Book Absolute All Star Superman

    Book Details:
  • Author : Grant Morrison
  • Publisher : Dc Comics
  • Release : 2010
  • ISBN : 9781401229177
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read Absolute All Star Superman PDF, written by Grant Morrison and published by Dc Comics. This book was released on 2010 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Superman battles Solaris, he finds his invulnerable body pushed beyond its limits and must prepare Earth for a future without him.

Book All Star Superman  The Deluxe Edition

Download or read All Star Superman The Deluxe Edition PDF, written by Grant Morrison and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2022-01-25 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With heartfelt nods and winks to legendary tales, writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely remind us why Superman is the most renowned character in comic book mythology in this deluxe edition. ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN! Topsy-turvy madness on the backwards Bizarro planet. A bottled city that proves you can never go home again. A living sun hell-bent on destroying humanity. A world without the Man of Steel. Twelve impossible labors and mere moments to save the Earth. The multiple-award winning ALL-STAR SUPERMAN is an eternal story true to the greatest character from the golden age of comics. Witness the timeless icon—the Man of Steel—in action in this deluxe collection of excitement and acclaim. Featuring all the classic characters Lex Luthor, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, and Bizarro, this deluxe edition collects All-Star Superman #1-12 and Absolute All-Star Superman.

Book Graphic Novels  A Guide to Comic Books  Manga  and More  2nd Edition

Download or read Graphic Novels A Guide to Comic Books Manga and More 2nd Edition PDF, written by Michael Pawuk and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2017-05-30 with total page 719 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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

Book The Folkloresque

    Book Details:
  • Author : Michael Dylan Foster
  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Release : 2015-11-02
  • ISBN : 1457197464
  • Pages : 338 pages

Download or read The Folkloresque PDF, written by Michael Dylan Foster and published by University Press of Colorado. This book was released on 2015-11-02 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This volume introduces a new concept to explore the dynamic relationship between folklore and popular culture: the “folkloresque.” With “folkloresque,” Foster and Tolbert name the product created when popular culture appropriates or reinvents folkloric themes, characters, and images. Such manufactured tropes are traditionally considered outside the purview of academic folklore study, but the folkloresque offers a frame for understanding them that is grounded in the discourse and theory of the discipline.Fantasy fiction, comic books, anime, video games, literature, professional storytelling and comedy, and even popular science writing all commonly incorporate elements from tradition or draw on basic folklore genres to inform their structure. Through three primary modes—integration, portrayal, and parody—the collection offers a set of heuristic tools for analysis of how folklore is increasingly used in these commercial and mass-market contexts.The Folkloresque challenges disciplinary and genre boundaries; suggests productive new approaches for interpreting folklore, popular culture, literature, film, and contemporary media; and encourages a rethinking of traditional works and older interpretive paradigms."

Book Twenty First Century Popular Fiction

Download or read Twenty First Century Popular Fiction PDF, written by Bernice M. Murphy and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2017-12-04 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This groundbreaking collection provides students with a timely and accessible overview of current trends within contemporary popular fiction.

Book Mixed Race Superheroes

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  • Author : Sika A. Dagbovie-Mullins
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2021-04-16
  • ISBN : 1978814615
  • Pages : 198 pages

Download or read Mixed Race Superheroes PDF, written by Sika A. Dagbovie-Mullins and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2021-04-16 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American culture has long represented mixed-race identity in paradoxical terms. On the one hand, it has been associated with weakness, abnormality, impurity, transgression, shame, and various pathologies; however, it can also connote genetic superiority, exceptional beauty, and special potentiality. This ambivalence has found its way into superhero media, which runs the gamut from Ant-Man and the Wasp’s tragic mulatta villain Ghost to the cinematic depiction of Aquaman as a heroic “half-breed.” The essays in this collection contend with the multitude of ways that racial mixedness has been presented in superhero comics, films, television, and literature. They explore how superhero media positions mixed-race characters within a genre that has historically privileged racial purity and propagated images of white supremacy. The book considers such iconic heroes as Superman, Spider-Man, and The Hulk, alongside such lesser-studied characters as Valkyrie, Dr. Fate, and Steven Universe. Examining both literal and symbolic representations of racial mixing, this study interrogates how we might challenge and rewrite stereotypical narratives about mixed-race identity, both in superhero media and beyond.

Book Superman in Myth and Folklore

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  • Author : Daniel Peretti
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2017-10-05
  • ISBN : 1496814592
  • Pages : 208 pages

Download or read Superman in Myth and Folklore PDF, written by Daniel Peretti and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2017-10-05 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Superman rose from popular culture--comic books, newspaper strips, radio, television, novels, and movies" but people have so embraced the character that he has now become part of folklore. This transition from popular to folk culture signals the importance of Superman to fans and to a larger American populace. Superman's story has become a myth dramatizing identity, morality, and politics. Many studies have examined the ways in which folklore has provided inspiration for other forms of culture, especially literature and cinema. In Superman in Myth and Folklore, Daniel Peretti explores the meaning of folklore inspired by popular culture, focusing not on the Man of Steel's origins but on the culture he has helped create. Superman provides a way to approach fundamental questions of human nature, a means of exploring humanity's relationship with divinity, an exemplar for debate about the type of hero society needs, and an articulation of the tension between the individual and the community. Through examinations of tattoos, humor, costuming, and festivals, Peretti portrays Superman as a corporate-owned intellectual property and a model for behavior, a means for expression and performance of individual identity, and the focal point for disparate members of fan communities. As fans apply Superman stories to their lives, they elevate him to a mythical status. Peretti focuses on the way these fans have internalized various aspects of the character. In doing so, he delves into the meaning of Superman and his place in American culture and demonstrates the character's staying power.

Book Absolute All Star Batman And Robin  The Boy Wonder

Download or read Absolute All Star Batman And Robin The Boy Wonder PDF, written by Frank Miller and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2014-07-08 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Frank Miller, the creator of Sin City and talent responsible for some of Batman's greatest tales, (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, BATMAN: YEAR ONE) teams with superstar artist Jim Lee (BATMAN: HUSH) to TELL the high-octane origin story of Dick Grayson's transformation into Robin, the Boy Wonder. This ultimate tale of the Dynamic Duo features guest appearances by Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Black Canary and Batgirl as you've never seen them before. This epic graphic novel is now in Absolute format, including a new slipcase and bonus material. Collects All-Star Batman and Robin #1-10

Book Grant Morrison and the Superhero Renaissance

Download or read Grant Morrison and the Superhero Renaissance PDF, written by Darragh Greene and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-07-27 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Superheroes are enjoying a cultural resurgence, dominating the box office and breaking out of specialty comics stores onto the shelves of mainstream retailers. A leading figure behind the superhero Renaissance is Grant Morrison, long-time architect of the DC Comics' universe and author of many of the most successful comic books in recent years. Renowned for his anarchic original creations--Zenith, The Invisibles, The Filth, We3--as well as for his acclaimed serialized comics--JLA, Superman, Batman, New X-Men--Grant Morrison has radically redefined the superhero archetype. Known for his eccentric lifestyle and as a practitioner of "pop magic," Morrison sees the superhero as not merely fantasy but a medium for imagining a better humanity. Drawing on a variety of analytical approaches, this first-ever collection of critical essays on his work explores his rejuvenation of the figure of the superhero as a means to address the challenges of modern life.

Book Absolute Batman Incorporated

    Book Details:
  • Author : Grant Morrison
  • Publisher : Dc Comics
  • Release : 2015-01-13
  • ISBN : 9781401251215
  • Pages : 608 pages

Download or read Absolute Batman Incorporated PDF, written by Grant Morrison and published by Dc Comics. This book was released on 2015-01-13 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Grant Morrison's epic saga is collected here in its entirety, in this beautiful new Absolute edition. Bruce Wayne publicly announces that he is the financial backer of Batman and establishes a worldwide franchise of Batmen that will protect the entire globe. Joining him are strange heroes such as Knight & Squire, El Gaucho and Batwing, as well as allies Nightwing and his own son, Robin. However, it seems that as soon as Batman creates his own crimefighting force, another organization rises to challenge him: Leviathan. As the war between the two forces reaches its apex, Bruce Wayne will face the greatest tragedy of his life. This New York Times best-selling epic is given the Absolute treatment, formatted as an oversized slip cased edition with extra bonus materials. Collects BATMAN, INCORPORATED #1-8, BATMAN, INCORPORATED LEVIATHAN RISES #1, BATMAN, INCORPORATED VOL. 2 #1-13, BATMAN, INCORPORATED SPECIAL #1.

Book The Poetics of Slumberland

    Book Details:
  • Author : Scott Bukatman
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2012-03-26
  • ISBN : 0520265718
  • Pages : 285 pages

Download or read The Poetics of Slumberland PDF, written by Scott Bukatman and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2012-03-26 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In The Poetics of Slumberland, Scott Bukatman celebrates play, plasmatic possibility, and the life of images in cartoons, comics, and cinema. Bukatman begins with Winsor McCay's Little Nemo in Slumberland to explore how and why the emerging media of comics and cartoons brilliantly captured a playful, rebellious energy. Slumberland is more than a marvelous world for Nemo and its other citizens; it is an aesthetic space defined by the artist's innovations. The book broadens to consider similar 'animated' behaviors in seemingly disparate media--films about Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh; the musical My Fair Lady and the story of Frankenstein; the slapstick comedies of Jerry Lewis; and contemporary comic superheroes--drawing them all together as purveyors of embodied utopias of disorder."--Page 4 of cover.

Book Absolute Batman  Arkham Asylum  30th Anniversary Edition

Download or read Absolute Batman Arkham Asylum 30th Anniversary Edition PDF, written by Grant Morrison and published by . This book was released on 2019 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This newly restored Absolute edition ... includes more than 100 pages of behind-the-scenes content, including the complete annotated script, sketches, pinup gallery, and afterwords by Morrison, McKean, and series editor Karen Berger"--Insert under shrinkwrap.

Book Superman

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  • Author : Ian Gordon
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2017-02-13
  • ISBN : 0813587549
  • Pages : 225 pages

Download or read Superman PDF, written by Ian Gordon and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2017-02-13 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After debuting in 1938, Superman soon became an American icon. But why has he maintained his iconic status for nearly 80 years? And how can he still be an American icon when the country itself has undergone so much change? Superman: Persistence of an American Icon examines the many iterations of the character in comic books, comic strips, radio series, movie serials, feature films, television shows, animation, toys, and collectibles over the past eight decades. Demonstrating how Superman’s iconic popularity cannot be attributed to any single creator or text, comics expert Ian Gordon embarks on a deeper consideration of cultural mythmaking as a collective and dynamic process. He also outlines the often contentious relationships between the various parties who have contributed to the Superman mythos, including corporate executives, comics writers, artists, nostalgic commentators, and collectors. Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of Superman’s appearances in comics and other media, Gordon also digs into comics archives to reveal the prominent role that fans have played in remembering, interpreting, and reimagining Superman’s iconography. Gordon considers how comics, film, and TV producers have taken advantage of fan engagement and nostalgia when selling Superman products. Investigating a character who is equally an icon of American culture, fan culture, and consumer culture, Superman thus offers a provocative analysis of mythmaking in the modern era.

Book The Absolute Multiversity

    Book Details:
  • Author : Grant Morrison
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2022-11-15
  • ISBN : 1779515618
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read The Absolute Multiversity PDF, written by Grant Morrison and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2022-11-15 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now in DC’s deluxe, oversized Absolute format! Visionary writer Grant Morrison takes readers on a wild ride across the DC Multiverse as familiar yet strangely different DC heroes battle a menace that spans the entirety of the Multiverse—and beyond! The biggest adventure in DC's history returns, now in DC’s Absolute format! Join visionary writer Grant Morrison, comics’ most talented artists, and a cast of unforgettable heroes from 52 alternative Earths of the DC Multiverse! Prepare to meet the Vampire League of Earth-43, the Justice Riders of Earth-18, Superdemon, Doc Fate, the super-sons of Superman and Batman, the rampaging Retaliators of Earth-8, the Atomic Knights of Justice, Dino-Cop, Sister Miracle, Lady Quark and the latest, greatest Super Hero of Earth-Prime: YOU! THE MULTIVERSITY is more than a multipart comic book series. It's a cosmos spanning, soul-shaking experience that puts YOU on the frontline in the battle for all creation against the demonic destroyers known as the Gentry! Featuring artwork by Ivan Reis (Justice League), Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman), Jim Lee (Batman), and many others, The Multiversity tells an epic tale that span 52 Earths. This volume collects The Multiversity #1 and 2, The Multiversity Guidebook #1 and Multiversityissues The Society of Super-Heroes #1, The Just #1, Pax Americana #1, Thunderworld Adventures #1, Mastermen #1, and Ultra Comics #1.

Book Enter the Superheroes

    Book Details:
  • Author : Alex S. Romagnoli
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release : 2013-06-20
  • ISBN : 0810891727
  • Pages : 247 pages

Download or read Enter the Superheroes PDF, written by Alex S. Romagnoli and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2013-06-20 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ever since the first appearances of Superman and Batman in comic books of the late 1930s, superheroes have been a staple of the popular culture landscape. Though initially created for younger audiences, superhero characters have evolved over the years, becoming complex figures that appeal to more sophisticated readers. While superhero stories have grown ever more popular within broader society, however, comics and graphic novels have been largely ignored by the world of academia. In Enter the Superheroes:American Values, Culture, and the Canon of Superhero Literature, Alex S. Romagnoli and Gian S. Pagnucci argue that superheroes merit serious study, both within the academy and beyond. By examining the kinds of graphic novels that are embraced by the academy, this book explains how superhero stories are just as significant. Structured around key themes within superhero literature, the book delves into the features that make superhero stories a unique genre. The book also draws upon examples in comics and other media to illustrate the sociohistorical importance of superheroes—from the interplay of fans and creators to unique narrative elements that are brought to their richest fulfillment within the world of superheroes. A list of noteworthy superhero texts that readers can look to for future study is also provided. In addition to exploring the important roles that superheroes play in children’s learning, the book also offers an excellent starting point for discussions of how literature is evolving and why it is necessary to expand the traditional realms of literary study. Enter the Superheroes will be of particular interest to English and composition teachers but also to scholars of popular culture and fans of superhero and comic book literature.

Book The Doom Patrol Omnibus

    Book Details:
  • Author : Grant Morrison
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2014-08-05
  • ISBN : 1401245625
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read The Doom Patrol Omnibus PDF, written by Grant Morrison and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2014-08-05 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The new Doom Patrol puts itself back together after nearly being destroyed, and things start to get a lot weirder for everybody. The Chief leads Robotman, the recently formed Rebis and new member Crazy Jane against the Scissormen, part of a dangerous philosophical location that has escaped into our world and is threatening to engulf reality itself. Collecting Grant Morrison's definitive run, which launched his career as one of the comic industry's most innovative and creative writers! Collects Doom Patrol #19-63 and Doom Force Special #1.

Book Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture

Download or read Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture PDF, written by William Irwin and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2022-04-11 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Can Wonder Woman help us understand feminist philosophy? How Does Wakandan technology transcend anti-Blackness? What can Star Trek teach us about the true nature of reality? Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture makes important philosophical concepts and the work of major philosophers relevant, fun, and exciting. Using engaging examples from film and television, this easy-to-read book covers everything from basic metaphysics and epistemology to abstract and complex philosophical ideas about ethics and the meaning of life. You don’t have to be a pop culture expert to benefit from this book—even a general awareness of cultural icons like Superman or Harry Potter will be more than enough for you to learn about a wide range of philosophical notions, thinkers, and movements. The expanded second edition offers timely coverage of important topics such as race, gender, personal identity, social justice, and environmental ethics. New essays explore the philosophical underpinnings of The Good Place, Game of Thrones, Black Panther, Star Wars, The Avengers, South Park, The Lego Movie, The Big Bang Theory, and more. This edition is supported by a new website with links to primary philosophical texts, information about all the popular culture discussed, and additional resources for teachers, students, and general readers alike. Features a selection of key essays from the bestselling Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series Draws on examples from popular media including The Matrix, Lost, Doctor Strange, The Hobbit, Westworld, and Star Trek Explains philosophical concepts such as relativism, skepticism, existentialist ethics, logic, social contract theory, utilitarianism, and mind-body dualism Discusses the ideas of Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, Descartes, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Marx, Mill, Kierkegaard, and other important thinkers Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture is an excellent supplementary textbook for introductory philos for introductory philosophy courses and a valuable resource for general readers wanting to learn about philosophy and its connections with pop culture.