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Author: Robert Mayer
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429957083
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Before there was WATCHMEN, there was SUPERFOLKS.... David Brinkley used to be a hero, the greatest the world had ever seen--until he retired, got married, moved to the suburbs, and packed on a few extra pounds. Now all the heroes are dead or missing, and his beloved New York is on the edge of chaos. It's up to Brinkley to come to the rescue, but he's in the midst of a serious mid-life crisis--his superpowers are failing him. At long last this classic satire that inspired comic books like Watchmen and Miracleman is back in print. It's a hilarious thriller that digs deep into the American psyche.

Considering Watchmen Poetics Property Politics

Author: Andrew Hoberek
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813590388
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Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s Watchmen has been widely hailed as a landmark in the development of the graphic novel. It was not only aesthetically groundbreaking but also anticipated future developments in politics, literature, and intellectual property. Demonstrating a keen eye for historical detail, Considering Watchmen gives readers a new appreciation of just how radical Moore and Gibbons’s blend of gritty realism and formal experimentation was back in 1986. The book also considers Watchmen’s place in the history of the comics industry, reading the graphic novel’s playful critique of superhero marketing alongside Alan Moore’s public statements about the rights to the franchise. Andrew Hoberek examines how Moore and Gibbons engaged with the emerging discourses of neoconservatism and neoliberal capitalism, ideologies that have only become more prominent in subsequent years. Watchmen’s influences on the superhero comic and graphic novel are undeniable, but Hoberek reveals how it has also had profound effects on literature as a whole. He suggests that Watchmen not only proved that superhero comics could rise to the status of literature—it also helped to inspire a generation of writers who are redefining the boundaries of the literary, from Jonathan Lethem to Junot Díaz. Hoberek delivers insight and analysis worthy of satisfying serious readers of the genre while shedding new light on Watchmen as both an artistic accomplishment and a book of ideas.

Magic Words

Author: Lance Parkin
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 1781310777
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Moore's graphic novels have inspired a number of Hollywood adaptations, including V for Vendetta, Watchmen and From Hell.

From The Notebooks Of Dr Brain

Author: Minister Faust
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345497414
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“An outlandish, outrageous tour de force by the most innovative prose stylist in the field.” –Robert J. Sawyer, author of Hominids They’re Earth’s mightiest superteam–and dysfunctional as hell. OMNIPOTENT MAN–a body with the density of steel, and a brain to match THE FLYING SQUIRREL–aging playboy industrialist by day, avenging krypto-fascist by night IRON LASS–mythology’s greatest warrior–but the world might be safer if she had a husband X-MAN–formerly of the League of Angry Blackmen . . . but not formerly enough THE BROTHERFLY–radioactively fly POWER GRRRL–perpetually deciding between fighting crime or promoting her latest album, clothing line, or sex scandal Having finally defeated all archenemies, the members of the Fantastic Order of Justice are reduced to engaging in toxic office politics that could very well lead to a superpowered civil war. Only one woman can save them from themselves: Dr. Eva Brain-Silverman, aka Dr. Brain, the world’s leading therapist for the extraordinarily abled. “Faust has pretty much invented his own genre. He’s totally original, full of surprises.” –Richard K. Morgan, author of Altered Carbon “Samuel Delany, Harlan Ellison, and Ishmael Reed all rolled into one. Faust’s writing is biting, insightful, and hugely entertaining.” –Ernest Dickerson, director From the Trade Paperback edition.

Monkey Brain

Author: Professor Emeritus of English Robert Mayer
ISBN: 9781936404728
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These are the memoirs of Robert Mayer - journalist, columnist, novelist. It tells the tales of his wielding words, from co-writing a scandalous best-seller to digging the dirt on the local politicians. Reflective, philosophical, and intentionally quirky, this book reflects the brain of a creative man at work. Mayer has invented a new, livelier way to write a life story.

Midge Decker

Author: Robert Mayer
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
ISBN: 9781612320502
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When a knock on the door interrupts her nightly escape into the pages of a cheap romance, Midge, aka Beatrice Audra Smith, is understandably annoyed. Paperback romances may not be the world's best protection against the "lonelies," but what else is a 4'11," 87 pound, 30 1/4 year-old dreamer to do in the middle of the Enchantment Trailer Park in Santa Fe? Enter Horace Decker, out on parole and in every sense a getaway man. He explains his presence outside Midge's trailer as easily as he will capture her heart: "I got paroled two hours ago. Jake said he got this cute little sister. Said to look you up." So what if the most memorable thing Jake ever did for his sister was strand her in a darkened church after stealing a sacred statue. Maybe this ex-con is just what Midge needs to forget the recent loss of her pet prairie dog. "Well come on in then," she says. "Any cellmate of Jake's is a cellmate of mine." Lucky for Midge. And for Decker. And especially for the reader. For the story of what happens when these two discover each other is by turns exhilarating and sad, humorous and heartwarming, and always engaging. Set largely at the local race track, the adventures of Midge and Decker remind us that breaking even in life not only involves time, but luck, as well. Sometimes it's a matter of finding the right person. Or the right place. Or even the right horse, as Midge will realize after placing a most unusual bet: if Blue Lady wins the Unicorn Handicap, Decker will finally settle down, marry Midge, and give his name to the unborn child she carries by him. If Blue Lady loses, Decker can run away yet again. Though made impulsively, Midge's wager quickly looms larger and larger in her mind. The fate of those things that have outlived their usefulness-old dolls and old horses that just cannot run-disturbs Midge, forcing her to act as a kind of savior. Her knack for turning discarded losing tickets into a winning system demonstrates that salvation is indeed possible in some cases. The road to maturity is a long one, certainly longer than the race Blue Lady will run at the Downs, and sacrifices have to be made along the way. But maturity need not spell the end of innocence. While Midge learns that toughness is indispensable for daily survival (she agrees with Decker's characteristically succinct assessment of human existence: "Ain't nobody gets a free ride"), she retains her own special innocence that gains charm through her acquired strength. And for all his gruffness, Decker, too, possesses a youthful tenderness. Like memories of childhood and first romance, the effect of Midge and Decker endures. It is an unusual love story that is profoundly human. It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. Most of all you will find Midge and her story completely irresistible.

The Origin Of Sorrow

Author: Robert Mayer
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781448942237
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For more than 300 years, from the 15th through the 18th century, there existed in the independent European city of Frankfurt an enclosed Jewish ghetto, one street wide and a quarter mile long, surrounded by high walls and locked gates, overcrowded, teeming with both the stench and the joy of human life. Once notorious, this Judengasse - Jews Lane - a passionate place infused with love and hate, with frustration, ambition and desire, has been largely forgotten. Now, in this dramatic, moving, and at times wildly comic novel, Robert Mayer brings to vivid life in fictional form what is essentially a true story: how a 16 year old girl named Guttle Schnapper married a 26 year old coin dealer named Meyer Rothschild, bore him ten living children - and how, incredibly, from this sordid ghetto emerged the richest family in the history of the world, before or since.

Secret Warriors Volume 6

Publisher: Marvel
ISBN: 9780785158158
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Summoned to the Brotherhood of the Shield's labyrinthine domain in 1961, Nick Fury, Baron Strucker and nine others learned of the Great Wheel - upon which turned the fate of the world. Would they play their parts as their host, Aries, requested? Would they keep centuries old secrets and guard against betrayals? Wouldthey help shield - and in so doing, themselves? In the present, Nick Fury stands over his son Mikel's grave and wonders if it was all worth it. Assembling his Secret Warriors, losing his howling commandos, destroying the leviathan - what isthe meaning of war when you've outlived all those you sent into battle? While Fury mourns, Hydra's Kraken advances his plans to wipe all otherplayers off the board. Baron Strucker is already his captive, and a distraught Fury is next! COLLECTING: SECRET WARRIORS 25-28


Author: Robert Mayer
ISBN: 9781936404513
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In the years before America was a nation, ships were bringing a steady stream of immigrants to New York. Some were fleeing their homeland, others were seeking their fortune, many arrived in chains. In this quickly growing city, tensions mounted, fires began burning, and accusations flew. By the time it was over, dozens would be dead -- at the hands of the government. This is a tale of desire and hope, of despair and tragedy. Grounding his story in true events, Robert Mayer (author of the acclaimed historical drama The Origin Of Sorrow) brings to life searingly vivid characters, showing how their lives intertwine with each other and with the fears and passions of the day. By humanizing major events and showing the tensions of race and class that drive them, Mayer gives us a novel that is ripped from the headlines of colonial America yet still echoes in the headlines of today.