Considered by many to be the greatest run on Thor ever, Walt Simonson's classic tales of the God of Thunder are collected here - completely remastered from the original artwork and newly colored by Steve Oliff ! And there are too many timeless tales to count: The Casket of Ancient Winters! The death of Odin! The origins of Asgard! The sacrifice of the Executioner! Thor as a frog! The Mutant Massacre! The curse of Hela! The debut of Thor's body armor! Guest-starring Beta Ray Bill, Nick Fury and the Avengers! Featuring the threats of Fafnir the dragon, Loki, Lorelei, Malekith the Dark Elf, Surtur, Hela, the Titanium Man, Kurse, Zaniac, the Marauders, the Absorbing Man, Fin Fang Foom, the Destroyer and the Midgard Serpent! COLLECTING: THOR 337-355, 357-369, 371-382; BALDER THE BRAVE 1-4
Considered by many to be the greatest run on Thor ever, Walt Simonson's classic tales of the God of Thunder are collected here-completely remastered from the original artwork and newly colored by Steve Oliffe! And there are too many timeless tales to count: The Casket of Ancient Winters! The death of Odin! The origins of Asgard! The sacrifice of the Executioner! Thor as a frog! The Mutant Massacre! Collecting: Thor #337-355, #357-369, #371-382; Balder the Brave #1-4
Author: Walter Simonson
Publisher: Dc Comics
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
In 2000, legendary writer/artist Walter Simonson, best known for his work on DC's Manhunter and Marvels' Thor, treated comics fans to his vision of Jack Kirby's Fourth World mythology. At the center of the series was the conflict between Orion, born on the violent world of Apokolips but raised on peaceful New Genesis, and his father, Darkseid, ruler of Apokolips. Focusing on the clash between father and son, the series features most of the Fourth World heroes and villains created by Jack Kirby, as Darkseid seeks the deadly anti-life equation - and Orion battles to stop him from eradicating life as we know it! This title also includes short stories written by Simonson and illustrated by Frank Miller, Dave Gibbons, Howard Chaykin, Jim Lee and others. Collects ORION #1-25 and stories from JACK KIRBY'S FOURTH WORLD #9-11 and 13.
Author: Michael Pawuk
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections
Author: Terrence R. Wandtke
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release Date: 2016-03-04
Genre: Literary Criticism
Ed Brubaker (b. 1966) has emerged as one of the most popular, significant figures in art comics since the 1990s. Most famous as the man who killed Captain America in 2007, Brubaker’s work on company-owned properties such as Batman and Captain America and creator-owned series like Criminal and Fatale live up to the usual expectations for the superhero and crime genres. And yet, Brubaker layers his stories with a keen self-awareness, applying his expansive knowledge of American comic book history to invigorate his work and challenge the dividing line between popular entertainment and high art. This collection of interviews explores the sophisticated artist’s work, drawing upon the entire length of the award-winning Brubaker’s career. With his stints writing Catwoman, Gotham Central, and Daredevil, Brubaker advanced the work of crime comic book writers through superhero stories informed by hard-boiled detective fiction and film noir. During his time on Captain America and his series Sleeper and Incognito, Brubaker revisited the conventions of the espionage thriller. With double agents who lose themselves in their jobs, the stories expose the arbitrary superhero standards of good and evil. In his series Criminal, Brubaker offered complex crime stories and, with a clear sense of the complicated lost world before the Comics Code, rejected crusading critic Fredric Wertham’s myth of the innocence of early comics. Overall, Brubaker demonstrates his self-conscious methodology in these often little-known and hard-to-find interviews, worthwhile conversations in their own right as well as objects of study for both scholars and researchers.
Author: Walt Simonson
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
Release Date: 2017-10-11
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Few people have ever left their mark on one character quite the way Walter Simonson has. His work on The Mighty Thor swept the Norse God of Thunder to heights never before seen and rarely achieved in his wake. Spanning epic tales of heroism and treachery, love and war, Simonson's work is often considered the definitive Thor. From the majesty and mystery of fabled Asgard to the gritty streets of New York City, Thor was never the same. That is the mark of a true visionary. This first volume begins the collection of Simonson's epic run - completely remastered from the original artwork and newly colored by Steve Oliff! COLLECTING: THOR (1966) #337-345.
The first X-Men crossover event - and still the most brutal! When Sabretooth and the lethal Marauders attack the underground mutant outcasts known as the Morlocks, the X-Men, X-Factor and New Mutants join forces to stop them - with help from Thor, Daredevil and Power Pack! But the cost of victory is very high, and many X-Men come away badly injured. While Shadowcat might be saved with the Fantastic Four's help, the Angel contemplates a much bleaker fate! Psylocke, Longshot and Dazzler join the undermanned X-Men - just in time to clash with the Avengers - as Marvel's mutants struggle to recover and rebuild! COLLECTING: UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) 210-219; X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) 11; X-FACTOR (1986) 9-17, ANNUAL 2; NEW MUTANTS (1983) 46; THOR (1966) 373-374, 377-378; POWER PACK (1984) 27; DAREDEVIL (1964) 238; FANTASTIC FOUR VS. THE X-MEN 1-4; X-MEN VS. THE AVENGERS 1-4
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.