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The Usual Gang of Idiots Offer Up Their Souls in 'Totally MAD'

This gorgeous coffee table book offers a retrospective look at the satirical institution, along with an introduction by Stephen Colbert, informative essays and 12 prints representing "the soul of MAD".

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Sergio Leone: Something to Do with Death

Britain’s pop culture knight, Christopher Frayling, offers the definitive biography and interpretation of the Spaghetti Western maestro, Sergio Leone.

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Transforming the Bard Finale: Daggers at Dawn

This is the final of a three-part series of articles about Kill Shakespeare, each featuring an exclusive interview with the comic's co-creators Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery. Read part one and part two.

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Transforming the Bard 1: The "Justice League" of Shakespeare

This three-part series examines the extraordinary Kill Shakespeare, and each part includes an exclusive interview with the comic's creators. This is part one.

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'AX Vol. One: A Collection of Alternative Manga' Is Full of Weird, Puzzling Beauty

A head trip that matches (and often surpasses) the weirdest of North America’s classic underground comix, this anthology introduces English readers to the wild world of alternative manga.

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'Best American Noir of the Century': 'Doom Is Fun'

This massive and potentially lethal anthology -- thick enough to stop a small-calibre bullet and heavy enough to knock somebody out -- presents a surprisingly varied collection of 'bleak and nihilistic' tales and establishes a powerful new definition of 'noir'.

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Four-Eyed Stranger #20: I’ll Give It My All...Tomorrow

"Why do you go on living?” Slacker icon Buddy Bradley articulated his ambition in 1990’s “My Pad and Welcome To It”, the first issue of Peter Bagge’s Hate.

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Ralph's Jet-Pack Theory, Muhammad Ali and "Last Son"

A reprint of a classic '70s comic triggers schoolyard memories of an odd kid, and reignites a personal interest in the “big blue boy scout”

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Who Has the Right to Cultivate Culture? 'Common as Air'

A scholarly trickster makes mischief with intellectual property, and dubs Benjamin Franklin America's "founding pirate".

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Four-Eyed Stranger #18: Disappearance Diary

An influential, controversial (and incredibly overworked) manga artist through the 1970s and 1980s, Hideo Azuma documents his subsequent breakdowns in a surprisingly light and engaging diary.

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'The Master and His Emissary': Feed Your Head

Check your head: This insightful, erudite and thought-provoking examination of the brain's hemispheres can change how you see (or think you see) the world.

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