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Infinite Crisis Omnibus New Edition

Author : Geoff Johns
ISBN : 1401283276
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
File Size : 85.1 MB
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The epic saga INFINITE CRISIS is collected in its entirety, including Geoff Johns's graphic novel masterpiece, as well as the various seris spinning off of this massive comics event! OMAC robots are rampaging, magic is dying, villains are uniting, and a war is raging in space. And in the middle of it all, a critical moment has divided Earth's three greatest heroes: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. It's the DCU's darkest day, and long-lost heroes from the past have returned to make things right in the any cost. Heroes will live, heroes will die, and the DCU will never be the same again! This re-issued hardcover collection includes the epic INFINITE CRISIS graphic novel, as well as its crossover stories from talents such as Bill Willingham (FABLES), Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN), Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN) and more! Collects INFINITE CRISIS #1-6, ACTION COMICS #826, #829, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #639, #642, COUNTDOWN TO INIFITE CRISIS #1, DAY OF VENGEANCE #1-6, DAY OF VENGEANCE: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1, JLA #115-119, INFINITE CRISIS SECRET FILES 2006, THE OMAC PROJECT #1-6, THE OMAC PROJECT: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1, RANN-THANAGAR WAR #1-6, RANN-THANAGER WAR: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1, SUPERMAN #216, #219, VILLIANS UNITED #1-6, VILLAINS UNITED: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1 and WONDER WOMAN #219.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Infinite Crisis Omnibus

Author : Geoff Johns
ISBN : 1401235026
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
File Size : 23.87 MB
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The DC Universe is torn asunder when three of Earth's greatest heroes, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman, are divided just as rampaging OMAC robots, united villains, and a space war create havoc simultaneously.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Retcon Game

Author : Andrew J. Friedenthal
ISBN : 9781496811356
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 82.11 MB
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The superhero Wolverine time travels and changes storylines. On Torchwood, there's a pill popped to alter memories of the past. The narrative technique of retroactive continuity seems rife lately, given all the world-building in comics. Andrew J. Friedenthal deems retroactive continuity, or "retconning," as a force with many implications for how Americans view history and culture. Friedenthal examines this phenomenon in a range of media, from its beginnings in comic books and now its widespread shift into television, film, and digital media. Retconning has reached its present form as a result of the complicated workings of superhero comics. In comic books and other narratives, retconning often seems utilized to literally rewrite some aspect of a character's past, either to keep that character more contemporary, to erase stories from continuity that no longer fit, or to create future story potential. From comics, retconning has spread extensively, to long-form, continuity-rich dramas on television, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lost, and beyond. Friedenthal explains that in a culture saturated by editable media, where interest groups argue over Wikipedia pages and politicians can immediately delete questionable tweets, the retcon serves as a perfect metaphor for the ways in which history, and our access to information overall, has become endlessly malleable. In the first book to focus on this subject, Friedenthal regards the editable Internet hyperlink, rather than the stable printed footnote, as the de facto source of information in America today. To embrace retroactive continuity in fictional media means accepting that the past itself is not a stable element, but rather something constantly in contentious flux. Due to retconning's ubiquity within our media, we have grown familiar with narratives as inherently unstable, a realization that deeply affects how we understand the world.
Category: Social Science

The Myth Of The Superhero

Author : Marco Arnaudo
ISBN : 9781421409535
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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A refugee from his broken planet who saves earth (more than once), Superman was sent to America as his father’s final act before dying. Does this make him the ultimate immigrant success story? Disillusioned with a crime-filled world, Bruce Wayne seeks guidance from a shaman and transforms himself into the flawlessly moral Batman. Through a series of close readings of DC and Marvel comics, Marco Arnaudo explores the influence of religion and myth on superhero stories as well as their relationship to the classical epic and baroque style. Superheroes embody the most positive and inclusive aspects of American culture. Arnaudo asserts that, amidst the exciting action, tender love stories, and tales of self-sacrifice, superheroes are role models for tolerance and moral decision making. Translated for the first time into English, The Myth of the Superhero looks beyond the cape, the mask, and the superpowers, presenting a serious study of the genre and its place in a broader cultural context.
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52 Omnibus

Author : Geoff Johns
ISBN : 1401235565
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
File Size : 30.48 MB
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After the events of "Infinite Crisis," Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman take a year away from their superhero duties, and super heroes rise up in their absence.
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Author : Jerry Ordway
ISBN : 140127823X
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These late 1980s stories led up to "The Death of Superman" epic in an oversize omnibus hardcover! The late 1980s stories that set the stage for the epic "The Death of Superman" storyline are collected in a new hardcover Omnibus edition for the first time. Featuring stories and art by Jerry Ordway, George Pérez, Mike Mignola and others, these tales include appearances by Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, interplanetary warlord Mongul, the fifth-dimensional imp known as Mr. Mxyzptlk and more, plus the debut of the Eradicator, a key player in the post "Death of Superman" era. Collects THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #445-459, SUPERMAN #23-27, ACTION COMICS #643-646 and ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #2.


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Piero Gleijeses International History Of The Cold War In Southern Africa Omnibus E Book

Author : Piero Gleijeses
ISBN : 9781469615769
Genre : History
File Size : 84.41 MB
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This Omnibus E-Book brings together Piero Gleijeses's two landmark books for the first time: Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991 During the final fifteen years of the Cold War, southern Africa underwent a period of upheaval, with dramatic twists and turns in relations between the superpowers. Americans, Cubans, Soviets, and Africans fought over the future of Angola, where tens of thousands of Cuban soldiers were stationed, and over the decolonization of Namibia, Africa's last colony. Beyond lay the great prize: South Africa. Piero Gleijeses uses archival sources, particularly from the United States, South Africa, and the closed Cuban archives, to provide an unprecedented international history of this important theater of the late Cold War. Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976 This sweeping history of Cuban policy in Africa from 1959 to 1976 is based on unprecedented research in African, Cuban, and American archives. (Among Gleijeses's many sources are Cuban archival materials to which he is the only non-Cuban to ever have access.) Setting his story within the context of U.S. policy toward both Africa and Cuba during the Cold War, Gleijeses challenges the notion that Cuban policy in Africa was directed by the Soviet Union.
Category: History

New Teen Titans Vol 3 Omnibus New Edition

Author : Marv Wolfman
ISBN : 1401281109
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In this new edition of the third collection of the hit 1980s series from the acclaimed team of writer Marv Wolfman and artist George PUrez, the Teen Titans--sidekicks of DC's greatest heroes, including Nightwing, Wonder Girl, Aqualad and more--battle the villainy of H.I.V.E., face the evil Dr. Light, witness the trial of Deathstroke and try to rescue the dark hero known as Raven from her own father, Trigon. Collects TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #42-58, NEW TEEN TITANS #1-9.

The Flash Omnibus 3

Author : Geoff Johns
ISBN : 1401237177
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
File Size : 60.35 MB
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A third massive FLASH HC from superstar writer GEOFF JOHNS! - THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE clashes with his Rogues Gallery, including CAPTAIN COLD, THE PIED PIPER, TRICKSTER and MIRROR MASTER! Collects THE FLASH #201-225 and WONDER WOMAN #214!
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels