Best Andrew Farago books
Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties
Best price for this book: $ 30.6
For an entire generation of kids weaned on the intoxicating excitement of eighties cartoons, the decade can be summed up with two words: Totally Awesome!
With a thriving Saturday morning network schedule, a full complement of weekday syndicated programming, and the removal of guidelines that prevented cartoons from being based on toys, the 1980s enjoyed an unprecedented TV animation boom that made household names of a host of colorful characters.
From He-Man and the Masters of the Universe to The Transformers, G.I. Joe, and The Muppet Babies, eighties cartoons would have such a huge impact on an entire generation that decades later they have become pop culture touchstones, revered by fans whose young minds were blown by their vivid visuals and snappy storytelling.
In this deluxe book, Andrew Farago, a respected cartoon historian and child of the eighties, provides an inside look at the history of the most popular cartoons of the decade, as told by the writers, animators, voice actors, and other creative talents who brought life to some of the era’s most enduring animated shows.
Also featuring Thundercats, Inspector Gadget, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and many more cartoon classics, Totally Awesome is a treasure trove of eighties animation nostalgia that will take fans back to a time of unlimited imagination and unparalleled adventure.
The Complete Peanuts Family Album: The Ultimate Guide to Charles M. Schulz’s Classic Characters
Best price for this book: $ 23.66
People around the world recognize Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. And Peanuts enthusiasts know Peggy Jean, Roy, and Spike. But what about Shermy? Truffles? And who exactly is Floyd?
The Complete Peanuts Family Album is the first detailed exploration of the entire Peanuts universe, from its most iconic personalities to its most obscure characters, as well as classic paraphernalia and events. With more than 700 charming and historic images, The Complete Peanuts Family Album will remind readers of all ages why happiness is a warm puppy.
This character encyclopedia includes:
¦ All 70+ of Charles M. Schulz’s beloved characters in strips across the decades
¦ First-appearance strips for each character
¦ Features on beloved Peanuts holidays, including Valentine’s Day, Halloween, and Christmas
¦ Rare and never-before-seen art
¦ Official character sketches and model sheets
¦ Vintage memorabilia and collectibles
The Art of Harley Quinn
Best price for this book: $ 23.05
Harley Quinn made her comic book debut in The Batman Adventures #12 and soon became one of the most popular characters in the DC Comics pantheon. From there, Harley made regular appearances in multiple series, eventually getting her own ongoing comic in 2001. This deluxe art book provides the complete history of Harley Quinn comic art, detailing the creation and evolution of the character through exclusive interviews with the writers and artists who have brought the character to life. Packed with the most iconic covers and panels in Harley Quinn history, The Art of Harley Quinn is the ultimate visual guide to one of the most beloved villains in comic book history.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History
Best price for this book: $ 26.49
Looney Tunes Treasury: Includes Amazing Interactive Treasures from the Warner Bros. Vault!
Best price for this book: $ 58.61
From Bugs Bunny's monumental rise from humble beginnings to animation 'star' at Warner Bros. Studios to Marvin The Martian's latest scheme to blow up the earth, The Looney Tunes Treasury recounts the key moments and quirky details of your favorite cartoon characters.
And the timing couldn’t be better, as Warner Bros. is rejuvenating the Looney Tunes brand in 2010 and beyond. Big announcements will include an innovative animated series starring the characters as you’ve never seen them before, new cartoon DVD releases, new mobile and wireless content, a U.S. Depart. of Health and Human Services campaign on health and wellness, live events, viral grassroots campaigns, and much, much more...
With more than 300 fabulous pieces of concept art, paintings, and memorabilia, The Looney Tunes Treasury is a must-have book for fans of all ages.
G.I. Joe: Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank: Includes Light & Sound! (Miniature Editions)
Best price for this book: $ 5.73
G.I. JOE is the code name for America's daring, highly-trained special missions force. Its purpose: to defend human freedom against Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world! This kit includes a miniature replica of the fearsome Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank and a 56-page booklet featuring in-depth profiles on members of the G.I. JOE team and the forces of Cobra.
Popeye: The Classic Newspaper Comics by Bobby London Volume 1 (1986-1989)
Best price for this book: $ 25.98
Bobby London's take on the Sailor Man has often been overshadowed by his being fired from the strip in 1992, ostensibly for presenting a storyline that was an allegory about abortion. Now, 20 years later, Bobby London fans as well as Popeye fans can rejoice with this first of two volumes that will collect every one of his daily Popeye strips.
Zombie Gnome: A Tiny Terror (Miniature Editions)
Best price for this book: $ 3.63
This kit includes:
- Mini zombie gnome figurine
- Two-sided backdrop with chilling scenes
- 32-page illustrated Zombie Gnome Defense Guide mini book
Popeye: The Classic Newspaper Comics by Bobby London Volume 2 (1989-1992)
Best price for this book: $ 29.28
Now, twenty-two years later, thanks to the kind cooperation of the good folks at King Features, those three weeks will be included in this second volume of the IDW series. But wait...that's not all! Turns out that Bobby London produced an additional six weeks of strips beyond the three that were pulled from syndication! This book contains — for the first time anywhere — all nine weeks of "censored" Bobby London Popeye strips. Trust us, it's worth the wait!
Marvel Holiday Special: 2006 (Marvel Holiday Specials)
Best price for this book: $ 0