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On Display at Clarkston: Display -- July 2010

A guide for the content of Georgia State Unierversity's Perimeter College Clarkston Library's bulletin board displays.

On Display -- July 2010

Featured Web Sites

Columbia University's Graphic Novels Page
Columbia University Libraries.
http://guides.library.columbia.edu/graphic-novels

A well organized meta site featuring links to comic book collections, publishers, awards, conventions, and more.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Comics.com
United Features Syndicate.
http://comics.com/

This site features your favorite comics from the Sunday newspaper supplements. You can also catch up on back strips.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Dilbert
Gil Thorp
Rose is Rose

These images courtesy of Comics.com.

DC Comics
DC Comics.
http://www.dccomics.com/dccomics/

DC Comics is the largest and most diverse English language publisher of comic books in the world. Founded in 1934 as National Allied Publications, the company that would one day become DC Comics virtually created the comic book, publishing the first comic of all original material.
Source: http://www.dccomics.com
/dccomics/about/

Mr. Freeze
Space Cadet
Robin, the Boy Wonder
Wonder Woman

These images courtesy of DC Comics.

Elizabeth Huth Coates Library
The Instruction Cave: Graphic Novels & Information Literacy
Trinity College.
http://libguides.trinity.edu/
instructioncave

If you're new to graphic novels and would like a few reading suggestions, this is the page for you. Watch out for guano and enjoy your stay.
Source: http://libguides.trinity.edu/
instructioncave

Gocomics.com
UClick Network.
http://www.gocomics.com/

Find your favorite strips here and follow them. This site includes For Better or Worse, Doonsbury, Heathecliffe, and other popular strips in syndication.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Basic Instructions
Cathy
Doonesbury
Kitty Corner

These images courtesy of Gocomics.com.

Keenspot.
Keenspot Entertainment.
http://www.keenspot.com

Features about twenty-four graphic novels in series with a fresh strip a day. Some novels are violent. Some are funny, and a few may be slightly off color or explicit.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Goblins
nerds from No Pink Ponies
Sore Thumbs

These images courtesy of Keenspot.

King Features
King Features Syndicate.
http://www.kingfeatures.com/

King Features offers comics, columns, and cartoons syndicated by the Hearst newspaper empire. Thsee include Spiderman, Beetle Bailey, Blondie, and Prince Valiant. Note: this site features current strips only.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Mary Worth
Beetle Bailey
Zippy the Pinhead
Retail

These images courtesy of King Features.

Marvel: The Official Site
Marvel Characters Inc.
http://marvel.com/

A site where you can learn about Marvel Comics and their characters. Marvel is the home of such famous characters as: Spiderman, Captain America, and the X-men. If you want unlimited access to the digital comics, the site requires paid registration. The site makes one week's worth of free comics available.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Captain America throws his mighty shield.
Iron Man
Weapon X

These images courtesy of Marvel: the Official Site.

Slave Labor Graphics
SLG Publishing.
https://www.slgcomic.com/

We seek out and publish comics that are fun, smart, and fresh and that offer a different perspective from what you'll find anywhere else.
Source: http://www.slgcomic.com
/About-Us_ep_7.html

Gloom Cookie
A Friendly Game
Tiki Joi

These images courtesy of Slave Labor Graphics.

Tychinski, Stan
A Brief History of the Graphic Novel
Brodart.com
http://www.graphicnovels.brodart.
com/history.htm

As current media interest continues to focus on comic books and related series, the popularity of the graphic novel will continue to grow. The time has come for mainstream public acceptance of graphic novels to take their place as valid literature in the United States, as they have been for years in the rest of the world.
Source: http://www.graphicnovels.brodart.
com/history.htm

Wein, Len, Marv Wolfman, and Bob Greenberger
The Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe.
http://www.dcuguide.com/

The purpose of the Guide is to provide Who's Who profiles on characters, places, organizations, and events in the DC Universe as well as character chronologies, series indexes and a history of the DC Universe itself.
Source: http://www.dcuguide.com/

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Let's Get Graphic

This semi-double display features graphic novels and the films (DVDs) they inspired as well as graphic novels based on real life and books about those real life evnts. If you never thought of graphic novels as an important and versatile art form, check out this display and think again.

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Comics Go to the Movies

300


300. Prod. Mark Canton et. al. Screenplay by Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad, and Michael B. Gordon. Dir. Azck Snyder. 2007. Warn Home Video, 2007. DVD.
Call Number: DVD PN1997.2 .A133 2007

Greeks meet to decide a battle plan In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Miller, Frank.
300. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Books, 2006.
Call Number: PN6727 .M55 A17 2006

The armies of Persia -- a vast horde greater than any the world has ever known -- are poised to crush Greece, an island of reason and freedom in a sea of madness and tyranny. Standing between Greece and this tidal wave of destruction is a tiny detachment of but three hundred warriors. But these warriors are more than men -- they are Spartans!
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

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Batman

Author
Batman Begins. Christopher Nolan. Story by David S. Goyer. Screenplay by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. Prod. Emma Thomas et. al. 2005. Warner Home Video, 2005. DVD.
Call Number: DVD PN 1997.2 .B38 2005

As a boy a young Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of his eyes. This trauma led him to become obsessed with revenge. After disappearing to the East where he seeks counsel with a ninja cult leader, he returns to his now decaying Gotham City. The City is now overrun by organized crime and dangerous individuals manipulating the system. The discovery of a cave under his mansion, and a prototype armored suit leads him to take on a new persona. He becomes Batman and strikes fear into the hearts of men who do wrong.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Daniel, Tony.
Batman. Battle for the Cowl. New York: DC Comics, 2009.
Call Number: PN6728 .B36 D35 2009

Months after Batman disappeared, Gotham City sits on a precipice. Perhaps not even Nightwing, Robin, or Commissioner Gordon could save it now. As the fires, rioting, looting and gang warfare swirl, one question is on everyone’s mind: Where is Batman?
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu


The Dark Knight. Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. Dir. Christopher Nolan. Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan. 2008. Warner Home Video, 2008. DVD.
Call Number: DVD PN1997.2 .D375 2008

With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves effective. But soon the three find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind, known as The Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Loeb, Jeph.
Batman: Dark Victory. New York: DC Comics, 2001.
Call Number: PN6728 .B36 L633 2001

Bat Man: Dark Victory As Batman hunts the cop killer known as Hangman, he requires the help of newly-appointed Commissioner Gordon and a young orphan named Dick Gray to wade through an array of suspects including Two-Face, Joker, and Catwoman.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Miller, Frank.
Batman: Year One. New York: DC Comics, 2005.
Call Number: PN6728 .B36 M547 2005

Whether you grew up reading Batman comics, watched the campy television show, or eagerly await each new movie, this is the book for you. A retelling of the events that led to Bruce Wayne's becoming Batman, this book combines Frank Miller's tight film-noir writing with David Mazucchelli's solid artwork.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Morrison, Grant.
Batman R.I.P. New York: DC Comics, 2009.
Call Number: PN6728 .B36 M674 2009

Having largely abandoned the outré projects (e.g., Doom Patrol, The Invisibles) that made his reputation for chronicling DC’s big superheros, Morrison here gives us the caper that puts the lid over the Caped Crusader. Dr. Simon Hurt, leader of the international criminal associates known as the Black Glove, has devised an elaborate psychological trap for Batman.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

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Beowulf


Beowulf. Prod. Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, and Jack Rapke. Screenplay by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary. Dir. Robert Zemeckis. 2008. Paramount Pictures, 2008. DVD.
Call Number: DVD PN1997.2 .B465 2008

In the age of heroes comes the mightiest warrior of them all, Beowulf. After destroying the overpowering demon Grendel, he incurs the undying wrath of the beast’s ruthlessly seductive mother, who will use any means possible to ensure revenge. The ensuing epic battle resonates throughout the ages.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Hinds, Gareth
Beouwulf. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2007.
Call Number: PN6727 .H53 B46 2007

This exhilarating graphic-novel edition of an ancient classic honors the spirit of the original as it attracts modern readers. The epic tale of the great warrior Beowulf has thrilled readers through the ages -- and now it is reinvented for a new generation with Gareth Hinds’s masterful illustrations. Grendel’s black blood runs thick as Beowulf defeats the monster and his hideous mother, while somber hues overcast the hero’s final, fatal battle against a raging dragon.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

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Coraline


Coraline. Prod. Bill Mechanic et. al. Screenplay by Henry Selick. Dir. Henry Selick. 2009. Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2009. DVD.
Call Number: DVD PN1997.2 .C675 2009

A young girl walks through a secret door that she has found in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life, but much better. When her adventure turns dangerous, and her counterfeit parents, including the Other Mother, try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home - and save her family.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Craig, Russell
Coraline. New York: HarperCollins, 2008.
Call Number: PN6727 .R85 .C67 2008

Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

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Fahrenheit 451

Hamilton, Tim.
Ray Bardbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation. New York: Hill and Wang, 2009.
Call Number: PN6727.H28 R39 2009

Fahrenheit451 In 1953, Ray Bradbury envisioned one of the world's most unforgettable dystopian futures, and in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, the artist Tim Hamilton translates this frightening modern masterpiece into a gorgeously imagined graphic novel.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Hamlet

William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Prod. David Barron. Dir. Kenneth Branagh. 1996. Warner Home Video, 2007. DVD.
Call Number: DVD PN1997 .H324 2007

In this first-ever full-text film of William Shakespeare’s work, Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Iron Man

Iron Man. Screenplay by Mark Fergus et. al. Prod. Avri Aad and Kevin Feige. Dir. Jon Favereau. 2008. Paramount Home Entertainment, 2008. DVD.
Call Number: DVD PN1997.2 .I77 2008

Iron Man A wealthy industrialist is held captive in enemy territory and escapes by building a high-tech suit. When he returns home, he decides to use his money, talents, and suit to save the world.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Macbeth

Macbeth. Roman Polasnki and Kenneth Tynan. Prod. Andrew Braunsberg. Dir. Roman Polanski. 1971. Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, 2002. DVD.
Call Number: DVD PN1997 .M2238 2002

A classic tragedy about the lust for power and its ultimate bloody consequences. Macbeth is a Scottish war hero whose insane ambition unleashes a cycle of violence.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Sexton, Adam, Eve Grandt, and Candice Chow.
Shakespeare's Macbeth. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2008.
Call Number: PN6727 .S449 S53 2008

Retells in graphic novel format Shakespeare’s play about a man who kills his king after hearing the prophesies of three witches.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

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Persepolis (Women in Iran)

Nafisi, Azar.
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books. New York: Random House, 2003.
Call Number: PE64.N34 .A3 2003

The author describes growing up in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the group of young women who came together at her home in secret every Thursday to read and discuss great books of Western literature.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Presepolis. Marjane Satrapi. Prod. Marc-Antoine Robert and Xavier Rigault. Screenplay by Marjne Satrapi and Vincent Paranaud. Dir. Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronaud. 2008. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2008. DVD.
Call Number: DVD PN1997.2 .P427 2008

In 1970s Iran, Marjane "Marji" Satrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family. Their long dream is realized when the hated Shah is defeated in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, Marji grows up to witness first hand how the new Iran has become a repressive tyranny on its own.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Satrapi, Marjane.
Persepolis. New York: Pantheon Books, 2003.
Call Number: PN6747.S245 P4713 2003

The great-granddaughter of Iran’s last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contraditions between public and private life.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

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Romeo and Juliet

Wiegle, Matt.
Romeo & Juliet. New York: Sparknotes, 2008.
Call Number: PN6727 .W4555 R66 2008

A graphic novel adaptation of the play in which two children from warring families fall in love, with a tragic result.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet. Screenplay by Craig Pearce and Baz Luhrmann. Prod. Gabriella Martinelli and Baz Luhrmann. Dir. Baz Luhrmann. 2002. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2002. DVD.
Call Number: DVD PN1997 .R6526 2002

A modern adaptation of the classic love story, moved to the futuristic urban backdrop of Verona Beach.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

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Twilight

Kim, Young
Twilight: The Graphic Novel. New York: Yen Press, 2010.
Call Number: PN6790 .K63 .K565 2010

When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret...
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Twilight. Screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg.Prod. Greg MOoradian, Mark Morgan, and Wyck Godfrey. Dir. Cathrine Hardwicke. 2008. Summit Entertainment, 2009. DVD.
Call Number: DVD PN1997.2 .T9345 2009

Isabella Swan moves to gloomy Forks, Washington to live with her father. She begins her junior year in high school and becomes fascinated by Edward Cullen. He holds a dark secret which is only known by his family.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

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V for Vendetta

Moore, Alan and David Lloyd.
V for Vendetta. New York: Vertigo, 1995.
Call Number: PN6737 .M66 V2 1995

A frightening and powerful story of the loss of freedom and identity in a totalitarian world, V for Vendetta takes place in an alternate future in which Germany wins WWII and Britain becomes a fascist state. A vigilante named "V" stalks the streets of London trying to free England of its ideological chains.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

V for Vendetta. Prod. Joel Silver et. al. Screenplay by The Wachowski Brothers. Dir. James McTeigue. 2006. Warner Home Video, 2006. DVD.
Call Number: DVD PN1997.2 .V25 2006

Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, the story of a young working-class woman, Evey, who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as ’V.’ Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, ’V’ ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

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The Watchmen

Moore, Alan.
Watchmen. New York: DC Comics, 2008.
Call Number: PN6727 .M664 W38 2008

The story concerns a group called the Crimebusters and a plot to kill and discredit them. Moore's characterization is as sophisticated as any novel's. Importantly the costumes do not get in the way of the storytelling; rather they allow Moore to investigate issues of power and control--indeed it was Watchmen, and to a lesser extent Dark Knight, that propelled the comic genre forward, making "adult" comics a reality.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Watchmen. Gordon Lawrence and Dave Gibbons. 2009. Warner Home Video, 2009. DVD.
Call Number: Clarkson DVD PN1997.2 .W3823 2009

In the United States, costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society. But, when one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up, but no less determined, masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover the plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes.
Source: http://www.worldcat.org

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The X-Men

X2: X-Men United. Laren Shuler Donner and Ralph Winter. Screenplay by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, and Advid Hayter. Dir. Bryan Smith. 2003. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2003. DVD.
Call Number: DVD PN1997.2 .X23 2003

An assassination attempt is made on the life of the president by a teleporting mutant. This act upsets the entire world and entices the president to begin the mutant-human war as predicted by Charles Xavier earlier.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

X-Men 1.5 Lauren Sshuler-Donner and Ralph Winters. Screenplay by Tom DeSanto and Bryan Singer. Dir. Bryan Singer. 2000. 20th Centuiry Fox Home Enetertainment, 2003. DVD.
Call Number: DVD PN1997 .X23 2003

Chronicles the beginnings of professor Xavier’s super-powered X-students. The battle focuses on their primary sinister foe, Magneto, who has his mutant minions at his side.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

X-Men: The Last Stand X-Men: The Last Stand. Lauren Shuler, Ralph Winter, and Avi Arad. Screenplay by Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn. Dir. Brett Ratner. 2006. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2006. DVD.
Call Number: DVD PN1997.2 .X24 2006

After a controversial "cure" is discovered, mutants can choose to retain their superhuman abilities or give up their unique gifts and become "normal."
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

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...And It's All True -- Nonfiction Graphic Adaptations

9/11

Manson, Jeff. Ed.
9-11 Emergency Relief. Gainesville, FL: Alternative Comics, 2002.
Call Number: PN6727 .A15 2002

9-11 Emergency Relief More than 60 sequential art pieces address the responses of their creators to the events of September 11, 2001, in a collection conceived as a fund-raiser for the American Red Cross.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.
The 9/11 Comission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. New York: W.W. Norton, 2004.
Call Number: HV6432.7 .N38 2004

The Commission’s Final Report provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks.
Source: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/
911/index.html

Torres, Alissa.
American Widow. New York: Villard, 2008.
Call Number: PN6727.T668 A44 2008

Torres's husband, Eddie, started work at Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center on September 10, 2001. The next day, Alissa became one of the terrorist widows of 9/11. American Widow chronicles Alissa's first year without Eddie—including the birth of their child, two months after his death.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

About Graphic Novels

Kannenberg, Gene.
500 Essential Graphic Novels: The Ultimate Guide. New York: Collins Design, 2008.
Call Number: PN6710 .K27 2008

The first of its kind, this book focuses on each graphic novel separately, honing in on art technique, style and prose, plus an age rating system so parents will know what is suitable for their children.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Autism

Tobe, Keiko.
With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child. New York: Yen Press, 2008.
Call Number: PN6790.J33 T55 2007

With the Light A mother notices that her son is slightly different from the other children, and must learn to cope with both the overwhelming discovery of her child’s autism and the trials of raising him while keeping her family together.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

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Johnny Cash

Kleist, Reinhard.
Cash: I See a Darkness: A Graphic Novel. New York: ComicArts, 2009.
Call Number: PN6757.K54 J64 2009

Presents a unique biography of the most famous country singer of all time, depicting Johnny Cash’s eventful life from his early sessions with Elvis Presley (1956), through the concert in Folsom Prison (1968), his spectacular comeback in the 1990s, and the final years before his death on September 12, 2003.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Streissguth, Michael.
Cash: The Biography. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2006.
Call Number: ML420.C265 S66 2006

Country music historian Streissguth's biography is admirably thorough. Besides the drug-crazed demon Cash too often became on the road [...] Streissguth portrays a craftsmanly performer concerned with what his music expressed.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

The Civil War

Browne, Ray Broadus and Lawrence A. Kreiser Jr.
The Civil War and Reconstruction. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.
Call Number: E167 .B78 2003

The Civil War tore America apart. The ensuing era of Reconstruction sewed it back together. In this vivid look at the popular culture of the era, Browne and Kreiser examine how Americans coped with the trials and tribulations of this cataclysmic period.
Source: http://www.greenwood.com

Murphy, Justin Sean.
Cleburne: A Graphic Novel. Jacksonville, FL: Rampart Press, 2008.
Call Number: PN6727.M779 C54 2008

Cleburne In 1864, Confederate General Patrick Cleburne introduces a controversial plan to enlist freed slaves to fight for the South during the Civil War. All African Americans who served the Confederacy as soldiers were to receive their freedom upon enlistment. Based on true events.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Emma Goldman

Chalberg, John.
Emma Goldman: American Individualist. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.
Call Number: HX843.7.G65 C48 1991

Imprisoned, tried, and later deported for her beliefs, the Goldman story is a window through which students will see a better picture of the history of American radicalism, the history of civil liberties in America, and the history of American foreign policy.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Rudahl, Sharon.
A Dangerous Woman: The Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman. New York: New Press, 2007.
Call Number: PN6727.R826 D36 2007

Deploying the smack-'em-in-the-face descriptive style of Will Eisner for a graphic biography may not seem like the best idea. But when it comes to the life of famed anarchist Emma Goldman, Rudahl's punchy, exclamation point-heavy method feels just right to cover the crusader's life.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

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J. Edgar Hoover

Geary, Rick.
J. Edgar Hoover: A Graphic Biography. New York: Hill and Wnge, 2008.
Call Number: PN6727.G4 J23 2008

J. Edgar Hoover: A Graphic Biography In the hands of gifted cartoonist Rick Geary, J. Edgar Hoover’s life becomes a timely and pointed guide to eight presidents—from Calvin Coolidge to Richard Nixon—and everything from Prohibition to cold war espionage.
Source: http://www.loc.gov

Hack, Richard.
Puppetmaster: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover. Beverly Hills, CA: New Millenium Press, 2004.
Call Number: HV7911.H6 H33 2004

Contrasts the law enforcement achievements of America’s one-time most powerful lawman with the hidden secrets of Hoover’s private life, which included a series of sexual indiscretions, criminal behavior, and a long-time alliance with the Mafia.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Nelson Mandela

Mandela Nelson.
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela. Boston: Little Brown, 1994.
Call Number: DT1949.M35 A28 1994

The famously taciturn South African president reveals much of himself in Long Walk to Freedom. A good deal of this autobiography was written secretly while Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years on Robben Island by South Africa's apartheid regime. Among the book's interesting revelations is Mandela's ambivalence toward his lifetime of devotion to public works. It cost him two marriages and kept him distant from a family life he might otherwise have cherished.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Nelson Mandela Foundationi
Nelson Mandela: The Authorized Comic Book. New York: W.W. Norton, 2009.
Call Number: DT1974 .N47 2009

Nelson Mandela: The Authorized Comic Book Inspirational, informative and filled with meaningful lessons on how to live in a complex world, Nelson Mandela: The Authorized Comic Book is as much for adults as it is for children.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Satchel Paige

Sturm, James and Rich Tommaso.
Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow. New York: Hyperion, 2007.
Call Number: PN6727.S79 S28 2007

Satchel Paige began his baseball career in the Negro Leagues in Alabama in the 1920s. For years, Jim Crow laws, which segregated blacks and whites, kept him out of the major leagues. But they couldn’t stop him from becoming a world-class athlete. This is a fictionalized account of a real-life sports hero
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Ronad Reagan

Cannon, Lou.
President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime. New York: Public Affairs, 2000.
Call Number: E877 .C35 2000

No journalist enjoys a closer working relationship with Ronald Reagan, his friends, and advisors than Cannon, who has covered the Reagan beat for a quarter of a century. Combining scores of interviews, including three with Reagan, with authoritative journalism, Cannon has written what may be the best contemporary political history of the Reagan years.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Helfer, Andrew.
Ronald Reagan: A Graphic Biography. New York: Hill and Wang, 2007.
Call Number: PN6727 .H45 R66 2007

Chronicles the evolution of Ronald Reagan from a modest acting talent into what many Americans view as the gold standard for American governance and political leadership, in a graphic biography.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

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The Space Race

Abadzis, Nick.
Laika. New York: First Second, 2007.
Call Number: PN6737.A23 L35 2007

This is the journey of Laika, the abandoned puppy destined to become Earth’s first space traveler. With the blending of fact and fiction, this story intertwines three compelling lives. Along with Laika, there is Korolev, a driven engineer at the top of the Soviet space program and Yelena, the lab technician responsible for Laika’s health and life.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Oberg, James E.
The New Race for Space: The U.S. and Russia Leap to the Challenge for Unlimited Rewards. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1984.
Call Number: TL789.8.U5 O24 1984

The New Race for Space is an important book because it shows the space programs of both the United States and the USSR as they actually are -- and they one day may be. Since the final decisions on the size, scope, and usefulness of the American space program rests in your hands as a voter and taxpayer, this book is required reading for every good citizen.
Source: Bova, Ben. "Foreword." The New Race for Space. James E. Oberg. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1984.

Malcolm X

Helfer, Andrew.
Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography. New York: Hil and Wang, 2006.
Call Number: PN6727 .H45 M35 2006

A graphic novel that shows Malcolm Little’s transformation from a black youth beaten down by Jim Crow America into Malcolm X, the charismatic, controversial, and doomed national spokesman for the Nation of Islam.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Wainstock, Dennis.
Malcolm X, African American Revolutionary. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009.
Call Number: BP223.Z8 L5779 2009

This biography begins with Malcolm’s seven-year imprisonment from age 21 and continues through his official adoption of the religion of the Nation of Islam; his ministry at Elijah Muhammad’s Temple Number Seven and other contributions to the Nation’s growth; his disillusionment and rejection of the Nation’s teachings; and his pilgrimage to Mecca and other international travels.
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