The Leather Nun and Other Incredibly Strange Comics

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Aurum, 2008 - Comic books, strips, etc - 126 pages
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‘The perfect gift for any comic-book lover or pervert in your life’ − Jonathan Ross From leather nuns to surreal Japanese baseball dramas, you won’t believe your eyes when you look inside The Leather Nun and Other Incredibly Strange Comics. From the creators of Graphic Novels and Great British Comics, this is a delirious collection of the 50 most weird and wonderful comics ever published. Notorious comic book brainiacs Paul Gravett and Peter Stanbury have scoured the world to bring together the strangest comics to be found. Gigantic alien monsters in swimming trunks rub up against the Leather Nun; hip-hop superheroes fight street crime, while peasant-girl Hansi worships the swastika. Also included alongside long-running series are bizarre one-off titles such as Barnyard of Fear, Chaplains at War, Amputee Love and Cannibal Romance. Following an entertaining and informative introduction which places the comics in context, Gravett & Stanbury present an ever-changing parade of 50 rare and crazy comics, each featured in a colourful double-page spread with the eye-popping cover shown at full size. The Leather Nun will make the perfect quirky gift for comics fans, collectors of curiosities – and anyone with a taste for offbeat humour. Paul Gravett & Peter Stanbury’s Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics has been translated into ten languages. Their rapturously received Graphic Novels and Great British Comics were both published by Aurum Press. Paul Gravett, the curator of the annual Comica festival at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, was a key adviser and talking head on the hit BBC4 series Comics Britainnia.

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About the author (2008)

Paul Gravett is a writer, a curator, a lecturer, a broadcaster, a journalist, and the author of Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know. He and Peter Stanbury are the coauthors of Great British Comics and Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics.

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