Biography comic

7 Miles a Second

7 Miles a Second

Originally published as a comic book in 1996 by DC's Vertigo Comics, 7 Miles a Second was an instant critical success and has become a cult classic amongst fans of literary and art comics. Now fully restored and expanded, 7 Miles a Second blends the gritty naturalism of Lower East Side street life with hallucinatory, psychedelic images that takes perfect advantage of the comics medium.

Brooklyn Dreams

Brooklyn Dreams

The complete critically acclaimed saga is re-collected for this collection of J.M. DeMatteis and Glenn Barr's Brooklyn Dreams. Celebrated by fans and critics alike, and long out of print, don't miss this chance to own a book that many say will change your life.

American Splendor: Windfall

American Splendor: Windfall

Continuing the amazing chronicle of the comic-book world's greatest autobiographer, focusing on the aftermath of one man's experiences with cancer. In "Flight to Chicago," Harvey and his wife Joyce experience frustration and exhaustion as a simple trip turns into an agonizing obstacle course. "Windfall Gained" tells the tale of tragedy turned to happy accident when Harvey's impatience on a snow-covered street turns to gold. Finally, in "Bloodletting," Harvey must face the difficult choice of surgery. This is an entertaining and informative look at one man's life, filled with all the drama and comedic pratfalls that we've come to expect from day-to-day existence.
Genre: Biography

American Splendor Special: A Step Out of the Nest

American Splendor Special: A Step Out of the Nest

He's stared into the Monkeycam and lived to tell about it! Critically-acclaimed comics writer Harvey Pekar returns to the racks with his first 32-page comics story ever. It chronicles Harvey's adventures in New York City last spring as he's invited to appear on "Late Night with David Letterman" after a four year hiatus - only to be bumped at the last minute by Barry Manilow! Will the fists start flying? This special stand-alone storyline is full of the gentle wisdom and understated irony for which Pekar is renown.
Genre: Biography

American Splendor: On the Job

American Splendor: On the Job

Another one shot from Harvey Pekar.
Genre: Biography

American Splendor: Odds & Ends

American Splendor: Odds & Ends

Harvey Pekar's American Splendor is back again! This issue features an odds-and-ends collection of Pekar's strips with several different artists, including Joe Sacco, Joe Zabel, Gary Dumm, and long-time collaborator Gerry Shamray! You'll see Harvey Pekar tell ya exactly how he feels about everything from music to moviemaking! Plus, you'll find out what he reallythinks about his own comics and about selling out to Hollywood! For something really different, try this no-holds-barred, autobiographical comic . . . there's nothing else like it!
Genre: Biography

The Best We Could Do

The Best We Could Do

This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family's daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. At the heart of Bui's story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home. In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls "a book to break your heart and heal it," The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui's journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.

Lex Luthor: The Unauthorized Biography

Lex Luthor: The Unauthorized Biography

He's arguably one of the most influential men in America today. He's inarguably the evilest. His name is Lex Luthor...and whatever Luthor wants, Luthor gets - even if it's the life of a man who threatens his privacy. But it's Clark Kent who's arrested for the brutal murder of down-and-out biographer Peter Sands, a man who hoped to climb back to the top with THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF LEX LUTHOR. All it got him was dead. What are the secrets of his past that Luthor is willing to kill for...secrets that the merciless criminal mastermind wants kept dead and buried?
Genre: Biography

American Splendor (2006)

American Splendor (2006)

Following the success of his critically praised graphic novel THE QUITTER, Harvey Pekar returned to Vertigo with this all-new AMERICAN SPLENDOR miniseries, celebrating 30 years of the series that first showed how, as Harvey would say, "ordinary life can be pretty complex stuff."

The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story

The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story

The Fifth Beatle is the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided The Beatles-from their gigs in a tiny cellar in Liverpool to unprecedented international stardom. Yet more than merely the story of "The Man Who Made The Beatles," The Fifth Beatle is an uplifting, tragic, and ultimately inspirational human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Brian himself died painfully lonely at the young age of thirty-two, having helped The Beatles prove through "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" that pop music could be an inspirational art form. He was homosexual when it was a felony to be so in the United Kingdom, Jewish at a time of anti-Semitism, and from Liverpool when it was considered just a dingy port town.

The Secret Lives of Julie Newmar

The Secret Lives of Julie Newmar

Julie Newmar! Time travel! Rogue scientists! Julie Newmar! Abraham Lincoln! Space aliens! Jim Morrison! And last but not least...Julie Newmar! The wacked out adventure begins in March with The Secret Lives Of Julie Newmar written by New York Times bestselling author Marc Shapiro.

One Hundred Demons

One Hundred Demons

Lynda Barry's beloved, genre-defying work of “autobifictionalography” One! Hundred! Demons! exploded the comic book medium, ending up on “Best Of” lists from Time Magazine and the Chicago Tribune. In these seventeen vignettes that touch on the scent of people's homes, why babies are the best dancers, and how pretentious exboyfriends are like head lice, Barry brings her demons out to be exorcised. Described as “brutally honest, thoughtful and soulful” by Nick Hornby in the New York Times, One! Hundred! Demons! takes on Barry's childhood with humor and poignancy.

Little Preacher

Little Preacher

Trapped. A culture of frightening words and beliefs engulf John's mind. Night time produces ominous voices and intimidating creatures who chase John's heart with the hope to claim his life to work for them. The familiar creeks and hay fields become chambers of fear.

March

March

Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, a man who has witnessed history in the making and helped make history himself as one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award for Swallow Me Whole, NY Times Bestseller for The Silence of Our Friends). March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall. In March, a true American icon joins with one of America's most acclaimed graphic novelists. Together, they bring to life one of our nation's most historic moments, a period both shameful and inspiring, and a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.

Second Generation - The Things I Didn't Tell My Father

Second Generation - The Things I Didn't Tell My Father

This is an autobiographical tale in which Michel Kichka goes back over the significant moments of a childhood, an adolescence, and a life overshadowed by the Holocaust, from Belgium to The Promised Land, from nightmares to funny anecdotes, moments of joy and liberation.

Iron Fist: The Return of K'un Lun

Iron Fist: The Return of K'un Lun

It’s a cavalcade of kung-fu capers that will transform your bookshelf like unto a thing of iron! Danny Rand faces the Steel Serpent — but it’s more like the “Steal Serpent” when he takes the power of the Iron Fist! Who is Death Sting, what does she want with the Scorpio Key — and what does she have to do with Danny’s sister? When an ancient evil rises, will Danny be Iron Fist no more? If so, he’ll need Wolverine’s help when Tokyo begins transforming into the mystical city of K’un Lun! Plus: Take a fresh look at the uncanny origin of Iron Fist!

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

From the best-selling author of Fun Home, Time magazine's No. 1 Book of the Year, a poignant and hilarious graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her gifted mother always wanted to be.