Book Batman Incorporated  2010   2011   3

Download or read Batman Incorporated 2010 2011 3 PDF, written by Grant Morrison and published by DC. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Batman travels to South America to reunite with Gaucho, Argentina's Batman Incorporated representative. But their trip may be cut short when an unexpected adversary sends things spiraling downward!

Book Batman Incorporated Vol  1 Deluxe

Download or read Batman Incorporated Vol 1 Deluxe PDF, written by Grant Morrison and published by DC. This book was released on 2012-04-17 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Grant Morrison continues his earth-shattering run on the Batman titles with this exciting new series illustrated by hot artist Yanick Paquette that features the next stage of evolution of the Dark Knight. 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. This is the beginning of a stunning direction for the world's greatest detective that will team him with Catwoman, Batwoman and Batman Inc representatives on international crime fighting missions against Lord Death Man in Japan, South America and Argentina.

Book The Superhero Multiverse

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lorna Piatti-Farnell
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2021-11
  • ISBN : 1793624607
  • Pages : 323 pages

Download or read The Superhero Multiverse PDF, written by Lorna Piatti-Farnell and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-11 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Superhero Multiverse focuses on the evolving meanings of the superhero icon in 21st-century film and popular media, with an emphasis on re-adapting, re-imagining, and re-making. With its focus on multimedia and transmedia transformations, The Superhero Multiverse pivots on two important points: firstly, it reflects on the core concerns of the superhero narrative—including the relationship between ‘superhero comics’ and ‘superhero films’, the comics roots of superhero media, matters of canon and hybridity, and issues of recycling and stereotyping in superhero films and media texts. Secondly, it considers how these intersecting textual and cultural preoccupations are intrinsic to the process of remaking and re-adapting superheroes, and brings attention to multiple ways of materializing these iconic figures in our contemporary context.

Book Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics

Download or read Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics PDF, written by Frederick Luis Aldama and published by University of Arizona Press. This book was released on 2017-10-10 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics offers the first thorough exploration of Latino/a superheroes in mainstream comic books, TV shows, and movies--Provided by publisher.

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 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 Dick Grayson  Boy Wonder

    Book Details:
  • Author : Kristen L. Geaman
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2015-07-09
  • ISBN : 0786497882
  • Pages : 363 pages

Download or read Dick Grayson Boy Wonder PDF, written by Kristen L. Geaman and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-07-09 with total page 363 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dick Grayson--alter-ego of the original Robin of Batman comics--has gone through various changes in his 75 years as a superhero but has remained the optimistic, humorous character readers first embraced in 1940. Predating Green Lantern and Wonder Woman, he is one of DC Comics' oldest heroes and retains a large and loyal fanbase. The first scholarly work to focus exclusively on the Boy Wonder, this collection of new essays features critical analysis, as well as interviews with some of the biggest names to study Dick Grayson, including Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson and Marv Wolfman. The contributors discuss his vital place in the Batman saga, his growth and development into an independent hero, Nightwing, and the many storyline connections which put him at the center of the DC Universe. His character is explored in the contexts of feminism, trauma, friendship, and masculinity.

Book Grant Morrison

    Book Details:
  • Author : Marc Singer
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2012-01-01
  • ISBN : 1617031372
  • Pages : 333 pages

Download or read Grant Morrison PDF, written by Marc Singer and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 333 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the most eclectic and distinctive writers currently working in comics, Grant Morrison (b. 1960) brings the auteurist sensibility of alternative comics and graphic novels to the popular genres-superhero, science fiction, and fantasy-that dominate the American and British comics industries. His comics range from bestsellers featuring the most universally recognized superhero franchises (All-Star Superman, New X-Men, Batman) to more independent, creator-owned work (The Invisibles, The Filth, We3) that defies any generic classification. In Grant Morrison: Combining the Worlds of Contemporary Comics, author Marc Singer examines how Morrison uses this fusion of styles to intervene in the major political, aesthetic, and intellectual challenges of our time. His comics blur the boundaries between fantasy and realism, mixing autobiographical representation and cultural critique with heroic adventure. They offer self-reflexive appraisals of their own genres while they experiment with the formal elements of comics. Perhaps most ambitiously, they challenge contemporary theories of language and meaning, seeking to develop new modes of expression grounded in comics' capacity for visual narrative and the fantasy genres' ability to make figurative meanings literal.

Book Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives

Download or read Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives PDF, written by Daniel Stein and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2013-03-28 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book brings together an international group of scholars who chart and analyze the ways in which comic book history and new forms of graphic narrative have negotiated the aesthetic, social, political, economic, and cultural interactions that reach across national borders in an increasingly interconnected and globalizing world. Exploring the tendencies of graphic narratives - from popular comic book serials and graphic novels to manga - to cross national and cultural boundaries, Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives addresses a previously marginalized area in comics studies. By placing graphic narratives in the global flow of cultural production and reception, the book investigates controversial representations of transnational politics, examines transnational adaptations of superhero characters, and maps many of the translations and transformations that have come to shape contemporary comics culture on a global scale.

Book Focus On  100 Most Popular Fictional African American People

Download or read Focus On 100 Most Popular Fictional African American People PDF, written by Wikipedia contributors and published by e-artnow sro. This book was released on with total page 1165 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Batgirl  Stephanie Brown Vol  2

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  • Author : Bryan Q. Miller
  • Publisher : DC Comics
  • Release : 2018-03-20
  • ISBN : 1401287131
  • Pages : 328 pages

Download or read Batgirl Stephanie Brown Vol 2 PDF, written by Bryan Q. Miller and published by DC Comics. This book was released on 2018-03-20 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It’s second semester at Gotham University for Stephanie Brown, which means hitting the books by day and getting schooled by Robin and Oracle by night. Stephanie works hard to prove she deserves the Batgirl mantle she’s inherited, but when a mysterious group calling itself “the Order of the Scythe” frames her for murder, “The Lesson” truly begins! Suddenly facing speedster thugs, fending off her vigilante stalker Grey Ghost and going undercover for Batman Incorporated, Batgirl realizes she might not be able to rely on anyone but herself! Stephanie Brown will step out of the shadows of her predecessors to become the hero she was always meant to be. Batgirl: Stephanie Brown Vol. 2 features classic stories from Bryan Q. Miller (Smallville) with art by Pere Perez (Action Comics), Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Li’l Gotham), Derek Fridolfs (Batman: Streets of Gotham) and others. Collects Batgirl #13-24, Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Batgirl #1 and Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes! #1.

Book Batman Incorporated  2010   2011   1

Download or read Batman Incorporated 2010 2011 1 PDF, written by Grant Morrison and published by DC. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Batman begins his international recruitment drive in Japan, with assistance from Catwoman. But when the Bat and Cat arrive in the land of the rising sun, they discover the local hero, Mr. Unknown, has been murdered!

Book Law and Justice in Japanese Popular Culture

Download or read Law and Justice in Japanese Popular Culture PDF, written by Ashley Pearson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-06-27 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a world of globalised media, Japanese popular culture has become a signifi cant fountainhead for images, narrative, artefacts, and identity. From Pikachu, to instantly identifi able manga memes, to the darkness of adult anime, and the hyper- consumerism of product tie- ins, Japan has bequeathed to a globalised world a rich variety of ways to imagine, communicate, and interrogate tradition and change, the self, and the technological future. Within these foci, questions of law have often not been far from the surface: the crime and justice of Astro Boy; the property and contract of Pokémon; the ecological justice of Nausicaä; Shinto’s focus on order and balance; and the anxieties of origins in J- horror. This volume brings together a range of global scholars to refl ect on and critically engage with the place of law and justice in Japan’s popular cultural legacy. It explores not only the global impact of this legacy, but what the images, games, narratives, and artefacts that comprise it reveal about law, humanity, justice, and authority in the twenty-first century.

Book 100 Things Batman Fans Should Know   Do Before They Die

Download or read 100 Things Batman Fans Should Know Do Before They Die PDF, written by Joseph McCabe and published by Triumph Books. This book was released on 2017-10-15 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Most Batman fans have enjoyed the Dark Knight in comics or on the big screen and are eagerly anticipating the release of the new Justice League movie. But only real fans know the other characters who have donned the cowl in place of Bruce Wayne, or know the full origin stories of those who make up the rogues gallery. 100 Things Batman Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans, whether you're a comic book collector, an aficionado of Christopher Nolan's films, or both! Joseph McCabe of Nerdist.com has collected every essential piece of Dark Knight knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom. Contains exclusive interviews with Batman creators!

Book The Joker

    Book Details:
  • Author : Robert Moses Peaslee
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2015-02-26
  • ISBN : 1626746796
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read The Joker PDF, written by Robert Moses Peaslee and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2015-02-26 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Along with Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman, the Joker stands out as one of the most recognizable comics characters in popular culture. While there has been a great deal of scholarly attention on superheroes, very little has been done to understand supervillains. This is the first academic work to provide a comprehensive study of this villain, illustrating why the Joker appears so relevant to audiences today. Batman’s foe has cropped up in thousands of comics, numerous animated series, and three major blockbuster feature films since 1966. Actually, the Joker debuted in DC comics Batman 1 (1940) as the typical gangster, but the character evolved steadily into one of the most ominous in the history of sequential art. Batman and the Joker almost seemed to define each other as opposites, hero and nemesis, in a kind of psychological duality. Scholars from a wide array of disciplines look at the Joker through the lens of feature films, video games, comics, politics, magic and mysticism, psychology, animation, television, performance studies, and philosophy. As the first volume that examines the Joker as complex cultural and cross-media phenomenon, this collection adds to our understanding of the role comic book and cinematic villains play in the world and the ways various media affect their interpretation. Connecting the Clown Prince of Crime to bodies of thought as divergent as Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche, contributors demonstrate the frightening ways in which we get the monsters we need.

Book Robin and the Making of American Adolescence

Download or read Robin and the Making of American Adolescence PDF, written by Lauren R. O'Connor and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2021-08-13 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Holy adolescence, Batman! Robin and the Making of American Adolescence offers the first character history and analysis of the most famous superhero sidekick, Robin. Debuting just a few months after Batman himself, Robin has been an integral part of the Dark Knight’s history—and debuting just a few months prior to the word “teenager” first appearing in print, Robin has from the outset both reflected and reinforced particular images of American adolescence. Closely reading several characters who have “played” Robin over the past eighty years, Robin and the Making of American Adolescence reveals the Boy (and sometimes Girl!) Wonder as a complex figure through whom mainstream culture has addressed anxieties about adolescents in relation to sexuality, gender, and race. This book partners up comics studies and adolescent studies as a new Dynamic Duo, following Robin as he swings alongside the ever-changing American teenager and finally shining the Bat-signal on the latter half of “Batman and—.”

Book The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

Download or read The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture PDF, written by Elyce Rae Helford and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2016-11-02 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although the last three decades have offered a growing body of scholarship on images of fantastic women in popular culture, these studies either tend to focus on one particular variety of fantastic female (the action or sci-fi heroine), or on her role in a specific genre (villain, hero, temptress). This edited collection strives to define the "Woman Fantastic" more fully. The Woman Fantastic may appear in speculative or realist settings, but her presence is always recognizable. Through futuristic contexts, fantasy worlds, alternate histories, or the display of superpowers, these insuperable women challenge the laws of physics, chemistry, and/or biology. In chapters devoted to certain television programs, adult and young adult literature, and comics, contributors discuss feminist negotiation of today's economic and social realities. Senior scholars and rising academic stars offer compelling analyses of fantastic women from Wonder Woman and She-Hulk to Talia Al Ghul and Martha Washington; from Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Norville series to Cinda Williams Chima's The Seven Realms series; and from Battlestar Galactica's female Starbuck to Game of Thrones's Sansa and even Elaine Barrish Hammond of USA's Political Animals. This volume furnishes an important contribution to ongoing discussions of gender and feminism in popular culture.