Novelist Brad Meltzer's #1 New York Times best-selling miniseries that rocked the DC Universe and influenced new storylines for years to come. When Sue Dibny, wife of the Elongated Man, is murdered in her own home, the superhero community is devastated. They come together in mourning, hold their loved ones closer, and immediately begin a worldwide search to find her killer. But a handful of heroes think they already know who murdered Sue Dibny. Years ago, to protect Sue and others like her from super-villains, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Black Canary, the Atom and Zatanna crossed a line. Now, their long-buried secret will break the superhero community apart. Collects IDENTITY CRISIS #1-7
Author: Melissa Schorr
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-12-04
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Who does she think she is? Annalise's audacious freshman-year hookup with Cooper Franklin has a trio of friends thirsting for revenge. So they catfish Annalise by creating the perfect virtual guy, with Noelle playing along reluctantly only because her lifelong crush, Cooper, is in love with Annalise. As Annalise falls for it, even buying tickets for the concert of the year for her and her mythical new guy, Noelle feels more and more guilty. Then, the whole thing blows up and Annalise faces her betrayers. But when Annalise forgives, the reunited friends learn that adults--even famous adults--can be even more bogus than teenagers.
Author: Grant Morrison
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
What happens when evil wins? That's the question Superman, Batman, the Justice League and every being in the DCU have to face when Darkseid and his otherworldly legion of narcissistic followers actually win the war between light and dark. Featuring the deaths and resurrections of major DC characters, FINAL CRISIS is more than your average multi-part event-it's a deconstruction of Super Hero comics and a challenging, thought-provoking take on the modern, four-color icons.
The DC Universe is torn asunder when three of Earth's greatest heroes, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman, are divided just as rampaging OMAC robots, united villains, and a space war create havoc simultaneously.
Author: Matthew J. Costello
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
What Cold War-era superheroes reveal about American society and foreign policy Physicist Bruce Banner, caught in the nuclear explosion of his experimental gamma bomb, is transformed into the rampaging green monster, the Hulk. High school student Peter Parker, bitten by an irradiated spider, gains its powers and becomes Spiderman. Reed Richards and his friends are caught in a belt of cosmic radiation while orbiting the Earth in a spacecraft and are transformed into the Fantastic Four. While Stan Lee suggests he clung to the hackneyed idea of radioactivity in creating Marvel's stable of superheroes because of his limited imagination, radiation and the bomb are nonetheless the big bang that spawned the Marvel universe. The Marvel superheroes that came to dominate the comic book industry for most of the last five decades were born under the mushroom cloud of potential nuclear war that was a cornerstone of the four-decade bipolar division of the world between the US and USSR. These stories were consciously set in this world and reflect the changing culture of cold War (and post-cold War) America. Like other forms of popular entertainment, comic books tend to be very receptive to cultural trends, reflect them, comment on them, and sometimes inaugurate them. Secret Identity Crisis follows the trajectory of the breakdown of the cold War consensus after 1960 through the lens of superhero comic books. Those developed by Marvel, because of their conscious setting in the contemporary world, and because of attempts to maintain a continuous story line across and within books, constitute a system of signs that reflect, comment upon, and interact with the American political economy. This groundbreaking new study focuses on a handful of titles and signs that specifically involve political economic codes, including Captain America, the Invincible Iron Man, Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD, the Incredible Hulk to reveal how the American self was transformed and/or reproduced during the late Cold War and after.
"The IDENTITY CRISIS mystery uses all of Mr. Meltzer's skills as a thriller novelist." - The New York Times "A genuine comics landmark." - Publishers Weekly The unforgettable 7-issue miniseries from New York Times best-selling novelist Brad Meltzer (Dead Even) is now in DC's Absolute format! Starring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the entire Justice League, this is the widely talked-about tale of intrigue and an inventive look at the world of Super Heroes, fantastic powers and secret identities. When the spouse of a JLA member is brutally murdered, the entire super hero community searches for the killer, fearing their own loved ones may be the next targets. Before the mystery is solved, a number of long-buried secrets will threaten to divide the heroes before they can bring the killer to justice. This gripping mystery includes a gallery of the variant covers, previously unpublished script pages and more! Advance solicited - On sale OCTOBER 12 - 288 pg, FC, 8.25" x 12.5", $99.99 US
Take a deep introspective look in the mirror. Do you recognize the person you see? You think you do. But is that person in the mirror the person you thought you would be by this age? Or has life taken you on a long detour? The person you really wanted to be is your true identity. The person in the mirror is an imposter. Your life, purpose and true identity have been stolen from you and, without even knowing it, you were slowly transformed into the stranger that stands before you. The purpose of this book is to capture the source of the crisis at the root of mankind's social, cultural, political and personal failures. Mankind's dilemma is not a crisis of war, crime, racism or poverty. It is a Crisis of Identity: An Identity Crisis. Mankind has forgotten who he is both individually and collectively and, as a result, does not know and cannot fulfill his personal and communal purpose. We have all been the victims of a tragic incident of identity theft far more sinister and devastating than a computer or credit card breech. It is the source of all of mankind's problems. Identity Crisis: Why the man in the mirror doesn't look like you, and what to do about it uncovers insightful, practical and bible-based revelations on exactly how your identity and dominion were stolen, and how to get them back. Rediscover who you truly are, learn how to tap into the hidden power that has lain dormant within you, and unleash your power and purpose on this earth.
Author: Dan Jurgens
Publisher: Dc Comics
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Written by Dan Jurgens; Art by Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Frank Fosco, Ken Branch; Cover by Jurgens and Ordway A new printing of the trade paperback collecting 1994's classic ZERO HOUR saga! This volume collects stories from SHOWCASE '94 #8-9 and ZERO HOUR: CRISIS IN TIME #4, 3, 2, 1, and 0, chronicling a discovery by DC's greatest heroes of a tidal wave of temporal disruption. They band together to combat the chronal chaos as other heroes face even greater havoc a thousand years in the future!
Author: Samuel P. Huntington
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Political Science
Analyzes the gradual erosion of American identity over the recent decades because of bilingualism, multiculturalism, and other factors and explores signs of a revival of American identity in the wake of September 11th.
Author: Stephen Frosh
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date: 1991-09-11
From the author of "The Politics of Psychoanalysis", this text provides a guide to modernist and post-modernist perceptions and to the uses of psycho-analysis in the contemporary cultural scene. It explores the nature of the individual's response to the pressures of the modern experience.
As seen in the July 2015 issue of Glamour Magazine UK! A reclusive author... Delia Sinclair is desperate to hit a looming deadline. With only two weeks to go before her manuscript is due, she heads to a remote cabin in the Smoky Mountains with no internet or cell service. An ex-military security specialist... Blaine West is halfway around the world when he gets a frantic message from his childhood sweetheart. She needs to lay low for awhile so he puts her in touch with someone who can help her until he can get back to town. A dead body... When Blaine arrives at the hotel where they were supposed to meet, he learns the body of a local author was discovered that morning but there's no sign of his old flame. And a case of mistaken identity... Delia returns home completely unaware that the police believe she's been murdered. With Delia alive and his ex still missing, Blaine has the skills and connections to find out exactly what happened and keep Delia safe. Lead to a passion that burns out of control.
New York Times #1 Best-selling author of Identity Crisis Brad Meltzer, launches an epic adventure in the life of Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow in this new Deluxe Edition! Green Arrow died. Then he came back to life. But in the meantime, the Shade dropped the ball on a job Green Arrow had asked him to take care of in the event of his death: gathering various artifacts to protect Green Arrow's identity. The reborn superhero and his old sidekick, Speedy, now known as Arsenal, embark on "The Archer's Quest," gathering those artifacts and taking several trips down memory lane. Collects Green Arrow #16-21
Author: Alan Davis
Release Date: 2005-02
Genre: Justice League of America (Fictitious characters)
JLA: the cosmic security blanket stitched from the finest in iconic heroes - Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, and an army of spandex-sleeved side-kicks In the coldest, deepest reaches of space, war rages between the New Gods. Fallout from the conflict races out across the universe, setting in motion terrible events. From the darkest city alley to the heart of a dead sun, evil stirs and dimensions are warped. It's left to the JLA, its own ranks stretched molecule-thin by conflict and confusion, to hold the cosmos together Conceived by fan-favorites Alan Davis (D.R. & Quinch, X-Men) and Mark Farmer (Alien Legion), JLA: Another Nail is for those who enjoy their heroes 'super'