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Swamp Thing Vol 5 The Killing Field The New 52

Author : Charles Soule
ISBN : 9781401257255
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The battle for the soul of The Green reaches its epic conclusion. Alec Holland knew little of the politics involved in becoming the The Green's Avatar, but since his role has been challenged, he must take a crash course in the politics and power of The Green. The mantle of Avatar evolves over time, and when the Parliment decides an Avatar's time is at an end, a new one must be raised. If Alec fails the Seeder's challenge, the fate of mankind will be sealed and reclaimed by The Green under the control of The Seeder. This epic new chapter of SWAMP THING unfolds here! Collects issues #24-27 and SWAMP THING ANNUAL #2.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Saga Of The Swamp Thing

Author : Alan Moore
ISBN : 1401220827
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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From 1983 through 1987, a young British writer named Alan Moore revolutionized the American comic book. His groundbreaking tenure on DC Comics' SWAMP THING set new standards for graphic storytelling and touched off a revolution in the medium that is still expanding today. Building on the title's framework of gothic horror with a remarkably intuitive narrative style and an unprecedented depth of characterization, Moore's vision was realized through the hauntingly beautiful artwork of such collaborators as Stephen Bissette, John Totleben, Dan Day and Rick Veitch. The result is one of comics' most enduring masterpieces. Now, for the first time, Moore's entire run — including his never-before-reprinted debut issue — is available in archival hardcover editions. This first volume, collecting issues 20-27 of THE SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING, also features a foreword by famed horror author Ramsey Campbell and a new introduction by Swamp Thing co-creator and original series editor Len Wein.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

A Research Guide To Gothic Literature In English

Author : Sherri L. Brown
ISBN : 9781442277489
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Gothic began as a designation for barbarian tribes, was associated with the cathedrals of the High Middle Ages, was used to describe a marginalized literature in the late eighteenth century, and continues today in a variety of forms (literature, film, graphic novel, video games, and other narrative and artistic forms). Unlike other recent books in the field that focus on certain aspects of the Gothic, this work directs researchers to seminal and significant resources on all of its aspects. Annotations will help researchers determine what materials best suit their needs. A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English covers Gothic cultural artifacts such as literature, film, graphic novels, and videogames. This authoritative guide equips researchers with valuable recent information about noteworthy resources that they can use to study the Gothic effectively and thoroughly.
Category: Literary Criticism

Plants And Literature

Author : Randy Laist
ISBN : 9789401209991
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Myth, art, literature, film, and other discourses are replete with depictions of evil plants, salvific plants, and human-plant hybrids. In various ways, these representations intersect with “deep-rooted” insecurities about the place of human beings in the natural world, the relative viability of animalian motility and heterotrophy as evolutionary strategies, as well as the identity of organic life as such. Plants surprise us by combining the appearance of harmlessness and familiarity with an underlying strangeness. The otherness of vegetal life poses a challenge to our ethical, philosophical, and existential categories and tests the limits of human empathy and imagination. At the same time, the resilience of plants, their adaptability, and their integration with their habitat are a perennial source of inspiration and wisdom. Plants and Literature: Essays in Critical Plant Studies examines the manner in which literary texts and other cultural products express our multifaceted relationship with the vegetable kingdom. The range of perspectives brought to bear on the subject of plant life by the various authors and critics represented in this volume comprise a novel vision of ecological interdependence and stimulate a revitalized sensitivity to the relationships we share with our photosynthetic brethren. Randy Laist is Associate Professor of English at Goodwin College. He is the author of Technology and Postmodern Subjectivity in Don DeLillo’s Novels and the editor of Looking for Lost: Critical Essays on the Enigmatic Series. He has also published dozens of articles on literature, film, and pedagogy.
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Swamp Thing Vol 1 Raise Them Bones The New 52

Author : Scott Snyder
ISBN : 9781401239879
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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In the 40-years since its debut, Swamp Thing has been graced with some of the best writers in comics from Len Wein to Alan Moore and now, as part of the DC Comics-The New 52, 'American Vampire' scribe Scott Snyder brings his talents to an all new Swamp Thing series set in the DC Universe. Following the events of 'Brightest Day,' Alec Holland has his life back...but the "Green" has plans for it. A monstrous evil is rising in the desert, and it'll take a monster of another kind to defend life as we know it! This hardcover collection includes issues 1-7 of the monthly series.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Swamp Thing Vol 2 Family Tree The New 52

Author : Scott Snyder
ISBN : 9781401244859
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Alec Holland is back as the Swamp Thing, fully formed as the protector of The Green. Immediately upon his return, he must-battle his way through the Bone Kingdom and The Rot to free his ally - and ex-girlfriend - Abigail Arcane. But will the cost of-freeing her be...fighting her? Nothing, not even this titanic battle, will prepare Swampy for what he has to face next--a resurrected and even more dangerous Anton Arcane! BATMAN writer Scott Snyder and artist Yanick Paquette bring you one of the New 52's breakthrough titles with the classic DC-mainstay, Swamp Thing!
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Swamp Thing Vol 3 Trial By Fire

Author : Mark Millar
ISBN : 9781401270490
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The Parliament of Trees made him the master of all plants. The Parliament of Stones gave him control of the earth on which they grow. And the Parliament of Waves put the waters of the world at his command. With all of this power flowing through his veins, the elemental being known as the Swamp Thing has become like unto a god. And, just like many of the gods that preceded him, he has grown wrathful in his judgment of mankindÕs sins. Now, as he undergoes a final, terrifying trial in the purifying fire of the Parliament of Flames, the creature who was once Alec Holland holds the future of humanity in his cold, mossy hands. And while the Swamp ThingÕs ties to his human side continue to weaken, dark forces are maneuvering to claim his power for their own. In the end, enemies and allies alike-including his estranged wife Abby and the master magician John Constantine-must make a last-ditch appeal to the man within the monster. If they fail, the choice is stark: kill the Swamp Thing before he completes his trial, or perish along with the rest of Homo sapiens. In SWAMP THING: TRIAL BY FIRE, comics superstar Mark Millar concludes his triumphant run on the legendary VERTIGO series with a powerhouse performance illuminated by art from Phil Hester, Kim DeMulder and Curt Swan. Collects issues #161-171.
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Swamp Thing Vol 7 Season S End

Author : Charles Soule
ISBN : 9781401267001
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Witness the rise of the Machine Kingdom and the end of the Green as you know it in this heart-pounding collection from creators Charles Soule (SUPERMAN: DOOMED) and Jesus Saiz (GREEN LANTERN: LOST ARMY). A new Kingdom has emerged-a new form of life to stand alongside the animals of the Red and the fungi of the Grey. As the Avatar of the Green and all plant life on Earth, Swamp Thing is keenly interested in what this new Kingdom-the artificial intelligence of the Machine-might want. Unfortunately, what the Machine wants is to run the Green-or else destroy it completely! Now, war is declared and sides are drawn. As the Machine creates its own human avatar and forms alliances with some of the GreenÕs deadliest enemies, Swamp Thing must turn to the person he trusts most-who happens to be the one person who can do the most harm to him: Abigail Arcane, his true love and Avatar of the Rot. Collects SWAMP THING #35-40, SWAMP THING ANNUAL #3 and SWAMP THING: FUTURES END #1
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Modern Masters Volume 5 Jose Luis Garcia Lopez

Author : José Luis García-López
ISBN : 1893905446
Genre : Art
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Interviews the cartoonist known for his draftmanship and his work in packaging and advertising as well as for some of the best-known DC Comics, and presents examples of his drawings.
Category: Art

Split Second Chance

Author : Brian Azzarello
ISBN : UVA:X030338217
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Presents the stories of several people who were seriously hurt before being approached by Agent Graves, who offered each a gun, one hundred untraceable bullets, and a convincing story about whomever betrayed them.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels