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: 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 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 This gripping mystery includes a gallery of the variant covers, previously unpublished script pages and more!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
The 7-issue miniseries event that rocked the entire DC Universe in 2005-2006 - a sequel to the epic CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS - is now collected in an amazing hardcover collection! Written by Geoff Johns (GREEN LANTERN, TEEN TITANS) with art by a who's who of comics' greatest talents - including Phil Jimenez, George P-rez, Jerry Ordway and more, this hardcover is a must-have for any DC collector. OMAC robots are rampaging, magic is dying, villains are uniting, and a war is raging in space. And in the middle of it all, a critical moment has divided Earth's three greatest heroes: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. It's the DCU's darkest day, and long-lost heroes from the past have returned to make things right in the universe...at any cost. Heroes will live, heroes will die, and the DCU will never be the same again!This exhaustive volume also contains every cover and variant produced for the project, annotations, character designs, excerpts from scripts, unused scenes, and much more
Intergalactic battles at the farthest reaches of space; the dissolution of the Justice League; relentless assaults on Earth's superhumans by Brother Eye's OMAC warriors; the Spectre's crazed mission to destroy all magic. Who is behind these events, and why?
Author: Mark Waid
Release Date: 2008-09-30
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
The unforgettable, best-selling miniseries by acclaimed writer Mark Waid and superstar painter Alex Ross returns, with a sketchbook section, annotations on the series, rare art and more! Set just after the dawn of the 21st Century in a world spinning inexorably out of control comes this grim tale of youth versus experience, tradition versus change and what defines a hero. KINGDOM COME is a riveting story pitting the old guard-Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and their peers against a new uncompromising generation and ultimately in the final war against each other to determine nothing less than the future of the planet.
Author: Grant Morrison
Publisher: Dc Comics
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
The mind-blowing event from 2008 is collected in this spectacular new hardcover collecting Final Crisis #1-7, Final Crisis: Submit #1, Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #1-2, and the Final Crisis Sketchbook, plus the newly added Final Crisis #1 Director's Cut and Batman #682-683, all written by Grant Morrison, now with seven new story pages by Morrison and Mahnke! What happens when evil wins? That's the devastating question Superman, Batman, the Justice League, and every other super being in the DC Universe must face when Darkseid and his otherworldly legion of followers actually win the war between light and dark. This oversized, slipcased hardcover comes with its own pair of 3-D glasses!
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: Matthew J. Costello
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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.
Author: Jim Krueger
Publisher: Titan Publishing Company
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre: Justice League of America (Fictitious characters)
Super-villains start to atone for their crimes - seeding deserts, healing the sick, and promising much, much more - while, at the same time, a series of surgical strikes cripple the Justice League of America. But is Lex Luthor's attempt to discredit and destroy the JLA just another sick plan?
ABSOLUTE INFINITE CRISIS It is the DC Universe's darkest day... OMAC robots are rampaging, magic is dying, villains are uniting and a war is raging in space. And in the middle of it all, a critical moment has divided Earth's three greatest heroes: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. But long-lost heroes from the past have returned to make things right in the universe...at any cost. Heroes will live, heroes will die, and the DCU will never be the same again! Written by fan-favorite #1 NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author Geoff Johns (DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, GREEN LANTERN) with art by superstar artists Phil Jimenez (WONDER WOMAN, SUPERWOMAN) and Andy Lanning (FAIREST), this massive volume also features art by George P�rez, Jerry Ordway and Ivan Reis. Collects the entire series as well as the initial series' proposal, the script for the first issue, and more!
Beecher White, hero of the number one bestseller THE INNER CIRCLE, discovers a killer in Washington, DC who's recreating the crimes of four of the world's most famous presidential assassins. But what's if those assassins weren't just isolated killers? Who do they really work for? And why are they planning to kill the President today? Beecher's about to find out. And most terrifying, he's about to come face-to-face with the fifth assassin.
Author: Brian Nager
Publisher: Rtn Pub
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Why Not Attain Enlightenment? Wouldn't you like to be at peace, feel 100% fulfilled, and always be happy and blissful, as well as discover what reality is truly about? This handbook instructs one on the exact 'how to' of attaining enlightenment. Whereas most other books just explain the phenomenon of experiencing the Higher Self, this book actually teaches the entire process of transcending the ego and realizing one's true nature of the infinite as the Self. It provides the information in such a way that enlightenment would commonly occur within a matter of months, if one were to read it and apply its teachings. So why not take a step out of the finite and into the infinite? It can't hurt. All that you will discover is your Self! You will learn: What Reality truly is (the crystallization process, manifestation, creation, duality and Nonduality, the manifest and Unmanifest, levels of consciousness of the Universal Mind, ego [mind] and Self [Mind], and much more). That all form is actually an illusion that the ego has led itself to believe is real. What the ego is (limitation) and how it holds us back from being the Self (unlimited), and that suffering is an option and not a guarantee. How to deprogram the ego's structure to reveal Aware Mind. How all beings are One with God/Source/Truth. How to meditate, work with chakras, and comprehend the energetic field. That only positives exist and that negatives are just a state of mind (ego). That it is possible to experience peace, love, and joy for the rest of our lives.This is our mission: Once again to realize that we are a part of something greater, and that ultimately, we are All That Is. By simply knowing this, transcending begins. And by implementing the Truths (teachings) within this book, enlightenment becomes possible. To deny Truth is to deny oneself from knowing one's True Nature as infinite love. Aren't you ready to experience God? Now is the time to stop living in a dream and to start experiencing Reality!