Speed Racer

The Official 30th Anniversary Guide


Author: Elizabeth Moran

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786882465

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 515

A unique, illustrated scrapbook about the animated television series broadcast from 1967 to 1982 chronicles the complete history of the cult hit and features show trivia, behind-the-scenes stories, and a compete episode guide. Original."

Speed Racer & Racer X

The Origins Collection


Author: Justin Eisinger

Publisher: Idea & Design Works Llc

ISBN: 9781600102110

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 140

View: 6411

Provides the story of the origin of the Mach-5 team and such characters as Speed Racer, Racer X, Trixie, Spritle, Chim Chim, and Mom and Pop Racer.

Speed Racer

Chronicles of the Racer


Author: Arie Kaplan

Publisher: Idea & Design Works Llc

ISBN: 9781600102134

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 104

View: 4806

When Speed finds out that he is the latest in a long line of Racers, he must trace back his family's history if he is to survive an age-old threat to his legacy.

Speed Racer


Author: Lamar Waldron

Publisher: Idea & Design Works Llc

ISBN: 9781600101762

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 146

View: 1756

Collects the adventures and mishaps of Speed Racer and his friends, Trixie, Pops, Spritle, Racer X, as Speed tries to become the fastest automobile racer in the world.

One Thousand Years of Manga


Author: Brigitte Koyama-Richard

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: 9782080201782

Category: Art

Page: 247

View: 7882

Tracing Manga's deep roots in Japanese culture and artistic traditions, a chronicle of its history and the social factors that continue to shape it today explores Manga as an integral part of Japanese art and is complemented by hundreds of example illustrations.

Challenge of the Masked Racer #2


Author: Chase Wheeler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101175370

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 7713

Speed is determined to beat the legendary Masked Racer in the Trans-Country Race. But the Alpha Team has cooked up a devious plan. Can Speed and the Masked Racer work together to make sure the Alpha Team doesnt win?

Born to Race


Author: Michael Anthony Steele,Andy Wachowski,Larry Wachowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780843132106

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 125

View: 4807

After Speed Racer learns of the corrupt practices of Royalton Industries' racing team, he turns down an offer of employment, and teams up with his one-time rival Racer X to save the sport before Royalton can ruin Speed's career.

McQueen's Machines

The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon


Author: Matt Stone

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1610601114

Category: Transportation

Page: 184

View: 8467

No other Hollywood star has been so closely linked with cars and bikes, from the 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback he drove in Bullitt (in the greatest car chase of all time) to the Triumph motorcycle of The Great Escape. McQueen’s Machines gives readers a close-up look at the cars and motorcycles McQueen drove in movies, those he owned, and others he raced. With a foreword by Steve’s son, Chad McQueen, and a wealth of details about of the star’s racing career, stunt work, and car and motorcycle collecting, McQueen’s Machines draws a fascinating picture of one outsized man’s driving passion. Now in paperback.

Driving Blind


Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062242245

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8432

The incomparable Ray Bradbury is in the driver's seat, off on twenty-one unforgettable excursions through fantasy, time and memory, and there are surprises waiting around every curve and behind each mile marker. The journey promises to be a memorable one.

1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1


Author: Mike Mueller

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613253184

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 5793

By the time the 1969 model year rolled around, it was well established that muscle cars were fast and plentiful. Every manufacturer had at least one corner of the showroom where the "go fast" guys could congregate and discuss the merits and time slips of the latest performance offerings. Competition being what it was, the manufacturers were looking for ways to entice potential buyers to choose their product over ever-increasing offerings from the competition. Some manufacturers tried to accomplish this with affordable prices, some tried fancy marketing schemes, and some created a look and a style that screamed "performance" even when standing still. The 1969 Mach I was Ford's attempt to create a package and a style to match the performance of its recently released and very potent 428-ci Cobra Jet engine package. Displacing the still-available but more conservative GT trim, the Mach I included unique and innovative graphics and mechanical innovations including shaker hood scoops, dual racing mirrors, deluxe interiors, competition suspension, dual chrome exhaust tips, and blacked-out hoods. The result was a wildly popular model that sold more than 70,000 units, compared to slightly more than 5,000 GT models for the year. Each volume in the In Detail Series provides an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, and an examination of where the car is on the market today. Also included are paint and option codes, VIN and build tag decoders, as well as production numbers.

Speed Racer

Born to Race


Author: Tommy Yune

Publisher: Wildstorm

ISBN: 9781563896491

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 72

View: 2920

Provides the story of the origin of such Speed Racer characters as Racer X, Trixie, Spritle, Chim Chim, and Mom and Pop Racer.

The Black Beetle: No Way Out #3


Author: Francesco Francavilla

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 25

View: 3596

Under the watchful gaze of the mysterious Labyrinto, Black Beetle fights for his life! Is this the doing of a man that Black Beetle thought was dead? Could a zombie mobster be commanding the foes of Colt City's dark avenger?! If he survives the night, the investigative insect will be left with questions to ponder as he takes his investigation . . . to the morgue! * An all-new superhero tale from 2012 Eisner Award winner Francesco Francavilla!

1969-1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429


Author: Daniel Burrill

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613253168

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 2470

Not to be outdone by Chrysler, Ford had to build and field its own race-duty big-block to compete with the 426 Hemi in drag and stock car racing. In competition trim, the Boss 429 powered Ford and Mercury stock cars to victory in NASCAR and the Mustang to many wins in drag racing. With this exclusive racing pedigree, the Boss 429 is among the most valuable and rare Mustangs ever built. The project was the brainchild of Bunkie Knudsen, noted stylist Larry Shinoda, and other talented Ford personnel. The semi-hemi Boss 429 was so large, it couldn't fit in the small Mustang, so Kar-Kraft, a specialty car builder, had to shoehorn the engine into the compact Mustang fastback. Author Dan Burrill gives you the straight story on the Boss 429, its special equipment, 429 engine, 4-speed Toploader transmission, interior appointments, paint codes, and options. Also featured is the exciting story of developing this monumental engine, engineering the components and parts to fit the engine and chassis, and assembling the cars. Each volume in the In Detail Series provides an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, and an examination of where the car is on the market today. Also included are paint and option codes, VIN and build tag decoders, as well as production numbers. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}



Author: Osamu Tezuka

Publisher: Digital Manga Pub

ISBN: 9781569702826

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 429

View: 1137

Wandering the packed tunnels of Shinjuku Station, famous author Yosuke Mikura makes a strange discovery: a seemingly homeless drunk woman who can quote French poetry. Her name is Barbara. He takes her home for a bath and a drink, and before long Barbara has made herself into Mikura's shadow, saving him from egotistical delusions and jealous enemies. But just as Mikura is no saint, Barbara is no benevolent guardian angel, and Mikura grows obsessed with discovering her secrets, tangling with thugs, sadists, magical curses and mythical beings - all the while wondering whether he himself is still sane.



Author: Osamu Tezuka

Publisher: Kodansha USA

ISBN: 194505476X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 704

View: 1217

Long considered as one of Osamu Tezuka’s most political narratives, Ayako is also considered to be one of his most challenging as it defies the conventions of his manga by utilizing a completely original cast and relying solely on historical drama to drive the plot. Ayako, pulls no punches, and does not allow for gimmicks as science-fiction or fantasy may. Instead Tezuka weaves together a tale which its core simply focuses on a single family, a family that could be considered a metaphor for a rapidly developing superpower. Overflowing with imagery of the cold war seen through Japan’s eyes, Ayako is firmly set in realism taking inspiration from a number of historical events that occurred over the American occupation and the cultural-revolution which soon followed. Believed to be Tezuka’s answer to the gekiga (dramatic comics) movement of the 60’s, Ayako should be considered one of the better early examples of a seinen (young adult) narrative to be published. Initially set in the aftermath of World War II, Ayako focuses its attention on the Tenge clan, a once powerful family of landowners living in a rural community in northern Japan. From the moment readers are introduced to the extended family, it is apparent that the war and American occupation have begun to erode the fabric that binds them all together. The increasing influence of political, economic and social change begins to tear into the many Tenge siblings, while a strange marriage agreement creates resentment between the eldest son and his sire. And when the family seems to have completely fallen apart, they decide to turn their collective rage on what they believe to be the source of their troubles—the newest member of the Tenge family, the youngest sister Ayako.

Manga and Anime Go to Hollywood


Author: Northrop Davis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623560381

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 440

View: 8006

The media industries in the United States and Japan are similar in much the same way different animal species are: while a horse and a kangaroo share maybe 95% of their DNA, they're nonetheless very different animals-and so it is with manga and anime in Japanese and Hollywood animation, movies, and television. Though they share some key common elements, they developed mostly separately while still influencing each other significantly along the way. That confluence is now accelerating into new forms of hybridization that will drive much of future storytelling entertainment. Packed with original interviews with top creators in these fields and illuminating case studies, Manga and Anime Go to Hollywood helps to parse out these these shared and diverging genetic codes, revealing the cross-influences and independent traits of Japanese and American animation. In addition, Manga and Anime Go to Hollywood shows how to use this knowledge creatively to shape the future of global narrative storytelling, including through the educational system. Northrop Davis paints a fascinating picture of the interrelated history of Japanese manga/anime and Hollywood since the Meiji period through to World War II and up to the present day - and even to into the future.

The Dream of Perpetual Motion


Author: Dexter Palmer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429959177

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7967

Imprisoned for life aboard a zeppelin that floats high above a fantastic metropolis, greeting-card writer Harold Winslow pens his memoirs. His only companions are the disembodied voice of Miranda Taligent, the only woman he has ever loved, and the cryogenically frozen body of her father, Prospero, the genius and industrial magnate who drove her insane. As Harold heads toward a last desperate confrontation with Prospero to save Miranda's life, he finds himself an unwitting participant in the creation of the greatest invention of them all: the perpetual motion machine. Beautifully written, stunningly imagined, and wickedly funny, Dexter Palmer's The Dream of Perpetual Motion is a heartfelt meditation on the place of love in a world dominated by technology.

Speed Racer

The Art of Speed Racer : Based on the Film Speed Racer


Author: Larry Wachowski,Andy Wachowski,Joel Silver

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 9780789318237

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

View: 2538

The visionary Wachowski brothers of The Matrix fame use their filmmaking skills to bring to life the iconic Japanese cartoon with their newest groundbreaking film Speed Racer, starring Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Fox, and John Goodman, to name a few. The Art of Speed Racer contains production ephemera including: exclusive storyboard art, character sketches, shooting script, and still photos. Speed Racer will also contain observations by film crew, lending insight into the complicated process of making this movie. The Art of Speed Racer is a chronicle of, and tribute to the film, and is sure to appeal to racing fans and new and diehard Speed Racer fans alike.