Marvel the Avengers The Ultimate Guide New Edition

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Publisher: DK
ISBN: 1465466827
Release Date: 2018-04-03
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

This revised edition features 18 pages of new content. It contains updates on the Avengers' career timeline and existing character histories, including Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, and Spider-Man, plus profiles of new stars, such as the new Wasp (Nadia Pym), Thor (Jane Foster), Captain America (Sam), and Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan). This updated and expanded edition covers major post-2012 storylines and their key comic book issues, including Avengers Vs. X-Men, Age of Ultron, Infinity, Civil War II, Secret Wars, and Secret Empire. Marvel The Avengers: The Ultimate Guide, Updated and Expanded covers everything about Marvel's mightiest Super Hero team--their stories, their powers, their allegiances, and their enemies. Exciting comic-book art on dynamic page design gives a stylish and up-to-the-minute look, while information is presented through character profiles covering key issues, storylines, and topics. The perfect gift for Marvel fans. © 2017 MARVEL

Comics through Time A History of Icons Idols and Ideas 4 volumes

Author: M. Keith Booker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313397516
Release Date: 2014-10-28
Genre: Social Science

Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this massive four-volume work provides a colorful yet authoritative source on the entire history of the comics medium. • Provides historical context within individual entries that allows readers to grasp the significance of that entry as it relates to the broader history and evolution of comics • Includes coverage of international material to frame the subsets of American and British comics within a global context • Presents information that will appeal and be of use to general readers of comics and supply coverage detailed enough to be of significant value to scholars and teachers working in the field of comics

DC Comics Year By Year New Edition

Author: Alan Cowsill
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 9780241430422
Release Date: 2019-10-03
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

In 1938, Superman led the charge. The world's first Super Hero was soon followed by his Justice League teammates Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, Shazam! and Green Lantern. These heroes, and their Super-Villainous foes such as Lex Luthor and The Joker, became the foundation of DC Comics. You can trace these characters' evolution, and learn about the company and creators who made them the enduring pop culture icons they are today in DC Comics Year By Year: A Visual Chronicle - the most comprehensive, chronological history of DC Comics ever published. Fully updated, this best-selling, visually stunning book details the debuts and careers of every major hero and villain in the DC Universe. It also chronicles the company's fascinating 85-year history, highlighting its publishing milestones and expansion into movies and television, alongside the real-world events that shaped the times. Created in full collaboration with DC Comics and written by leading comics historians Matthew K. Manning, Daniel Wallace, Mike McAvennie, Alex Irvine, Alan Cowsill and Melanie Scott, the new edition brings the DC Comics story right up to date, covering recent landmark events such as Rebirth, Dark Nights: Metal, Doomsday Clock and Heroes in Crisis. DC Comics Year By Year: A Visual Chronicle is guaranteed to keep fans enthralled for hours on end. Previous Edition: 9780241181287 TM & © DC Comics. (s19)

Art of the Brooklyn Bridge

Author: Richard Haw
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136603662
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Social Science

The Brooklyn Bridge is a pre-eminent global icon. It is the world’s most famous and beloved bridge, a "must-see" tourist hotspot, and a vital fact of New York life. For almost a hundred and forty years it has inspired artists of all descriptions, fueling a constant stream of paintings, photographs, lithographs, etchings, advertising copy, movies, and book, magazine, and LP covers. In consequence, the bridge may have the richest visual history of any man-made object, so much so, in fact, that almost no major American artist has failed to pay homage to the span in some form or other. Oddly, however, there are no books currently available that chart and discuss the bridge’s visual history or its role in the development of American (or Western) art. This monograph aims to correct that, providing a full visual record of the bridge from the origins of its conception to the present day. It is a celebration of the bridge’s glorious visual heritage timed to appear when the city will celebrate the span’s 125th birthday.

The British Superhero

Author: Chris Murray
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781496807403
Release Date: 2017-03-15
Genre: Social Science

Chris Murray reveals the largely unknown and rather surprising history of the British superhero. It is often thought that Britain did not have its own superheroes, yet Murray demonstrates that there were a great many in Britain and that they were often used as a way to comment on the relationship between Britain and America. Sometimes they emulated the style of American comics, but they also frequently became sites of resistance to perceived American political and cultural hegemony, drawing upon satire and parody as a means of critique. Murray illustrates that the superhero genre is a blend of several influences, and that in British comics these influences were quite different from those in America, resulting in some contrasting approaches to the figure of the superhero. He identifies the origins of the superhero and supervillain in nineteenth-century popular culture such as the penny dreadfuls and boys' weeklies and in science fiction writing of the 1920s and 1930s. He traces the emergence of British superheroes in the 1940s, the advent of "fake" American comics, and the reformatting of reprinted material. Murray then chronicles the British Invasion of the 1980s and the pivotal roles in American superhero comics and film production held by British artists today. This book will challenge views about British superheroes and the comics creators who fashioned them. Murray brings to light a gallery of such comics heroes as the Amazing Mr X, Powerman, Streamline, Captain Zenith, Electroman, Mr Apollo, Masterman, Captain Universe, Marvelman, Kelly's Eye, Steel Claw, the Purple Hood, Captain Britain, Supercats, Bananaman, Paradax, Jack Staff, and SuperBob. He reminds us of the significance of many such creators and artists as Len Fullerton, Jock McCail, Jack Glass, Denis Gifford, Bob Monkhouse, Dennis M. Reader, Mick Anglo, Brendan McCarthy, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Dave Gibbons, and Mark Millar.

Panel Discussions

Author: Durwin S. Talon
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
ISBN: 1893905144
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Art

Panel Discussions is the combined knowledge of more than a dozen of the comic book industry's top storytellers, covering all aspects of the design of comics, from pacing, story flow, and word balloon placement, to using color to convey emotion, spotting blacks, and how gutters between panels affect the story! The struggle to tell a comics story visually requires more than a cool-looking image; it takes years of experience and a thorough understanding of the art form's visual vocabulary. Learn from the best, as Will Eisner, Scott Hampton, Mike Wieringo, Walter Simonson, Mike Mignola, Mark Schultz, David Mazzucchelli, Dick Giordano, Brian Stelfreeze, Mike Carlin, Chris Moeller, Mark Chiarello and others share hard-learned lessons about the design of comics, complete with hundreds of illustrated examples. When should you tilt or overlap a panel? How can sound effects enhance the story, and when do they distract from it? What are the best ways to divide up the page to convey motion, time, action, or quiet? If you're serious about creating effective, innovative comics, or just enjoying them from the creator's perspective, this in-depth guide is must-reading!

Transmedia Archaeology

Author: C. Scolari
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137434371
Release Date: 2014-11-04
Genre: Social Science

In this book, the authors examine manifestations of transmedia storytelling in different historical periods and countries, spanning the UK, the US and Argentina. It takes us into the worlds of Conan the Barbarian, Superman and El Eternauta, introduces us to the archaeology of transmedia, and reinstates the fact that it's not a new phenomenon.

The Vietnam War

Author: Dwight Jon Zimmerman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780809094950
Release Date: 2009-09-15
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Uses a graphic novel format to chronicle the course of the war from the early 1960s through the evacuation of Saigon and covers the anti-war movement, Watergate, and the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels 2 volumes

Author: M. Keith Booker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313357473
Release Date: 2010-05-11
Genre: Social Science

The most comprehensive reference ever compiled about the rich and enduring genre of comic books and graphic novels, from their emergence in the 1930s to their late-century breakout into the mainstream. • Includes over 330 entries on comic books and their creators • Presents the work of 80 contributors—accomplished academics and librarians who are also fans of comic books and graphic novels • Offers selected bibliographic listings with the entries • Provides a comprehensive index of artists, writers, works, characters, genres, and themes

George Perez Storyteller

Author: Christopher Lawrence
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
ISBN:
Release Date: 2015-02-11
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Over 200 full-color pages highlight the magnificent career of artistic legend George Perez! From his early days at Marvel on such titles as Fantastic Four and The Avengers to DC Comics' landmark titles, New Teen Titans and Crisis on Infinite Earths, plus independent work for T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and so many others, along with his own creations Sachs and ...

In the vernacular

Author: Stacey McCarroll Cutshaw
Publisher: Boston Univ Art Gallery
ISBN: UOM:39076002742836
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Art

Since the inception of photography in the early nineteenth century, photographs have been made, used, collected, and discarded in greatly increasing numbers. Despite the photograph's persistence in daily life, until recently most types of everyday photography have remained unexamined by historians and have been absent from the walls of galleries and museums. In response to this omission, some scholars have begun to consider photography as a "vernacular" practice. This reframing of the history of photography serves as the starting point forIn the Vernacular: Photography of the Everyday.In the Vernacularutilizes the Rodger Kingston Collection-a collection of approximately 4,000 vernacular images including snapshots, wedding photographs, news and advertising images, insurance pictures, family pictures, travel albums, grade-school class portraits, and pin-up photographs-as the rich visual source material for its exploration of photography of the everyday.The publication includes 75 full-colour reproductions organized thematically, as well as an introductory essay by Ross Barrett and Stacey McCarroll Cutshaw, plus essays on the vernacular and the Kingston Collection by Bernard L. Herman and Daile Kaplan. The book also includes one of the first comprehensive bibliographies on the subject of vernacular photography.

Media Franchising

Author: Derek Johnson
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814743898
Release Date: 2013-03-22
Genre: Social Science

"Johnson astutely reveals that franchises are not Borg-like assimilation machines, but, rather, complicated ecosystems within which creative workers strive to create compelling 'shared worlds.' This finely researched, breakthrough book is a must-read for anyone seeking a sophisticated understanding of the contemporary media industry." —Heather Hendershot, author of What's Fair on the Air?: Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest While immediately recognizable throughout the U.S. and many other countries, media mainstays like X-Men, Star Trek, and Transformers achieved such familiarity through constant reincarnation. In each case, the initial success of a single product led to a long-term embrace of media franchising—a dynamic process in which media workers from different industrial positions shared in and reproduced familiar cultureacross television, film, comics, games, and merchandising. In Media Franchising, Derek Johnson examines the corporate culture behind these production practices, as well as the collaborative and creative efforts involved in conceiving, sustaining, and sharing intellectual properties in media work worlds. Challenging connotations of homogeneity, Johnson shows how the cultural and industrial logic of franchising has encouraged media industries to reimagine creativity as an opportunity for exchange among producers, licensees, and evenconsumers. Drawing on case studies and interviews with media producers, he reveals the meaningful identities, cultural hierarchies, and struggles for distinction that accompany collaboration within these production networks. Media Franchising provides a nuanced portrait of the collaborative cultural production embedded in both the media industries and our own daily lives.