Nicht bloß die Detectives Sam und Twitch folgen dem neuen Bösewicht Soul Crusher, der seine Opfer einen qualvollen Tod sterben lässt. Auch Spawn Al Simmons bekommt es mit dem Gasmasken-Mann zu tun. Die komplette Storyline in einem düsteren Band – mit einem brandneuen Gegner für den höllischen Antihelden!
Die heißeste Agententruppe der Welt ist zurück! Erstmals führen die Serienschöpfer J. Scott Campbell und Andy Hartnell ein neues Danger Girl ins Team ein! Doch wer ist die Neue? Woher kommt sie? Und was hat sie drauf? Die Antworten auf all diese und noch viele weitere Fragen liefert euch "Danger Girl: Revolver", das explosivste aller bisherigen Abenteuer der Girls!
Author: Aldo J. Regalado
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release Date: 2015-07-16
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
“Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound . . . It’s Superman!” Bending Steel examines the historical origins and cultural significance of Superman and his fellow American crusaders. Cultural historian Aldo J. Regalado asserts that the superhero seems a direct response to modernity, often fighting the interrelated processes of industrialization, urbanization, immigration, and capitalism that transformed the United States from the early nineteenth century to the present. Reeling from these exciting but rapid and destabilizing forces, Americans turned to heroic fiction as a means of explaining national and personal identities to themselves and to the world. In so doing, they created characters and stories that sometimes affirmed, but other times subverted conventional notions of race, class, gender, and nationalism. The cultural conversation articulated through the nation’s early heroic fiction eventually led to a new heroic type—the brightly clad, super-powered, pro-social action heroes that first appeared in American comic books starting in the late 1930s. Although indelibly shaped by the Great Depression and World War II sensibilities of the second-generation immigrants most responsible for their creation, comic book superheroes remain a mainstay of American popular culture. Tracing superhero fiction all the way back to the nineteenth century, Regalado firmly bases his analysis of dime novels, pulp fiction, and comics in historical, biographical, and reader response sources. He explores the roles played by creators, producers, and consumers in crafting superhero fiction, ultimately concluding that these narratives are essential for understanding vital trajectories in American culture.
Author: John Lent
Release Date: 2003-08-30
A unique and thorough reference work, Comic Art of Europe through 2000: An International Bibliography chronicles in two volumes the development of comic art in Europe and reflects the burgeoning amount of literature on the subject. Supplementing the award-winning works on comic art published by the author with Greenwood in 1994 and 1996, the expanded volumes contain over 17,000 multi-language entries on comic art literature in 42 European countries. Bringing order to the scholarship on this fascinating topic, this is an invaluable reference work for those interested in comic art, mass communication, and popular culture. The author gathers in one place an exhaustive collection of literature dealing with all aspects of comics, cartooning, and animation in Europe. Organized by categories of country, genre, approaches, and other aspects, these multi-language bibliographies are compiled and organized for easy reference use. The comprehensive data gathering is backed up by global research. Another useful feature is a directory with vital information on at least 80 periodicals dealing with comic art in Europe. The wide sweep of these volumes includes chapters on global, continental, regional, and comparative perspectives relating to Europe.
Author: John A. Lent
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 2006-01-01
This final work in John Lent's series of bibliographies on comic art gathers together an astounding array of citations on American comic books and comic strips. Included in this volume are citations regarding anthologies and reprints; criticism and reviews; exhibitions, festivals, and awards; scholarship and theory; and the business, artistic, cultural, legal, technical, and technological aspects of American comics. Author John Lent has used all manner of methods to gather the citations, searching library and online databases, contacting scholars and other professionals, attending conferences and festivals, and scanning hundreds of periodicals. He has gone to great length to categorize the citations in an easy-to-use, scholarly fashion, and in the process, has helped to establish the field of comic art as an important part of social science and humanities research. The ten volumes in this series, covering all regions of the world, constitute the largest printed bibliography of comic art in the world, and serve as the beacon guiding the burgeoning fields of animation, comics, and cartooning. They are the definitive works on comic art research, and are exhaustive in their inclusiveness, covering all types of publications (academic, trade, popular, fan, etc.) from all over the world. Also included in these books are citations to systematically-researched academic exercises, as well as more ephemeral sources such as fanzines, press articles, and fugitive materials (conference papers, unpublished documents, etc.), attesting to Lent's belief that all pieces of information are vital in a new field of study such as comic art.
Author: William B. Jones, Jr.
Release Date: 2011-09-29
Genre: Literary Criticism
A significant expansion of the critically acclaimed first edition, Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History, 2d ed., carries the story of the Kanter family’s series of comics-style adaptations of literary masterpieces from 1941 into the 21st century. This book features additional material on the 70-year history of Classics Illustrated and the careers and contributions of such artists as Alex A. Blum, Lou Cameron, George Evans, Henry C. Kiefer, Gray Morrow, Rudolph Palais, and Louis Zansky. New chapters cover the recent Jack Lake and Papercutz revivals of the series, the evolution of Classics collecting, and the unsung role of William Kanter in advancing the fortunes of his father Albert’s worldwide enterprise. Enhancing the lively account of the growth of “the World’s Finest Juvenile Publication” are new interviews and correspondence with editor Helene Lecar, publicist Eleanor Lidofsky, artist Mort Künstler, and the founder’s grandson John “Buzz” Kanter. Detailed appendices provide artist attributions, issue contents and, for the principal Classics Illustrated–related series, a listing of each printing identified by month, year, and highest reorder number. New U.S., Canadian and British series have been added. More than 300 illustrations—most of them new to this edition—include photographs of artists and production staff, comic-book covers and interiors, and a substantial number of original cover paintings and line drawings.
Author: Robert E. Howard
Release Date: 2018-05-23
Horde aus dem Morgenland Meister des Schwertes im Kampf Robert E. Howard, unübertroffener Meister der Schwert- und Magie-Erzählungen, hat nicht nur barbarische Heroen wie Conan, den Cimmerier, König Kull von Atlantis und Bran Mak Morn, den Pikten, erschaffen. Der Autor nahm sich nicht nur der Mythen aus legendärer Vergangenheit an, um sie mit Leben zu erfüllen. Er verstand es ebenso gut, Gestalten des phantastischen Abenteuers in historischer Zeit anzusiedeln und dort agieren zu lassen. Ein Beweis dafür war Solomon Karte, der Puritaner aus der elisabethanischen Ära. Einen weiteren Beweis für Howards Können auf dem Gebiet der Historie legen wir mit diesen Abenteuern aus dem 16. Jahrhundert vor.