Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges (24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986), was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature.
His work embraces the “character of unreality in all literature”. His best-known books, Ficciones (Fictions) and El Aleph (The Aleph), published in the 1940s, are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes, including dreams, labyrinths, libraries, mirrors, fictional writers, philosophy, and religion. Literary critics have described Borges as Latin America’s monumental writer.
Borges’ works have contributed to philosophical literature and also to the fantasy genre.
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Borges, Jorge Luis – A Universal History of Infamy (Penguin, 1975)
Borges, Jorge Luis – Doctor Brodie’s Report (Bantam, 1973)
Borges, Jorge Luis – Book of Imaginary Beings (Penguin, 1974)
Under the Hood is the autobiography of Hollis Mason, where he explains the events leading up to the time when he became the masked adventurer Nite Owl, and discusses the formation of the Minutemen.
The first five chapters of the autobiography are printed along with the first three chapters of the Watchmen series to coincide with Alan Moore’s depiction of the alternate reality he has created.
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Optic Nerve is a comic book series by cartoonist Adrian Tomine. Originally self-published by Tomine in 1991 as a series of mini-comics (which have later been collected in a single volume, 32 Stories), the series has been published by Drawn and Quarterly since 1995.
Tomine’s style and subject matter are restrained and realistic. Many are set in Northern California. Adrian Tomine is Asian American and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Many topics of his stories are at least partly autobiographical.
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32 Stories – Optic Nerve (TGS scans)
Maus is a graphic novel completed in 1991 by American cartoonist Art Spiegelman. It depicts Spiegelman interviewing his father about his experiences as a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. The book uses postmodern techniques—most strikingly in its depiction of races of humans as different kinds of animals, with Jews as mice, Germans as cats and non-Jewish Poles as pigs. Maus has been described as memoir, biography, history, fiction, autobiography, or a mix of genres. In 1992 it became the first graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize.
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Maus 1 – Art Spiegelman(1)
Futurama Comics is a comic book series published by Bongo Comics and based on the television series Futurama. It has been published bi-monthly in the United States since November 2000 (apart from a brief break for the crossover). It has been published in the United Kingdom (with an altered order) and Australia since 2002 and four trade paperbacks have been released. During the production hiatus between 2003 and 2006 it was the only new Futurama material being made.
What is Futurama about?
In the year 3000, the crew of the Planet Express delivery company make cargo shipments to unusual planets, as well as having adventures back on Earth. The main characters include Philip J. Fry, a slacker from the 20th century who was cryonically frozen for 1,000 years, cycloptic ship captain Leela, and an alcohol-fueled, troublemaking robot Bender.
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Futurama Comics #52 – Ro-Botox
Futurama Comics #11 – The Cure for the Common Clod
Futurama Comics #05 – Who’s Dying To Be A Gazillionaire
Futurama Comics #01 – Monkey Sea, Monkey Doom!