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Rare Books and Special Collections

This guide provides an overview of the rare books at UNCC and highlights some unique resources

Aquaman: Scourge of the Sea

Call Number: PN6728.A68 N48 1968

Created in 1968, this mini book combines prose with illustrations and originally cost thirty-nine cents.


Jason Latour

Jason Latour is a comic book writer and artist from Charlotte. He co-created the Marvel character Spider-Gwen, who was also featured in the award winning movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Additionally, his book, Southern Bastards, received a Eisner Award nomination in 2015 for Best Continuing Series.

Call Number: PN6727.L37 S65

This series was written by Latour, drawn by Robbie Rodriguez, and colored by Rico Renzi. All three have signed the cover of this copy. 

Southern Bastards 
Call Number: PN6727.A225 S68 2015

Signed by Latour. 


Matt Fraction

Fraction is an Eisner Award winning comic book writer. Before starting his career, however, he worked at the Charlotte comic bookstore, Heroes Aren't Hard to Find. He is also married to Kelly Sue DeConnick, who is known for her Capitan Marvel series. The two of them run Milkfed Criminal Masterminds, Inc which is currently developing shows with Legendary TV.

Hawkeye Omnibus
Call Number: PN6728.H39 F3383 2015
Signed by Fraction.  

The Invincible Iron Man 
Call Number: PN6728.I76 F73 2010

Big Hard Sex Criminals 
Call Number: PN6728.B44 F73 2015
Signed by Fraction and the artist, Chip Zdarsky.

Call Number: PN6728.C36 F73 2014
Signed by Fraction. 


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