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Super graphic : a visual guide to the comic book universe

Author: Tim Leong
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book by one of Wired magazine's art directors traverses the world of comic books through a collection of pie charts, bar graphs, timelines, scatter plots, and more.
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Genre/Form: Young adult nonfiction
Charts (graphic documents)
Trivia and miscellanea
Comics (Graphic works)
Comic books, strips, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Leong
ISBN: 9781452113883 1452113882
OCLC Number: 815757975
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What's in this book? --
Full disclosure: my bookshelf --
True colors --
Good measures: superheroes and primary colors --
Color me bad: supervillains and secondary colors --
Common people: a Venn diagram of superhero comic tropes --
How to read a comic book --
What is manga? --
Character lineup --
Character weigh in --
Map quest --
Welcome to the multiverse: wait, there's more than one Earth? --
A history of heroic proportions --
Power publishers --
Take shape: evolution of Superman's logo --
Shell power: the pizzas of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles --
The Batman theme quantified --
The Joker's favorite questions for Batman --
The colors of money: following fictional fortunes --
Team colors --
Richie Rich vs. Royal Roy --
The definitive R. Crumb butt matrix --
Second city: the real Metropolis --
Nuff said: Stan Lee has issues --
A Fantastic Four primer --
Super rollercoasters --
The politics of good vs. evil --
Pissed off: a Calvin and Hobbes trajectory --
Fast ball special --
Wardrobe upgrade: changes in costume color --
Cerebus: judging a comic by its covers --
Archer appeal --
The Flash: ranking the scarlet speedsters by likability --
Superman's movies --
Who is the fastest man alive? --
Small wonder: how big is the miniature city of Kandor? --
Put a ring on it: a history of concentric circles --
Who's who in Sin City --
Secret identities: Stan Lee's nicknames for the Marvel bullpen --
The periodic table of the Metal Men --
Who reads DC Comics? --
Playing for the other team: the many affiliations of the Marvel Universe --
Batman's utility belt, 1952 --
Batman's utility belt, 1968 --
Joker's utility belt, 1952 --
Robin's utility belt, 1994 --
The Walking Dead kill counter --
Who is left in Y: the last man --
Why guys like Invisible Woman --
Why guys relate to Spider Man --
Battle breakdown --
Bird watching: the five faces of Robin --
The Chris Ware sadness scale --
Meta human: pop culture in Scott Pilgrim --
Venom's family web --
Dressed to kill: explaining cosplay and crossplay --
Nerd prom: Comic Con attendance --
Guide to Comic Con cosplay: the Hulk --
X-Men characters I remembered thanks to cosplay --
Guide to Comic Con cosplay: Spider Man --
Guide to Comic Con cosplay: Pac Man --
Guide to Comic Con cosplay: Wolverine --
Popular costumes --
Manga murder: outsmarting death --
Boom boom pow --
A personal history of saying "good grief" --
Alter egos: Bobby Digital vs. Batman --
All in the family: mapping the relationships of the New Gods --
Spy vs. spy --
Jet set: Avengers vs. X-Men --
Birds of a feather: Scrooge McDuck's family tree --
Bat channels: every TV show starring Batman --
Character kingdom: a taxonomy of characters, classified by name --
The Punisher's kill count --
Fighting forces: oppression and rebellion in Persepolis --
Mutant Manhattan --
To the grave and back: how long characters stayed dead --
Choose your own adventure: the Mad magazine mystery record --
Fast company: the four faces of the Flash --
A Watchmen primer --
Amazonian prime: 70 years of Wonder Woman's legs --
Recurring character: Chris Evans --
How to spot a vigilante --
Not standard issue: an explanation of crossover issues and their tie ins --
Tintin's travels --
Tintin publication history --
Revisionist history: 30 years of changing Tintin --
Book report: the Library of Congress comic collection --
Art, work: the schedule of a manga artist --
Cover to cover: Marvel and DC's price history --
Size matters --
Assorted Peanuts --
Marvel universe trading cards --
Gotham City police department utility bill --
Power pack --
If you were the Punisher, what would you do? --
Gotham City police department --
The most quotable lines from 300 --
Lifespans of characters in the Walking Dead --
A peek inside the Jean Grey school for higher learning --
Calling the shots: how fans voted to kill Robin --
Archie's ample, awesome, and awful alliteration --
What makes Nick Fury so intimidating --
Reasons to like Cyclops --
How DC characters rank in HeroClix --
Shell boy --
Five easy pieces --
Bat relationships: the world of the caped crusader --
Panel to screen: the history of comic book movies --
The letter V in V for Vendetta --
Fighting words: the evolution of the Green Lantern oath --
Overlapping interests --
Super analytics: rating the characters in the Marvel comics universe.
Responsibility: Tim Leong.

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