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Download Wonder Women: Feminisms and Superheroes by Lillian S. Robinson PDF

By Lillian S. Robinson

In her glowing new publication, Lillian Robinson seems to be at ask yourself girls - them all - Supergirl, Invisible woman, Invisible lady, She Hulk - and examines what those sketch heroines suggest for way of life. are you able to stability a house, profession, and the fight for justice? What approximately males? Does flying support? Drawing upon her lengthy occupation as a powerful feminist critic but donning her wisdom calmly, Lillian Robinson unearths the essence of ask yourself girls in our non-animated three-d global. This publication will satisfaction and galvanize an individual drawn to the background of feminism or the significance of comics in modern life.

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Download Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman by Ross MacDonald, Marc Tyler Nobleman PDF

By Ross MacDonald, Marc Tyler Nobleman

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, misfit teenagers in Depression-era Cleveland, have been extra like Clark Kent—meek, gentle, and myopic—than his mystery id, Superman. either boys escaped into the worlds of technological know-how fiction and pulp journal experience stories. Jerry wrote tales, and Joe illustrated them. In 1934, they created a superhero who was once every thing they weren't. It used to be 4 extra years prior to they confident a writer to take an opportunity on their guy of metal in a brand new format—the comedian publication. the writer encompasses a provocative afterword approximately Jerry and Joe’s lengthy fight with DC Comics after they learned that they had made a mistake in promoting all rights to Superman for a trifling $130!

Marc Tyler Nobleman’s textual content captures the thrill of Jerry and Joe’s triumph, and the lively illustrations by means of Ross MacDonald, the author-artist of one other excellent Day, are an ideal supplement to the time, where, and the 2 younger visionaries.

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Download Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul (The by Robert Arp, Mark D. White PDF

By Robert Arp, Mark D. White

Why doesn't Batman simply kill the Joker and finish everyone's misery?

Can we carry the Joker morally answerable for his actions?

Is Batman higher than Superman?

If each person Batman's instance, may Gotham be a greater place?

What is the Tao of the Bat?

Batman is likely one of the most complicated characters ever to seem in comedian books, image novels, and at the substantial display. What philosophical trials does this superhero confront so one can preserve Gotham secure? Combing via seventy years of comedian books, tv indicates, and flicks, Batman and Philosophy explores how the darkish Knight grapples with moral conundrums, ethical accountability, his id situation, the ethical weight he includes to avenge his murdered mom and dad, and lots more and plenty extra. How does this caped crusader degree up opposed to the lessons of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Lao Tzu?

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Download Steve & Wheelie - Mountainbike Abenteuer: Biker, Bär und by Stefan Pastor PDF

By Stefan Pastor

Steve und sein sprechendes Mountainbike Wheelie sind die allerbesten Freunde. Immer auf Achse wollen sie nur eines: fahren, fahren, fahren. Zusammen bestehen sie mit viel Witz und ihrem sehr speziellen Können spannende Abenteuer und lassen den Leser teilhaben am freien Leben in ihrer ganz eigenen, weiten Welt.

Im ersten Band der Geschichte um Steve und Wheelie finden sich unsere beiden Helden auf großer travel im Revier eines Grizzlybären wieder, dem der unwiderstehliche Duft von Steves Frühstücksbrot mit Erdnussbutter in die neugierige Bärennase steigt. Eine wilde Jagd nach dem begehrten Leckerbissen beginnt und nimmt schließlich eine überraschende Wende...

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Download Snoopy: Cowabunga (A Peanuts Collection) by Charles M. Schulz PDF

By Charles M. Schulz

Charles Schulz's Peanuts is probably the most undying and loved comedian strips ever. Now AMP! is helping keep it up that legacy with new collections of Peanuts classics concentrated round issues bound to resonate with middle-grade readers. Kicking off the sequence is Snoopy: Cowabunga!

First released in 1950, the vintage Peanuts strip now seems to be in additional than 2,200 newspapers in seventy five nations in 25 languages. words equivalent to "security blanket" and "good grief," which originated within the Peanuts world, at the moment are a part of the worldwide vernacular, and pictures of Charles Schulz's vintage characters— Charlie Brown kicking the soccer, Lucy leaning over Schroeder's piano—are now universally recognized.

Together those books will introduce a brand new iteration of youngsters to the cute forged in time for the recent lively Peanuts movie, which hits theaters in 2015!

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Download Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight (Wiley by Travis Langley PDF

By Travis Langley

Batman is without doubt one of the such a lot compelling and enduring characters to return from the Golden Age of Comics, and curiosity in his tale has simply elevated via numerous incarnations on the grounds that his first visual appeal in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Why does this superhero with no superpowers fascinate us? What does that fascination say approximately us? Batman and Psychology explores those and different interesting questions on the masked vigilante, together with: Does Batman have PTSD? Why does he struggle crime? Why as a vigilante? Why the masks, the bat, and the underage associate? Why are his such a lot intimate relationships with "bad girls" he should lock up? And why won't he kill that homicidal, green-haired clown?

can provide clean insights into the advanced internal international of Batman and Bruce Wayne and the existence and characters of Gotham City
Explains mental idea and ideas throughout the lens of 1 of the world's hottest comedian ebook characters
Written by means of a psychology professor and "Superherologist" (scholar of superheroes

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Download Pow!: A Peanuts Collection by Charles M. Schulz PDF

By Charles M. Schulz

placed me in, Coach!

The Peanuts gang is able to play ball during this selection of baseball-themed cartoons. one of the most well known Peanuts moments ensue at the box and they're collected the following for a season choked with leisure. As supervisor of the forever wasting group, Charlie Brown infantrymen directly to hold his team's spirits up, whereas being continually blown off the pitching mound in a clothes-exploding type. It doesn't support that his catcher is a musician through nature or that his shortstop is a puppy. let alone that center-fielder Lucy can't maintain her mouth close lengthy sufficient to understand what's happening within the online game! placed all of them jointly and also you get a online game plan for laughs!

First released in 1950, the vintage Peanuts strip now appears to be like in additional than 2,200 newspapers in seventy five nations in 25 languages. words corresponding to "security blanket" and "good grief," which originated within the Peanuts global, at the moment are a part of the worldwide vernacular, and photographs of Charles Schulz's vintage characters—Charlie Brown kicking the soccer, Lucy leaning over Schroeder's piano—are now universally recognized.

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Download 100 Baddest Mother F*#!ers in Comics by Brent Frankenhoff PDF

By Brent Frankenhoff

Meet the undesirable asses, the harsh men, the blokes you don't intend to make mad. those are the fellows you'd are looking to have backing you up in a struggle. And those are the fellows who make undesirable loads enjoyable. From hard-bitten heroes to vile villains - together with Wolverine, Batman, Luke Cage, Galactus, and extra - 100 Baddest Motherf*#!ers! delivers the lowdown at the down low in a full-color, totally illustrated, butt-kicking format.

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Download Cerebus the Barbarian Messiah: Essays on the Epic Graphic PDF

In December 1977, suffering Canadian comedian e-book artist Dave Sim self-published the 1st factor of Cerebus the Aardvark, a Conan the Barbarian satire that includes a foul-tempered, sword-wielding creature trapped in a human international.

Over the following 26 years, Sim, and later collaborator Gerhard, produced an epic 6,000-page photo novel, the longest-running English language comedian sequence through a unmarried inventive crew. They revolutionized the comics medium through exhibiting different artists that they too may possibly forgo significant publishers, paving the best way for such successes as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Bone.

This in-depth paintings, the 1st choice of serious essays on Cerebus, offers a multifaceted method of Sim and Gerhard's advanced and enjoyable oevre, together with their cutting edge use of the comedian medium, storytelling and satiric innovations, technical and visible sophistication, and Sim's use of the comedian as remark on gender and faith.

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Download Cult Magazines, A to Z: A Compendium of Culturally Obsessive by Luis Ortiz, Earl Kemp PDF

By Luis Ortiz, Earl Kemp

Exploring the subcultures of mid-20th-century the USA, this encyclopedia comprehensively records the massive volume of cult magazines that thrived underneath the mainstream. Chronicling the interval among 1925 and 1990, ahead of the increase of the web age, the publication unearths how millions of those really expert magazines have been produced, pleasurable the key lifetime of each fad, style, obsession, and hush-hush hope. not anything was once past the scope of the creative publishers and whimsical editors, the advisor exhibits, because it is going behind the curtain of titles resembling impressive tales, health care professional loss of life, Gee-Whiz, Jaybird, Phantom Detective, and actual Thrills. that includes full-color reproductions of enormous quantities of specific cult disguise photographs, this reference's backgrounds, histories, and essays supply a whole photograph of a bygone era.

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Review

"Contains a wealth of arcane information regarding some of the oddball magazines that after graced newsstands." —New York occasions publication Review

"No fresh survey of magazines is extra intriguing and precious and merely entertaining." —Scifiwire.com

"A pleasure. . . . A copiously illustrated consultant to eye-poppingly bizarre guides, in most cases from the Thirties during the ’60s, that explored saucy intercourse, UFOs, scorching rods, the supernatural, 'hygiene,' and lowbrow comedy." —Reason Magazine

About the Author

Earl Kemp was once a infamous manufacturer of greater than 5,000 salacious novels and men's magazines within the Sixties. he's a Hugo Award-winning editor and the writer of Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze intercourse Paperbacks of the Sixties. He lives in Kingman, Arizona. Luis Ortiz is the writer of Arts Unknown: The lifestyles & artwork of Lee Brown Coye and Emshwiller: Infinity X , the latter of which was once nominated for either the Hugo and Locus awards. His writings have additionally seemed in Comics magazine, Filmfax, and representation journal. He lives in long island urban.

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