olemaun's book (also titled "30 Days of Night"). This arouses suspicion about a shut-in neighbor, leading to his murder by the unruly book club. The second story, "The Hand That Feeds", is illustrated by Szymon Kudranski and features Dane seeking a hand transplant from an eccentric doctor. "Agent Norris: MIA" features the pencils of Brandon Hovet, and depicts agent Norris's transformation from a "scout" or "bug eater" to a full-blown vampire. The final tale, "The Trapper", is illustrated by Josh Medors. This story introduces John Ikos, a Barrow resident turned vampire hunter (and a main character in later series).
  • Annual 2005 was a 48-page single issue of 30 Days of Night released in December 2005 by IDW. It tells the story of John Ikos leaving Barrow and going to Los Angeles in search of Agent Norris. While in Los Angeles, John Ikos meets Billy (from the "Dead Billy Dead" story in Bloodsucker Tales) and Dane, and does battle with a gang of vampires going by the name The Night Crew led by a vampire called Santana.
  • Dead Space - After a self-imposed hiatus following the tragic events of the last shuttle mission, NASA prepares to launch the Icarus on a simple mission to help restore the nation's confidence in the space program. But their worst fears are realized when it's discovered that something has gotten aboard the shuttle, something ferocious, something with fangs and a taste for blood.
  • Return to Barrow is another sequel to the original series by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith. Return to Barrow features Brian Kitka, the brother of a victim of the attack on Barrow in the original miniseries. Kitka becomes Barrow's new sheriff after moving there with his son to investigate his brother's demise. Kitka's skepticism about the claims of a vampire attack disappears when he discovers his deceased brother's journal, which includes a full account of the attack. He finds himself protecting the town along with John Ikos. This story features the return of several characters from the previous series, including Eben and Stella who save John's son from the vampires.
  • Bloodsucker Tales marked the first time a writer other than Niles would work on the series. Throughout the 8 issues of Bloodsucker Tales, two stories were told. The first, "Dead Billy Dead", was written by Steve Niles and illustrated by Kody Chamberlain. This serialized story featured a young man named Billy who was turned into a vampire and later kidnapped, along with his girlfriend Maggie, by a vampire-obsessed scientist. Meanwhile Goodis, a police officer whom Maggie had called when approached by the vampiric Billy, discovers Stella Olemaun's book. The second story, "Juarez or Lex Nova & The Case of the 400 Dead Mexican Girls", was written by Matt Fraction and illustrated by 30 Days of Night veteran Ben Templesmith. This story depicted Lex Nova's investigation of the disappearance of hundreds of girls in Juarez, Mexico. A group of vampires called the Zero Family Circus arrives in Mexico at the same time, believing the deaths to be caused by an estranged vampire.
  • Spreading the Disease - This new series picks up with Agent Michael Henson from the Dead Space series being sent off to exile in Alabama after trying to get people to take the vampire threat seriously. He is contacted by a mysterious caller that suggests the questions of ‘why someone would want to put a vampire in space’ still needed to be answered. So Henson takes the time he has before checking in at his new office to try and follow the fangs. This leads him into a much bigger and far more dangerous situation.
  • Eben and Stella - In the waning moments of Dark Days, Stella managed to bring her vampire husband Eben back from beyond, only he came back hungry. This miniseries fills in the black gaps between that tale and Return to Barrow. It is co-written by Steve Niles and Kelly Sue DeConnick and illustrated by Justin Randall.
  • Beyond Barrow - After years of attacks, and several without, the citizens of Barrow have become united against random attacks on their city by the undead. Unfortunately the same does not apply outside of Barrow or the rest of the mysterious Arctic Circle. Written by Steve Niles and illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz.
  • Red Snow - 1941. Hitler's Operation Silver Fox has failed, but the war on the Eastern Front drags on as the Russian winter starts to bite. British military attaché Corporal Charlie Keating observes the war from the Soviet side, making sure crucial supplies get through to aid Stalin's front in the battle against the Nazis. With luck, he too will survive to see the end of the war. But something else is out there, and they're not the Nazis. No matter how hard humanity tries to kill itself, something else does it better. Written and illustrated by Ben Templesmith.
  • 30 Days ‘til Death - David Lapham, the acclaimed Eisner Award-winning creator of Stray Bullets, brings his unique brand of graphic storytelling to 30 Days of Night and IDW. In 30 Days ‘til Death, the horrible events of the Barrow have rippled thoughout the world. A war has started in the secret society of vampires. A reaping. A death squad of elders has come to America to "thin the heard" of the troublesome new breed. Rufus doesn't give care about anything but his own survival and he's willing to do anything to ensure it, including getting a dog, and a girlfriend, pretending to like his neighbors, and going to extreme lengths to hide his insatiable craving for blood...
  • 30 DAYS OF NIGHT: NIGHT, AGAIN - follows a band of survivors from the vampire infestation, who take refuge at a science facility in the Alaskan wilds. The inhabitants of the research compound are trying to determine the nature of a strange object found in the ice when the survivors arrive, leading to a frightening and bloody confrontation between humans and vampires! In addition to regular covers by Sam Kieth, this four-issue series will also feature incentive covers by acclaimed Scalped cover artist Davide Furno.
  • 30 Days Of Night Sourcebook - You've read the personal accounts from the survivors of undead attacks-but now you can see what the government has been hiding. Through the Freedom of Information Act, we have gathered the FBI reports on the incidents in Barrow, Alaska; Los Angeles, California and even from the Space Shuttle Icarus. Compiled by writer Dan Wickline, this sourcebook covers the investigations into the horrific chain events first described to the public in 30 Days of Night, giving fans an illustrated guide through the entire 30 Days world. 48 ad-free pages.
  • 30 Days of Night 2005 Calendar. Just for the '30 Days' fans. Contains some unreleased drawings of main characters from the book. Nice illustrations too.
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Image Vampire comics collection.

A vampire is a mythical creature which sustains itself by drinking the blood of living animals. Most vampire myths center around the reanimation of human corpses, with the corpse preying on other humans for the blood it needs. Vampire mythology is ancient, with most cultures having some version of the vampire in their folklore, perhaps reflecting a universal desire to explore the ideas of death and dying. In the modern era, the vampire has become almost a pop culture figure, thanks largely to Bram Stoker's 1897 novel, Dracula, which features an aristocratic, mesmerizing vampire.



How much I would like to bite you,
or, why not, be bitten by you
mix up your blood with mine
so mine becomes yours too
(until the end of time) ... - G
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics refer to comic books based on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. While many of these comics were published when the television show was on air they are not all considered canonical and often deal with characters who do not appear on in the television series, most notably in the Tales of the Slayers and Tales of the Vampires mini-series.
The books were published by Dark Horse Comics between 1998 and 2004, originally in comic format but then gathered into volumes of trade paperbacks. A small number of Buffy comics have not been included in trade paperbacks, such as the books entitled "Giles", "Jonathan", and "Reunion".





If I were a vampire,
violent, yes... vicious too,
then my only desire
would be to be slayed by you... - G
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An infamous vampire, Spike began to help Buffy in her fight once he could no longer bite humans. Later, he fought to get his soul so that Buffy could love him, and sacrificed himself for her.
Television Series (BtVS & Angel)
Origin
Various flashbacks in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel reveal Spike's back-story. Spike's real name was William, often referred to as William "the Bloody" by people, due to his "bloody awful poetry" (!). Mocked by his peers and the girl of his dreams, William runs into Drusilla, who seems to be the only one who truly understands him. Sired by Drusilla, Spike is actually the youngest of the vampire gang formed by Angelus, Darla, Drusilla and himself.

As the youngest vampire of the quartet, Spike possessed the least strength; but what he lacked in power he seemed to make up in viciousness. Because of his feats and his headstrong nature, he and Angelus often conflicted with one another during this time period. He even took the life of two Slayers, a prowess that many ancient vampires and demons still respect. The name “Spike” is actually a nickname inspired in one of the forms of torture preferred by the vampire. He would use railroad spikes to prick his victims with, bleeding for hours before killing them.




...his "bloody awful poetry"
(This time no poem from me... - G)
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Spawn (Albert Francis "Al" Simmons) is an undead superhero in the Image Comics Universe. He first appears in Spawn #1 (May 1992) and was created by Todd McFarlane. The series has spun off several other comics, including Angela, Curse of the Spawn, Sam & Twitch and the Japanese manga Shadows of Spawn. Spawn was adapted into a 1997 feature film, an HBO animated series lasting from 1997 until 1999 and a series of action figures whose high level of detail made McFarlane Toys known in the toy industry.


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Image Zach's List of Star Wars comics.

About chronology:

  • For purpose of chronology, a calendar based upon the Battle of Yavin in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is used. In this dating system, BBY stands for Before the Battle of Yavin, and ABY stands for After the Battle of Yavin, so for example: 50 BBY comes before 5 ABY.
  • The defeat of the Empire at the Battle of Endor (four years after Yavin) has been used as an alternate starting year, but has been superseded by the current license-holder (Del Rey) who exclusively uses ABY.
  • Galactic calendar counting is different from the one we know, so it's only used for story narrating chronology purpose.


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  1. Image Old Galactic Republic Era a.k.a The Sith Era (5,000–1,000 BBY)
    The Galactic Republic is the name of the interplanetary State used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire. The form of this government, created by the Senate, was introduced in the Prequel Trilogy. By the time of the original Star Wars trilogy, it is referred to as the Old Republic. It was a democratic, though eventually ineffectual, constitutional republic tied up in layers of bureaucracy.

  2. Image Rise of the Empire Era (1,000–0 BBY)

  3. Image The Rebellion Era (0–5 ABY)

  4. Image New Galactic Republic Era (5–25 ABY)

  5. Image The New Jedi Order Era (25–37 ABY)

  6. Image Legacy Era (40 ABY onwards)

  7. Specials
  8. References
  9. Insider magazines
  10. Also look at Star Wars related WinMo releases on this site:

I started this list - with a little help from my friends - because I had a problem to situate certain stories in time. Since I started to post comics, things have become more clear to me. I hope this list - still growing - might also be of help to others. I still think the electronic books don't compare to the real paper versions, so I still advice to buy the real 'touchable' version if you encounter a story you really like. Also, if you find a dead link in one of my posts, just blow a whistle, or send me PM by pushing this button ----> Image <---- - Zach

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Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children is a comic book series written by Dave Louapre and illustrated by Dan Sweetman, published by DC Comics under the Piranha Press imprint from June 1989 until September 1992, a total of 30 issues in the run (and a couple of anthologies published separately). The series featured macabre text stories accompanied by Sweetman's black-and-white line art.

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Book Titles:
  1. A Cotton Candy Autopsy --> released here
  2. The Dead Johnsons’ Big Incredible Day --> released here
  3. Diary of a Depressed Tap Dancer --> released here
  4. The Black Balloon --> released here
  5. The Crypt of The Magi --> released here
  6. Happy Birthday to Hell --> released here
  7. Ricky The Doughnut Boy --> released here
  8. Die Rainbow Die --> released here
  9. By The Light of The Screaming Moon --> released here
  10. Where The Tarantulas Play --> released here
  11. The Daffodils of Plague Town --> released here
  12. Beneath The Useless Universe --> released here
  13. A Cotton Candy Autopsy II – Bingo And Addy’s Escape --> released here
  14. Dangerous Prayers --> released here
  15. The Pagan Tourist --> released here
  16. The Santas of Demotion Street --> released here
  17. A Conspiracy of Sweaters --> released here
  18. The Neutered Beast, a tale about a cupid. --> released here
  19. Nice Girls Don’t Massacre Ants --> released here
  20. Arnold: Confessions of a Blood Junkie --> released here
  21. Dances With Cows --> released here
  22. Psychotronic Virgin --> released here
  23. Tiny Slimy, Writhing Thing --> released here
  24. I Am Paul’s Dog --> released here
  25. Legion of Ogs --> released here
  26. Dead Like Me --> released here
  27. The No-Wax Killing Floor --> released here
  28. The Guilty Orphan --> released here
  29. Gravity Sucks --> released here
  30. The Dream is Dead – Gone, Shot Off, All Squashed Flat --> released here

Libertybelle posted 11/08/14
Entire series #01~30 HERE:
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Official site: http://www.beautifulstoriesforuglychildren.com/

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Who are the WATCHMEN? This is kind of a trick question. In the original comic, there isn't actually a group of people who call themselves the Watchmen. The superheroes all belonged to teams called the Minutemen, named for Paul Revere's militia during the American Revolutionary War, or the Crimebusters. The comic takes its title from the phrase "Who Watches The Watchmen?" (which appears at various points during the book, including as graffiti in the background of scenes), a translation of the Latin "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?," from Plato.

  • Essentially, "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" is a distillation of one of the main themes of Watchmen; namely, who will protect us from our protectors. Plato's response is that the protectors must police themselves, and should be taught that they are better than us so that the protect us out of a sense of obligation and duty. Moore and Gibbons' story not only shows us the heroes policing themselves through Rorschach's investigations (and ultimate discovery), but also at least two heroes who believe that they are better than us (Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias).

In the movie, "Watchmen" becomes the name of the superhero team, because Latin-based allusions don't always fare well with mainstream audiences. Insert your own joke about Hollywood patronizing its audience here.


These Watchmen-related items - released on this site - will help you discover the universe of the 'superhero team':



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Four immortal brothers and sisters are entrusted with ivory cards in the dawn of prehistory by a dying shaman, and told never to use the cards together. Four immortal brothers and sisters, four archons, leaping through time, consumed in an epic struggle to influence and shape the history of Western civilization. From Moses' challenge to the Pharaoh to the origin of the Grail myth; from the Pope's extermination of the Cathars to Nostradamus' travels in Italy; from the Spanish Armada and the Great Fire of London to Napoleon's conquest of Egypt; and finally to the Angel of Mons appearing over the trenches of World War I. A secret occult history of the world told in several chapters. Collects the SECRET HISTORY series in preparation for the following.

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Volume - Timeline - Title --> Release link

  1. - 1350 - Genesis - release link
  2. - 1176 - The Castle of the Djinns --> release link
  3. - 1243 - The Grail of Montségur --> release link
  4. - 1527 - The Keys of Saint Peter--> release link
  5. - 1666 - 1666 --> release link
  6. - 1793 - The Eagle and the Sphinx --> release link
  7. - 1914 - Our Lady of the Shadows --> release link
  8. - 1918 - Seven Pillars of Wisdom --> release link
  9. - 1920 - The Thume Society --> release link
  10. - 1926 - The Black Stone --> release link
  11. - 1938-1942 - Nadja --> release link
  12. - 1942 - Lucky Point --> release link
  13. - 1944-1945 - Twilight of the Gods. --> release link
  14. - 1945 - The Watchers. --> release link
  15. - 1946 - The Amber Room --> release link
  16. - 1946 - Zion --> release link
  17. - 1956 - Operation Kadesh --> release link
  18. - 1960 - The End of Camelot --> release link
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Age of Reptiles is a comic series published by Dark Horse Comics, created by Ricardo Delgado, a film and comic book artist that has worked on such films as The Incredibles, Men in Black and Apollo 13.
The series consists of four comics, which are set in the Mesozoic era, Tribal Warfare from 1993 and The Hunt from 1997. They are very violent stories about the daily lives of carnivorous dinosaurs.
The books have received Eisner awards for Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition and Best Limited Series.



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