Celebrate 20 years of crackerjack reporting with The Onion: Our Front Pages ($19). Featuring a host of classic headlines such as "Clever bumper Stickers Resolve Abortion Issue" and "Last Literate Person On Earth Is Dead At 98," Front Pages collects the best covers from the satirical stalwart's first 20 years — including its humble beginnings in Wisconsin — across 300+ pages.
Clocking in at nearly 1,000 pages, George Lucas's Blockbusting ($20) is part reference, part history, and all movies. This unique book takes a look back at the movie industry decade by decade, examining all aspects — including revenues, costs, production and distribution, salary histories, photography days required, and more — of 300 important blockbusters from cinema's past, complete with plenty of charts, graphs, and diagrams.
Think you know all there is to know about Star Wars' central hero-villain? Ryder Windham and Peter Vilmur, authors of Star Wars: The Complete Vader ($60) might disagree. This 192-page hardcover explores all things Vader, from his history and downward spiral into the Sith, to his costume, related merchandise, and his character's cultural impact. Filled with photos and several special gatefold spreads, this special edition also includes an autographed bookplate label hand-signed by the authors.