David Allikas

Horror Comics in Black and White
by Richard J. Arndt

In 1954, the comic book industry instituted the Comics Code, a set of self-regulatory guidelines imposed to placate public concern over gory and horrific comic book content, effectively banning genuine horror comics. Because the Code applied only to color comics, many artists and writers turned to black and white to circumvent the Code’s narrow confines. With the 1964 Creepy #1 from Warren Publishing, black-and-white horror comics experienced a revival continuing into the early 21st century, an important step in the maturation of the horror genre within the comics field as a whole. This generously illustrated work offers a comprehensive history and retrospective of the black-and-white horror comics that flourished on the newsstands from 1964 to 2004. With a catalog of original magazines, complete credits and insightful analysis, it highlights an important but overlooked period in the history of comics.

Vampirella Archives Vol. 15
by David Allikas, Gerry Boudreau, Nicola Cuti, Bill DuBay, Michael Fleisher, Bruce Jones, Rich Margopoulos, Don McGregor

What terrors lurk within the final volume of the Vampirella Archives? The incomparable horror hostess offers you a guided tour of the Warren Publishing library, presenting the era’s greatest anthology of horror and science fiction by such comics luminaries as Bill DuBay, Gonzalo Mayo, Rich Margopoulos, Jose Gonzalez, Luis Bermejo, Nicola Cuti, Bruce Jones, and many more.

This edition of Vampirella Archives collects Vampirella Magazine #104-112, and features a wealth of bonus materials from a bygone era, including the "Feary Tales" feature on urban legends, the monthly "Scarlet Letters" column, "Vampi’s Vault" of creator biographies and literary reviews, and intact vintage advertisements.


Creepy Archives
by Archie Goodwin, Bud Lewis, William Dubay

Creepy Archives Volume 28 revives tales buried for over 35 years from an era when Creepy magazine was the premium purveyor of illustrated horror.

A mosaic of morbid mayhem, Creepy Archives Volume 28 forms a petrifying picture of bloodthirsty bats, cultured cannibals, homicidal honeymooners, murderous mummies, and starving psychopaths! Featuring deadly dramas by a cavalcade of comics’ finest creators–including William DuBay, Archie Goodwin, Carmine Infantino, and Alex Toth.

Collects Creepy magazine issues 134-139.


James Warren, Empire of Monsters
by Bill Schelly

The definitive biography of the visionary publisher of Famous Monsters of Filmland, the magazine that inspired filmmakers Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Joe Dante, and many more. This heavily illustrated biography features eye-opening ― often outrageous ―anecdotes about Warren, a larger-than-life figure whose ability as a publisher, promoter, and provocateur make him a fascinating figure. In addition to Forrest J. Ackerman’s Famous Monsters of Filmland, he published Help!, a magazine created by MAD’s Harvey Kurtzman, which featured early work by John Cleese, Gloria Steinem, Terry Gilliam, Robert Crumb, and Diane Arbus; Creepy and Eerie magazines, with covers by painter Frank Frazetta and comics art by Steve Ditko, Wallace Wood, Bernie Wrightson, Al Williamson, and many others. His most famous co-creation, the character Vampirella, debuted in her own magazine in 1969, and continues to be published today.


Divine Guidance
by Doreen Virtue

Virtue, a spiritual counselor, encourages everyone to communicate directly with God and the angels, and she maps out several clairvoyant styles for doing so. The method itself is surprisingly simple: breathe deeply and slowly, formulate specific questions, and trust God. She discusses characteristics of true guidance and ways to discern whether knowledge comes from wishful thinking or from interference by the lower self. The ultimate test seems to be whether guidance provides support and encouragement, or fear and negativity; she believes that the latter indicates false guidance.

Microcomputer Software Sources
by Carol Truett

Provides a starting point in the quest to find the “perfect” program to do the job at hand. Limited to published tools, this book is current as of 1989. Each entry provides bibliographic description, as well as information on format, updates, year first published, how to order, and a brief evaluative description. Particularly valuable publications are so noted. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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