(February 1996)

DC, 1996 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
14.95 USD; 20.95 CAD
Pages
228
On-sale date
1996-02-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Suggested for Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
Factoid Books; [Paradox Press]
ISBN
1-56389-218-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941205564 00111
Editing
Bronwyn Carlton Taggart; Jim Higgins (assistant)
Color
Color Covers; Black and White Interior
Dimensions
8 1/2 inches by 10 7/8 inches
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Matte interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Letterers for interior sequences are listed as a group on page below indicia: Bob Lappan, Roxanne Starr, Gail Beckett, and Agnes Pinaha.

One of the seventeen Paradox Press series of Big Books:
1994 - The Big Book of Urban Legends
1995 - The Big Book of Death; The Big Book of Weirdos; The Big Book of Conspiracies;
1996 - The Big Book of Freaks; The Big Book of Little Criminals; The Big Book of Hoaxes; The Big Book of Thugs
1997 - The Big Book of Losers; The Big Book of The Unexplained; The Big Book of Martyrs; The Big Book of Scandal
1998 - The Big Book of Bad; The Big Book of the Weird Wild West
1999 - The Big Book of Vice; The Big Book of Grimm
2000 - The Big Book of the '70s


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The Big Book of Freaks (Table of Contents: 1)

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Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

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Introduction (Table of Contents: 3)

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Foreword (Table of Contents: 4)

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Introductory strip.

Legendary Freaks (Table of Contents: 5)

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Introduction to Chapter One: Legendary Freaks.

Strange Power (Table of Contents: 6)

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Whole Races of Freaks (Table of Contents: 7)

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Goliath (Table of Contents: 8)

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Maximus: Emperor of Rome (Table of Contents: 9)

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The Monster of Ravenna (Table of Contents: 10)

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Bartholomew Fair (Table of Contents: 11)

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Graham Higgins
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Gargoyles (Table of Contents: 12)

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Donald David
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Medical Freaks (Table of Contents: 13)

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Introduction to Chapter Two: Medical Freaks.

Chang and Eng (Table of Contents: 14)

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The Elephant man (Table of Contents: 15)

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Carl Herman Unthan: Born Armless and Stubborn (Table of Contents: 16)

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One-and-a-Halfs (Table of Contents: 17)

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Freaks Made to Order (Table of Contents: 18)

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P. T. Barnum's Freaks (Table of Contents: 19)

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Introduction to Chapter Three: P. T. Barnum's Freaks.

P. T. Barnum (Table of Contents: 20)

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Tom Sutton
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Lavinia, Beloved of Tom (Table of Contents: 21)

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Mary Wilshire
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Jo-Jo, the Dog-Faced Boy (Table of Contents: 22)

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Richard Piers Rayner
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Giant Hearts (Table of Contents: 23)

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Jim Fern
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Jim Fern
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P. T. Barnum's Jumbo (Table of Contents: 24)

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The Golden Age of Freaks (Table of Contents: 25)

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Synopsis
Introduction to Chapter Four: The Golden Age of Freaks.

The Ten-in-One (Table of Contents: 26)

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How To Run a Flea Circus (Table of Contents: 27)

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The Living Skeleton (Table of Contents: 28)

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Snake Charmers (Table of Contents: 29)

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Steve Smith
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Geeks (Table of Contents: 30)

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The Most Embarrassing Freak I Ever Saw (Table of Contents: 31)

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Bearded Beauties and Tattooed Men (Table of Contents: 32)

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Introduction to Chapter Five: Bearded Beauties and Tattooed Men.

A Bounty of Bearded Beauties (Table of Contents: 33)

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Madame Clofullia (Table of Contents: 34)

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Annie Jones (Table of Contents: 35)

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Catherine Delait (Table of Contents: 36)

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Lady Olga (Table of Contents: 37)

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The Ugliest Woman in the World (Table of Contents: 38)

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Omi the Great (Table of Contents: 39)

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The Tattooed Prince (Table of Contents: 40)

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Lives of the Freaks (Table of Contents: 41)

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Introduction to Chapter Six: Lives of the Freaks.

Baby Ruth (Table of Contents: 42)

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Zip (Table of Contents: 43)

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Joined Jazz Babies (Table of Contents: 44)

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Mortado (Table of Contents: 45)

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Doomed to Loom (Table of Contents: 46)

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The Lobster Boy Murder Caper (Table of Contents: 47)

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Grifts (Table of Contents: 48)

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Introductin to Chapter Seven: Grifts.

The Cardiff Giant (Table of Contents: 49)

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Makin' 'Em Bigger 'N' Smaller (Table of Contents: 50)

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Packaged Primitives (Table of Contents: 51)

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John Garcia
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Building Beggars (Table of Contents: 52)

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The Art of Gaffing Freaks (Table of Contents: 53)

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Pickled Punks (Table of Contents: 54)

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Carny Cons (Table of Contents: 55)

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Still Going Strong (Table of Contents: 56)

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Past, Present, and Future Freaks (Table of Contents: 57)

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Introduction to Chapter Eight: Past, Present, and Future Freaks.

Tod Browning's Freaks (Table of Contents: 58)

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Freaks R Us (Table of Contents: 59)

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Space Freaks (Table of Contents: 60)

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Afterword (Table of Contents: 61)

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Bibliography (Table of Contents: 62)

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List of sources.

Biographies (Table of Contents: 63)

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Short biographies on the writer and artists featured in the book.

Copyright Information (Table of Contents: 64)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Big Book of Freaks
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. Foreword
  6. 5. Legendary Freaks
  7. 6. Strange Power
  8. 7. Whole Races of Freaks
  9. 8. Goliath
  10. 9. Maximus: Emperor of Rome
  11. 10. The Monster of Ravenna
  12. 11. Bartholomew Fair
  13. 12. Gargoyles
  14. 13. Medical Freaks
  15. 14. Chang and Eng
  16. 15. The Elephant man
  17. 16. Carl Herman Unthan: Born Armless and Stubborn
  18. 17. One-and-a-Halfs
  19. 18. Freaks Made to Order
  20. 19. P. T. Barnum's Freaks
  21. 20. P. T. Barnum
  22. 21. Lavinia, Beloved of Tom
  23. 22. Jo-Jo, the Dog-Faced Boy
  24. 23. Giant Hearts
  25. 24. P. T. Barnum's Jumbo
  26. 25. The Golden Age of Freaks
  27. 26. The Ten-in-One
  28. 27. How To Run a Flea Circus
  29. 28. The Living Skeleton
  30. 29. Snake Charmers
  31. 30. Geeks
  32. 31. The Most Embarrassing Freak I Ever Saw
  33. 32. Bearded Beauties and Tattooed Men
  34. 33. A Bounty of Bearded Beauties
  35. 34. Madame Clofullia
  36. 35. Annie Jones
  37. 36. Catherine Delait
  38. 37. Lady Olga
  39. 38. The Ugliest Woman in the World
  40. 39. Omi the Great
  41. 40. The Tattooed Prince
  42. 41. Lives of the Freaks
  43. 42. Baby Ruth
  44. 43. Zip
  45. 44. Joined Jazz Babies
  46. 45. Mortado
  47. 46. Doomed to Loom
  48. 47. The Lobster Boy Murder Caper
  49. 48. Grifts
  50. 49. The Cardiff Giant
  51. 50. Makin' 'Em Bigger 'N' Smaller
  52. 51. Packaged Primitives
  53. 52. Building Beggars
  54. 53. The Art of Gaffing Freaks
  55. 54. Pickled Punks
  56. 55. Carny Cons
  57. 56. Still Going Strong
  58. 57. Past, Present, and Future Freaks
  59. 58. Tod Browning's Freaks
  60. 59. Freaks R Us
  61. 60. Space Freaks
  62. 61. Afterword
  63. 62. Bibliography
  64. 63. Biographies
  65. 64. Copyright Information
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