A refugee from his broken planet who saves earth (more than once), Superman was sent to America as his father’s final act before dying. Does this make him the ultimate immigrant success story? Disillusioned with a crime-filled world, Bruce Wayne seeks guidance from a shaman and transforms himself into the flawlessly moral Batman. Through a series of close readings of DC and Marvel comics, Marco Arnaudo explores the influence of religion and myth on superhero stories as well as their relationship to the classical epic and baroque style. Superheroes embody the most positive and inclusive aspects of American culture. Arnaudo asserts that, amidst the exciting action, tender love stories, and tales of self-sacrifice, superheroes are role models for tolerance and moral decision making. Translated for the first time into English, The Myth of the Superhero looks beyond the cape, the mask, and the superpowers, presenting a serious study of the genre and its place in a broader cultural context.
Carmine Infantino. Steve Ditko. Jack Kirby. Gil Kane. Joe Kubert. Gene Colan. Jim Steranko. Neal Adams. Some of the greatest comic book artists of their generation, who created some of their greatest work during The Silver Age of Comics (circa1956-1970). They not only drew definitive versions of the medium’s greatest characters including The Flash, Batman, Captain America, Superman, Thor, Green Lantern, Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, Green Arrow and more— but set trends in the art of comic book storytelling. Now this popular and influential body of work, along with each artist’s thoughts, ideas and commentary, is presented in The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, a coffee table comic book art history book written and designed in a daringly different format by comic book historian and illustrator Arlen Schumer, and published in hardcover and digital/e-book editions by Archway Publishing (from Simon & Schuster). Dynamic spreads of the actual printed comic art, graphically enlarged, are integrated with comic-styled text, often by the artists themselves, that replaces the original comic book copy with more personalized prose that places the art firmly in the period it was created: the turbulent 1960s. By creating a comic book history book that reads like a comic book, Schumer succeeds spectacularly in making you see, as if for the first time, the comics you’ve been reading your whole life. “Arlen Schumer documents an important period in comic book history, told with an explosive format and stunning design. It reﬂects the kinetic rhythm of the era.” — Will Eisner (1917-2005), creator of The Spirit and the graphic novel A Contract with God "Through the years, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing many books that pay tribute to the art of comics, but Arlen Schumer has created an entirely new format in presenting the art and words of the artists. It's the most comprehensive and personal way a fan or colleague can learn what lies beneath the art. Arlen has found the perfect way to inform and entertain. It’s simply awesome —and the best representation of my work ever!” —Gene Colan (1926-2011), legendary comic book artist “A lovingly crafted tribute to the superhero comic of the 1960s, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art recaptures the four-color visionary surge of the era, its jet-age psychedelic rush of imagination and the titanic, luminous ﬁgures, both real and imaginary, that glittered in its ﬁrmament. For a brief moment in the late 20th century, it seemed as if the spirit of the age wore a vivid leotard, a chest emblem, and traveled in a strobing blur of speed lines. For anyone with any interest in or affection for that moment, this beautiful volume is indispensible.” — Alan Moore, author of Swamp Thing and Watchmen For more on The Silver Age of Comic Book Book Art, join Arlen’s Facebook group of the same name, and visit Arlen’s website: www.arlenschumer.com
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2012-02-29
As always, Bertie is about to find himself in the soup (or 'up to the knees in bisque') and Jeeves is poised to pull him out - quite possibly after pushing him in in the first place. In this omnibus of characteristically hilarious short stories and novels, Jeeves is for the first time shockingly employed to resolve the woes of someone other than Bertie Wooster. Contains The Mating Season, Ring for Jeeves and Very Good, Jeeves...
Author: Stephen Weiner
Publisher: NBM Publishing
Release Date: 2015-04-01
The popular primer on the best graphic novels, initially called The 101 Best Graphic Novels, is back in its third updated edition. Expert librarian Stephen Weiner—with the crowdsourcing help of professionals in the field, from artists to critics to leading comic store owners—has sifted through the bewildering thousands of graphic novels now available to come up with an outstanding, not-to-be-missed 101. With an all-encompassing variety of genres, including both fiction and nonfiction, this serves as a great introduction to this increasingly influential world of pop culture and entertainment while also serving as a reference list for fans on what they may have possibly overlooked.
With Bodies piling up and their investigation at a dead end, Sookie, Bill and Eric are forced to seek help from the local authorities-but that meeting leaves the trio with more questions than answers-so Eric takes them to a secret New Orleans library of vampire history and information!
Author: Marv Wolfman
Release Date: 2018-07-31
"The New Teen Titans created by Marv Wolfman and George Pâerez; Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family; Omega Men created by Marv Wolfman and Joe Staton; Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger."
Release Date: 2005
Genre: American literature
Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
Author: Robert G. Weiner
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Release Date: 2008
This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel's mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication's title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis. One appendix provides a comprehensive alphabetical index of Marvel and Marvel–related publications to 2005, while two other appendices provide selected lists of Marvel-related game books and unpublished Marvel titles.
Witness the earliest adventures of Captain America during the modern age! After being awakened from suspended animation, Steve Rogers' last memories are of Bucky's tragic death at the hands of Baron Zemo! But Cap isn't the only one to survive World War II: His archnemisis, the Red Skull, is here, too! And the greatest villain of the Third Reich won't stop until he rules the world, using his private island and the Cosmic Cube to get what he wants! PLUS: The debuts of Madame Hydra, Batroc the Leaper, the Super-Adaptoid, M.O.D.O.K. and Sharon Carter!
Celebrate the Marvel Cinematic Universe's tenth anniversary with this complete compendium of every action-packed adaptation and exclusive comic-book prelude! Relive Iron Man's origin, the founding of the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy's debut, the superhuman Civil War, the threat of Thanos and much more...and thrill to blockbuster comic adventures taking place before, between and during the films you love! COLLECTING: IRON MAN: I AM IRON MAN! 1-2, IRON MAN 2: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. 1, IRON MAN 2: PUBLIC IDENTITY 1-3, IRON MAN 2 ADAPTATION 1-2, THOR ADAPTATION 1-2, CAPTAIN AMERICA: FIRST VENGEANCE 1-4, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER ADAPTATION 1-2, THE AVENGERS PRELUDE: FURY'S BIG WEEK 1-4, THE AVENGERS: BLACK WIDOW STRIKES 1-3, THE AVENGERS 1-2, IRON MAN 3 PRELUDE 1-2, THOR: THE DARK WORLD PRELUDE 1-2, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER INFINITE COMIC 1, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY PRELUDE 1-2, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY PREQUEL INFINITE COMIC 1, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON PRELUDE INFINITE COMIC 1, ANT-MAN PRELUDE 1-2, ANT-MAN INFINITE COMIC 1, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR PRELUDE 1-4, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR PRELUDE INFINITE COMIC 1, DOCTOR STRANGE PRELUDE 1-2, DOCTOR STRANGE PRELUDE INFINITE COMIC 1, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 PRELUDE 1-2, SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING PRELUDE 1-2, THOR: RAGNAROK PRELUDE 1-4, BLACK PANTHER PRELUDE 1-2, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PRELUDE 1-2, ANT-MAN AND THE WASP PRELUDE 1-2
Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Release Date: 2007-10
Genre: Performing Arts
From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.