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Movie adaptations of books might not be the first thing you think about when you hear the name Sylvester Stallone. But believe or not, here are six books that have been adapted into movies starring the Italian stallion.

Fourth of July weekend is upon us, Quirk Nation! Here's to eye-blazing fireworks, epic cook-outs, and all things red, white, and blue! As a Philadelphia-based publisher, we're celebrating our nation's freedom the best way we know how: our books reimagined as the Star Spangled Banner. Check them out and feel free to share your love of country and books! Happy Independence Day! 

Comic books have a long association with star-spangled, flag-draped, red-white-and-blue-festooned crimebusters. It’s a heroic tradition dating all the way back to the very first patriotic paladin, The Shield (who debuted in 1940), and his better-known successor Captain America (who followed a year later). They’re not the only heroes to don the dapper togs of liberty, however. Literally dozens—maybe hundreds—of other comic book superheroes have filled the four-color ranks of liberty, including these lesser-known do-gooders who always wore their patriotism on their sleeves (or capes, or in one case, fur).

ENCYCLOPEDIA SHATNERICA by Robert Schnakenberg ($3.99)

AMAZON / BARNES & NOBLE / KOBO / IBOOKSTORE

ON A STICK by Matt Armendariz ($3.99)

AMAZON / BARNES & NOBLE / KOBO / IBOOKSTORE

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