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Welcome To The Forces of Geek 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to the Forces of Geek 2022 Holiday Gift Guide!

From the rise of antisemitism, to continued gun violence, to the ongoing war in the Ukraine, to the mutations of the COVID virus, to the overturning of Roe vs. Wade; it’s been a year.

I, myself, have been fairly sick for the past several months. I’m not better yet, but my current treatment has been an improvement.

Whether you’re a first time reader or regular friend of FOG!, I hope that you enjoy our recommendations of some fantastic and hopefully, a bit unique gift selections that belong under the Christmas Tree, Menorah, Festivus Pole or Kwanzaa Bush of any pop culture loving aficionado.

In addition to physical gifts I recommend making donations to worthy causes including:

DISCLAIMER: In many cases free copies of media and merchandise were requested and provided in exchange for their inclusion in the Gift Guide.

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!  Here’s to a better 2023.


Stefan Blitz
Forces of Geek


My Life and Toys

One of my favorite books of the year! It’s like the Sears toy catalog for toy lovers!

Original book of photographs and text by the noted director/writer/producer Brian Levant, presenting his extraordinary collection of animated feature and comic toys, including hundreds of iconic characters represented in figures, banks, games, lunchboxes, puppets, comics, windups, vehicles and items at the bottom of cereal boxes.

This comprehensive and one-of-a-kind collection and book/work, itself, is presented in varied chapters. There are chapters here that include the author’s Flintstones collection; others created while he produced features with Steven Spielberg; or those acquired while producing classic TV shows, like Mork & Mindy. And this is just a small sampling of what is in this exhaustive book, where the sum total has been acquired over the past 50 years. This is a book distinctive in its content; in both words and the hundreds of original photographs created exclusively for it.

The author’s acclaim and success as a producer of popular culture film and television features allows presentation here of a distinctly individual and personal yet universally interesting book for collectors and the general public alike, which has no comparison and could not be replicated even in a minor form, by anyone else other than this author.

Mad Dreams and Monsters: The Art of Phil Tippett and Tippett Studio

As part of the Star Wars generation, along with John Dykstra, Dennis Murren, and Richard Edund, Phil Tippett’s name was synonymous with that of the new age of cinema which incorporated new technology with classic storytelling.

A spectacular and comprehensive authorized retrospective of Oscar-winning visual effects master Phil Tippett, founder and namesake of iconic Tippett Studio.

From Star Wars to Jurassic Park and RoboCop to Starship Troopers, special effects master Phil Tippett has brought his magic to some of the most iconic films of all time. His unparalleled career in visual effects spans more than 40 years, with two Academy Awards, one BAFTA, and two Emmys. This stunning book celebrates Tippett’s career, from early Super 8 explorations through his groundbreaking work with Industrial Light & Magic, DreamWorks, and beyond. While Tippett’s first love remains the stop-motion animation that made him a Hollywood legend, he was present at the birth of big-screen digital effects, and his genius has evolved with the times. In 1984 he founded Tippett Studio, which has come to specialize in digital effects.

Packed with over a thousand behind-the-scenes photographs, Mad Dreams and Monsters includes never-before-published stories from the master himself and a veritable who’s who of visual effects luminaries—a must-have for movie fans, film students, and anyone who’s ever been captivated by movie magic.

The Architecture of Suspense: The Built World in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock

The inimitable, haunting films of Alfred Hitchcock took place in settings, both exterior and interior, that deeply impacted our experiences of his most unforgettable works. From the enclosed spaces of Rope and Rear Window to the wide-open expanses of North by Northwest, the physical worlds inhabited by desperate characters are a crucial element in our perception of the Hitchcockian universe. As Christine Madrid French reveals in this original and indispensable book, Hitchcock’s relation to the built world was informed by an intense engagement with location and architectural form—in an era marked by modernism’s advance—fueled by some of the most creative mid-century designers in film.

Hitchcock saw elements of the built world not just as scenic devices but as interactive areas to frame narrative exchanges. In his films, building forms also serve a sentient purpose—to capture and convey feelings, sensations, and moments that generate an emotive response from the viewer. Visualizing the contemporary built landscape allowed the director to illuminate Americans’ everyday experiences as well as their own uncertain relationship with their environment and with each other.

French shares several untold stories, such as the real-life suicide outside the Hotel Empire in Vertigo (which foreshadowed uncannily that film’s tragic finale), and takes us to the actual buildings that served as the inspiration for Psycho’s infamous Bates Motel. Her analysis of North by Northwest uncovers the Frank Lloyd Wright underpinnings for Robert Boyle’s design of the modernist house from the film’s celebrated Mount Rushmore sequence and ingeniously establishes the Vandamm House as the prototype of the cinematic trope of the villain’s lair. She also shows how the widespread unemployment of the 1930s resulted in a surge of gifted architects transplanting their careers into the film industry. These practitioners created sets that drew from contemporary design schools of thought and referenced real structures, both modern and historic. The Architecture of Suspense is the first book to document how these great architectural minds found expression in Hitchcock’s films and how the director used their talents and his own unique vision to create an enduring and evocative cinematic world.

The Ghibliotheque Anime Movie Guide: The Essential Guide to Japanese Animated Cinema

From box office hits such as Akira, Ghost in the Shell and Your Name to a host of deeper cuts, hidden gems and future classics, this revealing guide lifts the lid on Japanese animated cinema. Join Jake Cunningham and Michael Leader, hosts of the acclaimed Ghilbiotheque podcast, as they review 30 of the best anime movies ever created, explaining why each is a must-see and detailing the intriguing stories behind their creation.

An insight into a unique artform, this stunning book is packed with film stills, movie posters and director portraits, and offers and enchanting, enlightening and meticulously researched guide for newcomers and die-hard fans alike.

Let’s Do It: The Birth of Pop Music: A History

Pop music didn’t begin with the Beatles in 1963, or with Elvis in 1956, or even with the first seven-inch singles in 1949. There was a pre-history that went back to the first recorded music, right back to the turn of the century.

Who were these earliest record stars—and were they in any meaningful way “pop stars”? Who was George Gershwin writing songs for? Why did swing, the hit sound for a decade or more, become almost invisible after World War II?

The prequel to Bob Stanley’s celebrated Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!, this new volume is the first book to tell the definitive story of the birth of pop, from the invention of the 78 rpm record at the end of the nineteenth century to the beginnings of rock and the modern pop age. Covering superstars such as Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra, alongside the unheralded songwriters and arrangers behind some of our most enduring songs, Stanley paints an aural portrait of pop music’s formative years in stunning clarity, uncovering the silver threads and golden needles that bind the form together.

Bringing the eclectic, evolving world of early pop to life—from ragtime, blues and jazz to Broadway, country, crooning, and beyond—Let’s Do It is essential reading for all music lovers.

“An encyclopedic introduction to the fascinating and often forgotten creators of Anglo-American hit music in the first half of the twentieth century.”—Neil Tennant (The Pet Shop Boys)

The Lion King (Disney Scripted Classics)

Fans of The Lion King will be enthralled by the full script, complete lyrics, hundreds of rarely seen archival images, developmental sketches, insider stories, and historical details gathered from the Walt Disney Archives.

Enjoy one of your favorite Disney animated classics in a new way: the full script, complete lyrics, an extensive collection of rare archival images, and insider stories on the development of The Lion King. Included in this volume are hundreds of behind-the-scenes facts about the production, animation, and historical and cultural frameworks of the film, along with stories from the film’s producer Don Hahn and co-directors Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers. All these engrossing facts and details are brought to life with rarely seen photographs, original sketches, and historical images curated from the Walt Disney Archives and Walt Disney Animation Research Library. Readers will enjoy an in-depth experience of this beloved Disney classic and gain a deeper appreciation for the animators, writers, musicians, and voice actors who brought the story to life.

The Little Mermaid (Disney Scripted Classics)

The Little Mermaid has enchanted audiences of all ages since its release in 1989, and now you can dive deep into the full script, complete lyrics, and the film’s history with this stunning volume. Disney fans will be delighted by the hundreds of archival photographs, original sketches, and historical images curated from the Walt Disney Archives and Walt Disney Animation Research Library, along with insider stories from Ron Clements and John Musker, the writers/directors of the film. This special edition provides an in-depth experience of the beloved Disney classic, giving readers a deeper appreciation for the animators, musicians, and voice actors who brought the story of Ariel to audiences around the world.

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Dreams of Wakanda

Join creators, writers, and comics legends as they discuss the impact of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther in this gorgeously illustrated collection of essays

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther has become more than just a movie—it has shaped conversations about art, culture, science fiction, representation, justice, fashion, comics, creativity, and so much more. Celebrate the legacy of the film with this collection of all-new personal essays and reflections that shed light on its monumental impact, including firsthand stories from artists involved in the film, cultural analysis from journalists and academics, and thoughtful insights from writers and comics legends. Each contributor brings their unique expertise and experience to explore the film’s genesis and significance from every angle. Complete with gorgeous original illustrations, Dreams of Wakanda brings together a wide array of diverse and multifaceted perspectives that exemplify the many ways the film has impacted cinema, culture, and society.  This collection includes:

  • Costume designer Ruth E. Carter takes us through her Afrofuturistic designs.
  • Writer Tre Johnson discusses the metaphoric qualities of vibranium.
  • Author Yona Harvey reflects on how the film has resonated with audiences across the African diaspora.
  • Journalist Hannah Giorgis uncovers how the soundtrack fits into sonic portraits of Blackness.
Jaws: The Folio Society

One of the greatest cult thrillers of all time, Jaws has sold in excess of 20 million copies worldwide. Seething with sexual tension, political corruption and macabre affairs, the novel is deeper and darker than Steven Spielberg’s seminal 1975 film, while the magnificent shark scenes are some of the most terrifying prose sequences in modern fiction. If ever a novel was begging to be illustrated, this is it. Korean artist Hokyoung Kim brings her unique cinematic style to this spectacular edition, including a chilling binding portrait of the Great White Shark that terrorizes the community of Amity. Although fear is at the heart of the novel, the fragility of marine life also courses through the narrative, and this theme is explored by Wendy Benchley in her newly commissioned introduction.

With a background in film production and narrative illustration, Korean artist Hokyoung Kim could not be better suited to illustrating this edition. Her impactful artwork demonstrates her passion for transforming stories into drawings, and her art and Jaws’ narrative match perfectly for maximum tension. This is the ultimate collector’s edition of the novel that terrified a generation of beach goers. All the ingredients of a page-turner are present, but there are also nods to the classics: the comparison between Quint and the insane Captain Ahab in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is striking. And behind the blood, guts and insalubrious encounters, Benchley offers a stark critique of American culture and the human obsession with suppressing nature.

As much about the corrupt workings of a Long Island town as it is about shark attacks, Jaws nevertheless demonized the Great White by homing in on our innate fears. Like the residents of Amity, the reader is constantly braced for another grisly dismembering, and the longer the predator remains at large, the more is revealed about the murky dealings among the town’s authorities. Increasingly aware of the public fixation with sharks following the publication of Jaws – and Spielberg’s subsequent film – Benchley spent the rest of his life campaigning for the safety of these incredible creatures, which have evolved over 450 million years but face being hunted to extinction in a century. His passion for marine conservation is shared by his wife Wendy, who continues to work in environmental politics and policy today: ‘Understanding the importance of sharks and the ocean has broadened our view of the planet’s future. Scientists, explorers, and (most) world leaders know that the health of Earth’s oceans is directly linked to some of the most significant challenges of our time.’

Neverwhere: Folio Society Edition

Neil Gaiman’s urban fantasy epic weaves a spell unlike any other. This special edition of Neverwhere features a new introduction by Susanna Clarke and glorious illustrations by Chris Malbon.

Think you know London? Think again … Neil Gaiman’s modern fantasy classic invites the reader to step sideways into a hidden world of forgotten tube stations, fiefdoms and murder in the dark. This special collector’s edition features a magical introduction by Susanna Clarke, winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, as well as Gaiman’s short story ‘How the Marquis Got His Coat Back’. Artist Chris Malbon’s illustrations – including a double-page spread and full-colour chapter headings – are a maelstrom of the fantastical and the real, bursting with detail and drama. The topsy-turvy binding design has Richard Mayhew falling from one London to the other, while the slipcase is printed with a parallel version of the image, with the Lady Door slipping between worlds. The rebellious younger sibling of American Gods and Anansi Boys, Neverwhere is a dark, dangerous and irresistible fantasy adventure.

Newly relocated to the big city, Richard Mayhew thinks he has a handle on life in London. He has a good job, his own flat and a beautiful girlfriend who thinks she knows what’s best for him. All that changes when he stops to help an injured homeless girl on the street – because Door is a denizen of London Below, a twin city populated by people and creatures that are invisible to everyday Londoners. Richard must contend with a world of rat-talkers and Black Friars; a world where a trip across the Night Bridge could prove fatal. On the run from assassins with his new friends, Richard will need to find his footing quickly if he is to survive. And he must, at all costs, Mind the Gap …

Originally devised for the screen after a conversation between the author and comedian Lenny Henry, Neverwhere the TV show eventually made its debut in 1996. Following its release, Gaiman was prompted to write the novel version to circumvent the limitations of budget and, as he put it, ‘to get what I had in my head into the inside of other people’s heads.’ A slightly grubby, wild grandchild of Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz, Neverwhere continues the great tradition of dropping characters into unfamiliar worlds only for them to discover their true selves on the journey. In her introduction, novelist Susanna Clarke provides a handy guide to London Below, signposting its attractions and dangers, whilst also celebrating Neil Gaiman’s storytelling genius.

A Century Of American Toys & Games: The Story Of Pressman Toy

From Chinese checkers to the Wheel of Fortune board game―the story of how one family business shaped the way Americans play.

When Jack Pressman went into business as a manufacturer of basic playthings like lead soldiers and toy xylophones in 1922, he could little have imagined that his small venture would become one of the iconic American toy companies. The firm scored its first megahit in the 1920s, when it popularized Chinese checkers, and it went on to introduce enduring favorites like Rummikub and Tri-Ominos. Today the Pressman Toy Corporation remains well known for its line of classic board games in eye-catching red boxes, as well as games based on popular TV shows.

This centennial history traces the growth of the company under the leadership of three successive Pressmans: Jack, his wife Lynn (one of the first female CEOs in the industry), and their son Jim. It is a story that reflects the development of the toy industry as a whole―encompassing the rise of plastics, the emergence of character licensing and TV advertising, and the surprising endurance of the physical board game in our digital age. Abundantly illustrated with new color photography as well as rare archival images, this will be an essential volume for anyone with an interest in the history of play.

The LEGO Story: How a Little Toy Sparked the World’s Imagination

It’s estimated that each year between eighty and ninety million children around the globe are given a box of LEGO, while up to ten million adults buy sets for themselves. Yet LEGO is much more than a dizzying number of plastic bricks that can be put together and combined in countless ways. LEGO is also a vision of the significance of what play can mean for humanity.

This book tells the extraordinary story of a global company and a Danish family who for ninety years have defended children’s right to play—and who believe grown-ups, too, should make the time to nurture their inner child. The LEGO Story is built on Jens Andersen’s unique access to LEGO’s own archives, as well as on Andersen’s extensive conversations with Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, former president and CEO of the LEGO group and grandson of its founder, Ole Kirk Christiansen.

A riveting cultural history of changing generations’ views of childhood and the importance of play, The LEGO Story also a fascinating case study of how innovation and creativity helped leaders transform LEGO from a small carpentry business into the world’s largest producer of play materials and one of the most beloved brands in the world. Richly illustrated with never-before-seen photos from the family’s private archive, this is the ultimate book for fans of LEGO, revealing everything you ever wanted to know about the brand.

DC Greatest Events: Stories That Shook The Multiverse

The sagas and stories that shook the DC Multiverse.

Explore the main events that have shaped and reshaped the DC Multiverse. From the groundbreaking debuts of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman to “The Flash of Two Worlds,” from Crisis on Infinite Earths to The Death and Return of Superman, and from DC Comics: The New 52 to Infinite Frontier, DC Greatest Events delves into the epic crises, iconic battles, and unforgettable milestones that have reinvented and refreshed DC Comics.

Expert essays reveal the context, connections, and consequences of more than 80 pivotal events, showcasing crossover series and timelines, brought to vivid life through stunning artwork and presented in a sumptuous coffee-table format. Across DC Comics’ celebrated 80-year history, these are the moments that matter, the stories that made a difference.

Protectors of Wakanda: A History and Training Manual of The Dora Milaje

Learn what it takes to become a member of the Dora Milaje – Wakanda’s elite, all-female guard—with this exclusive in-world history and training manual.

The world of Wakanda, a technologically advanced society with a deep history and culture, prides itself on tradition, honor, courage, and strength. There is no greater symbol of that strength than Wakanda’s leader, The Black Panther. But protection of that symbol is tasked to the Dora Milaje—a team of women serving as Wakanda’s special forces.

For the first time, step inside this secret society of women warriors and discover what it’s like to train as member of the Dora Milaje. Recruited from across all tribes, the selected initiates undergo intense training, both physical and mental.

Passed down from elder Dora to initiates, with entries by General Okoye, Princess Shuri, and Queen Mother Ramonda, Black Panther: Protectors of Wakanda reveals not only the history and foundation of the unit, but collects the strategy, weapons, and combat training as well as the code of honor and nuances of service required to protect the Black Panther and the nation of Wakanda.

Added commentary and guidance from notable warriors, such as Mistress Zola, Ayo, Aneka and M’yra, fill the margins of this treasured text.

Find out if you have what it takes to become a member of the Dora Milaje and bring honor to your tribe!

BOWIE @ 75

A unique and beautifully produced celebration of the iconic and beloved rock star, Bowie at 75 features a slipcased hardcover with a gatefold timeline, gatefold artwork, frameable pull-out gig poster, and a pull-out photo print!

Hendrix, Joplin, Mercury…few rock artists garner as much adulation after passing as they did in life. In Bowie at 75, veteran rock journalist Martin Popoff examines David Bowie’s extraordinary life through the lens of 75 significant career achievements and life events, guiding you through all 27 studio albums, as well as a curated selection of earworm singles. But Popoff delves deeper to reveal the events that helped chart the course of Bowie’s career:

Guest appearances with artists like Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Tina Turner, and Queen, Key performances such as Live Aid, Collaborations with an incredible roster of guitarists that included Mick Ronson, Adrian Belew, Robert Fripp, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nile Rodgers, and Earl Slick, Film and television roles, Romance…and more.

From his eponymous 1967 debut LP and ending with Blackstar, released just two days before his death, Bowie is regarded as one of the most influential musicians and performers of the previous five decades, during which he constantly redefined himself. In examining 75 touchstones, Popoff gives you a unique view of Bowie’s career arc from folkie to the breakthrough single “Space Oddity” to his flamboyant glam rock alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, and beyond.

Illustrated with live concert and candid offstage photography as well as memorabilia including gig posters, 7-inch picture sleeves, and more, this incredible package also includes a gatefold timeline, a gatefold painting depicting “A Party of Bowies,” a previously unpublished 8×10-inch glossy print, and a pullout poster by famed gig poster artist Frank Kozik.

The result is a stunning tribute to one of the most influential and admired stars in rock history—in a milestone year.


A unique and beautifully produced celebration of the iconic and beloved rock star, Elton at 75 features a slipcased hardcover with a gatefold timeline, gatefold artwork, frameable pull-out gig poster, and a pull-out photo print!

Few rock artists continue to gather more and more adulation with age. Sir Elton Hercules John is an exception who proves the rule. In Elton John at 75, veteran rock journalist Gillian Gaar presents a unique and beautifully produced celebration of the iconic and beloved rock star, examining Sir Elton through the lens of 75 career accomplishments and life events. Key studio albums are featured, of course, as are a curated selection of his earworm singles. But Gaar delves deeper to reveal the events that helped chart the course of Elton’s career:

Key performances such as his breakthrough performance at LA’s Troubadour, and the historic Soviet Union and Dodger Stadium concerts, Legendary collaborations with the likes of George Michael, Billy Joel, and Kate Bush, his many film and television roles, including Tommy and The Muppet Show, tireless work on behalf of AIDS research, notable awards and honors, including knighthood aAnd of course his collaboration with longtime cowriter Bernie Taupin

Beginning with his 1969 debut LP, Elton John is regarded as one of the most influential musicians and performers of the previous five decades. In examining 75 touchstones, Gaar provides a unique presentation of Elton’s career arc, from his first steps as a solo artist to the breakthrough album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road to his flamboyant stage presence, and beyond.

Every page is illustrated with stunning concert and candid offstage photography, including gig posters, 7-inch picture sleeves, and more. This incredible package also includes a gatefold Elton John timeline, a previously unpublished gatefold artwork, an 8×10-inch glossy print, and a pullout poster.

The result is a stunning tribute to one of the most admired stars in rock—in a milestone year.

I Exaggerate: My Brushes with Fame

You may know Kevin Nealon as a celebrated comedian and Saturday Night Live alum—but he also happens to be a talented caricature artist.

In I Exaggerate, comedian and actor Kevin Nealon shares original full-color caricatures and funny, endearing personal essays about his famous friends. Alongside his portraits and doodles from script margins and cocktail napkins, Nealon takes readers through his memories of everything from the set of Saturday Night Live with Chris Farley and Dana Carvey, to his idolization of James Taylor, the eulogy he gave at his dear friend Garry Shandling’s funeral, and much more. This is a charming and gorgeously illustrated project from a comedy all-star that is sure to delight.

Subjects include: Buzz Aldrin, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Bacall, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Humphrey Bogart, Anthony Bourdain, Jim Carrey, Johnny Carson, Dana Carvey, Timothée Chalamet, Dave Chappelle, Kurt Cobain, Jeff Daniels, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Billie Eilish, Chris Farley, Carrie Fisher, Budd Friedman, Lady Gaga, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Whitney Houston, Ken Jeong, Andy Kauffman, Matt LeBlanc, David Letterman, Norm Macdonald, Rami Malek, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Steve Martin, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Lorne Michaels, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brad Paisley, Arnold Palmer, Tom Petty, Joaquin Phoenix, Robert Plant, the Pointer Sisters, Prince, Chris Rock, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Garry Shandling, Harry Dean Stanton, Howard Stern, Emma Stone, Tilda Swinton, Elizabeth Taylor, James Taylor, Anya Taylor-Joy, John Travolta, Eddie Vedder, Christopher Walken, and Robin Williams.

Bong Joon Ho: Dissident Cinema

Brilliantly illustrated and designed by the London-based film magazine Little White Lies, Bong Joon Ho: Dissident Cinema examines the career of the South Korean writer/director, who has been making critically acclaimed feature films for more than two decades.

First breaking out into the international scene with festival-favorite Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000), Bong then set his sights on the story of a real-life serial killer in 2003’s Memories of Murder and once again won strong international critical attention. But it was 2006’s The Host that proved to be a huge breakout moment both for Bong and the Korean film industry. The monster movie, set in Seoul, premiered at Cannes and became an instant hit—South Korea’s widest release ever, setting new box office records and selling remake rights in the US to Universal.

Bong’s next feature, Mother (2009) also premiered at Cannes, once again earning critical acclaim and appearing on many “best-of” lists for 2009/2010. Bong’s first English-language film, Snowpiercer (2013)—set on a postapocalyptic train where class divisions erupt into class warfare—followed on its heels, bringing his work outside of the South Korean and film festival markets and onto the stage of global commercial cinema. With 2017’s Okja , Bong became even more of an internationally known name, with the New York Times‘ A. O. Scott calling the film “a miracle of imagination and technique.” Bong’s next film, the 2019 black comedy/thriller Parasite, simultaneously scaled back—the film is mostly set in just two locations, with two Korean families taking center stage—and took his career to new heights, winning the Palme d’Or with a unanimous vote, as well as history-making Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.

Parasite’s jarring shifts in tone—encompassing darkness, drama, slapstick, and black humor—and its critiques of late capitalism and American imperialism are in conversation with Bong’s entire body of work, and this mid-career monograph will survey the entirety of that work, including his short films and music videos, to flesh out the stories behind the films with supporting analytical text and interviews with Bong’s key collaborators. The book also explores Bong’s rise in the cultural eye of the West, catching up readers with his career before his next masterpiece arrives.

The Art and Making of The Boys

The definitive guide to the making of the Prime Video smash hit The Boys, featuring exclusive insights into the origins, themes and production of the show from the cast and crew.

The Art and Making of The Boys is a fascinating insight into the darkest, wittiest, most shocking series on TV – a pitch-black satire of superheroes and corporate America based on the classic comic books.

It’s packed with eye-popping exclusive art, behind-the-scenes photography, and interviews with the cast and crew detailing how and why The Boys came to our screens. It’s the perfect companion to the show, and a treasure trove for fans.

The Art of Pacific Rim: The Black

Official art book of Seasons 1 and 2 of the anime series Pacific Rim: The Black, featuring concept art created during the development of the series.

The Art of Pacific Rim: The Black retraces Taylor and Hayley’s dramatic odyssey from the perspectives of the talented producers, directors, writers and animators who created this immensely popular series. They provide fascinating insight into how the series came about, the development of the characters, the design of the Kaiju and Jaegers, and much more. This lush, coffee table hardback book is packed with stunning images from the series, including sketches, concept art and final renders. With an exclusive foreword from showrunner Greg Johnson and visuals covering Seasons 1 and 2, there has never been a better time to dive deeper into ‘The Black’!

Harry Potter: The Blueprints

Go behind the scenes of the Harry Potter film series with this compendium of stunning blueprints depicting spellbinding magical wizarding world locations from all eight films.

Harry Potter: The Blueprints showcases the work of the artists who laid the foundation for the visually enchanting buildings, homes, rooms, and settings from all eight Harry Potter films.

Featuring I260 pages of stunningly detailed blueprints and in-depth commentary on creating the architecture of beloved Harry Potter buildings, homes, settings, and locations, including Hogwarts Castle, the Triwizard Tournament, Hogsmeade, and more.  Learn how Hogwarts and other locations in the wizarding world went from sketch to screen in this generously sized volume which beautifully showcases rare and unique sketches, notes, drafts, and photos.”

Joker: The Official Script Book

Experience a cinematic origin story of the infamous DC villain as never before with this unique edition of the Academy Award-nominated Joker screenplay! Acclaimed and evocative, Joker depicts Arthur Fleck’s descent into madness as a soulful, allegorical character study that belongs on the shelf of every Batman fan. By reading the screenplay, fans will gain insight into how screenwriters Todd Phillips and Scott Silver reimagined the Joker.

Also includes film stills give visual depth to this beloved screenplay.

The Northman: A Call to the Gods

The Northman: A Call to the Gods is the official look at how this epic Viking revenge thriller was conceived, written, cast, and produced by acclaimed director Robert Eggers.

Set against the ruthless backdrop of tenth-century Norse territory, The Northman is the a new epic Viking revenge thriller by acclaimed director Robert Eggers (The Witch [2015] and The Lighthouse [2019]), featuring an all-star cast including Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Willem Dafoe, and Björk.

Compiled from fascinating interviews with the cast and crew, inspiring storyboards, exclusive behind-the-scenes photographs—including the director’s own firsthand account of his creative processes in writing and directing—The Northman: A Call to the Gods explores the cold and forbidding world of the Vikings, their customs, traditions, and relentless thirst for battle and vengeance that inspired Eggers to write this compelling Norse saga.

Learn how the wardrobe department recreated the intricate chain mail armor and costumes of Viking berserkers and warriors; delve into the research behind the art department’s visual inspiration for replicating the villages of Hrafnsey and Freysdalur; and get the inside scoop on the challenges the cast encountered when creating the iconic characters of Amleth, Olga, Queen Gurdrún, and the Seeress. The Northman: A Call to the Gods is the perfect companion for both film fans and anyone interested in Viking history and legends.

  • Using acclaimed director Robert Eggers’ own firsthand account, The Northman: A Call to the Gods delivers a revealing profile of his inspirations, and his creative process.
  • Explore dozens of photographs of the set, crew, director Robert Eggers, and the award-winning cast, including Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Willem Dafoe, and Björk.
  • Delve into never-before-seen storyboards and set designs that give a glimpse into the fascinating art and craft of filmmaking.
  • The Northman: A Call to the Gods is the perfect gift for movie fans and anyone interested in Viking legend and lore.
The Batman: The Official Script Book

Experience The Batman in an all-new way, with this deluxe version of the film’s thrilling script. Follow the Caped Crusader early in his career as he faces off against sinister serial killer The Riddler and reckons with the sins of the Wayne family’s past. Featuring film stills that add visual depth to the story, The Batman: The Official Script Book is an immersive tribute to the Dark Knight’s journey from the page to the screen.

  • The vision of screenwriters Matt Reeves and Peter Craig will immerse you in the seedy, striking, noir-inspired narrative of The Batman.
  • Beautifully rendered film stills combine with the screenplay to make movie magic in your mind’s eye.
Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond [Updated Edition]

Explore over eighty years of Batman history in this updated edition that features a wealth of new content, including a new chapter on acclaimed feature film The Batman.

Featuring two new chapters and exclusive content from the new feature film The Batman, this updated volume tells the complete story of Batman across comics, TV, animation, film, video games, and beyond. Covering the complete history of Batman in vivid detail, this deluxe edition features exclusive commentary from the key creatives who have been instrumental in building the Dark Knight’s ongoing legacy, including Neal Adams, Tim Burton, Paul Dini, Steve Englehart, Mark Hamill, Grant Morrison, Julie Newmar, Christopher Nolan, Denny O’Neil, Joel Schumacher, Scott Snyder, and Zack Snyder.

Along with taking readers on an unparalleled journey into the creation of the most memorable Batman moments in the character’s eighty-year history-from the “Knightfall” comics arc to Tim Burton’s films and the Arkham video game series the book busts open the DC Comics and Warner Bros. archives to deliver an avalanche of never-before-seen visual treasures that are guaranteed to blow the minds of Batman fans everywhere. Filled with exclusive insert items that further deepen the reading experience, this updated edition of Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond, is the ultimate exploration of a true legend whose impact on our culture has no limits.

Batmobile Manual: Inside the Dark Knight’s Most Iconic Rides

“Go under the hood of Batman’s most iconic vehicles in this fully illustrated volume that crosses multiple realities to explore a huge fleet of Batmobiles, including cars seen in The Batman, Batman: The Animated Series, and the films of Christopher Nolan, Zack Snyder, and Tim Burton

In a universe that encompasses infinite realities there is one constant: each known reality has its own Batman and each of these Dark Knights possesses a unique Batmobile. For the first time, this groundbreaking book presents an in-depth exploration of Batman’s vehicles from across multiple realities to deliver the most comprehensive source of Batmobile information ever assembled.

Discover the inner workings of the unstoppable Tumbler that Batman used to take on the forces of Ra’s al Ghul and The Joker; learn the secrets of the souped-up muscle car that a young Bruce Wayne built in his quest to take vengeance on the criminals of Gotham City; and explore the mechanics of the transforming, battle-ready Batmobile that Batman used in his deadly clash with the Arkham Knight.

Drawing on decades of Batman lore from film, comics, animation, and video games, Batmobile Manual is the ultimate guide to the Dark Knight’s rides and an essential companion for Batman fans of all ages.

The Wire: The Complete Visual History

Celebrate the greatest television show of all time with this definitive tribute to The Wire.

Twenty years after its debut, HBO’s The Wire is widely regarded as one of the greatest TV shows of all time. This deluxe volume explores the creation and legacy of creator David Simon’s landmark series through exclusive interviews with Simon and his cast and crew, including Idris Elba, Wendell Pierce, Sonja Sohn, Andre Royo, Jamie Hector, George Pelecanos, Ed Burns, and many more. The book also features commentary and essays from notable writers including New York Times bestselling author D. Watkins (The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America). Illustrated with striking visuals from the show, including concept art and candid behind-the-scenes images, The Wire: The Complete Visual History, is the essential companion to a stone-cold television classic.

Includes an exclusive treasure trove of incredible photography and production art that tells the story of The Wire like never before.  The visual story of The Wire is narrated by all-new interviews with creator David Simon and key cast and crew members, including Idris Elba, Wendell Pierce, Sonja Sohn, Felicia Pearson, Ed Burns, and more.

Discover unique commentary on all five seasons of the show from leading commentators including Melanie McFarland, Eric Deggans, Siddhant Adlakha, and more.

Comprehensive and unmatched in its depth, this prestige volume is the ultimate retrospective of the greatest television show of all time.

Jurassic World: The Ultimate Visual History

The park is open! Celebrate one of the most thrilling movie sagas of all time with this in-depth look at the making of the Jurassic World trilogy.

Following the release of director Colin Trevorrow’s smash hit Jurassic World in 2015, the dinosaurs of Isla Nublar once again dominate the public imagination.

Jurassic World: The Ultimate Visual History delivers a comprehensive look at the making of the first hit film, as well as its thrilling sequels Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Jurassic World: Dominion. Through rare and never-before-seen imagery and exclusive interviews with key creatives, this deluxe volume explores the entire creative process, from the films’ stunning dinosaur designs to the epic location shoots and the creation of the films’ incredible visual effects. Fans will also discover a fascinating look at the wider world of the saga, including the Netflix animated series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, video games, toys, theme park attractions, and more.

Unearth the story behind the making of the Jurassic World trilogy with this definitive collector’s book, a must-have for fans of the action-packed saga.

The Ray Bradbury Collection: A Library of America Boxed Set

A master storyteller and visionary champion of creative freedom, Ray Bradbury is one of the most beloved and influential writers of our time. In books that look forward to astonishing futures and backward to evanescent realms of memory, he elevated speculative fiction from the pages of the pulps to the vital center of American literary culture. Bradbury was a master not only of science fiction but also of horror and dark fantasy, and his works—by turns thrilling, disorienting, and inspiring—have been touchstones for readers young and old for generations.

This definitive two-volume Library of America edition gathers his all his essential works from the 1950s and 1960s for the first time: his two best-selling novels Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes, his two famous story cycles The Martian Chronicles and Dandelion Wine, two of his revered story collections The Illustrated Man and The October Country, and 27 additional short stories, including such favorites as “The Veldt,” “R Is for Rocket,” and “The Playground.”

Godzilla: The Ultimate Illustrated Guide

Known as the ‘King of the Monsters’, Godzilla is one of the most famous creatures the cinema has ever known.

Godzilla: The Ultimate illustrated Guide unites fascinating information and stunning imagery from more than 60 years of movie mayhem to show off the Earth’s most enduring monster as never before.

This book is the ultimate illustrated reference work to all things Godzilla, from the early days in black and white in Japan to the biggest blockbusters of the 21st century. Never before has a work united the full gamut of Godzilla incarnations. Facts and figures, actors and locations, co-starring monsters and plenty of superb illustrated material add up to make this a rampaging beast of a book!

Marvel Anatomy: A Scientific Study of the Superhuman

Discover the secrets behind the powers of Marvel’s greatest characters through stunning anatomical cutaway illustrations and in-depth commentary from the Black Panther and Shuri.

When Skrull forces use their shape-shifting powers to infiltrate Earth’s defenses, King T’Challa must delve into Wakanda’s scientific archives to determine which Super Heroes and Super Villains might be most at risk. With assistance from his brilliant sister, Shuri, the Black Panther explores the unique anatomical makeup of a vast range of super-powered individuals, unlocking the secrets behind their abilities

Featuring exclusive anatomical cutaway illustrations created by concept artist Jonah Lobe (Skyrim, Fallout) and writing by Marc Sumerak (MARVEL Future Revolution) and Daniel Wallace (The Jedi Path), this deluxe book is a visually stunning journey into the powers of the Marvel Universe’s greatest characters.

Featuring unique and exquisitely-detailed anatomical cutaway illustrations by renowned concept artist Jonah Lobe (Skyrim, Fallout).

Beautifully illustrated cross sections combined with fascinating insights capture each Super Hero’s and Super Villain’s unique set of powers. Written from the point of view of a beloved Marvel character, Marvel Anatomy: A Scientific Study of the Superhuman explores the secrets of super-powered heroes, as well as mutants, extra-terrestrial lifeforms, and technically enhanced individuals.

Marvel Anatomy: A Scientific Study of the Superhuman reveals the anatomy of more than sixty fan-favorite Marvel characters, including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Thanos, Mystique, the Thing, Squirrel Girl, Venom, and Groot.

Robots 1:2: R.F. Collection

Collectible “kinetic sculptures” from bygone visions of the future, in a new compact edition

This compact volume explores the 172 space-themed toys in the R.F. Robot Collection held by the Vitra Design Museum. Largely produced in Japan between 1937 and 1973, these figures of robots (and the occasional astronaut) have been carefully researched and compiled over the years by Rolf Fehlbaum, former Chairman of Vitra and founder of the Vitra Design Museum, who describes them as “small kinetic sculptures of great originality.”

Ever since the term’s first appearance in Czech writer Karel ?apek’s science-fiction play R.U.R. in 1921, robots have both served and taken over the work of humans, creating human dependency and, at times, a shift in the power dynamics of a society. Robots 1:2 shows the toys and their original packaging (where available, as it was seldom preserved) on a scale of 1:2, with the largest robot determining the size of the book. This conveys something of the uncanny nature of the robots and their general ambiguity, while the vivid illustrations on the boxes give an idea of the futuristic fantasies developed over the period. QR codes for some of the robots link to a page with short videos showing them in action.

The Come Up: An Oral History of the Rise of Hip-Hop

The music that would come to be known as hip-hop was born at a party in the Bronx in the summer of 1973. Now, fifty years later, it’s the most popular music genre in America. Just as jazz did in the first half of the twentieth century, hip-hop and its groundbreaking DJs and artists—nearly all of them people of color from some of America’s most overlooked communities—pushed the boundaries of music to new frontiers, while transfixing the country’s youth and reshaping fashion, art, and even language.

And yet, the stories of many hip-hop pioneers and their individual contributions in the pre-Internet days of mixtapes and word of mouth are rarely heard—and some are at risk of being lost forever. Now, in The Come Up, the New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Abrams offers the most comprehensive account so far of hip-hop’s rise, a multi-decade chronicle told in the voices of the people who made it happen.

In more than three hundred interviews conducted over three years, Abrams has captured the stories of the DJs, executives, producers, and artists who both witnessed and themselves forged the history of hip-hop. Masterfully combining these voices into a seamless symphonic narrative, Abrams traces how the genre grew out of the resourcefulness of a neglected population in the South Bronx, and from there how it flowed into New York City’s other boroughs, and beyond—from electrifying live gatherings, then on to radio and vinyl, below to the Mason-Dixon Line, west to Los Angeles through gangster rap and G-funk, and then across generations.

Abrams has on record Grandmaster Caz detailing hip-hop’s infancy, Edward “Duke Bootee” Fletcher describing the origins of “The Message,” DMC narrating his role in introducing hip-hop to the mainstream, Ice Cube recounting N.W.A’s breakthrough and breakup, Kool Moe Dee recalling his Grammys boycott, and countless more key players. Throughout, Abrams conveys with singular vividness the drive, the stakes, and the relentless creativity that ignited one of the greatest revolutions in modern music.

The Come Up is an exhilarating behind-the-scenes account of how hip-hop came to rule the world—and an essential contribution to music history.

Holmes Coming

From Kenneth Johnson, creator of the critically acclaimed landmark TV miniseries V, producer of The Six Million Dollar Man and creator of the iconic Emmy-winning series The Bionic Woman, The Incredible Hulk, and Alien Nation.

The genius reappears, but is the twenty-first century ready for him?

Dr. Amy Winslow tells the story: in foggy, nighttime San Francisco a jogging SFPD captain is savagely attacked by a Bengal tiger which then vanishes. In her ER, Amy labors unsuccessfully to save the captain’s life, then consoles his aggrieved closest friend, Lt. Luis Ortega. Neither suspects their lives will intertwine in a life-or-death mystery.

The next day, checking on former patient Mrs. Hudson at her Victorian house isolated in Marin County’s forest, Amy discovers in the cellar a secret, cobweb-covered 1899 electrochemical laboratory containing a Jules Verne-esque steam-punk sarcophagus out of which springs a wild-eyed, half-mummified, crypt-keeper-like man who injects himself with something before falling dead at her feet. Amy barely revives him.

He claims to be a real-life Victorian master chemist and detective named Holmes, who allowed Conan Doyle to write stories based on his cases, though was slightly annoyed when Doyle changed his real first name to the catchier Sherlock. Becoming uninspired by 1890s crime, Holmes devised this method to hibernate for a century to investigate future mysteries.

Amy assumes he’s a lunatic. His Scotland Yard identity papers were stolen while he slept, so it takes her a while to realize his amazing story is true.

Respectably handsome when cleaned up, Holmes is still the same brash, egoistic, uber-English, cocaine-addicted, non-feminist genius — but now a century out of sync — so his still-brilliant deductions are sometimes laughingly or dangerously wrong. Holmes and Amy, his reluctant new Watson, find themselves unexpectedly attracted to each other while perilously involved in reclaiming his proof of identity, aided by cybersavvy street teen Zapper. It’s all connected to the horrific death-by-tiger, only the first of several bizarre, mystifying murders being committed by an exquisitely fiendish descendant of Holmes’ Victorian archenemy, Professor Moriarty.

The tone is classic Holmes — plus a refreshing twist of fish-out-of-water humor with a surprising spark of real romance.

Superspy Science: Science, Death and Tech in the World of James Bond

The adventures of James Bond have thrilled readers since Ian Fleming’s novel Casino Royale was published in 1953, and when the movie of Dr No was released in 1962, Bond quickly became the world’s favourite secret agent.

Science and technology have always been central to the plots that make up the world of Bond, and in Superspy Science Kathryn Harkup explores the full range of 007’s exploits and the arms, technologies, tactics and downfalls of his various foes. From the practicalities of building a volcano-based lair, to whether being covered in gold paint really will kill you, and – if your plan is to take over the world – whether it is better to use bacteria, bombs, or poison – this book has all the answers and more.

Could our favourite Bond villains actually achieve world domination? Were the huge variety of weapons and technology in Bond’s arsenal from both the films and books ever actually developed in real life? And would 007 actually escape all those close shaves intact? From the plots to the gadgets to the ludicrous ways that his life is threatened, Superspy Science takes an in-depth look at the scientific world of James Bond.
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Hollywood Tiki: Film in the Era of the Pineapple Cocktail

Tiki Culture arose as the defining expression of American pop culture during World War II and its influence continued through the 1960s. The essence of Tiki featured heavily in films of the era, depicting palm-tree and cocktail-laden escapes that captivated audiences nationwide. Films like South Pacific and The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit were a hodgepodge of jungle imagery and World War II Pacific theater memories. A fascination with the new State of Hawaii was reflected in Elvis’s Blue Hawaii, while balmy youth flicks like Beach Blanket Bingo and Gidget showcased surf, sun and fun.

Join authors Jason Henderson and Adam Foshko as they explore films about the experiences of war filtered through the tropical splendor that defined an era.

The Art of Film: Working on James Bond, Aliens, Batman and More

Legendary Art Director Terry Ackland-Snow lifts the lid on his extraordinary career in cinema

Terry Ackland-Snow has been a legendary figure in the film and television industry for more than 40 years. Having worked on over 80 feature films, including two James Bond pictures (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and The Living Daylights), Aliens, Batman, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Labyrinth and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, he reveals in The Art of Film the stories behind the making of these iconic productions.

Featuring behind-the-scenes photographs and Terry’s own production sketches, many of which are published here for the first time, The Art of Film is an essential read for all lovers of classic cinema.

The 007 Diaries

To tie in with the release of Live and Let Die, Roger Moore agreed to keep a day-by-day diary throughout the film’s production, which would be published just ahead of the premiere in July 1973. From his unveiling as the new 007 in 1972 through to his first scenes on location in New Orleans and his final shot in New York, Moore describes his whirlwind journey as cinema’s most famous secret agent. Moore’s razor wit and unique brand of humor is ever present. With tales from every location, including his encounters with his co-stars and key crew members, Moore offers the reader an unusually candid, amusing and hugely insightful behind-the-scenes look into the world’s most successful film franchise.

TCM Underground: 50 Must-See Films from the World of Classic Cult and Late-Night Cinema

Based on the Turner Classic Movies series, TCM Underground is the movie-lover’s guide to 50 of the most campy, kitschy, shocking, and weirdly wonderful cult films you need to see.

In the pages of this book, you’ll explore this unique order of films—primarily from the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s—with insightful reviews, behind-the-scenes stories, subgenre sidebars, and full-color and black-and-white photography throughout. Go along for the ride with new takes on crime films, including The Honeymoon Killers and The Harder They Come. Witness one-of-a-kind horror in Bill Gunn’s landmark vampire film Ganja and Hess and Nobuhiko Obayashi’s infamous and indescribable Hausu. Absorb the boundary-pushing documentary-style trilogy The Decline of Western Civilization, which throws you into indelible moments in the punk and metal music scenes. And marvel at pure ’80s oddities like Mac and Me and The Garbage Pail Kids.

From Possession to Polyester and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls to Xanadu, no two films are alike in this compendium. Just sit back and prepare to be surprised, amused, and entertained by this celebration of the stars, filmmakers, and stories behind fifty of the most beguiling and unforgettable movies ever to hit the screen.

Why We Love Die Hard

Rediscover all the reasons you love Die Hard with this essential illustrated guide to the making of and impact of this quintessential action (and Christmas) flick!

Fully loaded with John McClane sarcasm, Alan Rickman as a German terrorist, and Nakatomi Plaza blowing up on Christmas Eve, Die Hard is often cited as the film that took action blockbusters to the next level, but what has earned the film its fiercely devoted fan base? That’s the question that Why We Love Die Hard seeks to answer. This is the first and only guide that combines entertaining information about the history and making of the film with a celebratory look at all the different aspects that have helped solidify Die Hard as a must-see film. A Die Hard lover’s dream, this guide includes punchy illustrations paired alongside essays exploring the film’s history, characters, unique film techniques, and the thematic elements that have helped this film become the beloved classic it is today.

Batman Returns: One Dark Christmas Eve: The Illustrated Holiday Classic

Batman returns to save both his hometown and the holiday season in this adult storybook adaptation of Tim Burton’s Super Hero classic.

Just as three wise men once conspired to honor a baby, three deranged villains in Gotham City have hatched a clever plan of their own. But rather than traveling to Bethlehem and offering gifts, these narcissistic ne’er-do-wells are going to seize control of Gotham City’s government and power supply instead. Once again, the Dark Knight Detective is the city’s only hope for salvation—but defeating the combined forces of the Penguin, Catwoman, and unfettered capitalism is going to take a Christmas miracle! (And possibly a Bat-Plane.)

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Batman Returns with this tongue-in-cheek retelling of Tim Burton’s delightfully disturbing film. Reimagined into catchy verse and beautiful illustrations, this cautionary tale of identity, ambition, and the importance of work/life balance is guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit!

This one-of-a-kind tale features more than 30 colorful pieces of original artwork by renowned illustrator JJ Harrison.

The Dark Knight goes up against iconic villains like The Penguin and Catwoman in this action-packed Gotham City adventure. This tongue-in-cheek homage to Tim Burton’s classic is the perfect gift for the Batman fans in your life.  Written in verse and meant to be read aloud, Batman Returns: One Dark Christmas Eve is a wonderful way to create a fun new Christmas tradition.

Anthems We Love: 29 Iconic Artists on the Hit Songs That Shaped Our Lives

Which Beach Boys’ song brings Paul McCartney to tears? What makes “Light My Fire” a rite-of-passage song for teens in every generation, according to Doors guitarist Robby Krieger? What is it about music that brings back so vividly the passion of our early loves, our deepest losses, our richest memories?

Acclaimed music journalist Steve Baltin examines twenty-nine iconic songs of modern music to ultimately answer: what transforms a song into an anthem? How did these songs become such a part of our culture? Featuring original interviews with superstar musicians like the Beach Boys, Shania Twain, and Earth Wind and Fire, this book offers a detailed celebration of songwriting, fan connections, memorable live performances, and more.

A must-have anthology for music fans, Anthems We Love showcases the most beloved and popular songs of all time, including Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” the Jackson 5’s “ABC,” Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way,” and TOTO’s “Africa.” More so, it centers the artists behind these songs—and the songs that formed the soundtracks of their lives—as they share stories, for the first time, about how writing an anthem has changed their lives, those of their fans, and our world.

A Convenient Parallel Dimension: How Ghostbusters Slimed Us Forever

“Rarely has a movie this expensive provided so many quotable lines.” So wrote Roger Ebert in his review of Ghostbusters, the 1984 blockbuster that handed our paranormal fears over to some of the sharpest comic minds of the day. Ghostbusters instantly resonated with audiences thanks to eye-popping special effects and crackling wit; to date, it remains the highest-grossing horror comedy of all time. The film spawned an Emmy-nominated Saturday morning cartoon, a tentpole 1989 sequel, a contentious 2016 reboot, legions of merchandise, and one of the most dedicated fan bases in history. Ghostbusters also elevated its players to superstardom, something a few cast members found more daunting than the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Now, for the first time, the entire history of the slime-soaked franchise is told in A Convenient Parallel Dimension: How Ghostbusters Slimed Us Forever. The cohesion of talent during the mid-’70s comedy revolution, the seat-of-their-pants creation of the first Ghostbusters, the explosive success that seemed to mandate a franchise, the five year struggle to make Ghostbusters II, the thirty-one-year struggle to make Ghostbusters III—it’s all here, with incredible attention to detail. Thoroughly researched and engaging, A Convenient Parallel Dimension smashes long-held myths and half truths about the dynamics behind this cultural juggernaut and presents the real story, down to the last drop of ectoplasm.

Hollywood: The Oral History

The real story of Hollywood as told by such luminaries as Steven Spielberg, Frank Capra, Katharine Hepburn, Meryl Streep, Harold Lloyd, and nearly four hundred others, assembled from the American Film Institute’s treasure trove of interviews, reveals a fresh history of the American movie industry from its beginnings to today.

From the archives of the American Film Institute comes a unique picture of what it was like to work in Hollywood from its beginnings to its present day. Gleaned from nearly three thousand interviews, involving four hundred voices from the industry, Hollywood: The Oral History, lets a reader “listen in” on candid remarks from the biggest names in front of the camera—Bette Davis, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Harold Lloyd—to the biggest behind it—Frank Capra, Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, Jordan Peele, as well as the lesser known individuals that shaped what was heard and seen on screen: musicians, costumers, art directors, cinematographers, writers, sound men, editors, make-up artists, and even script timers, messengers, and publicists. The result is like a conversation among the gods and goddesses of film: lively, funny, insightful, historically accurate and, for the first time, authentically honest in its portrait of Hollywood. It’s the insider’s story.

Legendary film scholar Jeanine Basinger and New York Times bestselling author Sam Wasson, both acclaimed storytellers in their own right, have undertaken the monumental task of digesting these tens of thousands of hours of talk and weaving it into a definitive portrait of workaday Hollywood.

Charles M. Schulz: The Art and Life of the Peanuts Creator in 100 Objects

In 100 iconic objects and artifacts, Charles M. Schulz explores and explains the life and times of the creator of Peanuts, America’s most beloved comic strip series.

Charles M. Schulz: The Life and Art of the Creator of Peanuts in 100 Objects explores the man behind one of America’s most iconic comic strips and its beloved cast of characters—Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang. Through 100 preserved and cataloged artifacts, delve into Charles M. Schulz’s Minnesota youth in 1920s America, Schulz’s WWII Army service, and Schulz’s path to fame through his post-war comic series Li’l Folks and five decades of Peanuts. From Schulz’s first published drawing featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! to his 2001 Congressional Gold Medal, the 100 artifacts bring the details of the singular artist to life. Along with provocative, witty, and wise quotes, fan-favorite strips, and more, this book is a must-have for any Peanuts fan.

Carefully curated artifacts from Charles M. Schulz’s home and studio—including medals and awards, family photos, rare comic art, and more—tell the story of this beloved artist’s life, career, and the times in which he lived. From his youth in 1920’s Minnesota through the turbulent 60s and beyond, Charles Schulz’s life spans the rich history of the American Century.

Includes timeless Peanuts comic strips featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the whole Peanuts Gang. Fans of Peanuts will find never-before-seen items that give them an  intimate look at the creation of the acclaimed comic strip series.  Created in collaboration with the Charles M. Schulz estate, the book provides an exclusive look into the life of one of America’s most revered artists.

Elvis – The Legend: The Authorized Book from the Official Graceland Archive

Elvis passed away in 1977 but his spirit lives on. His records still sell, his movies are still hugely popular and his concerts are still discussed by new generations of fans. The Elvis Presley estate has tens of thousands of photographs and miles of video footage from all eras of Elvis’ career and fans’ hunger for new imagery and information on the King remains unsated. This publication is a beautiful, desirable package, ideal for any Elvis fan.

This book tells the personal story of Elvis and his relationships with those near and dear to him and contains more than 150 colour and black and white photographs from the Graceland archives, accompanied by insightful text from an author with a proven Elvis track record.

To take you closer than ever before to the King, 30 items of rare memorabilia are carefully reproduced on the page, including personal letters, receipts, telegrams, publicity material and other fascinating items which provide new insight into the life of a legend.

There are photographs of Elvis himself, Elvis with friends and family, and all manner of personal artifacts, including guitars, jewelry, clothing, vehicles and more.

Marvel Black Panther Wakanda Atlas

Uncover the mysteries of Black Panther’s Wakanda.

Explore Wakanda like never before and see key locations from Black Panther comics, such as Birnin Zana, the Golden City, the Great Mound and the Necropolis. Detailed maps and captivating imagery reveal everything from the breathtaking waterfalls and jungles to technologically advanced laboratories, royal palaces, and the meteorite site that became the nation’s secret source of Vibranium. Read key insights about the importance of these locations for T’Challa, Shuri, the Dora Milaje, the Avengers, and beyond.

With detailed maps, including key battlegrounds and timelines, this collection of intricate artworks and authoritative essays, produced in full collaboration with Marvel, is a book to treasure.

The Art of Blade Runner: Black Lotus

The Art of Blade Runner: Black Lotus is a study and celebration of the artwork that went into making the first ever Blade Runner animated series. Concept art, sketchwork, pre-viz, animation tests, final frames and more, are paired alongside interviews with the masterminds behind the show to give fans the full story of Black Lotus.

Respected co-directors Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama provide an exclusive, in-depth interview that explores their relationship with the Blade Runner universe, and their intimate analyses of and inspiration behind the characters. Alcon producers describe the creative journey, that spans many years prior, behind what they envisioned for the story, how Black Lotus would fit in the wider Blade Runner narrative, and who they wanted the protagonist to be. The writers explain how they conceptualised the characters and the voice actors share their personal journeys and light-hearted anecdotes on how they brought those characters to life. The lighting and animation team also share how they captured Blade Runner’s cyberpunk visual and auditory palette in a new medium for the franchise: anime.

Written by Japanamerica author Roland Kelts, this book is illustrated to the brim with concept art that is beautifully vivid and presented in a gallery format throughout the book; organised chronologically by character, location, and event as they are introduced in the show. Readers will be able to breeze through this companion guide as they watch the show for a deeper, richer, and more personal viewing experience. At the back of the book, you’ll find never-before-seen sketches of the Black Out short films that accompanied Blade Runner 2049.

Wild Things Are Happening: The Art of Maurice Sendak

The most comprehensive survey of the work of Maurice Sendak, the most celebrated picture book artist of all time―with previously unpublished archival materials

Published in conjunction with the eponymous Sendak retrospective touring museums in the United States and Europe in 2022–24, Wild Things Are Happening emphasizes Maurice Sendak’s relationship to the history of art and the influences of his art collecting on his images. It features previously unpublished sketches, storyboards and paintings that emphasize Sendak’s creative processes.

Bringing together a broad diversity of perspectives on the award-winning artist, the book includes an extended essay by the renowned art historian Thomas Crow that traces the genesis and cultural contexts of Sendak’s most famous book, Where the Wild Things Are. It also includes interviews and appreciations by many of Sendak’s key collaborators, including Carroll Ballard, Michael Di Capua, John Dugdale, Spike Jonze, Twyla Tharp and Arthur Yorinks.

Vampire Cinema: The First One Hundred Years By Christopher Frayling

A century of classic vampire cinema―in posters, stills and artwork―from Murnau to True Blood and beyond

This visual feast celebrates classic vampire cinema―mainstream and niche―through the many colorful ways in which the key films have been marketed and consumed.
F.W. Murnau’s haunting film Nosferatu had its premiere in Berlin in March 1922. Bram Stoker’s widow, Florence, tried hard to sue the production company for breach of copyright but had to settle in the end for a court order to destroy all prints and negatives. The film kept resurrecting, though, and is now considered the first, and one of the greatest, of all vampire movies―the founder of a dynasty of prints of darkness.

The bloodline has spread from Nosferatu to Hollywood’s Dracula and progeny (1931–48); from Hammer’s Dracula/Horror of Dracula and sequels (1958–74) to versions of Sheridan Le Fanu’s story “Carmilla” and other lesbian vampires (1970–2020); from the bestselling novels Salem’s Lot and Interview with the Vampire to vampires who have shed their capes, hereditary titles and period trappings to become assorted smalltown oddballs, addicts, delinquents, psychopaths, rednecks, fashionistas, gay icons, comedians and even comic-book heroes (1975–2022).

This book is dripping with stills, posters, artworks, press books―many of which have not seen the light of day for a very long time―and is authored by cultural historian and connoisseur of the Gothic Christopher Frayling, who has been called “the Van Helsing de nos jours.”

The Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll: 70 Years of Sun Records

A fascinating look at the history of Sun Records, the label that started Rock n’ Roll, told through 70 of its iconic recordings.

In Memphis, Tennessee, in the 1950s, there was hard-edged blues playing on Beale Street, and hillbilly boogie on the outskirts of town. But at Sam Phillips’ Sun Records studio on Union Avenue, there was something different going on – a whole lotta shakin’, rockin’, and rollin’.

This is where rock ’n’ roll was born.

Sun Records: the company that launched Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins. The label that brought the world, “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Breathless,” “I Walk the Line,” “Mystery Train,” “Good Rockin’ Tonight.”

The Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll: 70 Years of Sun Records is the official history of this legendary label, and looks at its story in a unique way: through the lens of 70 of its most iconic recordings. From the early days with primal blues artists like Howlin’ Wolf and B.B. King to long nights in the studio with Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, you will see how the label was shaped and how it redefined American music. Accompanying the recordings is the label’s origin story and a look at the mission of the label today, as well as “Sun Spot” sidebars—a fascinating dive into subjects such as how the iconic logo was created, the legendary Million Dollar Quartet sessions, and how the song “Harper Valley, PTA” funded the purchase of the label.

Written by two of the most acclaimed music writers of our time, Peter Guralnick and Colin Escott, and featuring hundreds of rare images from the Sun archives as well as a foreword by music legend Jerry Lee Lewis, this is a one-of-a-kind book for anyone who wants to know where it all started.

100 Animals That Can F*cking End You

A wittily informative field guide to the deadliest animals on Earth from “AnimalTok” star @mndiaye_97

Ever wonder how to tell if a moose is about to subtract you? Curious why you should be terrified of cassowaries, the “velociraptor that time forgot?” Questioning whether that cute baby hippo is actually a homicidal maniac in the making? Yea, so was Mamadou Ndiaye . . . and now he’s got your answers.

100 Animals That Can F*cking End You is the ultimate countdown to merk by animal, featuring everything from tiny bugs that can turn you into a hashtag to animals so massive they can murder you by accident. These include:

  • The massive Southern elephant seal, which “is built like a truck with the personality of a Spring Break frat boy”
  • Sperm whales with a call so strong it can vibrate you to death
  • A golf-ball-sized octopus that can erase twenty-six people with one bite
  • Hyenas, which have no qualms eating their prey while it is still alive
  • A snake so quick it can strike you three times before you blink

You’ll learn not only which animals to avoid, but which ones can beat you in a footrace, which ones create surprisingly high body counts, and which ones will give you a good reason never to venture into the ocean. Mamadou also offers the occasional survival tip, even if it is just to make peace with your higher power.

This dynamic, fact-filled, occasionally disturbing book is perfect for animal lovers and anyone perplexed by the natural world.

Heat 2: A Novel

Michael Mann, four-time-Oscar-nominated writer-director of The Last of the Mohicans, The Insider, Ali, Miami Vice, Collateral, and Heat teams up with Edgar Award–winning author Meg Gardiner to deliver Mann’s first novel, an explosive return to the universe and characters of his classic crime film—with an all-new story unfolding in the years before and after the iconic movie

One day after the end of Heat, Chris Shiherlis (Val Kilmer) is holed up in Koreatown, wounded, half delirious, and desperately trying to escape LA. Hunting him is LAPD detective Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino). Hours earlier, Hanna killed Shiherlis’s brother in arms Neil McCauley (De Niro) in a gunfight under the strobe lights at the foot of an LAX runway. Now Hanna’s determined to capture or kill Shiherlis, the last survivor of McCauley’s crew, before he ghosts out of the city.

In 1988, seven years earlier, McCauley, Shiherlis, and their highline crew are taking scores on the West Coast, the US-Mexican border, and now in Chicago. Driven, daring, they’re pulling in money and living vivid lives. And Chicago homicide detective Vincent Hanna—a man unreconciled with his history—is following his calling, the pursuit of armed and dangerous men into the dark and wild places, hunting an ultraviolent gang of home invaders.

Meanwhile, the fallout from McCauley’s scores and Hanna’s pursuit cause unexpected repercussions in a parallel narrative, driving through the years following Heat.

Heat 2 projects its dimensional and richly drawn men and women into whole new worlds—from the inner sanctums of rival crime syndicates in a South American free-trade zone to transnational criminal enterprises in Southeast Asia. The novel brings you intimately into these lives. In Michael Mann’s Heat universe, they will confront new adversaries in lethal circumstances beyond all boundaries.

Heat 2 is engrossing, moving, and tragic—a masterpiece of crime fiction with the same extraordinary ambitions, scope, and rich characterizations as the epic film.

Slaying the Dragon: A Secret History of Dungeons & Dragons

Role-playing game historian Ben Riggs unveils the secret history of TSR― the company that unleashed imaginations with Dungeons & Dragons, was driven into ruin by disastrous management decisions, and then saved by their bitterest rival.

Co-created by wargame enthusiasts Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, the original Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game released by TSR (Tactical Studies Rules) in 1974 created a radical new medium: the role-playing game. For the next two decades, TSR rocketed to success, producing multiple editions of D&D, numerous settings for the game, magazines, video games, New York Times bestselling novels by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, and R. A. Salvatore, and even a TV show! But by 1997, a series of ruinous choices and failed projects brought TSR to the edge of doom―only to be saved by their fiercest competitor, Wizards of the Coast, the company behind the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering.

Unearthed from Ben Riggs’s own adventurous campaign of in-depth research, interviews with major players, and acquisitions of secret documents, Slaying the Dragon reveals the true story of the rise and fall of TSR. Go behind the scenes of their Lake Geneva headquarters where innovative artists and writers redefined the sword and sorcery genre, managers and executives sabotaged their own success by alienating their top talent, ignoring their customer fanbase, accruing a mountain of debt, and agreeing to deals which, by the end, made them into a publishing company unable to publish so much as a postcard.

As epic and fantastic as the adventures TSR published, Slaying the Dragon is the legendary tale of the rise and fall of the company that created the role-playing game world.

Backbeat 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Minute: A Critical Trip Through the Rock LP Era, 1955–1999

Whether you’re a lifelong collector or have only just gotten hip to the vinyl revival, navigating the vast landscape of rock albums can be a daunting prospect. Enter Mike Segretto and his mammoth 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Minute, a history of the rock LP era told through a very personal selection of nearly 700 albums. Beginning with the birth of rock and roll in the 1950s, Segretto moves through the explosive innovations of the 1960s, the classic rock and punk albums of the 1970s, the new wave classics of the 1980s, and the alternative revolution of the 1990s, always with an eye to both the iconic and the ephemeral, the failed experiments and the brilliant trailblazers.

It’s all here: everything from the classics (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Purple Rain, Nevermind, and countless other usual suspects) to such oddities as albums by Johnny “Guitar” Watson, P. P. Arnold, The Dentists, and Holly Golightly. Throughout, Segretto reveals the perpetual evolution of a modern art form, tracing the rock album’s journey from a vehicle for singles and filler sold to kids, through its maturation into a legitimate, self-contained medium of expression by 1967, and onward to its dominance in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.

Whether you read it from cover to cover, seek out specific albums, or just dip in at random and let the needle fall where it may, 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Minute is a fun, informative, and unapologetically opinionated read.

Mental Floss: The Curious Movie Buff

Movie lovers rejoice! Learn amazing facts and behind-the-scenes stories about the making of some of the best-loved films of the past 50 years.

Cinephiles rejoice! From Mental Floss, an online destination for more than a billion curious minds since its founding in 2001, comes the ultimate book for movie lovers. The Curious Movie Buff is filled with fascinating facts and behind-the-scenes insights about the making of your favorite movies from the last 50 years. Every film fan will find something to love, with the team at Mental Floss profiling more than 60 films of the past half-century, from well-known blockbusters to critical favorites and cult classics.

The highlighted titles span across various decades and genres and include iconic franchises like Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings, Oscar-winning classics like The Godfather and Titanic, rip-roaring comedies from Blazing Saddles and The Big Lebowski, indie hits like Reservoir Dogs and Paranormal Activity, and superhero favorites such as Superman and The Dark Knight.

Throughout are quirky sidebars from the Mental Floss archives, such “Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Locations You Can Visit IRL,” “Remakes That Are Better than the Original Movie,” The 25 Best Movie Endings of All Time,” “Summer ‘Blockbusters’ That Completely Tanked at the Box Office,” and “The Best Movie Trailers Ever.”

Get the inside scoop, fascinating facts, and behind-the-scenes trivia on the greatest movies from the past 50 years, from serious dramas such as The Godfather to seriously funny comedies like The Big Lebowski.  Learn about movie locations you can visit, what movies have the best endings, and which movies scraped the bottom of the barrel with Mental Floss’s info-packed lists.  Whether you’re in the mood for a classic, jonesing for a good Western, wondering what sci-fi films you’ve missed, or just want to discover a new movie, the team at Mental Floss will steer you in the right direction

Mental Floss: The Curious Movie Buff is the ideal gift for the film enthusiasts in your life

Being Bond: A Daniel Craig Retrospective

A retrospective of Daniel Craig’s five James Bond films as 007, Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall, SPECTRE, No Time To Die.

Daniel Craig began his tenure as James Bond in 2006 with Casino Royale, the long-awaited film adaptation of Ian Fleming’s 007 origin story. The most successful Bond film of all time on release (it would subsequently be eclipsed by Skyfall), Craig was credited with reinvigorating the franchise and went on to appear in four more Bond films: Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall, SPECTRE and No Time To Die.

This lavish coffee table hardback takes readers behind the scenes of Daniel Craig’s five films as James Bond, revealing the stories behind the making of the films, with exclusive on-set photography, concept art, costume designs, stunt breakdowns and more, accompanied by cast and crew interviews.

Bullet Train: The Art and Making of the Film

The official companion to the film Bullet Train from Deadpool 2 and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw director David Leitch,starring Brad Pitt. Screenplay by Zak Olkewicz.

Assassin-for-hire Ladybug (Brad Pitt) is filling in for a colleague and just wants an easy in-and-out mission for once. What he gets is far from it. There are four other assassins on this Japanese bullet train (Joey King, Brian Tyree Henry, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Zazie Beetz) and when each assassin’s mission impedes the others’, it leads to disastrous consequences.

Go behind the scenes of this action-packed film in exclusive detail. This beautiful coffee-table book is full to the brim with concept art, behind-the-scenes photography, and storyboards, accompanied by exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, including David Leitch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, and Hiroyuki Sanada.

Shudder’s Creepshow: From Script to Scream

Shudder’s Creepshow: From Script to Scream is the official behind-the-scenes book featuring the spine-tingling stories and tantalizing talent behind the Creepshow series.

Shudder’s Creepshow: From Script to Scream, produced by AMC Networks Publishing and Creepshow showrunner and executive producer Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), is a coffee-table book which brings fans behind-the-scenes of the acclaimed Creepshow series with deep dives into its riveting origins, gripping development, provocative production, sinister special effects, and much more. Features a foreword by legendary storyteller Stephen King and an afterword by horror aficionado Kirk Hammett, Metallica’s lead guitarist. Based on the hit anthology series from Nicotero, Cartel Entertainment, Striker Entertainment, and in partnership with Titan Books, the book is written by Dennis L. Prince, designed by John J. Hill, and co-produced by Julia Hobgood. The series has been one of the most watched programs on Shudder.

E.T.: the Extra Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History

The definitive account of the motion picture phenomenon, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History is a must-have for fans of the beloved Steven Spielberg classic.

Documenting the complete history of E.T., the book explores Spielberg’s initial inspiration for the story, the challenging shoot, and the record-breaking success, as well as the film’s endurance, examining the merchandising it inspired and the reasons E.T. holds a permanent place in the hearts of movie fans the world over.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History features exclusive interviews with key members of the creative team, including cast and crew. Filled with visual treasures, the book also includes rare and never-before-seen imagery from the Amblin Entertainment archives, including on-set photography, concept art, and storyboards, plus a wealth of removable insert items, such as annotated script pages, studio memos, preliminary sketches, and more. The perfect tribute to a film that defines movie magic, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History is the final word on a modern masterpiece.

Dr. Who & The Daleks: The Official Story of the Films

The definitive guide to the making of the classic 1960s Dr. Who movies, lavishly illustrated and packed with insights into these beloved films.

Dr. Who and the Daleks: The Official Story of the Films is the definitive guide to the making of Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. The first and only big-screen adaptations of the long-running TV series, the films, starring Peter Cushing as the titular time-traveller, are beloved by fans – and the Daleks, in glorious Technicolor, have never looked better.

Author and film expert John Walsh has unearthed a treasure trove of archive material, interviews and stunning artwork, and takes us through the whole process of translating the metal monsters from small screen to big. In-depth information on the production, design, casting and special effects is accompanied by full-colour illustrations, including props, posters, and behind-the-scenes photography – making it the perfect gift for fans of the films.

The Jaws Book: New Perspectives on the Classic Summer Blockbuster

After 45 years, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws remains the definitive summer blockbuster, a cultural phenomenon with a fierce and dedicated fan base. The Jaws Book: New Perspectives on the Classic Summer Blockbuster is an exciting illustrated collection of new critical essays that offers the first detailed and comprehensive overview of the film’s significant place in cinema history.

Bringing together established and young scholars, the book includes contributions from leading international writers on popular cinema including Murray Pomerance, Peter Krämer, Sheldon Hall, Nigel Morris and Linda Ruth Williams, and covers such diverse topics as the film’s release, reception and canonicity; its representation of masculinity and children; the use of landscape and the ocean; its status as a western; sequels and fan-edits; and its galvanizing impact on the horror film, action movie and contemporary Hollywood itself.

Fighting Without Fighting: Kung Fu Cinema’s Journey to the West

In the spring and summer of 1973, a wave of martial arts movies from Hong Kong—epitomized by Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon—smashed box-office records for foreign-language films in America and ignited a “kung fu craze” that swept the world. Fighting Without Fighting explores this dramatic phenomenon, and it argues that, more than just a cinematic fad, the West’s sudden fascination with—and moral panic about—the Asian fighting arts left lasting legacies still present today.

The book traces the background of the craze in the longer development of Hong Kong’s martial arts cinema. It discusses the key films in detail, as well as their popular reception and the debates they ignited, where kung fu challenged Western identities and raised anxieties about violence, both on and off-screen. And it examines the proliferation of ideas and images from these films in fields as diverse as popular music, superhero franchises, children’s cartoons, and contemporary art. Illuminating and accessible, Fighting Without Fighting draws a vivid bridge between East and West.

Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Milestones Series)

Before Buffy the Vampire Slayer or The X-Files, there was Carl Kolchak, a world-weary Chicago newspaper reporter with a cheap, seersucker suit and a penchant for uncovering monsters lurking in every corner. Kolchak first appeared on American screens in the 1972 ABC television movie The Night Stalker, which was then the most-watched television movie in history. The success of this initial offering led to a sequel, The Night Strangler, and a television series, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, that ran from 1974 until 1975.

By carefully focusing on the historical and artistic contexts in which it emerged, Kendall R. Phillips offers insights into the way the series both reflected contemporary horror narratives and changed them. Ultimately, the series proved influential for later television horror shows based not only on what it did right but on the mistakes future creators would learn to avoid. The enduring impact of the series on current television horror continues to draw more and more individuals into its robust fanbase, and these fans continue to consume and create new narratives of their favorite monster-hunting reporter even fifty years after he first appeared.

They Shouldn’t Have Killed His Dog: The Complete Uncensored Ass-Kicking Oral History of John Wick, Gun Fu, and the New Age of Action

There have been iconic moments in the action movie genre over the years, but nothing has come close to matching the kinetic, balletic gun-fu of the John Wick films.

In They Shouldn’t Have Killed His Dog: The Complete Uncensored Ass-Kicking Oral History of John Wick, Gun-Fu and The New Age of Action, bestselling authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross take you behind the scenes of a franchise that includes three films with more on the way, while exploring the action classics that led to John Wick as well as the films it inspired, like Atomic Blonde. They bring you right into the middle of the action of the John Wick films, detailing how the seemingly impossible was achieved through exclusive interviews with the cast, writers, directors, producers, stuntmen, fight choreographers, cinematographers, studio executives, editors, critics, and more.

Together, they break down key action sequences while also providing a look back at the road the action genre has taken that led to John Wick, and a look at the character itself, an anti-hero who carries on the grand tradition of Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name, but with a twist ― and a never-ending supply of ammo ― while showcasing the enduring appeal of the action movie as well as John Wick’s unique reinvention of the genre.

Prop Man: From John Wick to Silver Linings Playbook, from Boardwalk Empire to Parks and Recreation

This exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the art and design of graphic props for popular films and TV shows like Parks and Recreation, John Wick, Silver Linings Playbook, The Knick, and Boardwalk Empire is the perfect gift for movie buffs.

In Prop Man, discover the secret history of the books, cards, letters, maps, and legal papers that play central and supporting roles in many of your favorite films and TV shows—from the diary Nicolas Cage’s character discovers in National Treasure 2 to the Pawnee town charter in Parks and Recreation. The man responsible for their authentic look, Ross MacDonald, has led a double life as both an illustrator and writer, contributing to the New York Times, the New Yorker and Vanity Fair, among other national publications, and a designer and fabricator of iconic props for more than one hundred and twenty films and TV series.

In this visual and informative collection, learn about the methods and artistry behind MacDonald’s most recognizable props through an interview with design critic Steven Heller and a selection of materials that reveal the process behind the prop designer’s meticulous work.

Rivals: Gods & Machines

You may not know his name but you know his incredible designs.

British concept designer Paul Gerrard has created some of the most memorable and celebrated costume and character designs in film and TV. From Hellboy and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Battle: Los Angeles and Dungeons & Dragons (2023), his surreal sci-fi figures and landscapes have captured the imagination and admiration of movie and art fans worldwide.

This stunning art book presents what we all want to know: What is the story behind these otherworldly, phantasmagorical creatures? How did they come to be? Here are Gerrard’s best-known fan-favorite creations alongside all-new and never-before-seen gods and machines. An image of each creature is paired with texts that reveal Gerrard’s thought process and artistic vision. Includes a Q&A with the author about his creative process and technical work. Immerse yourself in this dark-fantasy world—it’s a place you’ll never forget.

The Art of Strange World

An exceptionally unique look at the development of the Walt Disney Animation Studios film Strange World!

The Art of Strange World highlights the stunning artwork from the film’s creation—including character designs, storyboards, color scripts, and much more—and features exclusive interviews from the creative team along with behind-the-scenes details. The next in this fan-favorite, collectible series of Art Of titles, this book is the perfect gift for Disney fans, animation students, film buffs, and more.

Fans will want to delve into and explore this new Walt Disney Animation Studios film through production art, stories, and making-of details exclusive to this book.

The collectible Art Of series from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar is perfect for animation enthusiasts, filmmakers, students, and fans of Disney alike. Add it to the shelf with other books like The Art of Encanto, The Art of Raya and the Last Dragon, and The Art of Frozen.

Stan Lee: A Life

The definitive biography of Marvel legend Stan Lee, celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Stan Lee’s extraordinary life was as epic as the superheroes he co-created, from the Amazing Spider-Man to the Mighty Avengers. His ideas and voice are at the heart of global culture, loved by millions of superhero fans around the world.

In Stan Lee: A Life, award-winning cultural historian Bob Batchelor offers an in-depth and complete look at this iconic visionary. Born in the Roaring Twenties, growing up in the Great Depression, living and thriving through the American Century, and dying in the twenty-first century, Stan Lee’s life is a unique representation of recent American history. Batchelor examines Lee’s fascinating American life by drawing out all its complexity, drama, heartache, and humor, revealing how Lee introduced the world to heroes that were just as fallible and complex as their creator—and just like all of us.

An up-close look at a legendary figure, this centennial edition includes completely new material to give the full measure of a man whose genius continues to mesmerize audiences worldwide. Candid, authoritative, and absorbing, this is the biography of a man who dreamed of one day writing the Great American Novel, but ended up doing so much more—revolutionizing culture by creating new worlds and heroes that have entertained generations.

Roadhouse Blues: Morrison, the Doors, and the Death Days of the Sixties

Shrouded in mystery and the swirling psychedelic sounds of the Sixties, the Doors have captivated listeners across seven decades. Jim Morrison—haunted, beautiful, and ultimately doomed—transformed from rock god to American icon. With each successive generation of fans, the Doors become more popular and transcendent. Yet the band’s full significance is buried beneath layers of mythology and folklore.

In Roadhouse Blues, Bob Batchelor presents an epic tale of one of rock’s (and America’s) most significant periods, as the Age of Aquarius gave way to a new age of mayhem, presidential misdeeds, and murder. Batchelor combines cultural history, musical and lyrical analysis, and a broad stroke of pop-culture mythos to give fresh perspective on a pivotal time.

Candid, authoritative, and utterly absorbing, Roadhouse Blues is a biography of a man, a band, and an era that set the tone for the contemporary world. Beyond the mythology, the hype, and the mystique around Morrison’s untimely death, this book takes readers on a roller-coaster ride, examining the impact the band had on America as the nation veered from decadence to debauchery.
“We’re gonna have a real good time!”

Raised on the ’80s: 30+ Unexpected Life Lessons from the Movies and Music That Defined Pop Culture’s Most Excellent Decade

Can ’80s pop culture really teach us valuable life lessons? Yes, it can! And in the words of the immortal Jeff Spicoli, it is “Awesome. Totally Awesome!”

Life skills. Most of us learned them the hard way and the practical way — through painful personal trial and error or by witnessing the successes and failures of those around us. Experience and observation can teach us a lot. But what if you could learn powerful life lessons the easy, fun, rad, and totally awesome way?

What if your future mantras and bullet-proof perspectives for a happier, more balanced, and more productive life could be gleaned from the iconic characters, epic dialogue, and unlikely plot lines of your favorite ‘80s movies? Well, you’re in luck.

On the heels of his first two acclaimed books about lessons from ‘80s pop culture, high-energy keynote speaker and ‘80s aficionado Chris Clews takes us back in time to explore the laughter and tears — and yes, the totally unexpected life lessons — in some of our favorite movies and music from the decade that defined a generation … and that lives on during a resurgence of love for the ‘80s (think Stranger Things, Cobra Kai, Top Gun: Maverick, and more).

In Raised on the ‘80s, Book #3 of his hilarious and thought-provoking series, Chris delivers a playful, entertaining, and surprisingly relevant review of nine blockbuster films, one musician who loved the color purple, countless musical hits, and the fashion and lifestyle trends of the 1980s.

The timeless lessons of ’80s movies (taught to some of us as tweens and teens, and just now being discovered by younger generations) still resonate and apply to our lives, our jobs, our families, and our communities. Raised on the ‘80s offers life lessons about confidence, individuality, judgment, legacy, decision making, “going for it,” living your life on your terms, passion, encouragement, negotiating with yourself and others, personal growth, and overcoming your fears and challenges.

Discover dozens more relatable, unique, and fun lessons from movies and music that you’ll never look at the same way again.

So, go ahead — put on something neon, start using words like “totally” and “rad” again, and get ready for a book that’s so awesome it will make you feel guilty for having recommended it at work.

Why Not?: Lessons on Comedy, Courage, and Chutzpah

From master comedian Mark Schiff, a long-time touring partner of Jerry Seinfeld, comes a hilarious account of decades of foolery with comedy and acting legends and how he honed his mensch skills in all of life’s arenas.

Pursuing a career in comedy has always taken a lot of chutzpah. Today Mark Schiff looks back at his fifty-year career as a stand-up comic, actor, and writer and knows he’s laughed with the best of them. His comedy and character have been widely praised by everyone from Jerry Seinfeld to Bill Maher, Paul Reiser, and Colin Quinn—as Seinfeld writes in his foreword, Mark is “the greatest comedy pal a guy could ever wish for”—but it hasn’t always been easy.

In this brilliantly honest collection of essays inducing both heart tugs and deep belly laughs, Mark recounts growing up Jewish in the outer boroughs of New York City and shares how he survived a harrowing childhood and managed health crises, aging, marriage, parenting, and career highs and lows. With wit and wisdom, Mark reminds us that no matter the troubles at-hand, the show must always go on. The result is an unforgettable and highly relatable account from one of the best humor writers of our time that will leave readers of all faiths energized and feeling like they’ve schmoozed with the best of them.

After Midnight: Watchmen After Watchmen

Alan Moore’s and Dave Gibbons’s Watchmen fundamentally altered the perception of American comic books and remains one of the medium’s greatest hits. Launched in 1986—“the year that changed comics” for most scholars in comics studies—Watchmen quickly assisted in cementing the legacy that comics were a serious form of literature no longer defined by the Comics Code era of funny animal and innocuous superhero books that appealed mainly to children.

After Midnight: Watchmen After Watchmen looks specifically at the three adaptations of Moore’s and Gibbons’s Watchmen—Zack Snyder’s Watchmen film (2009), Geoff Johns’s comic book sequel Doomsday Clock (2017), and Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen series on HBO (2019).

Divided into three parts, the anthology considers how the sequels, especially the limited series, have prompted a reevaluation of the original text and successfully harnessed the politics of the contemporary moment into a potent relevancy. The first part considers the various texts through conceptions of adaptation, remediation, and transmedia storytelling. Part two considers the HBO series through its thematic focus on the relationship between American history and African American trauma by analyzing how the show critiques the alt-right, represents intergenerational trauma, illustrates alternative possibilities for Black representation, and complicates our understanding of how the mechanics of the show’s production can complicate its politics. Finally, the book’s last section considers the themes of nostalgia and trauma, both firmly rooted in the original Moore and Gibbons series, and how the sequel texts reflect and refract upon those often-intertwined phenomena.

LEGO The Art of the Minifigure

A beautiful visual celebration of the iconic LEGO minifigure—its history, evolution, and status as a cultural icon.

The LEGO minifigure is one of the most recognizable and collectible toys on the planet. Over the span of 40 years it has evolved from a simple yellow figurine to a global pop culture icon. This landmark volume celebrates the colorful history, evolving design, and lasting impact of the one and only LEGO minifigure. Driven by compelling interviews and essays, lush photography, infographics, and never-before-seen visuals from inside the LEGO archives and beyond, this book is a wide-reaching visual exploration of why the minifigure matters—as a beloved toy and as a singular cultural icon.

The ultimate celebration of the LEGO minifigure, this book explores the minifigure from all angles.

This book is perfect for all LEGO fans, from avid collectors and super fans seeking new, never-before-published content, to anyone who grew up with the iconic minifigure, looking to explore the history of the toy they know and love.

The LEGO minifigure has captivated the world for 40 years. Connecting LEGO lovers old and young, this tiny yellow figure captures the joy at the heart of the LEGO brand.

Spike Lee: Director’s Inspiration by Spike Lee

An inspirational trove of film posters and ephemera, photographs, artwork and more from the collection of Spike Lee

For nearly four decades, Spike Lee has made movies that demand our attention. His extensive filmography reflects an unflinching critique of race relations in the United States, from the Student Academy Award–winning short Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads and the ever-relevant Do the Right Thing to the more recent Oscar-winning BlacKkKlansman and Da 5 Bloods. A lifelong cinephile and film scholar, Lee draws inspiration from other artists working across a range of eras, genres and global cinemas. He has also devoted much of his career to teaching the next generation of filmmakers.

Spike Lee: Director’s Inspiration presents Lee’s personal collection of original film posters and objects, photographs, artworks and more―many of these inscribed to Lee personally by filmmakers, stars, athletes, activists, musicians and others who have inspired his work in specific ways.

Straight from the walls of Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule production studio in Brooklyn, his faculty office at NYU and his Martha’s Vineyard home, these objects offer a glimpse into what shapes Lee’s signature filmmaking approach. Spike Lee: Director’s Inspiration also includes a conversation between Lee and Shaka King (Judas and the Black Messiah) and brief texts by some of the many artists Lee himself has inspired.

The Imagineering Story: The Official Biography of Walt Disney Imagineering

The highly acclaimed and rated Disney+ documentary series, The Imagineering Story, becomes a book that greatly expands the award-winning filmmaker Leslie Iwerks’ narrative of the fascinating history of Walt Disney Imagineering.

The entire legacy of WDI is covered from day one through future projects with never-before-seen access and insights from people both on the inside and on the outside. So many stories and details were left on the cutting room floor―this book allows an expanded exploration of the magic of Imagineering.

So many insider stories are featured.

  • Sculptor Blaine Gibson’s wife used to kick him under the table at restaurants for staring at interesting-looking people seated nearby, and he’d even find himself studying faces during Sunday morning worship. “You mean some of these characters might have features that are based on people you went to church with?” Marty Sklar once asked Gibson of the Imagineer’s sculpts for Pirates of the Caribbean. “He finally admitted to me that that was true.”
  • In the early days, Walt Disney Imagineering “was in one little building and everybody parked in the back and you came in through the model shop, and you could see everything that was going on,” recalled Marty Sklar. “When we started on the World’s Fair in 1960 and 1961, we had 100 people here. And so everybody knew everything about what was happening and the status of [each] project, so you really felt like you were part of the whole team whether you were working on that project or not. And, you know, there was so much talent here.”

A must-have for Disney Parks fans!

The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series

The definitive, behind-the-scenes look at the most popular sitcom of the last decade, The Big Bang Theory, packed with all-new, exclusive interviews with the producers and entire cast.

The Big Bang Theory is a television phenomenon. To the casual viewer, it’s a seemingly effortless comedy, with relatable characters tackling real-life issues, offering a kind of visual comfort food to its millions of dedicated fans. But the behind-the-scenes journey of the show from a failed pilot to a global sensation is a fascinating story that even the most die-hard fans don’t know in its entirety.

The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series is a riveting, entertaining look at the sitcom sensation, with the blessing and participation of co-creators Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, executive producers Steve Molaro and Steve Holland, as well as Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, Mayim Bialik, and more. Glamour senior editor Jessica Radloff, who has written over 150 articles on the series (and even had a cameo in the finale!), gives readers an all-access pass to its intrepid producing and writing team and beloved cast. It’s a story of on-and-off screen romance told in hilarious and emotional detail, of casting choices that nearly changed everything (which even some of the actors didn’t know until now), of cast members bravely powering through personal tragedies, and when it came time to announce the 12th season would be its last, the complicated reasons why it was more difficult than anyone ever led on. Through hundreds of hours of interviews with the sitcom’s major players, Radloff dives into all this and much more. The book is the ultimate celebration of this once-in-a-generation show and a must-have for all fans.

The Empire of Effects: Industrial Light and Magic and the Rendering of Realism

Just about every major film now comes to us with an assist from digital effects. The results are obvious in superhero fantasies, yet dramas like Roma also rely on computer-generated imagery to enhance the verisimilitude of scenes. But the realism of digital effects is not actually true to life. It is a realism invented by Hollywood—by one company specifically: Industrial Light & Magic.

The Empire of Effects shows how the effects company known for the puppets and space battles of the original Star Wars went on to develop the dominant aesthetic of digital realism. Julie A. Turnock finds that ILM borrowed its technique from the New Hollywood of the 1970s, incorporating lens flares, wobbly camerawork, haphazard framing, and other cinematography that called attention to the person behind the camera. In the context of digital imagery, however, these aesthetic strategies had the opposite effect, heightening the sense of realism by calling on tropes suggesting the authenticity to which viewers were accustomed. ILM’s style, on display in the most successful films of the 1980s and beyond, was so convincing that other studios were forced to follow suit, and today, ILM is a victim of its own success, having fostered a cinematic monoculture in which it is but one player among many.

Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know

The co-hosts of the hit podcast Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know, Ben Bowlin, Matthew Frederick, & Noel Brown, discern conspiracy fact from fiction in this sharp, humorous, compulsively readable, and gorgeously illustrated book.

In times of chaos and uncertainty, when trust is low and economic disparity is high, when political institutions are crumbling and cultural animosities are building, conspiracy theories find fertile ground. Many are wild, most are untrue, a few are hard to ignore, but all of them share one vital trait: there’s a seed of truth at their center. That seed carries the sordid, conspiracy-riddled history of our institutions and corporations woven into its DNA.

Ben Bowlin, Matt Frederick, and Noel Brown host the popular iHeart Media podcast, Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know. They are experts at exploring, explaining, and interrogating today’s emergent conspiracies―from chem trails and biological testing to the secrets of lobbying and the indisputable evidence of UFOs.

Written in a smart, witty, and conversational style, elevated with amazing illustrations, Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know is a vital book in understanding the nature of conspiracy and using truth as a powerful weapon against ignorance, misinformation, and lies.

Elvis ’68 Comeback: The Story Behind the Special

A chronicle of the comeback performance that marked Elvis Presley’s return from the screen to the stage. Includes exclusive content from the show’s director, Steve Binder. The book contains a foreword by noted film director Baz Luhrmann, whose film credits include Strictly Ballroom, William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby, and the 2022 Warner Brothers feature film, Elvis.

Take a tour behind the scenes at the NBC television special that relaunched Elvis Presley’s career as a stage musician. Author Steve Binder—who directed the TV special—provides exclusive content that gives fans even more insight into the performance that many see as a high point in the King of Rock’s reign of American music. Elvis ’68 Comeback includes full-color photographs and detailed commentary on the show’s development and production, making this an excellent addition to the shelf of every Elvis fan. Foreword by film director Baz Luhrmann.

The Charlton Companion

An all-new definitive history of Connecticut’s notorious all-in-one comic book company! Often disparaged as a second-rate funny-book outfit, Charlton produced a vast array of titles that span from the 1940s Golden Age to the Bronze Age of the ’70s in many genres, from Hot Rods to Haunted Love. The imprint experienced explosive bursts of creativity, most memorably the “Action Hero Line” edited by Dick Giordano in the 1960s, which featured the renowned talents of Steve Ditko and a stellar team of creators, as well as the unforgettable ’70s “Bullseye” era that spawned E-Man and Doomsday +1, all helmed by veteran masters and talented newcomers―and serving as a training ground for an entire generation of comics creators thriving in an environment of complete creative freedom. From its beginnings with a handshake deal consummated in county jail, to the company’s accomplishments beyond comics, woven into this prose narrative are interviews with dozens of talented participants, including Giordano, Dennis O’Neil, Alex Toth, Sanho Kim, Tom Sutton, Pat Boyette, Nick Cuti, John Byrne, Mike Zeck, Joe Staton, Sam Glanzman, Neal Adams, Joe Gill, and even some Derby residents who recall working in the sprawling company plant. Though it gave up the ghost over three decades ago, Charlton’s influence continues today with its Action Heroes serving as inspiration for Alan Moore’s cross-media graphic novel hit, Watchmen. By Jon B. Cooke with Michael Ambrose & Frank Motler.

Britmania: The British Invasion of the Sixties in Pop Culture

Remember when long-haired British rock ’n’ rollers made teenage girls swoon ― and their parents go crazy?

Britmania plunges into the period when suddenly, America went wild for All Things British. This profusely illustrated full-color hardback, subtitled “The British Invasion of the Sixties in Pop Culture,” explores the movies (A Hard Day’s Night, Having a Wild Weekend), TV (The Ed Sullivan Show, Magical Mystery Tour), collectibles (toys, games, trading cards, lunch boxes), comics (real-life Brits in the DC and Marvel Universes) and, of course, the music! Written and designed by Mark Voger (Monster Mash, Groovy, Holly Jolly), Britmania features interviews with members of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, The Who, the Kinks, Herman’s Hermits, the Yardbirds, the Animals, the Hollies and more. It’s a gas, gas, gas!

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio: A Timeless Tale Told Anew

Discover the secrets of Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro’s stop-motion masterpiece Pinocchio through stunning unseen art and incisive commentary from the filmmaker and his collaborators.

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro reinvents Carlo Collodi’s classic tale of the wooden marionette who is magically brought to life in order to mend the heart of a grieving woodcarver named Geppetto. This whimsical, stop-motion film directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson follows the mischievous and disobedient adventures of Pinocchio in his pursuit of a place in the world.

Illustrated with stunning visuals, this deluxe volume follows the remarkable creative journey that brought Pinocchio to the screen, from del Toro’s early ideas for the adaptation, through to character design, puppet building, and the meticulous animation process. Featuring interviews with del Toro and a wide range of the film’s key creatives, this is the definitive story behind the birth of a brand-new Pinocchio.

  • Includes exclusive interviews with Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro and his cast and crew.
  • Features a wealth of electrifying character and location art, storyboards, and other visuals used to conceptualize the film.
  • Filled with behind-the-scenes images and information about the entire filmmaking process, including the creation of the remarkable puppets and sets that were hand-crafted for the film.
  • The perfect gift for fans of Guillermo del Toro, animation, and film.
The Art of Ron Cobb

Discover the ultimate collection of Ron Cobb’s artwork from across his entire career (Alien, Star Wars, Back to the Future) in this comprehensive coffee table book.

During his sixty-year career, Ron Cobb provided concept art for some of the biggest films in sci-fi cinema. From designing spaceships for Alien, Dark Star, and Firefly and Delorean from Back to the Future to character designs for Conan the Barbarian and creature concepts for Star Wars and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Ron has left a legacy of artwork behind to inspire future generations of concept artists.

This beautiful coffee table book is full to the brim with Ron Cobb’s artwork from throughout his career and includes exclusive insights from the talent he worked with along the way, including James Cameron, Joe Johnston, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, and Nick Castle.

Brought to you by Concept Art Association in collaboration with the Estate of Ron Cobb.


Sweet Reads Box

Sweet Reads Box is your chance to sit down, relax and enjoy a great read, a decadent sweet and a carefully curated item that ties to your novel. Available in a variety of subscription options, each month you will receive a carefully curated box showcasing the novel of the month.

The novel will be chosen by the Sweet Reads Team featuring a fantastic newly released novel. In addition to your novel you will receive: three-four items connected to your novel’s storyline/setting/characters, a delicious drink to set the mood, a sweet treat to enjoy while reading, and a card explaining our choice of novel and how your items connect.

The perfect gift for the reader in your life.


The Biscotti Company

The Biscotti Company is an artisan bakery that focuses on baking handcrafted cookies made from almonds, chocolate chunks, and nutritious , natural ingredients. These delicious confections are available in a number of options including by the case or jar, both with Gluten Free options available. Among the delicious flavors available are Almond Biscotti, Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti, Dark Chocolate & Orange Almond Biscotti, Banana, Walnut & Chocolate Biscotti, and Chocolate, Pecan & Salted Caramel Biscotti.

The Functional Chocolate Company Painfree Holiday Pack

Dark chocolate is considered a superfood, with high levels of flavanols, antioxidants and minerals including magnesium, zinc, iron and copper. Studies indicate that it may improve blood flow, lower blood pressure, reduce heart disease risk and even improve brain function.

Don’t let the Holiday Season slow you down. Try the sweetest way to stay energetic, rested, Painfree and Carefree through the physical and emotional bumps and bruises of the season.

The Functional Chocolate Company Painfree Holiday Pack features two each of our new Sweet Chai Painfree Chocolate for Everyday Aches and Pains, two Mellow Mint Truffle Carefree Bars for Stress & Anxiety, one Energy Chocolate and one Sleepy Chocolate.

A perfect gift for those overwhelmed and needing a chocolate fix.

The Christmas Movie Cookbook: Recipes from Your Favorite Holiday Films

Do you ever yearn for roast turkey while watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? Or, for the more cynical, do you wish you could taste the roast beast from How the Grinch Stole Christmas? Well, top up your mug of eggnog and don your coziest ugly sweater: ‘tis the season to recreate the dishes from all of your favorite holiday movies with the help of The Christmas Movie Cookbook.

This season you can indulge alongside your favorite Elf characters as they make special spaghetti and get tipsy with the Bad Moms crew while they imbibe their spiced cider. Just crack open The Christmas Movie Cookbook and discover sixty-five mouthwatering recipes to add joy to any holiday gathering.

Recipes include:

  • Old Fashioned Meatloaf from A Christmas Story
  • Chicken, Broccoli, and Cheddar Cheese Soup from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Christmas Pudding from A Christmas Carol
  • Breakfast Strata from The Family Stone
  • Really Rich Hot Chocolate from Polar Express
  • And much more!

Complete with tips on entertaining and menu ideas for your merry gatherings, The Christmas Movie Cookbook is the perfect companion to your holiday season.

Seinfeld: The Official Cookbook

From Jerry’s kitchen to Monk’s café, food is central to many of Seinfeld’s most memorable moments, and this official cookbook teaches fans to prepare favorite dishes from the show right in their own homes!

Stash the takeout menus and cancel reservations at Mendy’s, it’s time to stay in for a taste of New York City as only Seinfeld: The Official Cookbook can deliver in this collection of more than 60 recipes inspired by the hit ‘90s sitcom.

For a show about “nothing” one constant throughout Seinfeld’s nine seasons is food! Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, George, and the whole gang are always talking about food, shopping for food, or grabbing a bite in Monk’s coffee shop! There are contemplations on the black and white cookie, the Big Salad, proper (or improper) shrimp cocktail etiquette, an irresistible soup stand, lobster revenge omelets, the proper ranking of babka varieties, mouthwatering mackinaw peaches, and so much more. Now these culinary comedy classics are celebrated with a variety of recipes that will help any Seinfeld fan relive their favorite moments.

Seinfeld: The Official Cookbook offers a variety of recipes for chefs of all levels. From appetizers to main courses and from drinks to desserts, each chapter includes delicious show-focused food that will have diners raving, “It’s like a circus in your mouth!”

Ever wondered “What’s the deal…?” with the delicious eats and treats that Jerry and crew enjoy on the show? Seinfeld: The Official Cookbook let’s you experience mealtime as part of the Seinfeld world.

With accessible step-by-step instructions and helpful cooking tips, Seinfeld: The Official Cookbook is a great guide for fans of any age and skill level, from kitchen novices to seasoned chefs.

There are recipes from all the greatest food moments in the show that will have fans of all ages gathering around the table to swap favorite Seinfeld scenes! This is the only cookbook with official recipes directly inspired by Seinfeld! The perfect gift for the Seinfeld fan in your life.

The Official Peanuts Cookbook Collection: 150+ Recipes for Young Chefs and Their Families

This colorful cookbook collection features kid-friendly recipes, classic comics, and original illustrations inspired by all your favorite characters from the Peanuts Gang.

More than 150 recipes found throughout the three books featured in this giftable box set are the perfect way for kids to get creative in the kitchen.  Dive into The Peanuts Family Cookbook and whip up French Foreign Legion Toast, Cormac and Cheese, or Camp Kamp Chili Chow. The Peanuts Holiday Cookbook provides sweet treats for favorite occasions all year round from Easter Egg Lollipops to Snoopy’s Gingerbread Doghouse. Find packable snacks, sandwiches, treats, and more in Peanuts Lunch Bag Cookbook with 50 recipes perfectly portable for lunchtime on the go.

A colorful array of classic comic strips and original illustrations offer festive embellishment on every page of each of these three unique cookbooks. This is the perfect way to celebrate Charles Schulz’s beloved characters, including Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Pig Pen, Schroeder, and more, during breakfast, lunch, and, of course, suppertime.

More than 150 recipes for kids to create tasty Peanuts-themed breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and desserts, including recipes for meals on the go.

The set of three Peanuts cookbooks are collected together as a gorgeous boxed set and is the perfect gift for budding chefs, families, Charlie Brown enthusiasts, and collectors of Charles Schulz memorabilia.

Pop Art Snacks

Pop Art Snacks elevates popcorn by infusing it with fun and unique flavor combinations that appeal to the eccentric foodie and snack lover.

Pop Art Snacks uses organic and all-natural ingredients to infuse their kernels with fun, out-of-the-box flavor combinations that appeal to the slightly eccentric foodie and health conscious snack-lover. Among the delicious flavors are Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn, and the Pop Stars brand of 3D Potato Bites, including sea salt, white cheddar, and barbecue.


Queen Crest Men’s T-Shirt

The Queen Crest logo was designed by Freddie Mercury shortly before the release of Queen’s debut album in 1973 and combines the zodiac signs of all four band members: two lions for Leo (John Deacon and Roger Taylor), a crab for Cancer (Brian May) and two fairies for Virgo (Mercury).

Together, Queen write and performed dozens of hits, including “Somebody to Love”, “Radio Ga Ga”, “Another One Bites the Dust”, “You’re My Best Friend”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “We Are The Champions”, “Fat Bottomed Girls”, “We Will Rock You”, “Under Pressure”, and “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

And that logo? It’s widely used as artwork for Greatest Hits releases.

1974 Dungeons & Dragons T-Shirt

If the names Gary Gygax or Dave Arneson mean anything to you, you should already have this shirt in your wardrobe.

The original Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game boxed set was published in 1974, and introduced concepts which would become standard in later editions. These included abilities, character classes, and levels. The set also included rules for wilderness travel by land and sea, hiring specialists and men-at-arms, building fortifications and setting up baronies. These are the rules that would carry on to later editions and continue the tradition of the greatest role-playing game of all time. This exclusive 1974 Dungeons & Dragons T-Shirt will show off your passion for the game when it was still fringe and underground nerd culture.

Clubber Lang “Pain” Rocky III T-Shirt

In Rocky III, Rocky Balboa was the boxing heavyweight champion and had no problem successfully defending his title until he stepped in the ring with the dangerous street fighter named Clubber Lang.

From terrifying Balboa’s trainer Mickey Goldmill into cardiac arrest to soliciting Rocky’s wife, Adrian in from of him, Lang was unrelenting and a killer in the ring.

Clubber busted Rocky up and defeated him for the heavyweight title in one of the most shocking moments of the Rocky franchise. So whether you’re a fan of Clubber, Mr. T, or B.A. Baracus, this shirt is a must-have for anyone who appreciates Lang’s prediction for this fight with Rocky, “PAIN.”

Shark Mouth POV Jaws T-Shirt

Sam Quint was a professional shark hunter who resided in the summer resort of Amity Island, where he operated his sharking boat, the Orca. When a great white shark developed a taste for human flesh, Quint told the townsfolk that he would catch and kill the shark for $10,000. Quint set sail in the Orca with Chief Brody and Matt Hooper to capture the shark.

Take a look at the Orca through the stomach of that very shark terrorizing Amity.

Bigger boat or not, it’s no match for this particular Carcharodon carcharias.

Seasons Greetings From A Galaxy Far, Far Away Star Wars T-Shirt

This Star Wars t-shirt shows Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo singing Christmas carols. These iconic characters are surrounded by a Christmas wreath and snowflakes. The shirt reads Seasons Greetings From A Galaxy Far, Far Away.

Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo are members of the Rebel Alliance, a group that battled the Galactic Empire in an effort to restore peace throughout the galaxy. The Rebels fought the Empire with lightsabers, blasters, and X-wing fighters. But, on Christmas, the Rebels sing carols to spread their message of peace.

Star Wars is one of the greatest franchises in cinematic history, and this holiday season, everyone will know you are a fan when you wear this Seasons Greetings From A Galaxy Far, Far Away Star Wars T-Shirt!

Cheez Balls Planters T-Shirt

This exclusive Planters t-shirt shows the Planters mascot, Mr. Peanut posing with the logo for Cheez Balls.

Cheez Balls are a puffed corn snack, coated with a mixture of cheese or cheese-flavored powders. They are manufactured by extruding heated corn dough through a die that forms the ball shape.

For any fan of the world’s most popular cheese flavored snack, this exclusive Cheez Balls Planters T-Shirt is a must have!

3-D Batman Cover DC Comics T-Shirt

This Batman t-shirt features the cover artwork for 3-D Batman Vol. 1 #1, a one-shot comic published in 1953.

In this issue, the Penguin breaks out of prison again and vows to no longer use birds in his crimes. However, his most recent crime spree is marred when he is ironically tripped up by different birds each time. In one of his most humiliating defeats, the Penguin captured a bunch of chicks that had swallowed a fortune in diamonds and their own peeps gave him away, allowing Batman and Robin to easily capture him.

Made from pre-shrunk cotton, this shirt is a must-have for any fan of the fun days The Dynamic Duo!


The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures Deluxe Edition HC

Take flight with Cliff and Betty in this beautiful oversized collection that features the original complete comics saga!

This long-out-of-print collection, and Eisner-award winner for best design, features the entire Rocketeer saga has been completely remastered and is presented here with glorious all-new coloring for the first time.

Featuring more than 100 pages of supplemental material—sketches, prelims, and tons more—giving new insight into the artist’s thought processes as he was developing The Rocketeer! And all wrapped up in a lovely slipcase!

Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer burst onto the shelves of comic book shops 40 years ago! This beautifully illustrated and charming story features the adventures of down-and-out stunt pilot Cliff Secord after he finds an experimental jetpack. With the help of his closest friend and confidante Peevy, and the support (mostly) of his beautiful girlfriend Betty, Cliff takes to the skies in 1938 Los Angeles. Intrigue abounds as Cliff finds himself fighting enemy spies and nefarious criminals, all the while trying to keep his personal life with Betty from being waylaid by his double-life as The Rocketeer!

Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet: Folio Society Edition

Discover the saga that sank its claws into a new generation of graphic novel readers. Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet presents all twelve issues of the groundbreaking series written by National Book Award-winner and Pulitzer Prize-finalist Ta-Nehisi Coates. Featuring T’Challa, the Black Panther – scientist, Super Hero and ruler of the Afrofuturist state of Wakanda – this is a story that heralded a more diverse, more politically astute age of Super Hero comics. Walter Mosley, one of the most respected novelists in America, provides an incisive and heartfelt introduction to this complex drama about T’Challa’s responsibilities as a hero and his obligations to his people. Following the success of Folio’s Marvel Age and Marvel Heroes series, this majestic slipcased edition also features award-winning sequential art by veteran comic-book artist Brian Stelfreeze in a graphic novel truly fit for a king of Marvel Comics.

Created by Marvel legends Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, Black Panther first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 in July 1966, a month after the American Civil Rights Movement’s ‘March Against Fear’ brought the notion of Black Power to the nation’s attention. The first Black Super Hero to appear in American comics, Black Panther was not the secret identity, but the ceremonial title of T’Challa, ruler and protector of Wakanda. Though a man of preternatural senses and athletic prowess, T’Challa’s chief weapon was his prodigious intellect; he was both Super Hero and statesman. Published 50 years later in 2016, during the final months of the Obama administration, Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet finds the Wakandan ruler facing a rebellion by his own people. The King himself must hunt down the superhuman insurgents responsible, knowing that should he fall in battle his entire nation will fall with him. Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the conflict between the individual and the state, between Black tradition and Black autonomy.

Genius, Isolated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth Paperback

In comic books, Alex Toth was the foremost proponent of modern design and composition. Starting in 1950, his work influenced almost every one of his contemporaries and has continued to work its magic on the generations that followed. Now in paperback, this biography was compiled with complete access to the family archives and with the full cooperation of Toth’s children, this biography features many rare comics pages, photographs, and drawings.

Updates include clarification on Toth’s early married life in the 1950s and the first appearance of the recently disovered final page that completes the special section collecting Jon Fury, the comic strip Toth created in the army, a prize long sought by even the most ardent Toth collectors.

Miracleman Omnibus

Middle-aged reporter Michael Moran always knew he was meant for something more. When an unexpected series of events leads him to reclaim his destiny, Miracleman is reborn. But Miracleman’s return threatens to unravel Moran’s life. Their connections to Dr. Emil Gargunza and Project Zarathustra bring with them disturbing revelations and trigger the return of a childhood friend who, beneath his sinister smile, has become something terrifying. Pushing the concept of the super hero to its logical conclusion, Miracleman is nothing short of a revelation.

The series reinvented the super hero and 40 years later stands as one of the influential works in the comic book artform. This first-ever Omnibus edition collects Miracleman Books One through Three complete with a massive trove of covers, original artwork and rare features. Collecting Miracleman (1985) #1, #3 and #6-16; Marvelman Special  #1 and material from A1 (1989) #1 and Warrior #1-18 and #20-21 [as presented in Miracleman (2014) #1-16] – plus All-New Miracleman Annual MIRACLEMAN ANNUAL #1.

Thor: The Folio Society


Behold a storm of comic-book creativity in Thor, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the hammer-wielding thunder god. Once again, Folio teams up with former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Roy Thomas, who selects and introduces 12 exemplary tales of mythological mayhem. Showcasing the talents of comic book legend Stan Lee, and including artists Jack ‘The King’ Kirby, Walter Simonson and more. These stories come scanned directly from the original comics, along with an immaculate replica of Thor’s 1962 debut book Journey Into Mystery #83. Sheathed in a signature slipcase stamped with a hammer icon and endpapers designed and illustrated by modern Marvel master John Romita Jr, this is the latest installment in a series of themed collections focusing on some of the world’s most iconic Super Heroes, from Captain America and Spider-Man to the Incredible Hulk.

Inspired by the ancient Norse sagas, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Larry Lieber conceived the character of a feeble mortal doctor who – with a tap of his walking stick – could transform himself into the bellicose son of Odin, wielder of the magic hammer Mjolnir. Brought to life by the hyperkinetic art of Jack Kirby, working from a script by Larry Lieber (Stan’s younger brother), Thor debuted in the anthology title Journey Into Mystery #83. First published in the summer of 1962, this seminal comic book has been recreated as an immaculate replica included with this collection. This facsimile also includes three rarely seen tales by yet more legendary Marvel creators: Marie Severin, Don Heck and Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko.

Discover the first appearance of Thor’s malevolent adopted brother Loki from Journey Into Mystery #83, freed from his mystic prison to wreak havoc in New York City. Other classic grudge matches included in this collection are Thor’s devastating duels with the Hulk and the Greek god Hercules, the latter an immortal battle royale that launched the first issue of Thor in 1966. Also uncovered are stories by acclaimed writer-artist Walt Simonson, including ‘Doom!’, the first tale from the creator’s famed four-year run on the character. Simonson was responsible for bringing a now-familiar humour to the thunder god’s adventures in tales such as 1986’s ‘Thor Croaks!’, in which the mighty son of Odin finds himself transformed into a pugnacious frog! Concluding this collection are more sombre tales from modern-era Marvel, including the debut of a former love-interest turned thunder goddess. A collection of truly mythic proportions, Thor brings incredible battles, cosmic encounters and surreal humour from one of the most epic characters in the Marvel pantheon.

Orphan & the Five Beasts TPB

Spurred on by her master’s dying words, the adopted warrior “Orphan Mo” seeks to find and kill five former disciples who now threaten the land with corruption from their demonic powers. Part Five Deadly Venoms and part surreal grindhouse, James Stokoe brings his knack for ultra-detailed fantasy imagery and over-the-top violence to this classic tale of revenge. Collects the four-issue miniseries!

We liked it so much that we were quoted on the back cover; “This comic has a cool story with some amazing artwork and I loved it.”

Love and Rockets: The First Fifty: The Classic 40th Anniversary Collection

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Fantagraphics’ flagship series, this prestigious box set presents bound facsimiles of the original fifty issues of the Love and Rockets comics magazines.

Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez are now recognized as two of the greatest cartoonists in the history of the medium — award-winning, world-renowned, critically acclaimed. But in 1982 when the first issue of Love and Rockets came out, they (occasionally working with their brother, Mario) were two young, struggling, unknown cartoonists who were bucking the dominant comic book trend of costumed characters and adolescent content with intimate, complex, humane, novelistic stories told in comics form. Love and Rockets has appeared in a variety of formats over the years and continues to this day, but the original 50-issue run represents a milestone in comics history. Fantagraphics is celebrating and honoring the 40th anniversary of Love and Rockets and the debut of the Hernandez’s’ first published comics with a gigantic eight-volume slipcase reprinting each issue in a facsimile edition.

Their organic body of work is available in a series of scrupulously and logically organized graphic novels, but here Fantagraphics honors the original quarterly format by presenting the comics as they appeared between 1981 and 1996, recreating not only the reading experience of tens of thousands of fans, but of a particularly fecund period in comics history when a new generation of cartoonists was exploding the idea of what comics could be. Painstakingly recreated in issue-by-issue facsimile, this boxed set includes every cover, comics page, and letter column (even advertising!) in seven hardcover volumes. An eighth volume densely collates selected essays, reviews, and profiles that appeared in the popular (and unpopular) press between 1981 and 1996, along with over 100 pages of additional, rarely-seen comics from the period by all three Brothers, plus dozens of book and magazine covers – a virtual history of the growth of Love and Rockets and the simultaneous rise of the literary comics movement of which they were exemplars and trailblazers.

Gil Kane’s The Amazing Spider-Man Artisan Edition Paperback

This must-have volume features some of the most historically important stories ever produced with Marvel’s famed wall-crawler, all meticulously scanned from the original artwork! Gil Kane’s The Amazing Spider-Man Artisan Edition presents each page in what appears to be black and white, but has actually been scanned in color. Readers view the art in its most natural form-blue pencils, ink gradients, and editorial notations all clearly visible-so they can (ahem) marvel at all the little nuances that make original art unique. This volume contains the infamous three-part drug story that was not approved by the Comics Code Authority (Amazing Spider-Man #96-98). The second three-part story features the legendary six-armed Spider-Man saga (Amazing Spider-Man #100-102). Additionally, one of the most famous-and most shocking-Spidey tales is included: the death of Gwen Stacey! (Amazing Spider-Man #121). You can’t get a better line-up of Spider-Man stories than this!

The World of Black Hammer Library Edition Volume 4 HC

Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer superhero universe is given a closer look, with two complete series drawn by Tyler Crook and Tonci Zonjic!

Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy: Spiral City finds itself trapped in a vicious cycle of crime, corruption, and violence. With the heart of the city at stake, a vigilante rises in Skulldigger. However, when the nefarious Grimjim escapes from prison, will Skulldigger and his ward, Skeleton Boy, be enough to save Spiral City?

The Unbelievable Unteens: After signing at a comic book convention, Unbelievable Unteens artist Jane Ito finds herself visited by one of the characters from her own creation-but was it her own creation? Were the Unteens an actual school of teenaged misfit superheroes who battled supervillains under the lead of the mysterious Dr. Miles Moniker? And if so who wiped their memories and why?  As Jane’s world is turned upside down and she learns the true nature of her identity she discovers a sinister plot leading her to assemble a team she had suspected was purely fictional.

Presented in a deluxe, oversized hardcover format with a new cover, sketchbook extras, and more!

The Art of DuckTales HC

Scrooge McDuck and nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie are back in the 2017 remake of the classic series from Disney Television Animation, DuckTales!

Now, find out about the making of DuckTales and read stories from the developers and cast covering every episode from all three seasons!

Like Scrooge into the Money Bin, dive into this beautiful, oversized coffee-table book and read tales of the making of the series from developers Matt Youngberg, Francisco Angones, Suzanna Olson, and others. Join in on the adventure with exclusive interviews with the cast including David Tennant (Scrooge McDuck), Danny Pudi (Huey), Ben Schwartz (Dewey), Bobby Moynihan (Louie), Kate Miccuci (Webby), Don Cheadle (Donald Duck), and many more! Find out what it means to every day be out there making DuckTales! Woo-oo!

Includes artwork and stories from every single episode, exclusive interviews from the cast and crew and a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the show. Also includes never-before-seen artwork with captions by the creators

To Dead to Die: A Simon Cross Thriller TP

The world may be done with him…but it still needs saving!

In the 1980s, Simon Cross was America’s top super spy.

But that was long ago, in a very different world.

His allies have forgotten him, but his enemies never will.

Uncertain of the future and confronted by a past come back to haunt him, a legend of espionage comes out of retirement for one final adventure.

Writer/artist team Marc Guggenheim & Howard Chaykin (Blade, Wolverine) reunite for an original graphic novel that brings classic spy novels to the modern world.

Fantastic Four: Full Circle

It’s a rainy night in Manhattan and not a creature is stirring except for . . . Ben Grimm. When an intruder suddenly appears inside the Baxter Building, the Fantastic Four—Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards), the Invisible Woman (Susan Storm Richards), the Human Torch (Johnny Storm), and the Thing (Ben Grimm)—find themselves surrounded by a swarm of invading parasites. These carrion creatures composed of Negative Energy come to Earth using a human host as a delivery system. But for what purpose? And who is behind this untimely invasion?

The Fantastic Four have no choice but to journey into the Negative Zone, an alien universe composed entirely of anti-matter, risking not just their own lives but the fate of the cosmos!

Fantastic Four: Full Circle is the first longform work written and illustrated by acclaimed artist Alex Ross, who revisits a classic Stan Lee–Jack Kirby story from the 1960s and introduces the storyline for a new generation of readers. With bold, vivid colors and his trademark visual storytelling, Ross takes Marvel’s first team of super heroes to places only he can illustrate. The book also features a special poster jacket, with the front flap unfolding to reveal an all-new fully painted origin story of the Fantastic Four.

Silver: Of Treasures and Thieves

There are only two kinds of objects in this world. The ones that shine and the ones that don’t.

James Finnigan only concerns himself with objects from the first category. Those objects don’t hide in plain sight. They hide in dark places.  When Finnigan loses his grifter gang’s lifetime fortune in a heist gone wrong, he stumbles on a consolation prize in the crypt of the Harker Foundation-a notebook that tells of an ancient, immeasurable treasure, accompanied by a bar of pure silver to prove it. It’s a tall tale, but also Finnigan’s only lead. In an effort to make up for what he’s lost, he mounts the heist of the millennium in search of the Silver Dragon.

Just one catch: The famed treasure is said to be hidden in a castle full of vampires.

Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!

This legendary 1978 collection of comics by Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the best-selling Maus, presents the seminal early works that changed how comics are made and appreciated today—now with a new Afterword by the author.

Innovative, serious, funny, and many decades ahead of its time, Breakdowns is offered here in its entirety: the long-sought-after collection of the artist’s comics of the 1970s, along with an introduction almost as long as the book it introduces—and just as autobiographically intimate and experimentally daring.

At once the story of an artist and of his medium, Breakdowns alters the terms of what can be accomplished in a memoir.

Super Spy HC

From New York Times bestselling and Harvey Award-winning graphic novelist Matt Kindt comes this deluxe hardcover edition of the meta-spy thriller exploring the geography of espionage through interconnected short stories that can be read sequentially and out-of-order.

Super Spy is Pulp Fiction meets James Bond-fifty-two interwoven short stories about cyanide, pen-guns, heartbreak, and betrayal. Each story follows the life of a spy during World War II. Spanning the globe from Spain to France and Germany, this book takes the reader on a tour of the everyday life of the spy. From the small lies and deceptions to the larger secrets that everyone hides, Super Spy reveals the nature of espionage and how an individual can be lost and also find redemption.

This deluxe edition also collects Super Spy: The Lost Dossiers: a “secret spy activity book for grown-ups”, deleted scenes, standalone spy stories, sketchbook pages, 3-D comics, spy gadget diagrams, keys to unlock secret codes hidden throughout the original book, toys and stories for you to cut out and assemble, and tons of extras from Matt Kindt.

Lastman TP V. 1

The hit French fight comic comes to Skybound! Adrian Velba has trained all year to fight in the Valley of the Kings’ legendary tournament. However, despite his ambition, he has no chance of winning. Not only is his partner unable to compete, but at 12 years old, Adrian is the longest of longshots.

That is, until a mysterious, powerful stranger enters town, offering to join forces with Adrian.

But who is Richard Aldana? And why in a world of magic does he rely solely on his fists?

Invaders Omnibus

Long before Captain America led the Avengers, he joined the original Human Torch, Namor the Sub-Mariner and more as the mightiest heroes of World War II – the Invaders! With young adventurers Bucky and Toro by their side, they charged into overseas action, taking on Nazi threats such as Baron Blood, Master Man, Warrior Woman and the vilest of them all – the Red Skull!

Along the way, the Invaders made new allies including Union Jack, Spitfire and the Liberty Legion. And witness the heroes of two eras collide, as the Invaders battle alongside the Avengers and the Fantastic Four! Collecting Giant Size Invaders #1-2, Invaders (1975) #1-41 and Annual #1, Marvel Premiere #29-30, Avengers (1963) #71, Invaders (1993) #1-4, What If? (1977) #4, Fantastic Four Annual #11, Marvel Two-in-One Annual #1, Marvel Two-in-One (1974) #20 and material from Captain America Comics #22.

Fantastic Four: Life Story TPB

An incredible exploration of the fabulous foursome’s lives if they  aged in real time across the decades! Amid the backdrop of the Space Race, an accident gives the Fantastic Four great powers and entangles them in the history of their planet. But as the years pass, the four heroes struggle to find their role in a rapidly changing world. As Sue continues to fight for social causes, Reed becomes increasingly obsessed with preparing for the prophesied arrival of Galactus! And in the end, after six decades of triumphs and tragedies, love and loss, can the aging heroes make a final stand against the implacable might of Doctor Doom?

The Human Target Book One

Christopher Chance has made a living out of being a human target-a man hired to disguise himself as his client to invite would-be assassins to attempt his murder. He’s had a remarkable career until his latest case protecting Lex Luthor, when things go sideways.

An assassination attempt Chance didn’t see coming leaves him vulnerable and left trying to solve his own murder…as he has 12 days to discover just who in the DCU hated Luthor enough to want him dead.

This volume collects Human Target #1-6, the first half of the murder mystery.

Superman ’78

Fly into director Richard Donner’s Superman once more in Superman ’78!

Written by Robert Venditti (Superman: Man of Tomorrow) and drawn by Wilfredo Torres (Batman ’66), Superman ’78 tells a brand-new adventure in the world of the beloved film. A bright, shining day in Metropolis is interrupted by a mysterious drone that crash-lands in the city and starts wreaking havoc.

This looks like a job for Superman! But where did the metallic menace come from, what is its purpose, and who is Brainiac?

As Metropolis is invaded by this being and its mechanical drones, Superman must make a life-changing sacrifice and leave Earth once and for all. But once aboard Brainiac’s ship, the Man of Steel finds he might not be the last son of Krypton as he believed. This volume collects issues #1-6 of the hit miniseries Superman ’78!


The Bat and the Cat’s past, present, and future collide in a thrilling and romantic epic from the superstar team of writer Tom King and artist Clay Mann!

Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his frequent collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann!

Echoing plot points from King’s epic Batman run, this sweeping tale is told across three timelines: the past, when the Bat and the Cat first fell in love; the present, where their union is threatened by one of Batman’s lost loves; and the future, where the couple have a happy life and legacy—including their daughter Helena, the Batwoman.

As the story begins, after a long marriage, Bruce Wayne passes away—which frees Selina Kyle to settle an old score. At every stage of their relationship, Bruce and Selina have an unwelcome chaperone: The Joker! Oh, and that lost love of Bruce’s? It’s Andrea Beaumont, a.k.a. Phantasm. Just thought you’d want to know.

This volume collects the entire series, including Batman/Catwoman #1-12 and the Batman/Catwoman Special.

Harley Quinn: The Animated Series Vol. 1: The Eat. Bang! Kill Tour

Hey, do you wanna see Harley and Ivy go on a road trip and make out??? Picking up directly from the cliffhanger ending of Harley Quinn: The Animated Series, Harley and Ivy are on the run in a Thelma-and-Louise journey, it’s all here!

Harley and Ivy on the road trip of the century! Following the wedding disaster of the decade, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy end up on the run from Commissioner Gordon and the GCPD! But as fun as all that sounds, Ivy still worries over leaving Kite Man at the altar… Luckily, Harley’s got the perfect scheme to shake her out of her wedding-day blues!

This incredible volume is packed to the brim containing #1-6!

Redneck The Collection

The Bowmans are vampires who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small town for years, living off cow’s blood. Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate, fear, and bad blood bubble to the surface–making it impossible to separate man from monster! Critically acclaimed writer Donny Cates and artist Lisandro Estherren serve up the tale of a different kind of family just trying to get by, deep in the heart of Texas.

Although the final arc is still being released, this bundle includes 5 volumes including:

  • Vol. 1: Deep In The Heart TP
  • Vol. 2: The Eyes Upon You TP: After leaving Sulphur Springs behind in a bloody hurry, the Bowmans are lying low from the law with a new member of the family in tow. But there are rules to being a vampire…and when the rules are broken, the family will surely suffer….
  • Vol. 3: Longhorns TP: With life at its absolute lowest for the Bowman family, they’re forced to turn to a clan Bartlett had hoped to avoid for the rest of his very long life. Why? Because it’s led by his ex, July…
  • Vol. 4: Lone Star TP: In the wake of their darkest day, it’s time to say goodbye to The Lone Star State as the Bowman family searches for salvation… in the shadows of Mexico.
  • Vol. 5: Tall Tales TP: The Bowmans are vampires who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small town for years, living off cow’s blood. Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate, fear, and bad blood bubble to the surface—making it impossible to separate man from monster!
The Absolute Multiversity

Visionary writer Grant Morrison takes readers on a wild ride across the DC Multiverse as familiar yet strangely different DC heroes battle a menace that spans the entirety of the Multiverse—and beyond!

The biggest adventure in DC’s history returns, now in DC’s Absolute format!

Join visionary writer Grant Morrison, comics’ most talented artists, and a cast of unforgettable heroes from 52 alternative Earths of the DC Multiverse! Prepare to meet the Vampire League of Earth-43, the Justice Riders of Earth-18, Superdemon, Doc Fate, the super-sons of Superman and Batman, the rampaging Retaliators of Earth-8, the Atomic Knights of Justice, Dino-Cop, Sister Miracle, Lady Quark and the latest, greatest Super Hero of Earth-Prime: YOU!

The Multiversity is more than a multipart comic book series. It’s a cosmos spanning, soul-shaking experience that puts YOU on the frontline in the battle for all creation against the demonic destroyers known as the Gentry!  Featuring artwork by Ivan Reis (Justice League), Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman), Jim Lee (Batman), and many others, The Multiversity tells an epic tale that span 52 Earths.

This volume collects The Multiversity #1 and 2, The Multiversity Guidebook #1 and Multiversityissues The Society of Super-Heroes #1, The Just #1, Pax Americana #1, Thunderworld Adventures #1, Mastermen #1, and Ultra Comics #1.

The Walking Dead Paperback Compendium – Bundle Pack

If your only exposure to The Walking Dead is the television series, get ready to enjoy Robert Kirkman’s original vision. These four massive volumes collect all 193 issues of the series and when purchased from the Skybound site, you can get this $200 book set for under $125!

The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled: no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, the survivors are forced to finally start living.

Keep in mind, this is not the same Walking Dead that you might have watched on AMC. Some major differences include the existence of Darryl Dixon, Rick Grimes keeps his hand, the time frame or circumstances of people dying, the Rick and Micchone relationship, and dozens more. Is one version better than the other? It’s purely in the eyes of the viewer/reader. Regardless, the comic by Kirkman and artists Tony Moore and Charles Adlard, is a bit of a masterpiece and is the perfect gift for any horror fan.


Diet Coke 4L Compact Personal Travel Fridge | Warmer/Cooler

This unique portable mini fridge features the iconic Diet Coke design. With eye-catching artwork, a vibrant grey finish, and a traditional chrome handle, this piece is a must-have for fans and collectors. Efficient, reliable thermoelectric cooling and warming technology makes this 4L (4.2 qt) mini fridge/warmer the perfect desktop accessory for your home, office, or dorm room. It is AC and DC capable and comes with both cords so you can plug it into any standard household outlet or use it in your car, boat or RV.

This unique mini fridge features the iconic Diet Coke logo in eye-catching red against a sleek grey background and a self-locking door handle. Personal cooler with removable shelf and inset carry handle holds 6 standard soft drink cans and fits easily on a desk or shelf; Dimensions 10 in x 9.45 in x 6.9 in.

Compact portable mini fridge/warmer runs on DC and AC power and comes with both cords so you can use it at home or on the go; ideal for home, dorm, office, truck, trailer or RV. 12 Volt DC plug included. 110 Volt AC plug included. Semiconductor heating and colling module provides reliable and efficient cooling with no CFCs. Eco-friendly iceless technology efficiently cools to 32°F (18°C) below surrounding temperature or warms to 135°F (57°C) with no harmful chemicals or wasted energy.

This portable design, eye-catching chrome accents, and classic Coca-Cola graphics make this travel cooler/warmer an ideal fun and functional gift for dads, students, teens, and more.

Geeki Tikis The Flintstones Mug Set | Fred & Barney Tiki Mugs | Holds 28 Ounces

The Flintstones have made their way over to Geeki Tikis and have become the latest addition to a line of tiki mugs designed for superfans! Featured in their Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes attire, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble are ready to hit the after-party at your place! Designed with that iconic Geeki Tikis flair, this set of collectible Geeki Tikis tiki mugs are a must-have for any fan of the Flintstones or collector of amazing tiki glasses! This collection of tiki mugs is made from durable quality ceramic and boasts a large 28-ounce capacity for each mug; Yabba Dabba Doo!

Made from a durable quality ceramic, each mug is designed to deliver stunning details while also being durable enough to quench your thirst round after round! Enjoy the magic of Geeki Tikis mugs and collect the complete set of your favorite series!  Featuring a timeless cartoon with mountains of laughs, The Flintstones are the epitome of middle-class living in prehistoric times. This set of Geeki Tikis collectible tiki glasses feature Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble wearing their Order of the Water Buffalo hats!  This collectible tiki mug set is crafted from durable ceramic and is built to last. At 28 ounces each, this Flintstones set of Geeki Tikis mugs will have you screaming Yabba Dabba Doo with each sip from your tiki glass!

Drive-in Movie Plush Blanket

Cozy up with some of the best drive-in movies ever made! The cheesier, the campier, the scarier the better! From “War of the Worlds” to “A Fiend without a Face.” One is more compelling than the next. Enjoy what is on your big screen with your new horror, sci-fi must-have blanket! Get cozier than ever!

Measures even bigger with a generous 50″ width by 77″ length. Made from ultra-soft, lightweight polyester microfiber. The front of the blanket is printed edge-to-edge with vibrant and fade-resistant colors. The back is lined with fuzzy, warm, white fleece. Machine washable.

Houdini Poster

Throughout his rise from Hungarian immigrant to international star, Harry Houdini confronted our greatest fears-entrapment, pain, death-and emerged victorious. He was the premier showman of the century–and a man haunted by doubts, obsessions, and his own mortality. This 11”x17” digital poster is vividly printed on heavy, matte card stock. 120lb/325gsm  Posters ship flat, in an Acid and Lignin Free clear bag with a rigid backer, in a heavy mailer.

P’gosh Vincent’s Vintage Comic print

Done in the style of a classic Gold Key comic, this tribute to the iconic Vincent Price is a must have for the classic horror lover in your life. The vintage comic book style print is on 13” x 19” Epson ultra-premium heavyweight matte paper, in vibrant 7 color archival Epson inks and signed by the artist.

Star Wars Yoda Tiki Mug

There’s nothing quite as refreshing then enjoying a cocktail while relaxing in the humid blog of Dagobah. And there’s nothing better to drink out of than the Master Yoda Tiki Mug. These ceramic mugs are high-quality, microwave and dishwasher safe. Experience the aloha with every sip! The Mug is approximately 8″ tall and holds up to 12 ounces

E.T. Fisher-Price Little People Collector

Featuring 3 Little People figures styled like characters from the 1982 film, including E.T., Elliott, and Gertie, this adorable figure set comes in a specially designed package that’s perfect for any fan’s display shelf. This display-worthy figure set comes in a specially designed package featuring colors and graphics from the 1982 film, including the iconic moment when E.T. heals Elliott’s wounded finger. Flying bicycles not included.

iLive 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand

Wires are messy, but you don’t have to put up with tangles and a cluttered desk. Now you have the power of fast wireless charging for all your devices. This 3-in-1 Charging station supports iPhone and Android devices that are wireless charging enabled. This stand powers and organizes your devices in an efficient and orderly manner. The smart watch charging stand keeps your watch fully charged and AirPod lightning charging port keeps you powered up for all-day listening.

Featuring wireless inductive charging for mobile devices including a a 3W charging connector for earbuds case, an Apple Watch holder, with a space to add your own Apple Watch charger and includes a fast charge USB-C cable and QC 3.0 USB power adapter.

BendyFigs E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 40th Anniversary

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the classic film, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), The Noble Collection adds to their BendyFigs product line with this authentic, intricate bendable E.T. figure. Standing at approximately 5.5 inches tall, this beloved character is fully bendable and poseable for optimal play and display. Bring E.T home today!

Twinkly LED Starter Kit and Extension Kit

Twinkly Line is a self-adhesive + magnetic, slim, smart LED light strip perfect for bringing color and endless moods to any room in your home. With an all-black finish, bright and colorful LEDs, and the smallest cross-section profile on the market.

With a total length of 5 feet (extensible to 10 feet), Twinkly Line will look great whether hidden behind a cabinet unit or installed in plain sight, bringing new levels of lighting design and creativity in your connected home. Like all Twinkly products, Line can be mapped and every single LED can be controlled individually,allowing you to create and reproduce unique effects, gradients, and color animations? Line becomes your screen.

Easily configurable via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Twinkly Line is controlled using the free Twinkly App, available for iOS and Android. Twinkly?s App enables you to create bespoke light design installations thanks to a wide range of pre-made effects and animations, as well as the ability to create your own effects from scratch using the FX Wizard creation tool.

Twinkly Line can be grouped together with other Twinkly devices to create larger, synchronized light installations.
Gaming Hub to enhance your gaming experience with stunning light effects that react to your gameplay.

Suitable for indoor use only, rated IP20. Twinkly Line Extension and Starter kit can be interconnected directly or via the included connector.

Twinkly Squares Starter Kit

Revolutionary Twinkly Squares smart LED wall panels completely redefine decorative lighting. Whether you want pixel-perfect artwork and GIFs for your home or office space, cool ambience and mood lighting, reactive gaming lights, or a unique night light for kids, Squares is a must-have display screen and lighting decoration. Available in starter and extension kits, each Squares wall panel features 64 premium, app-controlled, addressable LEDs that were designed for extraordinary brightness and color quality in over 16 million colors. Physically combine each master panel with up to 15 extension panels, and use the Twinkly App to sync larger groups of Squares and create huge displays of virtually endless preset and customizable effects, animations, GIFs, and pixel art on your walls and ceilings. For indoor use only.


Cinema’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy of the 70’s Print

I’ve been a fan of artist Dusty Abell for over thirty years since he was drew a Superman Annual in 1981. For the past several years he’s been composing these huge illustrations, usually drawing inspiration from his own childhood loves, and like any upstanding member of Generation X, Dusty’s childhood was heavily influenced by science fiction and fantasy films of the Seventies.

Fortunately, he has this print available and would be the ultimate gift for any movie geek. According to Dusty, “This is one of the most elaborate pieces I’ve ever done. It’s an homage to ALL the memorable and often hugely influential Science Fiction & Fantasy films of my youth growing up in the 1970’s. Almost every aspect of the two genres are represented here, from blockbuster spectacles, animated family fare, cerebral hard science fiction, modestly produced B pictures and everything in between! ALL of which contributed to an amazing decade of genre movie making.”

The poster is produced using a 4 color process on 100 lbs. paper stock with an Aqueous base coat and printed in an over-sized 27″ x 40″ movie poster format suitable for framing.

And, to impress the ladies, all you have to do is identify all 140 characters.

Atlas Obscura Page-A-Day Calendar 2023

For adventurers and travelers who love their destinations to be obscure and off the beaten path, feed your sense of wonder with a yearlong tour of unusual destinations, events, and global phenomena, adapted from the hugely popular website and #1 bestselling book Atlas Obscura. Travel into the earth— and back in time—with a meal at Arizona’s Caverns Grotto restaurant, located 21 stories down in the Grand Canyon Caverns, which formed before the Grand Canyon itself did. In Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, roll your D20 at the memorial stone for Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax. And marvel at the beauty of Mexico’s Hierve el Agua, a rock formation that looks just like a frozen waterfall. Plus Brazil’s Wish Tree, Latvia’s boat graveyard, and Sofia, Bulgaria’s, Museum of Socialist Art, housed in a fittingly utilitarian building. Totally curious—and totally fascinating. Printed on responsibly sourced paper and 100% recyclable.

The New York Times 2023 Mini Crossword Page-A-Day Calendar

Introduced to Times readers in 2014, The New York Times Mini Crossword has built up a following all its own. Now returning after a strong debut, this calendar—a bite-size nugget of the much-loved New York Times Crossword puzzle—features hundreds of small but crafty challenges sure to tease the brain. Each puzzle can be solved in a couple of minutes and features a wide range of fun themes. Perfect for crossword newbies and experienced puzzlers alike. Solutions on the reverse of each page. Printed on responsibly sourced paper and 100% recyclable.


Invincible The Animated Series Action Figures

The long-running comic series from Skybound is now an animated series, with all-new action figures! Invincible (aka Seventeen-year-old Mark Grayson) is just like every guy his age, except that his father is Omni-Man, the most powerful superhero on the planet. As Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.

  • Invincible:   Invincible comes with 16 points of articulation and interchangeable heads and hand including a Reanimen head for Invincible, and a baseball glove! Each comes packaged in a full-color window box with hangtag.
  • Omni-Man: Omni-Man (Nolan Grayson) is the father of Invincible and a member of the Viltrumite race, a humanoid species of extraterrestrial origin who possess immense powers, working as a superhero on Earth. But in an unexpected twist we learn that Omni-Man’s mission is to destroy Earth. Omni-Man a with 16 points of articulation and interchangeable heads and hands, as well as various accessories: a concrete block, a Flaxan hearTK ANIW mes with 16 points of articulation and interchangeable heads and hand including a Reanimen
  • Atom Eve: Based on the hit Amazon Prime animated series, comes super-powered heroine Samantha Eve Wilkins aka Atom Eve. The former Teen Team member has the power to manipulate matter on a subatomic scale. Among her powers, she can transmute substances, create force weapons, fly, and more. Sculpted in a 7-inch scale, this action figure features over 16 points of articulation, and comes packaged with additional parts and accessories in a full-color window box.
  • Robot: Based on the character created by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker. Rudolph “Rudy” Conners, genius teen scientist, is also cybernetic superhero Robot. He’s an expert in robotics as seen through him making a robotic suit for himself in combat with flight, super strength, speed and durability. Sculpted in a 7-inch scale, each action figure features over 16 points of articulation, an comes packaged with additional parts and accessories in a full-color window box.
Jazwares Micro Galaxy Squadron Millennium Falcon

Everyone’s favorite Corellian light freighter, the Falcon is the ship that made the Kessel Run in less twelve parsecs. It was also a vital participant in some of the greatest victories of the Rebel Alliance and New Republic.

Measuring over 22 cm in length, the Falcon is loaded with features: opening cockpit, rotating cannons, retractable landing gear, light up thrusters, motion activated sounds, and more. Also included are articulated 1-inch Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, and Obi-Wan Kenobi micro figures. Any opportunity to display the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.

Queen Funko POP Rocks Vinyl Figure | King Freddie Mercury

Born in Zanzibar and raised in England, Frederick Busara adopted the stage name Freddie Mercury and joined Roger Taylor, Brian May, and John Deacon in the band Queen. Regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock music and blessed with a four-octave vocal range, Mercury achieved worldwide fame. Wearing his iconic crown and cape, this Pop! celebrates the Great Pretender, himself.

Jada Toys DC Comics 1966 Classic TV Series Batmobile

Atomic batteries to power. Turbines to speed. Holy Collectible!

This 1:24 die cast reproduction of the George Barris designed Batmobile is a reminder that this might be the coolest car in the history of pop culture. Made from plastic and die cast metal with rubber tires, the Batmobile comes with a Robin figure sitting in the passenger seat and a 2.75″ Batman figure wearing the iconic crime-fighting union suit of Adam West. A must have for any Bat-collector!

Jada Toys DC Comics 1:24 The Batman Batmobile

With Matt Reeves’ latest interpretation of the Dark Knight in 2022’s The Batman, one of the coolest elements of the reimagining is the new Batmobile, a matte black Dodge Charger with enough muscle power to wage war on Gotham’s criminal underworld. This Jada Toys 1:24 scale 8″ die cast vehicle features front blades that lift, doors that open and smooth rolling rubber tires. Also included is a 2.75″ Batman figure based on the Robert Pattinson costume.

Batman: The Animated Series – Batman 1/6 Scale Figure – Redux by Mondo

Way back in 1992 fans from multiple generations were treated to the definitive interpretation of the Dark Knight on Batman: The Animated Series. The inimitable voice of the character was created by classically trained actor Kevin Conroy, who made the character come to life. With Conroy’s recent passing, what better way to pay tribute to this icon with this new version of this sold out previously sold-out figure comes with Glow-in-the-Dark eyes, a new B:TAS-accurate paint application, and revised sculpt giving the figure more height.

Standing twelve inches tall, the figure includes dozens of accessories and features over 30 points of articulation, this figure would be the showcase of any Batman collection.

Hasbro Marvel Legends Series 60th Anniversary Japanese Spider-Man 6 Inch Action Figure

Supaidāman, as he’s known in Japan, comes to the Marvel Legends for the very first time. After gaining spider powers from the spaceship Marveller, Takuya Yamashiro takes on the identity of Spider-Man to fight Professor Monster and the Iron Cross Army.

This 6-inch Marvel Legends Japanese Spider-Man figure features deco and detailing inspired by the classic Japanese TOEI television series, right down to the Spider Bracelet!

Hasbro Marvel Legends Series Disney Plus Marvel’s Hawkeye 6 Inch Clint Barton and Kate Bishop Action Figure

Inspired by the character’s appearance in Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye on Disney Plus starring Jeremy Renner reprising his role as Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye. In the series Hawkeye’s only shot at taking down a dangerous criminal conspiracy is an unlikely new partner: Kate Bishop. Presented in 6-inch-scale, the figures feature the Avenger with alternate hands, a bow, and his quiver. Also included is a part of a Build-A-Figure part.

Hulk Premier Collection Statue


From Diamond Select comes this limited edition massive 17″ resin statue of the jade Goliath as he comes smashing down on an enemy. After being bombarded with  gamma radiation, scientist Robert Bruce Banner transforms into the Huk whenever he becomes angry or outraged. Trust me, you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.  Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira, wearing his torn trademark purple pants and leaping down from a pile of rubble. A force of nature. An Avenger. A Defender. A hero.

ED-209 VS RoboCop Battle Damage Exclusive

Serve the public trust, protect the innocent, uphold the law. – RoboCop’s Prime Directives

It is the city of Old Detroit. The time: tomorrow!

Recreate the classic battle between Robocop and the menacing ED-209 with this limited edition 2-Pack from Hiya Toys! ED-209 features an exploded cannon on one arm, and scars from its top-floor battle with Robocop, who also features cracked and damaged armor. The film-accurate 1/18 scale figure of Robocop stands 4.1″ tall while ED-209 towers over him at 5 1/2″ tall and even features a sound chip with movie-accurate sound effects and dialogue!


The Sinbad Trilogy (Limited Edition)

These all-time classic adventures, each featuring pioneering special effects by filmmaking legend Ray Harryhausen, are presented here in stunning restorations on Blu-ray. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras, including exclusive interviews with actors Caroline Munro, Jane Seymour and Tom Baker, and rare recordings of Harryhausen and producer Charles H Schneer in conversation.

Includes: The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad and Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad: Sailing to Baghdad after a narrow escape from the monster island of Colossa, the wedding plans of legendary hero Sinbad (Kerwin Mathews) and Princess Parisa (Kathryn Grant) are spoiled by the scheming sorcerer Sokurah (Torin Thatcher). In return for his previous help with the cyclops on Colossa, Sokurah demands that Sinbad retrieve a lamp he lost on the island. When Sinbad refuses, the conjurer shrinks Parisa, forcing the sailor and his crew back to the high seas in order to save her.

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad: Sinbad’s adventure pits him against a master magician who’s trying to reach the Fountain of Destiny on the lost land of Lemuria in a bid to be crowned the new leader of Marabia. Sinbad and his crew must battle an array of monsters before finally coming face to face with his foe.

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger: Legendary adventurer Sinbad (Patrick Wayne) stops in a port town to visit his friend Prince Kassim (Damien Thomas), only to find the city walls locked and no one there to greet him except an evil witch, Zenobia (Margaret Whiting), and her monstrous henchmen. Kassim’s sister, Princess Farah (Jane Seymour), finds Sinbad and informs him her brother has been transformed into an ape, so now it’s up to Sinbad to find the magic shrine that may be the only hope for restoring Kassim to his human form.

Extras include interviews, commentary, documentaries, featurettes and more.

The Woman King

Inspired by true events, this is the remarkable, action-packed story about the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Follow the epic and intense journey of General Nanisca (Oscar winner Viola Davis), as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life.

Extras include featurettes, commentary and audition footage.


Part survival epic, part psychological horror and part coming-of-age drama, this is the story of a team of wildly talented high school girls’ soccer players who survive a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness. The series chronicles their descent from a complicated but thriving team to savage clans, while also tracking the lives they’ve attempted to piece back together 25 years later. What began in the wilderness is far from over. Starring Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, with Christina Ricci and Juliette Lewis. Includes featurettes.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Baffler Meal Complete Collection

A trio of fast-food items works to solve mysteries in an edgy adult cartoon. The brains of the group is Frylock, a floating box of fries, but Master Shake does a lot of the talking, most of it aimed at making life miserable for Meatwad, a sweet-natured ball of meat. Recurring characters include neighbor Carl, supercilious Mooninites (lunar creatures) Ignigknot and Err, and mad scientists Dr. Weird and Steve.

Now, the entire Aqua Teen Extended Universe is here in one collection of outdated technology. This 20 disc set contains the complete Aqua Teen Hunger Force series as well as 1972’s Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1, the gritty police police procedural the show is based on. It also includes the fan-favorite fantasy spin-off Aqua Something You Know Whatever, the unlicensed Czechoslovakian adaptation Aqua TV Show Show, the short-lived Saturday morning sequel series Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever, and the feature film Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters.

Extras include deleted Scenes, Audio Commentaries, Music Videos, Cast / Creator Interviews, Promo Spots, Featurettes, Behind-the-Scenes / Making Of Specials, and More!

Kin: Season 1

Having done his time in prison, Michael Kinsella (Charlie Cox) just wanted legitimate work… to the disappointment of his low-end Dublin gangster father Frank (Aidan Gillen), who wanted him back in the family operations. He soon may have no choice, as ambitious kid brothers Eric (Sam Keeley) and Jimmy (Emmett J. Scanlan) might upend Frank’s brokered peace with big fish Eamon Cunningham (Ciarán Hinds). Intense crime drama from RTÉ also stars Claire Dunne, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Ed Sullivan’s Rock & Roll Classics

From the late ‘50s through the early ’70s — families across America gathered around their television every Sunday night to watch The Ed Sullivan Show. And while the country and its music underwent an enormous evolution over the course of those years, the show not only kept up with the times, but it informed them — evidenced by the wide variety of acts fortunate enough to perform live on the stage of Studio 50. From slick-haired snarlers to soulful singing groups to rebellious rockers from across the Atlantic, Ed Sullivan’s musical guests were a who’s who of the era’s popular culture. And today, they’re regarded as some of the greatest artists of all time. The long and winding road of music history is full of forks, but from the 1950s through the early ’70s, one stop was essential: The Ed Sullivan Show.

From rock ‘n’ roll legends to shimmering soul superstars, The British Invasion to Folk Rock, psychedelic pop, and so much more, Ed Sullivan showcased them all on his Sunday Night variety show, week after unforgettable week. This set brings the very best of these performances together in one memorable 10-disc set, featuring 128 live, uncut performances from the greatest performers and musical icons of the 20th century including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis, The Supremes and so many more.

Sullivan filled his weekly showcase with something for everyone, and he was so successful at it that he became America’s most respected and powerful cultural arbiter. Probably best remembered for introducing America to Elvis Presley across three appearances in the mid-1950s, and the Beatles’ earth-shattering appearances less than a decade later, Sullivan had an uncanny ability to spot top-notch talent and feature them on his show. The performances on this set include chart-toppers and all-time classics such as (in alphabetical order):

  • Bee Gees: “Words”
  • Buddy Holly: “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day”
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival: “Proud Mary,” “Down on the Corner”
  • Dusty Springfield: “Son of a Preacher Man”
  • Elvis Presley: “Hound Dog,” “Love Me Tender,” “Too Much,” “Ready Teddy,” “Don’t Be Cruel”
  • Gladys Knight & the Pips: “If I Were Your Woman”
  • Herman’s Hermits: “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter”
  • Janis Joplin: “Maybe,” “Raise Your Hand”
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On,” “What I’d Say”
  • Neil Diamond: “Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)”
  • Sly & the Family Stone: “Dance to the Music”
  • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: “I Second That Emotion,” “Doggone Right”
  • Stevie Wonder: “Fingertips – Pt. 2,” “For Once in My Life,” “You Met Your Match”
  • The Animals: “Don’t Bring Me Down,” “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” “The House of the Rising Sun”
  • The Band: “Up on Cripple Creek”
  • The Beach Boys: “I Get Around,” “Good Vibrations”
  • The Beatles: “Help!,” “She Loves You,” “Twist and Shout,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
  • The Byrds: “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season),” “Mr. Tambourine Man”
  • The Ike & Tina Turner Review: “Proud Mary,” “Bold Soul Sister”
  • The Jackson 5: “I Want You Back,” “The Love You Save”
  • The Mamas & The Papas: “Monday, Monday,” “California Dreamin’,” “Dedicated to the One I Love”
  • The Rolling Stones: “Paint it, Black,” “Ruby Tuesday,” “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Time is on My Side”
  • The Supremes: “My World is Empty Without You,” “The Happening,” “Someday We’ll be Together,” “Love is Like an Itching in My Heart,” “You Can’t Hurry Love”
  • The Young Rascals: “Groovin’,” “Good Lovin’”
  • Tom Jones: “It’s Not Unusual,” “Delilah”
  • And many more!

Aside from these legendary performances, Ed Sullivan’s Rock & Roll Classics also features never-before-released full interviews from The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll documentary series, including David Crosby, Felix Cavaliere, Gladys Knight, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Michelle Phillips, Peter Noone, Roger McGuinn and more, a collectible, full-color 36-page booklet, packed with archival photos and fascinating facts, along with The All-Star Comedy Special, a free bonus DVD which includes performances by the top comedians on The Ed Sullivan Show including Alan King, Flip Wilson, George Carlin, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, Rich Little, Richard Pryor, Rodney Dangerfield and many more.

Ed Sullivan’s Rock & Roll Classics is like taking a ride in an unforgettable time machine, zapping you back to the past for front row seats to live performances from a mind-blowing collection of musical legends in a singular set as only Time Life can assemble!

Mad God Blu-ray + DVD Steelbook

Directed by Phil Tippett (Star Wars, Jurassic Park), the world’s pre-eminent stop motion animator, every set, creature, and effigy in this macabre masterpiece is hand-crafted and painstakingly animated using traditional stop-motion spent thirty years in production to bring this story to life. Follow The Assassin through a forbidding world of tortured souls, decrepit bunkers, and wretched monstrosities forged from the most primordial horrors of the subconscious mind. Extras include commentaries, interview, featurettes, and image galleries.

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial 4K Blu-ray: 40th Anniversary Edition

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

As John Scalzi and others have noted, E.T. in both story and spirit is a remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. Of my guidebooks, Scalzi’s gives the most substantive and most supportive comments. It’s “an absolutely wonderful film, he says. Thematically, it deals with relationships between family members and friends, but also with the gaps between adults and children. Most importantly, E.T. was the first science fiction film to be unabashedly emotional. “Science fiction films specialize in awe,” Scalzi writes, “but no other popular science fiction film so powerfully expressed common, familial emotions like this one did: love, companionship, the desire to protect those you care for, and the heartbreak of letting go of someone who is part of you.” Good comments, my friend. James Berardinelli gives three stars out of four and feels the film is overwrought (I agree it occasionally feels this way in the final third). But John Stanley notes that “comedy touches keep E.T. from becoming too sentimental… and although the cutie at times seems clumsy and too cute, the cuteness wins you over.”

E.T.’s cuteness would seem to indicate he should be treated like a little companion, perhaps like a pet. Yet Spielberg later commented that the film’s main theme was fatherhood, and that E.T. was a surrogate father for these children who had lost their own: “Someone who knows what they’re thinking and feeling, who can heal them when they’ve been hurt and make them laugh. E.T. is the father that we all wish we’d had or would like to be” (quoted in Guttmacher, page 52). Well, I saw the film at what would seem to be the perfect age (I was 14), and fatherhood was the last thing I thought of. I simply wanted that kind, wide-eyed alien to be my friend. Elliott too treats E.T. as a friend, even as a younger brother. “We could grow up together,” he says.
I love E.T. now, but I didn’t love it at the time.

The film also stars Robert MacNaughton, Dee Wallace, and Peter Coyote. Universally acknowledged as one of the greatest family films of all time, this 40th anniversary edition is packed with supplementary material including a retrospective of the film, TCM Classic Film Festival: An Evening with Steven Spielberg, feaurettes, deleted scenes, galleries, and marketing material.

Real Genius 4K

When science whiz Mitch Taylor (Gabe Jarret) arrives at Pacific Tech as a freshman, he’s paired up with genius senior Chris Knight (Val Kilmer) to work on a laser project. Mitch initially doesn’t care for Knight’s slacker attitude, but is eventually won over, and their friendship allows them to make new progress on the laser project. It’s only when the boys learn that the government intends to use the laser as a weapon that they start to question what they’ve actually been working for. Extras include deleted scene, commentary and alternate TV cut of the film.

To Kill a Mockingbird: 60th Anniversary Edition 4K Blu-ray

Scout Finch (Mary Badham), 6,and her older brother, Jem (Phillip Alford), live in sleepy Maycomb, Ala. spending much of their time with their friend Dill (John Megna) and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall). When Atticus (Gregory Peck), their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping. Extras include a new retrospective, featuretes and commentary.

In Bruges 4K UHD

From the visionary mind of Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (Seven Psychopaths, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) comes this wildly entertaining mix of dark comedy and crime thriller. Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson give career-best performances as Irish hitmen Ray and Ken, who have been ordered to cool their heels in the storybook city of Bruges (it’s in Belgium) after finishing a big job. But since hitmen make the worst tourists, they soon find themselves in a life-and-death struggle of comic proportions against one very angry crime boss (a foul-mouthed Ralph Fiennes). Get ready for the outrageous and unpredictable fun you will have In Bruges—a trip chock-full of demented dialogue, spectacular shoot-outs and an explosive ending you won’t want to miss! The wonderful cast includes Clémence Poésy, Thekla Reuten, Ciarán Hinds and Zeljko Ivanek.  Extras include featurettes, gag reel, deleted and extended scenes, traiers,and vintage marketing ephemera.

Dressed to Kill 4K UHD

A disturbed woman, adrift in steamy sexual fantasies. A New York psychiatrist who seems to have taken on one patient too many. A beautiful call girl caught between the cops and a vicious razor-wielding killer…and the killer herself: a tall, blonde, elusive psycho named Bobbi. Dressed to Kill contains all the heart-stopping elements of a classic suspense thriller. But writer-director Brian De Palma turns up the heat and takes them one step further to create a masterpiece. Screen legend Michael Caine stars as a fashionable Manhattan therapist faced with a murderous puzzle: the sudden, hideous slaying of one of his patients—with a straight razor stolen from his office. Desperate to find the slasher before anyone else is hurt, the doctor soon finds himself lost in a provocative and deadly maze of obsession, deviance and deceit. Stunningly scored by Pino Donaggio with terrific turns by Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Dennis Franz and Keith Gordon, Dressed to Kill is a psychosexual tour de force from the modern master of the macabre. Extras include commentary, interviews, documentary, featurettes, archival audio interviews, radio spots and trailer.

The Tarzan Vault Collection

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ hero has thrilled movie audiences since the days of the silent screen. Tarzan of the Apes (1918), with the brawny Elmo Lincoln in the title role, introduced the character to movie audiences and told the traditional tale of how the orphaned heir to the Greystoke fortune became lord of the jungle. Lincoln was so impressive that he returned in Adventures of Tarzan (1921). By 1935, the public was still fascinated by the nobleman who had been raised by apes, now played by Herman Brix (AKA Bruce Bennet) in The New Adventures of Tarzan.


  • Tarzan of the Apes (1918): Reared by a childless ape, the orphaned heir of the Greystokes becomes one of the apes. Then Dr Porter organises a rescue expedition, and his beautiful daughter Jane catches his attention. Has Tarzan of the Apes found the perfect mate?
  • Adventures of Tarzan (1921): When Jane is abducted by Arab slave traders, Tarzan comes to her rescue, only to see her kidnapped again by Queen La of Opar. To save Jane, Tarzan must battle both the queen’s minions and William Clayton, who seeks Tarzan’s family title.
  • The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935):Tarzan goes to Guatemala to find his lost friend, D’Arnot. On the way he helps Major Matling search Mayan ruins for hidden jewels and an idol containing the formula for a powerful explosive.

Extras include full-color booklet insert includes three original essays by authors Don Stradley and Jennifer Churchill; original featurette, Drawn to the Jungle: The Early History of Tarzan in Comics, by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures; full-length commentary track for The Adventures of Tarzan and The New Adventures of Tarzan II by award-winning journalist/historian, Ed Hulse; original feature production, Swinging into Action: The Early Adventures of Tarzan on Film by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures; and Law of the Jungle: The Cinematic Adventures of Herman Brix, a preserved interview with the film star, aka Bruce Bennett.

Belle 4K

From the celebrated Academy Award-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, creators of Mirai, Wolf Children, and Summer Wars, comes a fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media.

Suzu is a shy high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an epic and emotional quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone.

Extras include Making Of, interviews, featurettes, trailers, and gallery.

Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam

When Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam premiered on HBO in the winter of 1992, the nation’s cool kids took notice. The “for mature audiences only” show aired Fridays at midnight, leading legions of college students and young adults to exit the clubs and finds TVs — or not go out at all — so they could catch a half-hour glimpse of the would-be stars who made them laugh, and the hip-hop stars and superstar athletes who were in the studio audience. Def Comedy Jam would go on to become one of HBO’s earliest mega-hits, and by the late ’90s it was the #1 comedy show to ever air on pay TV and cable. In fact, no other modern-day comedy tour or series can boast a run so successful that dozens of its denizens were skyrocketed from regional obscurity to international superstardom, including Martin Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Tiffany Haddish, Tracy Morgan, Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac, and Kevin Hart.

Now, Time Life brings this smash series to comedy lovers everywhere with Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam Collection, a 12-disc DVD set featuring the very best episodes from the biggest, groundbreaking, star-making comedy show of all time! Included in the jam-packed set are 36 episodes across all nine history-making seasons — over 23 hours of non-stop laughs from comedy giants such as Bill Bellamy, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Earthquake, Mike Epps, Adele Givens, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Queen Latifah, Martin Lawrence, Bernie Mac, Tracy Morgan, Chris Tucker, Sheryl Underwood, Damon Wayans, Jr., and so many more! Aside from far too many celebrity cameos to mention, the set also includes a bonus episode of “2 Raw 4 TV,” which speaks for itself.

So, this holiday season, liven up your celebrations with Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam Collection — it’s not clean, it’s not correct, and it’s still dangerously funny!


  • Bonus Episode “2 Raw 4 TV”
  • Bonus DVD: Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer Present: All Star Comedy Jam — a comedy showcase hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and including stand-up performances by Kevin Hart, Tommy Davidson, Aries Spears, and DeRay Davis!
  • 24-Page Def Comedy Jam Collector’s Booklet — Featuring archival photos, jokes, and the story behind HBO’s groundbreaking series.
Amazing Grace: Country Stars Sing Songs of Faith and Hope

There’s always been a strong connection between country and gospel music and never has that bond been more celebrated than on Amazing Grace: Country Stars Sing Songs of Faith and Hope. This comprehensive 10-disc collection spotlights some of the best-loved artists in country music sharing powerful songs of faith that have reverberated inside church walls and concert halls for decades.

For many of country music’s top artists, most of whom were raised in the rural South, the church was an integral part of life, where they learned to use the power of their voice to touch people with a song. It was 1965 when Loretta Lynn released her solo album, Hymns, which became the first of many gospel projects recorded by the country music icon. Throughout his career, Johnny Cash’s faith was dominant in his music, and the Man in Black recorded several well-received gospel albums, which earned him a spot in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. And it’s that tradition of sharing one’s faith in music that has continued today, as many contemporary country music stars have released gospel albums. In 2006, Alan Jackson gave fans Precious Memories, an award-winning collection that became one of the best-selling albums of the Georgia native’s distinguished career. Josh Turner’s 2018 album, I Serve a Savior, was a natural expression for the young singer-songwriter who has always been vocal about his faith. Alabama is also among the country music icons who have recorded their favorite gospel songs on albums that have become landmark moments in their careers. Faith has also been woven throughout the music of superstars such as Reba McEntire, Martina McBride and Vince Gill, whose classic “Go Rest High on That Mountain” remains one of the Country Music Hall of Famer’s most beloved hits. And it’s projects like these that continue to demonstrate that country and gospel music are kindred spirits, and it’s that life-affirming spirit that inhabits every moment of Amazing Grace: Country Stars Sing Songs of Faith and Hope.

Now for the very first time, home audiences can enjoy live performances by the greatest country artists performing songs of faith and hope, all in one stunning, star-studded collection from Time Life. Highlighted by live performances from Alabama, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, The Statler Brothers, Randy Travis, Josh Turner and dozens more, they’ve all gone back to their roots to revive such timeless hymns as “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “In the Garden.” The collectible set also includes more than a dozen exclusive interviews and a full-color 36-page collector’s book loaded with archival photos. Plus, two bonus DVDs of Opry Gospel Classics, featuring live, historic performances on the iconic Opry stage from classic country stars including Johnny Cash, The Hee Haw Gospel Quartet, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Porter Wagoner, and more, all curated from the archives of The Grand Ole Opry.

Among the 153 incredible live performances that can be found on Amazing Grace are:

  • Alabama – “Let’s All Go Down to the River,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “Church in the Wildwood,” “The Old Rugged Cross”
  • Alan Jackson – “In the Garden,” “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,” “When We All Get to Heaven”
  • Dolly Parton – “Coat of Many Colors,” “My Tennessee Mountain Home”
  • George Jones – “Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” “Amazing Grace”
  • Josh Turner – “I Saw the Light,” “Long Black Train,” “Doxology,” “Amazing Grace”
  • Marty Stuart – “The Old Gospel Ship,” “This Little Light of Mine”
  • Randy Travis – “Three Wooden Crosses,” “Turn Your Radio On,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”
  • Reba McEntire – “How Great Thou Art,” “Because He Lives”
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford – “Peace in the Valley,” “Take My Hand Precious Lord,” “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”
  • The Gatlin Brothers – “Somebody Loves Me,” “Heartbreak Ridge and New Hope Road,” “What a Savior”
  • The Oak Ridge Boys – “There is Power in the Blood,” “Lead Me to That Rock,” “Where the Soul Never Dies”
  • The Statler Brothers – “Noah Found Grace in the Eyes of the Lord,” “This Old House,” “The Other Side of the Cross”
  • Vince Gill – “Go Rest High on That Mountain,” “Tell Me One More Time About Jesus”

A powerful intersection between faith and art, Amazing Grace: Country Stars Sing Songs of Faith and Hope delivers a joyful and uplifting experience that’s perfectly timed to the holiday season!


  • 36-page Collector’s Booklet — Filled with full-color photos, artist quotes, and liner notes
  • 2 Bonus DVDs of Opry Gospel Classics — Rarely seen historic performances from the archives of the Grand Ole Opry by Johnny Cash, The Hee Haw Gospel Quartet, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Porter Wagoner, and many more
  • Interviews with More Than a Dozen Top Country Stars – Including Vince Gill, George Jones, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Statler Brothers, Marty Stuart, Josh Turner, and more
  • Bonus Performances — Including Alabama’s Randy Owen singing “Amazing Grace” with his mother and Marty Stuart singing “Keep on The Sunny Side” with the Carter family
Frasier: The Complete Series

Eleven Seasons. 264 Episodes. Winner of 37 Primetime Emmy Awards. Comedy series set in Seattle, WA, which chronicles the lives of an eloquently pompous radio show host Dr. Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer), his brazen radio producer Roz (Peri Gilpin), his competitive, high-brow brother Niles (David Hyde Pierce), their crotchety father Martin (John Mahoney) and his quirky live-in nurse Daphne (Jane Leeves). Other regulars included Dan Butler, Tom McGowan, Edward Hibbert, Patrick Kerr, Millicent Martin, and Saul Rubinek.

The show, also had guest appearances of other Cheers characters as portrayed by Bebe Neuwirth, George Wendt, Ted Danson, Woody Harrelson, Shelley Long, Rhea Perlman, and John Ratzenberger.

Another strength of the series is that it often played out like a stage play, with the beats firmly established. Also on hand were hundreds of other notable guest stars (with a large number of them only appearing in voice over as radio-call in characters. Among those hundreds of names are Robert Loggia, Adam Arkin, Michael Keaton, Zooey Deschanel, Patrick Stewart, Christopher Reeve, Bruno Kirby, Mary Tyler Moore, James Earl Jones. Felicity Huffman, Anthony LaPaglia, Jean Smart, Marsha Mason, Laura Linney, Mercedes Ruehl, Amy Brenneman, Patricia Clarkson , Virginia Madsen, Conrad Janis, JoBeth Williams, Marlo Thomas, Patti LuPone, Rene Auberjonois, Jane Kaczmarek, Julia Sweeney, Rita Wilson, Piper Laurie, Rosie Perez, Allison Janney, Brian Cox, Jennifer Beals, Aaron Eckhart, Estelle Parsons, Griffin Dunne, Joe Mantegna, Mako, John C, McGinley, John Glover, Nathan Lane, Robert Prosky , Donald O’Connor, Zeljko Ivanek, Teri Hatcher, Lisa Edelstein, Christine Baranski, Eva Marie Saint, Woody Harrelson, Eric Stoltz, William H. Macy, Ben Stiler, Jason Biggs, Benjamin Bratt, Ron Howard, Jerry Orbach, James Spader, Rosemary Clooney, Helen Mirren, Keith Carradine, Ray Liotta, Malcolm McDowell, Mel Brooks, Penny Marshall, Bill Paxton, Bernadette Peters, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Larry King, Carl Reiner, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hulce, Sarah Silverman, Andy Garcia, Ed Harris, Teri Garr, Sydney Pollack, Gillian Anderson, Jodie Foster, John Lithgow, Rob Reiner, Lily Tomlin, Brent Spiner, and John Turturro.

With this Bu-ray release, Frasier: The Complete Series is a perfect gift to revisit one of the smartest sitcoms in television history.

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: The Complete Series

What happens when a child outgrows his trusty Imaginary Friend, the pal that stuck with him through all of the highs and lows of growing up? Well, these creations pack up and head for Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends!

Foster’s is a one-of-a-kind Victorian mansion filled with hundreds of unique characters from all over the world, thought up by completely different children for completely different reasons. These creatures all live together in this vast, sprawling home with more rooms than you could ever dream possible! Mac, a clever but somewhat shy 8-year-old boy, discovers Foster’s when his mom tells him he’s too old for his Imaginary Friend Blooregard. Not ready to part with his trouble making best buddy, Mac takes Bloo to Foster’s with the hope of giving him a safe place to live, while still being able to visit every day.

This set arrives on 11 DVDs with 82 episodes and features some of the best voice artists in the industry including Keith Ferguson, Grey Griffin, Candi Milo, Phil LaMarr, Tom Kenny, Sean Marquette, Tom Kane, and Tara Strong.

Killing Eve: Season 4

Put on your bullet-proof vest for this award-winning spy thriller/comedy drama. When psychopathic Russian assassin Villanelle searches for truth in the most unlikely place, ex-MI-16 investigator Eve Polaski takes a break from their love/hate relationship to join forces with MI-16’s Carolyn Martins. Their goal: to hunt and eliminate “The Twelve.” Brace yourself for slaughter, sex, and style, from London and Paris to Havana and Berlin in the final, deadly season, starring Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, and Fiona Shaw.


  • Just Dunk Me: After Eve and Villanelle’s exchange on the bridge, Eve is on a revenge mission; Villanelle finds a brand-new community in an attempt to prove she’s not a monster.
  • Don’t Get Eaten: While Villanelle’s quest for change goes awry, Eve locates Helene, who may be useful in her revenge mission against The Twelve.
  • A Rainbow in Beige Boots: Rejected by Eve, Villanelle seeks help elsewhere. Eve uncovers a name of The Twelve’s top tier whilst Carolyn discovers promising intel of her own.
  • It’s Agony and I’m Ravenous: Eve struggles to identify her lead in The Twelve. Villanelle gets her mojo back – she decides to be good by embracing what she’s good at – killing. Carolyn discovers an old acquaintance in Cuba and decides to go rogue.
  • Don’t Get Attached: Eve delves into the past of her target and unearths some secrets. Villanelle re-embraces killing, deciding to kill those who oppressed her. Carolyn tracks down a top member of The Twelve.
  • Oh Goodie, I’m the Winner: Eve and Villanelle reunite before pursuing their own missions, which leads Villanelle to another assassin in The Twelve. Eve moves closer to achieving her revenge mission. Carolyn faces a ghost from her past.
  • Making Dead Things Look Nice: Eve takes on an even bigger revenge mission against The Twelve and realises she may need Villanelle’s help. Villanelle has a dalliance with the new assassin. Carolyn’s latest string of intel may lead her home.
  • Hello, Losers: Eve and Villanelle focus on making a seismic stab at The Twelve, risking their own lives; Carolyn arrives home as a traitor, she has a finite amount of time to use her intel as leverage to get herself back in the game.
A Discovery of Witches: Season 3

Matthew and Diana return from their trip to 1590 to find tragedy has occurred. They must locate the missing pages from the Book of Life and the Book itself before it’s too late. But their enemies are gearing up against them, and a monster from Matthew’s past has been lying in wait to return for revenge.

Includes The Episodes:

  • Episode 1: Matthew and Diana return from Elizabethan London to find tragedy at Sept-Tours; Agatha challenges Knox in the Congregation; Diana learns she’s carrying twins.
  • Episode 2:  Diana and Matthew are shocked when Jack Blackfriars reappears, but their joy is short-lived; Chris seeks samples from Matthew’s family to research blood rage.
  • Episode 3: In New Orleans, Matthew and Marcus struggle to reconnect with Marcus’ children; in London, Diana and Phoebe find a lead in their hunt for the missing pages.
  • Episode 4: Struggling to pin down T.J. Weston, Diana, Phoebe, and Sarah seek help from other witches; Benjamin has a proposition for Satu; Matthew finally returns home.
  • Episode 5: Benjamin’s plan to bring down the de Clermonts is set into motion; Matthew and Diana return to Sept-Tours with the twins; Gerbert demands to examine the babies.
  • Episode 6: After receiving Benjamin’s message, Matthew leaves Sept-Tours at dawn to track him down; Diana enlists Sarah’s help to finally get the Book of Life.
  • Episode 7: As Benjamin tortures Matthew to near death, Diana makes plans to rescue him; revelations from the Book of Life illuminate the long-hidden secrets of creatures.
Ragdoll: Season One

Disgraced detective DS Rose has just been reinstated to the London police when he and his colleagues, newly promoted DI Baxter and young American ingenue, DC Edmunds are called to a grim discovery in a block of flats.

A ‘Ragdoll’ hangs from the ceiling, made up of six different body parts. When a hit list is released naming six more victims due to die, with DS Rose included as the last target, the team must race against time with a killer creating ever more ingenious methods to murder their victims. With a suspicious Edmunds looking into Rose’s ever increasing erratic behavior, Rose sets out on a secret investigation to find the killer before it’s too late.

Ragdoll stars Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Thalissa Teixeira, Lucy Hale, Michael Smiley, Ali Cook, Sam Troughton, Natasha Little

That Dirty Black Bag: Season One

In a town full of bounty hunters, bandits and bloody vendettas, Arthur McCoy is the incorruptible sheriff who’s trying to overcome his troubled past to bring law and order to this new frontier.

On the other side of things is Red Bill, an infamous solitary bounty hunter known for decapitating his victims and stuffing their heads into a dirty black bag.

When the paths of these two men collide, they both learn that in the wild west, there are no heroes, nobody is invincible, and the predators may become the prey.

That Dirty Black Bag stars Douglas Booth, Dominic Cooper, Niv Sultan, Guido Caprino, Paterson Joseph, Aidan Gillen, and Travis Fimmel.

61st Street: Season One

61st Street follows Moses Johnson, a promising Black high school athlete who is swept up into the infamously corrupt Chicago criminal justice system, and Franklin Roberts, the public defender who takes up his case.

While Roberts has promised his wife he’ll retire, he takes on this case because he recognizes its potential to upend the entire Chicago judicial system, challenging the institutional racism and endemic corruption at its heart.

61st Street stars Courtney B. Vance, Aunjanue Ellis, and Mark O’Brien.

Firebite: Season One

When the Vampire King arrives to the last colonial stronghold in a remote Australian mining town, it’s up to two Aboriginal renegades, Tyson and Shanika, to stop and end the bloody 230-year war for land and power.

Starring Rob Collins, Shantae Barnes-Cowan, Callan Mulvey

Dark Winds: Season One

On a remote outpost of the Navajo Nation near Monument Valley in 1971, Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Tribal Police is besieged by a series of seemingly unrelated crimes.

The closer he digs to the truth, the more he exposes the wounds of his past. He is joined on this journey by his new deputy, Jim Chee, who has his own old scores to settle. Together, the two men battle the forces of evil, each other and their own personal demons on the path to salvation.

Featuring Zahn McClarnon, Kiowa Gordon, Jessica Matten

The Usual Suspects

Winner of two Academy Awards, this masterful neo-noir enraptured audiences with its twisting storyline, tour-de-force performances and jaw-dropping climax. “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist,” says con man Verbal Kint, drawing a comparison to the most enigmatic criminal of all time, Keyser Söze. Kint attempts to convince the feds that the mythic crime lord not only exists, but is also responsible for drawing Kint and his four partners into a multimillion-dollar heist that ended with an explosion in San Pedro Harbor—leaving few survivors. But as Kint draws his interrogators into the incredible story of Söze’s almost supernatural prowess, so too will you be drawn into The Usual Suspects—one of the most gripping and diabolically clever thrillers of the ’90s.

Written by Christopher McQuarrie (Top Gun: Maverick), directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men) and featuring a legendary lineup of actors: Gabriel Byrne, Benicio del Toro, Kevin Spacey, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Pollak, Pete Postlethwaite, Suzy Amis, Giancarlo Esposito, Dan Hedaya, Paul Bartel, Clark Gregg and Peter Greene in an uncredited role as Redfoot the Fence.

Extras include commentaries, featurettes, interviews, making of, deleted scenes, far reel, trailers, and tv spots.

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Screen legends Walter Matthau (Charley Varrick) and Robert Shaw (Force 10 from Navarone) team up with Martin Balsam (After the Fox) and Hector Elizondo (Valdez is Coming) to deliver a sure-fire entertainment that’s gripping and exciting from beginning to end and is guaranteed to give you the ride of your life.

A gang of armed professionals hijack a New York subway train somewhere outside the Pelham station threatening to kill one hostage per minute unless their demands are met. Forced to stall these unknown assailants until a ransom is delivered or a rescue is made, transit chief Lt. Garber (Matthau) must shrewdly outmaneuver one of the craftiest and cruelest villains (Shaw) in a battle of wits that will either end heroically or tragically.

Featuring masterful direction by Joseph Sargent (White Lightning), gorgeous widescreen cinematography by Owen Roizman (The French Connection), a classic rousing score by David Shire (The Conversation) and top-notch editing by Jerry Greenberg (Apocalypse Now) and Robert Q. Lovett (Cotton Comes to Harlem).

Extras include commentary, making of, interviews, trailers, radio and tv spots.

The Classic Christmas Specials Collection

‘Tis the season to enjoy the timeless holiday classics in The Classic Christmas Specials Collection featuring 3 classic stories. Produced by Rankin/Bass, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town feature iconic “Animagic” stop-motion animation and Frosty the Snowman is beautifully animated. Starring the voice talents of Fred Astaire, Jimmy Durante, Mickey Rooney, Burl Ives and many more, these favorites also feature some of the most beloved songs of the season and are sure to entertain audiences of all ages for generations to come! Extras include featurettes, documentary, pencil test, and commentaries.


  • Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: Have a holly jolly Christmas with the most famous reindeer of all in the original holiday special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! After being told he could not play in any Reindeer Games due to his glowing nose, Rudolph sets out on a fantastic journey where he meets Hermey the elf, prospector Yukon Cornelius and a host of Misfit Toys, all while trying to hide from the Abominable Snow Monster. It’s a race against time as his family and Clarice try to find him during a big snowstorm that threatens to cancel Christmas. Based on the timeless story and song, the Rankin/Bass production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer features groundbreaking “”Animagic”” stop-motion animation, narration by Burl Ives and unforgettable songs including “A Holly Jolly Christmas”, “Silver and Gold”, and “We’re a Couple of Misfits.”  It’s pure holiday magic for the entire family!
  • Frosty The Snowman: Discover how everyone’s favorite happy, jolly soul came to life one day in the original holiday special, Frosty the Snowman! After Karen and her friends build a snowman on Christmas Eve, Frosty comes alive with a little help from a discarded magic hat. As temperatures rise, Karen must help Frosty get to the North Pole before he melts. At the same time, they are also being chased by Professor Hinkle who wants his magic hat back. Based on the timeless song, the Rankin/Bass production of Frosty the Snowman features unforgettable character designs by Paul Coker, Jr. and is sung and told by Jimmy Durante. It’s pure holiday magic for the entire family!
  • Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town: Celebrate the season with the story of Kris Kringle in the original holiday special,Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town! After being discovered by a family of elves, baby Claus is raised by the Kringles and grows up to become a toymaker. Wanting to share his toys with the children of Sombertown, Kris must overcome the Winter Warlock and the Burgermeister Meisterburger along with some help from Miss Jessica and Topper. Based on the timeless song, the Rankin/Bass production of Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town features groundbreaking “”Animagic”” stop-motion animation and is sung and told by Fred Astaire. It’s pure holiday magic for the entire family!

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and children (Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki), as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations.

However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property.

Even worse, Clark’s employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.

The film also stars John Randolph, Diane Ladd, E.G. Marshall, Doris Roberts, William Hickey Mae Questel, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Extras include commentary, and trailer.

Universal Classic Monsters: Icons of Horror Collection Vol. 2

From Universal Pictures, home of the monsters since the era of silent movies, comes a second volume of Universal Classic Monsters: Icons of Horror Collection with collectible packaging, showcasing four more of the most iconic monsters in motion picture history: The Mummy, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, The Bride of Frankenstein, Phantom of the Opera, and Creature from the Black Lagoon. Starring Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester and Claude Rains in the roles they made famous, these iconic films set new standards for horror with groundbreaking makeup, cinematography and special effects that have withstood the test of time. Bonus features include commentaries, trailers, featurettes, documentaries, production photographs, and more.


  • The Mummy: A team of British archaeologists led by Sir Joseph Whemple (Arthur Byron) discover the mummified remains of the ancient Egyptian prince Imhotep (Boris Karloff), along with the legendary scroll of Thoth. When one of the archaeologists recites the scroll aloud, Imhotep returns to life, but escapes. Several years later, Imhotep has taken on the guise of a wealthy man, as he searches Egypt for his lost love, who he believes has been reincarnated as the lovely Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann).
  • The Bride of Frankenstein: After recovering from injuries sustained in the mob attack upon himself and his creation, Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) falls under the control of his former mentor, Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger), who insists the now-chastened doctor resume his experiments in creating new life. Meanwhile, the Monster (Boris Karloff) remains on the run from those who wish to destroy him without understanding that his intentions are generally good despite his lack of socialization and self-control.
  • The Creature From The Black Lagoon: Remnants of a mysterious animal have come to light in a remote jungle, and a group of scientists intends to determine if the find is an anomaly or evidence of an undiscovered beast. To accomplish their goal, the scientists (Antonio Moreno, Richard Carlson, Richard Denning, Whit Bissell) must brave the most perilous pieces of land South America has to offer. But the terrain is nothing compared to the danger posed by an otherworldly being that endangers their work and their lives.
  • Phantom of The Opera: Talented Christine (Susanna Foster) is unaware that her singing lessons are being funded by a secret admirer, Enrique (Claude Rains), a mysterious violinist with a disfigured face. Christine’s colleagues become suspicious when mysterious accidents start occurring at the Paris Opera House, as the deaths coincide with her meteoric rise to stardom. Christine’s suitors, Raoul (Edgar Barrier) and Anatole (Nelson Eddy), brave the dark of the opera house to find the true culprit.
Starship Troopers

From director Paul Verhoven and writer Ed Neumeier and based on the novel by Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers is a sharp and hysterical dark comedy with a young, beautiful cast, as they confront massive violence in a nod to wartime propaganda. In the distant future, the Earth is at war with a race of giant alien insects.

Little is known about the Bugs except that they are intent on the eradication of all human life.

But there was a time before the war… A Mobile Infantry travels to distant alien planets to take the war to the Bugs. They are a ruthless enemy with only one mission: Survival of their species no matter what the cost…

This 4K release is visually stunning and is packed with extras including commentary, featurettes, FX comparisons, deleted scenes, screen tests and previews.


Top Gun: Maverick

How did a thirty year sequel to a film that most viewers under the age of twenty have never heard off become one of the cinematic joys of the year?

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”.

Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.

In many ways the film structurally repeats the original (but this one also has a significant homage to Star Wars), but has filled the narrative with honest relationships including friendship, obligation, love, duty, and honor. The cast includes well seasoned actors such as Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Jon Hamm, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, and Val Kilmer alongside new talent such as Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Monica Barbara, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, and Greg Tarzan Davis.

Extras include featurettes and two music videos.


A holiday favorite from director Jon Favreau. Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father.

As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.

The cast includes Zooey Deschanel, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner, Mary Steenburgen, Peter Dinklage, Amy Seders, Faizon Love, and Peter Billingsley.

Extras include commentaries, multiple featurettes, trivia track, karaoke, trailer, and deleted/alternate scenes.

A Christmas Story

A cinematic flop that became a cult sensation from director Bob Clark and based on the book and other semi-fictional writings by Jean Shepherd (who also narrated the film).

It’s the final days before Christmas in early 1940s Cleveland, and 9-year-old Ralphie wants one thing from Santa Clause more than anything else: a Red Ryder Carbine Action Air Rifle. As he trudges through the snow to school, faces the neighborhood bully and visits a malevolent department store Santa Claus, Ralphie connives, conspires and campaigns for the most fabulous Christmas present ever in this heartwarming, hysterical and sweetly nostalgic holiday film.

Starring Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz, Ian Petrella , R.D. Robb, and Zack Ward, A Christmas Story is a perennial rewatch and the stunning new 4K UHD also features commentary, featuettes, Jean Shepherd original radio readings, and trailer.

Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm

Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm features everyone’s favorite rascals, the Aqua Teens: the brainy Frylock, the mouthy Master Shake, the loveable Meatwad, and everyone’s favorite perverted neighbor, Carl, as they split up then get back together to fight everyone’s favorite corporate overlord, Amazin, led by everyone’s favorite tech mogul, Neil (voiced by everyone’s favorite Peter Serafinowicz) and his trusty scientist sidekick, Elmer (Paul Walter Hauser, who is everyone’s favorite).

Cast includes Carey Means, Dana Snyder, Dave Willis, Natasha Rothwell, Robert Smigel and Tim Robinson.

Extras include deleted scenes, commentary, alternate cut, featurette, and music video.

Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Complete Series

Ed, Edd n Eddy tells the story of three best friends, who band together to tackle life’s most daunting challenge – puberty.

Though they have the same first name and live on the same cul-de-sac in the suburbs, the three youths have very different personalities, which contribute to the confusion, contradiction and just plain awkwardness that defines growing up. This Cartoon Network staple ran from 1999 through 2008.

Voice artists include Matt Hill, Samuel Vincent, Tony Sampson, David Paul Grove, Kathleen Barr, Peter Kelamis, Erin Fitzgerald, Janyse Jaud, Keenan Christensen, Jenn Forgie, Tabitha St. Germain.

A must have for fans, ultimately the set has some serious issues including episodes out of order, episodes are duplicated, and the exclusion the series finale “Ed, Edd n Eddy’s Big Picture Show” (the movie) as well as its three holiday specials: “Ed, Edd n Eddy’s Jingle Jingle Jangle” (Christmas), “Ed, Edd n Eddy’s Hanky Panky Hullabaloo” (Valentine’s Day), and “Ed, Edd n Eddy’s Boo Haw Haw” (Halloween).

Not entirely a complete series, it’s a solid enough release with just enough opportunity for disappointment.

Krypto The Superdog: The Complete Series

It’s the success of the film, DC League of Super-Pets, that made this release of the 2005 short lived series an easy decision.

Created by Chris Mitchell, Krypto The Superdog follows the comedic canine adventures of Metropolis’ heroic Superdog from Planet Krypton. After traveling across galaxies as a test pilot pup aboard a malfunctioning rocket ship built by Superman’s father, the Kryptonian canine arrives on Earth a full-grown, fun-loving dog in search of a new best friend and family.

He finds it in the young Kevin Whitney, who soon realizes that Kypto has superpowers. Thanks to a special intergalactic communicator, Kevin’s the only human able to speak with Krypto, who uses his powers of superstrength, heat vision and flying to fight crime in Metropolis.

With the help of Kevin, Ace the Bathound (Batman’s caped canine), Streaky, the neighbor’s cat, and the superpets in the Dog Star Patrol, Krypto responds to the call of duty, embarking on adventures to save those in need.


Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if you’re wanted by the Nazis. Such a man is Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one – especially Victor’s wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke his heart. Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo’s transport out of the country and bitter Rick must decide what counts more – personal happiness or countless lives hanging in the balance.

The winner of three Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, Casablanca was directed by Michael Curtiz (Captain Blood, Mildred Pierce, White Christmas) from a screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Howard Koch. The screenplay is based on “Everybody Comes to Rick’s”, an unproduced stage play by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison. The film was produced by Hal B. Wallis (The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Maltese Falcon, True Grit).

The cast also features Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Dooley Wilson.

Considered to be one of the greatest movies of all time, this 4K UHD represents a restored and remastered print and audio. Extras include commentaries, introduction by Lauren Bacall, Warner Night at The Movies feature, documentaries, deleted scenes, outtakes, cartoon shorts, television and radio versions and trailers.

Whether you’re a fan, or new to the film, this is a must have for any cinegeek, and, “the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Peacemaker: The Complete First Season

From writer/director James Gunn, Peacemaker picks up five months after The Suicide Squad (2021) left off, as Christopher Smith / Peacemaker is forced to join the mysterious A.R.G.U.S. black ops squad “Project Butterfly”. They are on a mission to identify and eliminate parasitic butterfly-like creatures who have taken over human bodies around the world.

Led by Clemson Murn, the “Project Butterfly” squad also includes Task Force X personnel including Agent Emilia Harcourt, John Economos, and new member Leota Adebayo. In addition to fulfilling his mission, Smith must deal with his white supremacist supervillian father, a self-proclaimed crimefighter who seeks his approval, and a petite martial arts specializing bodyguard.

Cast includes Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Chukwudi Iwuji, Jennifer Holland, Steve Agee, Robert Patrick, Annie Chang, Lochlyn Munro,Elizabeth Ludlow,Rizwan Manji Nhut Le, Christopher Heyerdah, with special appearances by Viola Davis, Ezra Miller, and Jason Momoa.

Extras incude featurettes, character introductions, gag reel, and more.

Halo: Season One

The action-packed five-disc collection features all nine episodes and over five hours of behind-the-scenes special features, including 75 minutes of exclusive content that takes viewers beyond the screen, providing a deeper look into the world of Halo.

Halo: Season One takes place in the universe that first came to be in 2001 through the launch of Xbox’s first “Halo” videogame. After years of human civil war and growing political unrest, mankind’s very future is threatened when our outermost colonies intrude upon the sacred worlds of an alien threat known as the Covenant. As this fanatical powerful alliance destroys world after human world, only one soldier slows their advance – a cybernetically enhanced “Spartan” supersoldier, the Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber). As the mystery of the Covenant’s true ambitions are revealed, the Master Chief must find a way to save humanity from the alien threat while also coming to terms with the secrets of his own enigmatic past.

The series stars Schreiber as the Master Chief or Spartan-117; Natascha McElhone as Dr. Halsey, the brilliant, conflicted and inscrutable creator of the Spartan super soldiers; and Jen Taylor as Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history and potentially the key to the survival of the human race. Additional stars include Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy, and Danny Sapani.

Extras include featurettes, roundtable interview, and Declassified interview series.

Winning Time – The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty: The Complete First Season

Based on the book “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s” by Jeff Pearlman, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty: The Complete First Season is a fast-break series that chronicles the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties — a team that defined an era, both on and off the court.

Includes the episodes:

  • The Swan: 1979. Businessman Jerry Buss stakes his fortune on the purchase of the NBA’s lackluster Los Angeles Lakers. Meanwhile, the team’s head coach, Jerry West, bristles at the prospect of drafting college phenom Earvin Johnson – who must decide if he’s ready to live up to the mantle of his nickname: Magic.
  • Is That All There Is?: After giving Coach West carte blanche with the Lakers roster, Buss attempts to charm fellow franchise owner of the Celtics, Red Auerbach. Meanwhile, Earvin’s efforts to impress the women in his life fall flat, and Claire’s mandate to get creative brings conflict with Buss’ daughter, Jeanie.
  • The Good Life: Leaving the Lakers to deal with the fallout of Coach West’s shocking announcement, Buss travels to Las Vegas, and soon becomes entangled with a dangerous foe. Back in LA, Earvin finds himself alone in a new city, while former Laker Pat Riley seeks out a new place within the team.
  • Who The F**K Is Jack Mckinney?: As the Lakers head to Palm Springs for the start of training camp, Buss finds himself in over his head financially, and the team’s new coaches struggle to prove their vision for a groundbreaking method of play. Meanwhile, Jeanie works to bring her father’s flair to the Forum.
  • Pieces Of A Man: As the Lakers prepare for their season opener against the Clippers, an increasingly frustrated Kareem begins to doubt his place on the team – allowing Coach McKinney to stoke his growing rivalry with Earvin. Jeanie courts star talent for newly minted cheer squad, the Laker Girls, including a promising young dancer, Paula Abdul.
  • Memento Mori: Assistant coach Paul Westhead adds to the Lakers’ growing list of problems when he finds himself dealing with a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions. Increasingly courted by corporate sponsors, Earwin consults a newfound financial advisor.
  • Invisible Man: While Buss clashes with West over the coaching staff, Paul calls in a favor from Pat Riley. On the road for the first time, Earvin attempts to reconnect with loved ones in Lansing, before heading to Boston to square off against longtime rival Larry Bird.
  • 8 California Dreaming: As the Lakers continue their successful run, Paul and Pat are forced to reckon with the tenuous nature of their positions. Then, Earvin meets his childhood hero at the NBA All-Star game, where he receives some sage advice. Jessie convinces Jeanie to help shield her father from a devastating truth.
  • Acceptable Loss: As the Lakers prepare to enter the play-offs, Buss struggles with the team’s tenuous coaching situation and his mother’s failing health. Later, Haywood receives an ultimatum from Kareem.
  • Promised Land: Down two men and with the 1980 NBA Championship on the line, the outnumbered Lakers look to an unlikely source for inspiration. In Philly, Earvin faces off against his role-model-turned-rival Dr. J, while in LA, Haywood grapples with his own worst enemy: himself.

Extras include multiple featurettes and deleted scenes.

The ensemble cast includes: John C. Reilly, Quincy Isaiah, Jason Clarke, Adrien Brody, Gaby Hoffmann, Tracy Letts, Jason Segel, Julianne Nicholson, Hadley Robinson, DeVaughn Nixon, Solomon Hughes, Tamera Tomakili, Brett Cullen, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Spencer Garrett, Sarah Ramos, Molly Gordon, Joey Brooks, Delante Desouza, Jimel Atkins, Austin Aaron, Jon Young, with Rob Morgan and Sally Field.

The Offer

Matthew Goode stars as Paramount studio boss Robert Evans (Matthew Goode), who picks producer Albert S. Ruddy (Miles Teller) to turn “The Godfather” novel into a film. With ambitious director Francis Ford Coppola (Dan Fogler) on hand, the production should be simple. But getting the script nailed and casting the right actors presents one problem after another. The situation gets even more complicated when crime boss Joe Colombo (Giovanni Ribisi) opposes the film.

The 10-episode limited series also features Juno Temple as Bettye McCartt, Justin Chambers as Marlin Brando, Anthony Ippolito as Al Pacino, Cynthia Aileen-Strahan as Talia Shire, and Damion Conrad-Davis as James Caan. The show is based on the experiences of Albert S. Ruddy, who also serves as one of the series’ executive producers.

  • A Seat at the Table: After ditching his job at the Rand Corporation for a shot in Hollywood, Al Ruddy wins the job to produce Mario Puzo’s bestselling novel, “The Godfather” for Paramount Pictures. Joe Colombo, a rising crime boss in the New York City Mafia, has a darker fate in mind for the picture.
  • Warning Shots: With Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo penning the script, Al Ruddy and Bettye McCartt confront an ever-growing list of opposition to “The Godfather” including Frank Sinatra, LA Gangster Mickey Cohen, and the Colombo led Italian-American Civil Rights League. Meanwhile, Robert Evans and Gulf & Western’s Barry Lapidus lock horns over the creative direction of Paramount Pictures.
  • Fade In: Pressure mounts for the scripts’ delivery after Ruddy is forced to sit down with Joe Colombo and Evans finds himself navigating hot waters with Gulf & Western’s CEO Charlie Bluhdorn. Meanwhile, Bluhdorn takes an interest in Bettye.
  • The Right Shade of Yellow: With Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in contention for leading roles in “The Godfather,” Ruddy is caught in the line of fire between Evans and Coppola and must pick a side. After gaining Joe Colombo’s support, Ruddy gets an uncomfortable glimpse of his new friend’s loyalty. The rising stakes surrounding “The Godfather” continues to strain Ruddy’s relationship with Francoise.
  • Kiss the Ring: Ruddy and Bettye combat logistical nightmares with principal photography quickly approaching. As the Mob continues to ingrain itself in the making of the film, tensions rise between Colombo and notorious hot head Crazy Joe Gallo.
  • A Stand Up Guy: Ruddy deals with the fallout from the disastrous press conference while Evans creates a plan to save Paramount. Bettye takes action as the first day of filming is compromised due to collisions with Gulf & Western, Paramount, and the Mafia.
  • Mr. Producer: Dissatisfied with the footage, Barry Lapidus orchestrates a potential coup as Ruddy initiates a bold plan to save both Coppola and Pacino’s jobs. Crime boss Carlo Gambino questions Colombo’s leadership as he holds another large Italian-American Civil Rights League rally.
  • Crossing That Line: In the bloody aftermath of the Italian-American Civil Rights League rally, Gallo threatens “The Godfather’s” production budget as Ruddy struggles to protect the funding for Sicily. Evans continues to spiral after the breakup of his marriage with Ali MacGraw, allowing Barry Lapidus to capitalize.
  • It’s Who We Are: As the production contends with the challenges of filming in Sicily, Ruddy leaves early to help get Evans back on track. Post-production disputes with Lapidus threaten Coppola’s vision for the edit and Bettye starts to think about her next move.
  • Brains and Balls: “The Godfather” is released to rave reviews and box office records. Drama unfolds at the 45th Academy Awards. Al Ruddy looks to the future and his next project.
Ray Donovan: The Complete Series

Ray Donovan has seen it all, handled it all, and buried every shady little secret the rich and powerful could throw at him.

As a preeminent fixer to the stars, Ray knows where the bodies are buried from L.A. to New York to Boston and everywhere in between. He’s the kind of hero who gets his hands dirty, but every hero has his weak spot. Ray has the Donovans. If he’s going to outrun his family’s past and save them from themselves, Ray will have to confront the deep-rooted scars that made him what he is today – the guy who will never, ever back down when you need him most.

Starring Liev Schreiber in his five-time Golden Globe – nominated role as Ray Donovan, Jon Voight in his Golden Globe – winning role as Mickey Donovan, and featuring guest appearances from Hank Azaria, Elliott Gould, Alan Alda, James Woods, Ian McShane, and Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon. Experience all 82 unforgettable episodes, the movie, and over two hours of special features of the award-winning drama.​

In Ray Donovan: The Movie, a showdown decades in the making brings the Donovan family legacy full circle. As the events that made Ray who he is today finally come to light, the Donovans find themselves drawn back to Boston to face the past. Each of them struggles to overcome their violent upbringing, but destiny dies hard, and only their fierce love for each other keeps them in the fight.

Whether they stand together or they go down swinging, one thing is certain – Ray doesn’t do loose ends. Ray Donovan: The Movie is co-written by Liev Schreiber and “Ray Donovan” executive producer David Hollander, and stars Liev Schreiber in his five-time Golden Globe – nominated role as Ray Donovan and Jon Voight in his Golden Globe – winning role as Mickey Donovan.

Sweet Tooth: The Complete First Season

The end of our world is the beginning of his. Ten years ago “The Great Crumble” wreaked havoc on the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrids — babies born part human, part animal. Unsure if hybrids are the cause or result of the virus, many humans fear and hunt them. After a decade of living safely in his secluded forest home, a sheltered hybrid deer-boy named Gus unexpectedly befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd.

Together Gus and the Big Man set out on an extraordinary adventure across what’s left of America in search of answers — about Gus’s origins, Jepperd’s past, and the true meaning of home. But their story is full of unexpected allies and enemies, and Gus quickly learns the lush, dangerous world outside the forest is more complex than he ever could have imagined.

Sweet Tooth: The Complete First Season stars Christian Convery as Gus, Nonso Anozie as Tommy Jepperd, Adeel Akhtar as Dr. Aditya Singh, Aliza Vellani as Rani Singh, Stefania LaVie Owen as Bear, Dania Ramirez as Aimee and voice over narration by James Brolin. Based on the DC comic book series by Jeff Lemire, Sweet Tooth is executive produced by Jim Mickle, Robert Downey, Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell, and Linda Moran.


The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Seasons 1 – 8; Ultimate Christmas Collection

The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet started as a radio show in 1944 and transitioned successfully to television in 1952, going on to last 14 seasons! Ozzie, Harriet, David, and Ricky turned their real lives into one of the most cherished TV shows of all time. And now, for the very first time, in association with the Nelson family, the entire series has been digitally restored for its 70th Anniversary with complete episodes from the original film negatives for superior picture quality.

The series was unique as the Nelson family all portrayed themselves in a trend-setting blend of fact-meets-fiction comedy decades before Seinfeld and other semi-reality-based shows. As a matter of fact, the series often was a platform for Ricky Nelson’s burgeoning singing career.

Among the guest stars in the first eight seasons were such recognizable faces as Mary Tyler Moore, Jonathan Harris Sterling Holloway, Jerry Mathers, Alan Hale Jr., John Carradine, Dwayne Hickman, Nancy Culp, Tuesday Weld, Frank Cady, Joe Flynn, Barry Livingston, Donna Douglas, Richard Deacon, Howard McNear, Jackie Coogan, Madge Blake, Janet Waldo, and Hal Smith, in addition to regular guest appearances by Skip Young, Jack Wagner, Lyle Talbot, Frank Cady, and Don DeFore.

The Ultimate Christmas Collection contains 14 episodes 14 full and fun-holiday themed episodes from thoughout the series. plus Rick’s performance of ‘The Christmas Song,” The Ozzie & Harriet Christmas Special reunion from the 1980s and other seasonal treats.

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet was never particularly groundbreaking, but it is charming and the writing is generally solid. A worthwhile addition to the collection of any classic television fan.




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