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How Superheroes Model Community

Author: Nathan Miczo
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498516815
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How Superheroes Model Community examines superheroes as a community engaged in protecting the public sphere. Nathan Miczo highlights and explores the interpersonal and communicative practices that are necessary to being a member of such a community.

Amazing Spider Man

Author: Marvel Comics
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 1302483595
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Amazing Spider-Man (1963) 169-180, Annual (1964) 11, Nova (1976) 12, Marvel Treasury Edition (1974) 14

The Comic Book Film Adaptation

Author: Liam Burke
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1626745188
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“There is no better, smarter examination of the relationship between comics and film.” —Mark Waid, Eisner Award-winning writer of Kingdom Come and Daredevil In the summer of 2000 X-Men surpassed all box office expectations and ushered in an era of unprecedented production of comic book film adaptations. This trend, now in its second decade, has blossomed into Hollywood’s leading genre. From superheroes to Spartan warriors, The Comic Book Film Adaptation offers the first dedicated study to examine how comic books moved from the fringes of popular culture to the center of mainstream film production. Through in-depth analysis, industry interviews, and audience research, this book charts the cause-and-effect of this influential trend. It considers the cultural traumas, business demands, and digital possibilities that Hollywood faced at the dawn of the twenty-first century. The industry managed to meet these challenges by exploiting comics and their existing audiences. However, studios were caught off-guard when these comic book fans, empowered by digital media, began to influence the success of these adaptations. Nonetheless, filmmakers soon developed strategies to take advantage of this intense fanbase, while codifying the trend into a more lucrative genre, the comic book movie, which appealed to an even wider audience. Central to this vibrant trend is a comic aesthetic in which filmmakers utilize digital filmmaking technologies to engage with the language and conventions of comics like never before. The Comic Book Film Adaptation explores this unique moment in which cinema is stimulated, challenged, and enriched by the once-dismissed medium of comics.

The Comics Of Joss Whedon

Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786498854
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A great deal of scholarship has focused on Joss Whedon's television and film work, which includes Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, The Cabin in the Woods and The Avengers. But Whedon's work in the world of comics has largely been ignored. He created his own dystopian heroine, Fray, assembled the goofy fannish heroes of Sugarshock, and wrote arcs for Marvel's Astonishing X-Men and Runaways. Along with The Avengers, Whedon's contributions to the cinematic Universe include: script doctoring the first X-Men film, writing a ground-shaking Wonder Woman screenplay, and co-creating ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Today, Whedon continues the Buffy and Firefly stories with innovative comics that shatter the rules of storytelling and force his characters to grow through life-altering conflicts. This collection of new essays focuses on Whedon's comics work and its tie-ins with his film and television productions, emphasizing his auteurism in crossing over from panel to screen to panel. Essays focus on the comic inspirations and subversive tropes of the Whedonverse, as well as character changes and new interpretations.

Liberty For All

Author: Rick Newman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466879300
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Americans are increasingly dismayed with a broken political system and the big institutions they blame for a Darwinian economy (in which it's getting harder to get ahead). What they've lost sight of is the importance of self-reliance and personal initiative in every individual's quest for prosperity. Liberty For All pushes past the usual go-nowhere policy prescriptions to probe what ordinary people can do to build their own self-reliance and enhance their odds of success. In a wry and entertaining narrative, Rick Newman embarks on a quest to improve his own self-reliance by camping with "doomsday preppers," deconstructing the "rugged individualist" that politicians so often invoke, and detailing the ways we unnecessarily shackle ourselves. The result is a guide to enriching your prospects—and your life—by harnessing every freedom available.

Tex

Author: Claudio Nizzi
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
ISBN: 161655620X
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American icon Joe Kubert and Italian writer Claudio Nizzi collaborated on the exhilarating western Tex: The Lonesome Rider at the turn of the century - Tex hunts down four ruthless killers who massacred a peaceful farming family, using his detective skills, ranger's experience and brute force to track down his targets! However, each killer is cunning and skilled in his own right. This is the first U.S. edition of a graphic novel that was drawn by Kubert in the early 2000s.

Zoonauts

Author: Richard Mueller
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496962796
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Who are the Zoonauts? David Simons created the Zoonauts who are based on some famous zoo animals and other animals that went into space with the international space programs. These Zoonauts have extraordinary talents and powers. Their travels take them to different continents and cultures. Readers will be entertained and educated by the exciting adventures of the Zoonauts, which include NASA's Chimpanzee "Ham," the Australian Koala "Cough Drop" of the San Diego Zoo, "Patty Cake" the Gorilla of the Central Park and Bronx Zoos, the famous Pandas "Hsing-Hsing" and "Ling-Ling" of the National Zoo, and the Russian space dog, "Laika." Fishwick and Kornblend are Amadorian dragon-like scout pilots on an assigned mission in search of Zoonauts who they hope to capture and bring back to Amador. The Amadorians provide comic relief in this high-flying, science fiction adventure where good triumphs over evil. The story of the Zoonauts is a great addition to Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) programs that stimulates creativity. New Kinds of Superheroes! Zoonauts is "a creative teaching tool for middle school...a Sci-Fi adventure novel, first in a planned series...fun, intelligent, worldbuilding!"~ Kirkus Review

Introduction To Psychology Gateways To Mind And Behavior

Author: Dennis Coon
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305545001
Size: 53.20 MB
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INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 14th Edition attracts and holds the attention of even difficult-to-reach students. The book's hallmark continues to be its pioneering integration of the proven-effective SQ4R learning system (Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, Recite), which promotes critical thinking and guides students step-by-step to an understanding of psychology's broad concepts and diversity of topics. Every chapter contains active learning tools and relatable examples in a discussion style, all while presenting cutting-edge coverage of the field's newest research findings. With this book, students find the study of psychology fascinating, relevant, and above all, accessible. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.