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Absolute All Star Superman

Author : Grant Morrison
ISBN : 1401229174
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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When Superman battles Solaris, he finds his invulnerable body pushed beyond its limits and must prepare Earth for a future without him.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Graphic Novels A Guide To Comic Books Manga And More 2nd Edition

Author : Michael Pawuk
ISBN : 9781440851360
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 55.57 MB
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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
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Folkloresque

Author : Michael Dylan Foster
ISBN : 9781457197468
Genre : Social Science
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"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."
Category: Social Science

Twenty First Century Popular Fiction

Author : Bernice Murphy
ISBN : 9781474414869
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This groundbreaking collection provides students with a timely and accessible overview of current trends within contemporary popular fiction.
Category: Literary Criticism

Superman In Myth And Folklore

Author : Daniel Peretti
ISBN : 9781496814593
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science


Author : Grant Morrison
ISBN : 9780679603467
Genre : Social Science
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, and the X-Men—the list of names as familiar as our own. They are on our movie and television screens, in our videogames and in our dreams. But what are they trying to tell us? For Grant Morrison, one of the most acclaimed writers in the world of comics, these heroes are powerful archetypes who reflect and predict the course of human existence: Through them we tell the story of ourselves. In this exhilarating work of a lifetime, Morrison draws on art, archetypes, and his own astonishing journeys through this shadow universe to provide the first true history of our great modern myth: the superhero. Now with a new Afterword.
Category: Social Science

Absolute Batman Robin

Author : Grant Morrison
ISBN : 1401237371
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Set in the wake of Bruce Wayne's death, Dick Grayson takes on the mantle as Batman and Damian Wayne joins him as Robin to investigate Bruce's mysterious death.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Absolute Batman Arkham Asylum

Author : Grant Morrison
ISBN : 1401294200
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Unlike any Batman book you've ever read. A pshycological horror masterpiece from the minds of Grant Morrison and Dave McKean now presented in a beautiful Absolute edition format. The inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over Gotham's detention center for the criminally insane on April Fool's Day, demanding Batman in exchange for their hostages. Accepting their demented challenge, Batman is forced to endure the personal hells of the Joker, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Two-Face and many other sworn enemies in order to save the innocents and retake the prison. During his run through this absurd gauntlet, the Dark Knight's must face down both his most dangerous foes and his inner demons. Absolute Batman: Arkham Asylum (30th Anniversary Edition) presents the psychological masterpiece written by legendary writer Grant Morrison with nightmare with art from all-time great Dave McKean in a slipcased hardcover edition.

Absolute Final Crisis

Author : Grant Morrison
ISBN : 1401235115
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The mind-blowing event from 2008 is collected in this spectacular new hardcover collecting Final Crisis #1-7, Final Crisis: Submit #1, Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #1-2, and the Final Crisis Sketchbook, plus the newly added Final Crisis #1 Director's Cut and Batman #682-683, all written by Grant Morrison, now with seven new story pages by Morrison and Mahnke! What happens when evil wins? That's the devastating question Superman, Batman, the Justice League, and every other super being in the DC Universe must face when Darkseid and his otherworldly legion of followers actually win the war between light and dark. This oversized, slipcased hardcover comes with its own pair of 3-D glasses!
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Absolute All Star Batman And Robin The Boy Wonder

Author : Frank Miller
ISBN : 1401247636
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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"Written by Frank Miller Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams One of the most talked-about Batman stories ever - conceived by modern master Frank Miller (BATMAN: YEAR ONE, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS) and artists extraordinaire Jim Lee & Scott Williams (BATMAN, SUPERMAN) - is collected in hardcover for the first time! Lee & Miller join forces to tell a new version of Dick Grayson's origin in a high-octane tale that unfolds with guest appearances by Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Black Canary, and more!"--
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels