Criminal Macabre Spirit of the Demon

Criminal Macabre  Spirit of the Demon
Author: Steve Niles
Publsiher: Dark Horse Comics
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2022-08-16
ISBN: 1506729878
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminal Macabre Spirit of the Demon Book Excerpt:

An original Cal McDonald horror story as a fully self-contained, graphic novel hardcover by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night)! Supernatural detective Cal McDonald, is ripped again from his self-imposed retirement to resume his monster-killing career after hunting down a serial-killing priest with a blood-draining knife on a trail leading him directly to the gates of Hell! Criminal Macabre is back and bloodier than ever!

The Sacred the Digital

The Sacred   the Digital
Author: F.G. (Frank) Bosman
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2019-04-18
ISBN: 3038978302
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sacred the Digital Book Excerpt:

Video game studies are a relative young but flourishing academic discipline. But within game studies, however, the perspective of religion and spirituality is rather neglected, both by game scholars and religion scholars. While religion can take different shapes in digital games, ranging from material and referential to reflexive and ritual, it is not necessarily true that game developers depict their in-game religions in a positive, confirming way, but ever so often games approach the topic critically and disavowingly. The religion criticisms found in video games can be categorized as follows: religion as (1) fraud, aimed to manipulate the uneducated, as (2) blind obedience towards an invisible but ultimately non-existing deity/ies, as (3) violence against those who do not share the same set of religious rules, as (4) madness, a deranged alternative for logical reasoning, and as (5) suppression in the hands of the powerful elite to dominate and subdue the masses into submission and obedience. The critical depictions of religion in video games by their developers is the focus of this special issue.

A Thursday Next Digital Collection Novels 1 5

A Thursday Next Digital Collection  Novels 1 5
Author: Jasper Fforde
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2011-03-08
ISBN: 1101525088
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Thursday Next Digital Collection Novels 1 5 Book Excerpt:

A Thursday Next Digital Collection: Novels 1–5 Fall into the world of Thursday Next with the first five novels in the New York Times bestselling series featuring the renowned Special Operative in literary detection who is “part Bridget Jones, part Nancy Drew, and part Dirty Harry” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).

Detective Jen Flowers Digital Collection Books 1 3

Detective Jen Flowers Digital Collection Books 1 3
Author: A. S. French
Publsiher: Neonoir Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-12-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Detective Jen Flowers Digital Collection Books 1 3 Book Excerpt:

The Hashtag Killer DI Jen Flowers thought she’d seen it all after fifteen years on the force, but when a vigilante serial killer hits the city and uses social media to gather supporters, she must fight the public and her doubts to catch a murderer and save her daughter. Suffering from blackouts and abandoned as a child by her father, Ruby Vasquez has been chasing that one scoop to make her an internet star. Living with an alcoholic mother who hates her, Ruby discovers a secret about the vigilante’s first victim, which puts her in the killer and DI Flowers’ sights. Jen and Ruby have to overcome the secrets in their past while battling each other to discover the Hashtag Killer’s identity. Jen will have to choose between keeping her daughter safe or finding a killer, while Ruby will need to decide if becoming famous is more important than doing the right thing. Serial Killer A murderer stalks the streets of London and DI Jen Flowers is the Met’s go-to detective for the crimes. But Flowers is already working on a murder case, and the distractions in her personal life leave her little time for a new investigation. When the serial killer starts sending her letters about the crimes and taunting the police, Jen has to take the case. The stakes increase when the British Home Secretary gets involved. Every murder leads to another letter as the killer plays a game with the police and focuses on Jen. The pressure grows to solve the case, and she turns to alcohol and a new romance as a release. As the killer stalks the city and torments the police, DI Flowers resorts to desperate measures to catch a murderer and keep her family together. Night Killer A teenage girl is murdered outside the London Dungeon, and DI Jen Flowers assumes it’s just another of the city’s daily crimes. But when a series of audio tapes with clues to the girl’s killer is discovered hidden around London, Jen realises there’s more to the crime than another random murder. With the discovery of each new tape, Jen learns about the murdered girl’s life and her journey into London’s hidden underbelly. Jen is soon drawn into the city’s secret world of runaways and underground clubs. Jen struggles to catch the murderer while dealing with issues at home. Her teenage daughter Abbey wants to join a rock band, while a dark shadow from Jen’s past hovers on the horizon. For DI Jen Flowers, finding a killer may prove easier than dealing with her family problems.

There s More to Fear than Fear Itself Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century

There s More to Fear than Fear Itself  Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century
Author: Izabela Dixon,Selina E.M. Doran,Bethan Michael
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-01-04
ISBN: 1848884044
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There s More to Fear than Fear Itself Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

Comic Book Creator 20

Comic Book Creator  20
Author: Jon B. Cooke
Publsiher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2019-08-14
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comic Book Creator 20 Book Excerpt:

“Not Your Average Joes” is the theme of CBC #20, headlined by an exhaustive interview with JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his signature creation Cry for Dawn, discussing his many years as a comics professional, and current work on Vampirella. (We also talk with Joe’s significant other, KRISTINA DEAK-LINSNER, about the distinction of being Vampi’s first female artist!) Then CBC spends Sunday Brunch with the great JOE SINNOTT, catching up with the legendary artist to discuss his years at Marvel, inking Jack Kirby’s work, and his nearly forgotten masterworks produced for Treasure Chest. Plus JOE JUSKO returns to our pages to talk about his early exposure to the Marvel Age of Comics and his fabulous “Corner Box Collection,” which honor the great ’60s cover design element produced by the House of Ideas! We also track down the elusive artists behind the Topps bubble gum BAZOOKA JOE comic strips, and visit with a guy named “Yoe,” CRAIG YOE, the creative force behind Yoe Books. Plus, we showcase another installment of our RICH BUCKLER interview and, of course, HEMBECK!

Digital Domains 1

Digital Domains 1
Author: Adam Drake
Publsiher: Adam Drake
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2020-03-13
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Domains 1 Book Excerpt:

Here are the first books from two series involving adventures within digital domains from genre author, Adam Drake. Shadow Gambit (Shadow For Hire Book 1) An impossible quest for a legendary item. I love questing for loot. And the more difficult the quest, the greater the reward. So when I'm offered a chance to retrieve the ultimate treasure of all, I signed up. Yet no one warned me the task would be impossible. Against overwhelming odds I'm also expected to defeat an ancient evil - one with the power of a god. But you know what? Some loot is worth risking it all. Bitch Berserker: Part 1 of 3 Trapped in a savage new reality! I'm a kind and gentle person. Or should I say, I was... As an interstellar surveyor, my job is to find and explore new star systems at the very fringes of humankind's reach. There are no conflicts, or even stress – it's simply a career which allows me to quietly drift through the cosmos, enjoying its endless beauty. Then I found myself trapped on a world like no other. Dark, bloody and brutal, I had to adapt quickly to this new reality, or me and my crew would never get a chance to escape. My life quickly morphed from one of peace, to one of pure savagery. And as I carved a blood-soaked path across this realm of carnage, there was one horrifying fact about myself I needed to confront: Learning to kill was easy, but learning not to love it so much... now that's hard. litrpg, fantasy, science fiction, gamelit, rpg, cyberpunk, female mc, female protagonist, series, action, adventure, video games, sword, sorcery, game, gaming, mage, magic, mmo, role playing games, vr, virtual reality, wuxia, cultivation, science fiction, bundle, collection, omnibus

Comic Book Creator 19

Comic Book Creator  19
Author: Jon B. Cooke
Publsiher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2019-03-06
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comic Book Creator 19 Book Excerpt:

Celebrating the greatest fantasy artist of all time, FRANK FRAZETTA! From THUN’DA and EC COMICS to CREEPY, EERIE, and VAMPIRELLA, Steve Ringgenberg and CBC’s editor present an historical retrospective, including insights by current creators and associates, and memories of the man himself. PLUS: Frazetta-inspired artists JOE JUSKO, and TOM GRINDBERG, who contributes our Death Dealer cover painting!

The Filmmaker s Book of the Dead

The Filmmaker s Book of the Dead
Author: Danny Draven
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2015-12-08
ISBN: 1317439090
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Filmmaker s Book of the Dead Book Excerpt:

Produce, direct, promote and sell your own chilling horror film with real-world advice from award-winning producer/director/writer Danny Draven! The second edition is completely updated with information on new technology, new exclusive interviews with industry pros, new photos and samples from the production of recent horror movies, new behind-the-scenes video, information on modern distribution methods and delivery and more! From the history of horror and the technique of the scare to pre-production and distribution, this complete, full-color guide to filmmaking uncovers all the insider secrets for creating your own spine-tingling horror film from start to finish. The 2nd Edition features all NEW interviews from industry professionals such as: Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers, Bag of Bones, Desperation, The Stand) John Ottman (Composer/Editor of X:Men: Days of Future Past, The Usual Suspects) Mark Ordesky & Jane Fleming (Producers of Lovely Molly, Exists) Kane Hodder (Jason from the Friday the 13th, part 7 to 10, Hatchet) Tibor Takacs (Director of The Gate, Spiders 3D, Megasnake) John Debney (Composer of Predators, Sin City, End of Days) Jojo Draven (Composer of Ghost Month, Reel Evil) Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Weird Science) Mike Mendez (Director of The Gravedancers, Big Ass Spider!) Neal Marshall Stevens (Screenwriter of Thir13en Ghosts, Hellraiser: Deader) Chris Alexander (Editor in Chief of Fangoria Magazine) Jessica Cameron (Actress/Director of Truth or Dare) Denise Gossett (Founder of Shriekfest Film Festival) A newly updated companion website that features: *Behind the scenes videos for films films such as Puppet Master, Blood Dolls, Trancers, Subspecies, Reel Evil, Ghost Month and more! *A revised collection of horror movie trailers! * Sample scripts, schedules, storyboards, agreements and more! Other featured interviews include: James Wan (Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring) Robert Englund (Freddy from Nightmare on Elm Street) Robert Kurtzman (From Dusk Til Dawn) Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond, Dagon) Tom Savini (Night of the Living Dead) Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger) Charles Band (Parasite, Metalstorm, Ghoulies) John D. LeMay (Friday the 13th: The Series) David DeCoteau (Puppet Master 3, Sorority Babes in the Slimball Bowl-O-Rama) Debbie Rochon (Tromeo & Juliet) Reggie Bannister (Phantasm) Sam McCurdy (Director of Photography of Dog Soldiers, The Decent, The Hills Have Eyes 2) Nathan Barr (Composer of Hostel,True Blood, Hemlock Grove) Jim Dooley (Composer of When A Stranger Calls) Chuck Williams (Bubba Ho-Tep) Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast, Wizard of Gore) H.P. Lovecraft’s Notes on Writing Weird Fiction And many more...

Werewolves Vampires and Demons Oh My

Werewolves  Vampires and Demons  Oh My
Author: Eve Langlais
Publsiher: Eve Langlais
Total Pages: 710
Release: 2022-04-24
ISBN: 1773843427
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Werewolves Vampires and Demons Oh My Book Excerpt:

A supernatural mystery with humor and romantic spice. If you’re looking for a paranormal twist that will have you laughing out loud then prepare yourself for Werewolves, Vampires and Demons, Oh My. This collection includes all three books in the series: Indecent Werewolf Exposure ~ It all started with a werewolf peeing in her bushes. Then a demon tried to kill her, but the final straw? Having to decide between two men. Or not…She might just keep them both. Mr. Peabody’s House ~ A haunted house becomes the focus of a demonic investigation so Brenda teams up with a trio of werewolves to solve the mystery. But when the house eats her, can she be saved? A Demon Stole My Kitty ~ Witches are being murdered, demons are misbehaving, and her cat has gone missing. What’s a witch to do? Save the world, of course, once a hot wizard gets out of her way. genre: paranormal romantic comedy, supernatural mystery romance, reverse harem, horror comedy romance

Jack Kirby Collector 79

Jack Kirby Collector  79
Author: John Morrow
Publsiher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2020-10-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jack Kirby Collector 79 Book Excerpt:

Feast your eyes on “The Big Picture” in Jack Kirby Collector #79 (84 full-color pages)! We give you a glimpse of how Kirby fits into the grand scheme of things, from his creations’ lasting legacy, to how his work tackles big issues like illiteracy. There’s a huge interview with Jack himself, a look at inconsistencies in his 1960s Marvel work, a visual before-&-after showing large and small changes in his comics, the big concepts he conveyed in OMAC, his best double-page spreads, and more! Plus Mark Evanier’s 2019 Kirby Tribute Panel (with Kurt Busiek, Buzz Dixon, and others), a pencil art gallery, and a new cover based on Kirby’s original, unaltered cover art from OMAC #1!

Back Issue 122

Back Issue  122
Author: Michael Eury
Publsiher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2020-10-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Back Issue 122 Book Excerpt:

Back Issue #122 celebrates the 40th anniversary of Marv Wolfman and George Pérez’s New Teen Titans, featuring a guest editorial by Wolfman and a Pérez tribute and art gallery! Plus: The New Teen Titans’ 40 Greatest Moments, the Titans in the media, hero histories of Raven, Starfire, and the Protector, and more! With a never-before-published Pérez Titans cover from 1981. Edited by Michael Eury.

Back Issue 123

Back Issue  123
Author: Michael Eury
Publsiher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2020-10-21
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Back Issue 123 Book Excerpt:

Cuddle up with Back Issue #123, a Superhero Romance issue! The Many Loves of Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark, a Star Sapphire history, Bronze Age superhero weddings, a Tom DeFalco/Roger Stern Johnny Storm/Alicia Pro2Pro interview, Elongated Man and Wife, May-December superhero romances, Supergirl’s Secret Marriage, and… the wedding of Aunt May and Doc Ock?? Featuring Mike W. Barr, Cary Bates, Steve Englehart, Bob Layton, Denny O’Neil, and many more creators, under a Green Lantern/Star Sapphire cover by Dave Gibbons. Edited by Michael Eury.

Alter Ego 160

Alter Ego  160
Author: Roy Thomas
Publsiher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2019-08-14
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alter Ego 160 Book Excerpt:

ALTER EGO #160 (100 pages) is a special issue, remembering Steve Ditko! Sturdy Steve at Marvel (Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, etc.)… DC (Creeper, Hawk & Dove, etc.)… Warren (Creepy, Eerie)… Charlton (Captain Atom, Blue Beetle, The Question, mystery, etc.)! Don’t miss a rare late-1960s Ditko interview by RICHARD HOWELL—biographical notes by Nick Caputo—tributes by Michael T. Gilbert, Paul Levitz, Bernie Bubnis, Barry Pearl, Roy Thomas, et al. Extra: FCA—John Broome—Bill Schelly—and more! Spider-Man cover by Ditko! Edited by ROY THOMAS.

BrickJournal 65

BrickJournal  65
Author: Joe Meno
Publsiher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2020-12-02
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BrickJournal 65 Book Excerpt:

BrickJournal #65 (84 full-color pages), the magazine for LEGO® enthusiasts, celebrates the holidays with brick sculptor Zio Chao, takes a offbeat look at Christmas with our minifigure customizer Jared K. Burks, and decks the halls with the holiday creations of Koen Zwanenburg! Plus: “AFOLs” by cartoonist Greg Hyland, step-by-step “You Can Build It” instructions by Christopher Deck, and more! Edited by Joe Meno.

Back Issue 121

Back Issue  121
Author: Michael Eury
Publsiher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2020-08-26
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Back Issue 121 Book Excerpt:

Back Issue #121 is our Conan and the Barbarians issue, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith’s Conan #1! The Bronze Age Barbarian Boom, Top 50 Marvel Conan stories, Marvel’s Not-Quite Conans (from Kull to Skull), Arak–Son of Thunder, Warlord action figures, Gray Morrow’s Edge of Chaos, and Conan the Barbarian at Dark Horse Comics. Joining Roy Thomas are Kurt Busiek, Ernie Colon, Chuck Dixon, Mike Grell, Ron Randall, Dann Thomas, Timothy Truman, Marv Wolfman, and many more. Featuring the never-before-published alternate cover for Marvel’s Conan #9, from 1971. Edited by Michael Eury.

The Mortality Doctrine Series The Complete Trilogy

The Mortality Doctrine Series  The Complete Trilogy
Author: James Dashner
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 1056
Release: 2017-08-29
ISBN: 1524771902
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mortality Doctrine Series The Complete Trilogy Book Excerpt:

From James Dashner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series, comes the complete collection of all three books in the bestselling Mortality Doctrine series— The Eye of Minds, The Rule of Thoughts, and The Game of Lives. This edge-of-your-seat cyber-adventure trilogy is the perfect gift for fans of Marie Lu and Brandon Sanderson. The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and the more hacking skills you have, the more fun it is. Why bother following the rules when it’s so easy to break them? But some rules were made for a reason. Some technology is too dangerous to fool with. And one gamer has been doing exactly that, with murderous results. The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker. And they’ve been watching Michael. If he accepts their challenge, Michael will need to go off the VirtNet grid, to the back alleys and corners of the system human eyes have never seen—and it’s possible that the line between game and reality will be blurred forever. Also look for James Dashner's Maze Runner series— The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, The Kill Order, and The Fever Code. The first and second books, The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials, are now major motion pictures featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O'Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster! Praise for the Mortality Doctrine Series: “Dashner takes full advantage of the Matrix-esque potential for asking ‘what is real.’” —io9.com “Set in a world taken over by virtual reality gaming, the series perfectly capture[s] Dashner’s hallmarks for inventiveness, teen dialogue and an ability to add twists and turns like no other author.” —MTV.com “A brilliant, visceral, gamified mash-up of The Matrix and Inception, guaranteed to thrill even the non-gaming crowd.” —Christian Science Monitor

Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini 3

Sherlock Holmes vs  Harry Houdini  3
Author: Anthony Del Col,Conor McCreery
Publsiher: Dynamite
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2015-01-14
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini 3 Book Excerpt:

Detective Sherlock Holmes' and magician Harry Houdini's refusal to investigate the attacks on Houdini's shows together leads to a horrific attack on a loved one and puts Holmes and Houdini face to face with a deadly force that defies death…

BrickJournal 58

BrickJournal 58
Author: Joe Meno
Publsiher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019-07-24
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BrickJournal 58 Book Excerpt:

BrickJournal #58 (84 full-color pages), the magazine for LEGO enthusiasts, gets into building warbirds of the past and present with a look at Jeff Cherry’s World War II and modern fighters, including his P-51 Mustang and F-14 Tomcat! There’s also a feature on Ralph Savelsburg’s planes, including an X-plane that is a BrickJournal exclusive! (Which one is it?) Corvin Stichert also presents his planes of present and future, including the hypersonic Seraphim! Plus: “Bricks in the Middle” by cartoonist Kevin Hinkle, step-by-step “You Can Build It” instructions by Christopher Deck, Minifigure Customization with Jared K. Burks, and more!

BrickJournal 64

BrickJournal  64
Author: Joe Meno
Publsiher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2020-10-21
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BrickJournal 64 Book Excerpt:

BrickJournal #64 (84 full-color pages), the magazine for LEGO® enthusiasts, takes a look at some fans who took classic LEGO themes and made them their own! We see Piet Niederhausen’s series of creations based on the Classic Yellow Castle, and meet the builder who started the Neo-Classic Space theme, Chris Giddens! We also travel to Billund, Denmark to the LEGO House and take a look at their Masterpiece Gallery! Plus: “Bricks in the Middle” by Kevin Hinkle and Matthew Kay, step-by-step “You Can Build It” instructions by Christopher Deck, Minifigure Customization with Jared K. Burks, and more!