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Writers of Comics

 Comic book and strip writers who do not also regularly draw comics. Artist-writers are included as Artists of comics
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Writers of Comics.
   City of Spies / written by Susan Kim & Laurence Klavan ;
   illustrated by Pascal Dizin ; color by Hilary Sycamore. --
   New York : First Second, 2010. -- 172 p. : col. ill. ; 22
   cm. -- "Featuring the amazing adventures of Zirconium Man
   and Scooter!" -- Summary (from OCLC): 1942, the height of
   World War Two. Evelyn, who usually entertains herself with
   a pencil and a piece of paper, makes a new friend named
   Tony and leaves her artwork behind to look for real spies.
   When the pair discovers an actual mystery, Evelyn wonders
   if she will end up in an adventure similar to the comics
   she writes. -- Spy genre. -- Call no.: PN6727.D576C5 2010
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Writers of Comics.
   Dark Night : a True Batman Story / writer, Paul Dini ;
   artist and cover art, Eduardo Risso ; letterer, Todd Klein
   ; logo design, Chip Kidd. -- Burbank, CA : DC Comics, 2016.
   -- 128 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm. -- (Vertigo) -- Summary
   (from OCLC): In the 1990s, legendary writer Paul Dini had a
   flourishing career writing the hugely popular Batman: The
   Animated Series and Tiny Toon Adventures. Walking home one
   evening, he was jumped and viciously beaten within an inch
   of his life. His recovery process was arduous, hampered by
   the imagined antics of the villains he was writing for
   television including the Joker, Harley Quinn and the
   Penguin. But despite how bleak his circumstances were, or
   perhaps because of it, Dini also always imagined the Batman
   at his side, chivvying him along during his darkest
   moments. This is a Batman story like no other: the
   harrowing and eloquent autobiographical tale of writer Paul
   Dini's courageous struggle to overcome a desperate
   situation. -- Autobiographical genre. -- Call no.:
   PN6790.A73 R5D3 2016
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Writers of Comics.
   "The Success Story" / author, Archie Goodwin ; illustrator,
   Al Williamson. p. 13-18 in Creepy, no. 137 (May 1982) --
   (The Art of Al Williamson Collector's Edition) -- "The
   much-acclaimed creator of the hit comic strip didn't
   foresee three problems, the fellows who wrote, drew and
   inked it for him!" -- Call no.: PN6728.3.W3C7no.137
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Writers of Comics--Articles About.
   "Building Character : The Writers Who Shaped Dick Grayson's
   Personality" / Christopher McKittrick. p. 130-144 in Dick
   Grayson, Boy Wonder : Scholars and Creators on 75 years of
   Robin, Nightwing and Batman (Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland &
   Company, 2015). -- Call no.: PN6728.B37 Z5D5 2015 
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Writers of Comics--Articles About.
   "Insurgent Activity in the Kingdom of Rust : Writers
   Updating Superheroes in 2006" / by Joe McCulloch. p.
   184-189 in The Comics Journal, no. 276 (June 2006). --
   (Cape Fear) -- About writers of superhero comics, with
   sections on Grant Morrision, Joe Casey, and Warren Ellis.
   -- Call no.: PN6700.C62no.276
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Writers of Comics--Articles About.
   "Mad's Guest Writers" / Lawrence Rodman. p. 169-178 in
   Comic Books and the Cold War, 1946-1962 (Jefferson, N.C. :
   McFarland & Company, 2012). -- Call no.: PN6725.C633 2012
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Writers of Comics--Articles About.
   Playwright for Paper Actors / by Allen Saunders. p. 41-43 :
   ill. ; 29 cm. in Writer's Yearbook, 1977 -- Summary (from
   contents page): Here's a sprightly tour of the craft and
   craftiness of a comic strip writer. -- Call no.: PN111.W7
   1977
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Writers of Comics--Books About.
   The British Invasion : Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant
   Morrison, and the Invention of the Modern Comic Book Writer
   / Greg Carpenter. -- Edwardsville, Illinois : Sequart
   Organization, 2016. -- 478 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. -- "Featuring
   an interview with Karen Berger." -- Includes
   bibliographical references. -- "They came from Northampton,
   West Sussex, and Glasgow, and even though they spoke with
   different dialects, they gave American comics a new voice,
   one loud and clear enough to speak to the Postmodern
   world." -- Call no.: PN6725.C269 2016
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Writers of Comics--Books About.
   The Writers / editor, Tom Spurgeon. -- Seattle, Wash. :
   Fantagraphics Books, 2006. -- 357 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. --
   (The Comics Journal Library ; 6) -- Contents: Steve Gerber
   : changing comics' course / interview by Gary Groth ; Marv
   Wolfman : coming up the hard way / interview by Kim
   Thompson and Heidi Macdonald with Gary Groth ; Harlan
   Ellison : notes on an industry in progress / interview by
   Gary Groth ; Steve Englehart : the critics' choice /
   interview by Ralph Macchio, with Gary Groth, Kim Thompson
   and Mike Catron ; Denny O'Neil : rationality and relevance
   / interview by Gary Groth with Mike Catron ; Gerry Conway :
   keeping to the background / interview by Robert Gustaveson
   ; Chris Claremont : genius in the details / interview by
   Margaret O'Connell ; Archie Goodwin : the heart of American
   comics / interview by Steve Ringgenberg ; Len Wein : no
   such thing as a typical day / interview by Robert
   Greenberger ; Alan Moore : man of tomorrow / interview by
   Mark Burbey. -- Call no.: PN6725.W75 2006
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Writers of Comics--Dictionaries.
   The Who's Who of American Comics Books / editors, Jerry
   Bails and Hames Ware. -- Detroit : J. Bails, 1973-1976. --
   4 v. : ill. ; 28 cm. -- LIBRARY HAS: v. 1-4. -- Call no.:
   PN6725.B3
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Writers of Comics--Miscellanea.
   Albums of Early Life / Stanley Kauffmann. -- New Haven :
   Ticknor & Fields, 1980.-- 229 p. ; 22 cm. -- In a chapter
   titled "Album of Comic-Book Life" (p. 103-123) the author
   describes working as a writer and editor of comic books for
   a few years starting in 1942. The names given in the
   account, both corporate and personal, seem not to be real
   names. -- Call no.: PS3521.A7255 Z5K3
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Writers of Comics--Miscellanea.
   The Blank in the Comics strip collection includes a file of
   one or more daily comic strips related to this keyword or
   topic. Call no.: PN6726 f.B55
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Writers of Comics--Miscellanea.
   Comic Book Writers : clipping file. -- 1 portfolio : ill. ;
   25 x 38 cm. -- Collected at Michigan State University in
   the Russel B. Nye Popular Culture Collection's Popular
   Culture Vertical File (PCVF). -- Call no.: PCVF Comics
   "Comic Book Writers"
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Writers of Comics--Miscellanea.
   "Comic Book Writers and Hollywood" / Alan Brennert. p.
   19-20 in The Comics Journal, no. 71 (Mar. 1982). -- Letter
   to the editor, on comic book writers and the Wonder Woman
   television series. -- Data from Pete Coogan. -- Call no.:
   PN6700.C62no.71
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Writers of Comics--Miscellanea.
   Comics professionals : clipping file. -- 1 portfolio : ill.
   ; 25 x 38 cm. -- Collected at Michigan State University in
   the Russel B. Nye Popular Culture Collection's Popular
   Culture Vertical File (PCVF). -- Items on artists and
   writers. -- Call no.: PCVF Comics.
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Writers of Comics--Miscellanea.
   Famous Comic Book Creators Trading Cards. -- Forestville,
   Calif. : Eclipse Enterprises, 1992. -- 110 cards : col.
   ill. ; in loose-leaf folder, 30 cm. -- Each card features a
   photographic portrait, and on verso a biography and (for
   artists) an art sample. -- Call no.: PN6710.F3 1992
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Writers of Comics--Miscellanea.
   "Finger Awards Go to Kurtzman, Schwartz" p. 29-30 in The
   Comics Journal, no. 277 (July 2006). -- (Journal Datebook)
   -- Comics writing award goes to Alvin Schwartz and the late
   Harvey Kurtzman. -- Call no.: PN6700.62no.277
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Writers of Comics--Miscellanea.
   "Horror Writers of America Include Comics" p. 28-29 in The
   Comics Journal, no. 161 (Aug. 1993) -- (Newswatch) --
   "Active" status can now be granted to writers of comic
   books. -- Call no.: PN6700.C62no.161
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Writers of Comics--Miscellanea.
   Index entry to Amazing Heroes, no. 147 (Aug. 15, 1988) --
   (Superman writers) -- Data from Brian Mowbray.
   k. Superman. k. Superman writers. k. Comic book writers. k.
   Writers. Call no.: PN6725.A47no.147
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Writers of Comics--Miscellanea.
   "Marvel Announces Round of Writer Exclusives" p. 35-36 in
   The Comics Journal, no. 263 (Oct./Nov. 2004). -- (Newswatch
   : Journal Datebook) -- Comics writers join Marvel: Warren
   Ellis, Robert Kirkman, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. -- Call no.:
   PN6700.C62no.263
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Writers of Comics--Miscellanea.
   "Marvel Writers Lose Claims to Original Artwork" p. 13
   (Comics Journal #60 November 1980) -- Data from Pete
   Coogan. -- Call no.: PN6700.C62no.60
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Writers of Comics--Miscellanea.
   Mera Jaeger : miscellaneous papers. -- 192?-  . -- 1
   portfolio : 25 x 38 cm. -- Collected at Michigan State
   University in the Russel B. Nye Popular Culture
   Collection's Popular Culture Vertical File (PCVF).
   1. Jaeger, Mera. 2. Comic book writers.
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Writers of Comics--Miscellanea.
   "Nothing to do with Candy"* (Katy Keene) / by Bill Woggon.
   7 p. in Katy Keene Comics, no. 6 (June 1952). -- A story in
   which Sis struggles with the writer and the readers to
   decide what the story is about. -- Call no.:
   PN6728.1.A7K3no.6
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Writers of Comics--Miscellanea.
   "Silver Sci-Fi Memories" / Gary M. Carter. p. 6 in Comic
   Book Marketplace, v. 2, no. 59 (May 1998). -- (Letter from
   the editor) -- About silver age DC writers also being
   science fiction writers. -- Call no.: PN6714.C632v.2no.59
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Writers of Comics--Miscellanea.
   "TV Writers Turning to Comics" p. 40 in The Comics Journal,
   no. 274 (Feb. 2006). -- Damon Lindelof of Lost will write
   for Marvel. -- (Newswatch : Journal Datebook) -- Call no.:
   PN6700.C62no.274
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Writers of Comics--Miscellanea.
   Women and the Comics / by Trina Robbins and Catherine
   Yronwode. -- Eclipse Books, 1985. -- 127 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
   -- Includes index. -- Content: History and criticism of
   comics, artists and writers of comics. -- Call no.:
   PN6710.R6 1985
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Writers of Comics--Miscellanea.
   Women Comics Professionals : clipping file. -- 1 portfolio
   ; 25 x 38 cm. -- Collected at Michigan State University in
   the Russel B. Nye Popular Culture Collection's Popular
   Culture Vertical File (PCVF). -- Call no.: PCVF Comics.
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Writers of Comics--Periodicals.
   The Splash Page : The Official Newsletter of the Marvel
   Freelance Community. -- New York : Marvel Comics, . -- ill.
   ; 28 cm. -- For self-employed artists and writers. --
   LIBRARY HAS: v. 2, no. 2. -- Call no.: PN6714.M3S63
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"Writers of the Comics : Metro Con 71 : Denny O'Neil, Ted
   White, Len Wein" / transcribed and prepared for publication
   by Gary Groth. p. 18-25 in Word Balloons, no. 1 (Mar.
   1974). -- Panel discussion; also speaking are Mark
   Hanerfeld, Marv Wolfman, and Gerry Conway. -- Call no.:
   PN6700.W6no 1
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Writers of the Round Table Press.
   Mi Barrio : from SmarterComics / Robert Renteria ; as told
   to Corey Michael Blake ; illustrated by Shane Clester --
   Mundelein, IL. : Writers of the Round Table Press, 2011. --
   55 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. -- "Based on the book From the Barrio
   to the Board Room." -- Summary (from SkyRiver): Don't let
   where you came from dictate who you are, but let it be part
   of who you become. These are the words of successful
   entrepreneur Robert Renteria who grew up as an infant
   sleeping in a dresser drawer. This hard-hitting comic
   memoir traces Robert's life from a childhood of poverty and
   abuse in one of the poorest areas of East Los Angeles, to
   his proud emergence as a business owner and civic leader
   today. Robert paints a vivid portrait of the numerous
   people who influenced his life and the forces that dragged
   him down--gangs, drugs, an alcohol and drug addicted father
   that abandoned the family, an abusive stepfather and
   climbing the broken ladder of corporate America. The book
   drives home the point that there's nothing that any
   American--Latino or otherwise--can't accomplish through
   persistence, hard work, heart and soul. -- Autobiographical
   genre. -- Call no.: PN6727.C564M5 2010
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Writers on Comics.
   Give Our Regards to the Atomsmashers! : Writers on Comics /
   edited and with an introduction by Sean Howe. -- New York :
   Pantheon Books, 2004. -- 228 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. -- CONTENTS
   (from dust jacket): Jonathan Lethem on childhood
   friendships and the return of Jack Kirby ; Luc Sante on the
   clear lines and ageless world of Tintin ; Geoff Dyer on
   Spider-Man and how comic book art colored the author's
   world ; Aimee Bender on Yummy Fur and storytelling ;
   Christopher Sorrentino on the DC/Marvel rivalry and a
   child's need to be accepted ; Steve Erickson on the wildly
   subversive American Flagg ; Gary Giddins on learning the
   Classics through Classics Illustrated ; Brad Meltzer on
   young love and the New Teen Titans ; John Wray on horror,
   guilt, and the humor of Jim Woodring ; Geoffrey O'Brien on
   Nick Fury and the end of the comic book world ; Glen David
   Gold on Adam Warlock and the nature of collecting ; Lydia
   Millet on the dreamscapes of Little Nemo in Slumberland ;
   Tom Piazza on the ingenuousness and perversity of Bizarro
   and Mxyzptlk ; Chris Offutt on NoMan and life as an
   outsider ; Greil Marcus on Uncle Sam and the unfulfilled
   promise of America ; Myla Goldberg on the complex
   narratives and tantalizing visuals of Renée French and
   Chris Ware ; Andrew Hultkrans on being a disciple of Steve
   Ditko. -- Call no.: PN6725.H65 2004
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Writers on Comics Scriptwriting / Mark Salisbury. -- London :
   Titan Books, 1999. -- 240 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. -- Interviews
   with: Kurt Busiek, Peter David, Chuck Dixon, Warren Ellis,
   Garth Ennis, Neil Gaiman, Devin Grayson, Dan Jurgens, Joe
   Kelly, Jeph Loeb, Todd McFarlane, Frank Miller, Grant
   Morrison, and Mark Waid. -- Call no.: PN6710.W75 1999
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"Writer's Showcase" (9 essays on comics) p. 67-105 in The
   Comics Journal, no. 200 (Dec. 1997) -- Call no.:
   PN6700.C62no.200
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Writers' Strikes.
   The Blank in the Comics strip collection includes a file of
   one or more daily comic strips related to this keyword or
   topic. Call no.: PN6726 f.B55
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Writers Updating Superheroes in 2006.
   "Insurgent Activity in the Kingdom of Rust : Writers
   Updating Superheroes in 2006" / by Joe McCulloch. p.
   184-189 in The Comics Journal, no. 276 (June 2006). --
   (Cape Fear) -- About writers of superhero comics, with
   sections on Grant Morrision, Joe Casey, and Warren Ellis.
   -- Call no.: PN6700.C62no.276
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Writers Voices.
   The 1990 Doonesbury Stamp Album / Garry Trudeau. -- New
   York : Viking Penguin, 1990. -- 16 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
   -- Sixteen sheets of full-color stamps celebrate 20 years
   of Doonesbury. Designed as a fund-raiser to aid Writers
   Voices, the publishing program of Literacy Volunteers of
   New York City, Inc.
   1. Comic art paraphernalia. I. Trudeau, G. B., 1948- II.
   Doonesbury Stamp Album. III. Literacy Volunteers of New
   York City, Inc. IV. Writers Voices. V. Viking Penguin. Call
   no.: PN6728.D65S75 1990
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The Writers Who Shaped Dick Grayson's Personality.
   "Building Character : The Writers Who Shaped Dick Grayson's
   Personality" / Christopher McKittrick. p. 130-144 in Dick
   Grayson, Boy Wonder : Scholars and Creators on 75 years of
   Robin, Nightwing and Batman (Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland &
   Company, 2015). -- Call no.: PN6728.B37 Z5D5 2015 
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"The Writers Who Went To Sea!" (Captain Compass) / art, Paul
   Norris. 6 p. in Star Spangled Comics, no. 124 (Jan. 1952).
   -- Adventure story genre. -- Data from Gene Reed, Jim
   Walls, Mark Gordon et al. via Grand Comics Database. --
   Call no.: Film 15791r.224
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Writers' working methods.
   Index entry (p. 40, 45, 226, 228) in Marvel : Five Fabulous
   Decades of the World's Greatest Comics, by Les Daniels (New
   York : H.N. Abrams, 1991). Call no.: PN6725.D25 1991
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Writer's Yearbook.
   Playwright for Paper Actors / by Allen Saunders. p. 41-43 :
   ill. ; 29 cm. in Writer's Yearbook, 1977 -- Summary (from
   contents page): Here's a sprightly tour of the craft and
   craftiness of a comic strip writer. -- Call no.: PN111.W7
   1977
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WritersCorps Books.
   Smart Mouth : Poetry & Prose by WritersCorps Youth /
   introduction by Justin Chin ; art by Gabrielle Gamboa,
   Anson Jew, Derek Kir, Nina Paley, Spain Rodriguez. -- San
   Francisco : WritersCorps Books, 2000. -- 155 p. : ill. ; 12
   cm. -- "A project of the San Francisco Arts Commission". --
   Includes alternative genre comics. -- Call no.:
   PS591.S3S5755 2000
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"Writes a Letter" (Adventures of Mr. George, 1910) / Harold
   Knerr. p. 80 in The Comic Strip Century (Kitchen Sink
   Press, 1995). -- Call no.: PN6726.C595 1995v.1
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Writeups.
   The Blank in the Comics strip collection includes a file of
   one or more daily comic strips related to this keyword or
   topic. Call no.: PN6726 f.B55
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Writhing



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Writhing.
   "And Vegas Writhes in Flame!" (Ghost Rider) 18 p. in Ghost
   Rider, no. 5 (Apr. 1974) -- Call no.: PN6728.4.M3G33no.5
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Writhing.
   "The Desperate Character Writhes Again!" in Home Grown
   Funnies, no. 1 (1971). -- By R. Crumb. -- Back cover. --
   Call no.: PN6728.45.K5H6no.1
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Writhing.
   "The Moving Finger Writhes!" 7 p. in Tower of Shadows, no.
   3 (Jan. 1970). -- Call no.: PN6728.3.M3T6no.3
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Writhing.
   "Then the Lance"* (Wash Tubbs, 1933) / Roy Crane. p. 170 in
   The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics, ed. by Bill
   Blackbeard and Martin Williams (Washington, D.C. :
   Smithsonian Institution Press, 1977). -- Summary: The whale
   writhes as Bennie pokes him with the lance again and again.
   -- 34th in a sequence of 107 daily strips reprinted here.
   -- Call no.: folio PN6726.S5 1977
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Writhing Reptiles.
   "The Serpent Strikes" (A Purple Claw Mystery) / Brown and
   Gantz. 8 p. in The Purple Claw, no. 2 (Mar. 1953). --
   Begins: "To lovely Anne Windom, Ted Redding's marriage to
   the exotic jungle-born Leera brought nightmares of snakes
   as well as heartbreak. Anne thought the answer lay in
   modern psychiatry, but Dr. Jonathan Weir, the wearer of the
   Purple Claw, knew differently. Voodoo and black magic had
   brought the reptiles writhing, crawling through Anne's
   tormented nights!" -- Call no.: PN6728.2.T56P8no.2
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