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All-Star Superman

By Grant Morrison
  • ISBN Code: : 1401296580
  • Publisher : DC Comics
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
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ÒA stirringly mythic, emotionally resonant, and gloriously alternative take on the Man of Steel.Ó -Entertainment Weekly ÒManiacally brilliant.Ó -The New York Times ÒAll-Star Superman is exciting, bold and supercoolÉ all the makings of a classic.Ó -Variety ÒMorrison gets whatÕs fun about Superman: heÕs ridiculously powerful, and therefore he just sees and does and has lots of incredibly cool, totally bizarre stuff.Ó -TIME Magazine, Best Comics of 2007 ÒA must-read series.Ó -Metro Toronto, Best Ongoing Comic Book Series of 2006 ÒThe most enjoyable incarnation of Superman in almost 30 years.Ó -A.V. Club par Eisner Award Winner: Best New Series The Man of Steel goes toe-to-toe with Bizarro, his oddball twin, and the new character Zibarro, also from the Bizarro planet. And Superman faces the final revenge of Lex Luthor in the form of his own death! All-Star Superman is a spectacular reimagining of the Superman mythos, from the Man of SteelÕs origin to his greatest foes and beyond. Combining their singular talents to create a new and brilliant vision of the Man of Steel, comics storytellers Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely are reunited with their WE3 collaborator Jamie Grant for one of the greatest Superman stories ever imagined. Collects All-Star Superman #1-12. The DC Black Label imprint features classic DC characters in compelling, standalone stories written and illustrated by world-class authors and artists.

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 501
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Superman is the original superhero, an American icon, and arguably the most famous character in the world--and he's Jewish! Introduced in June 1938, the Man of Steel was created by two Jewish teens, Jerry Siegel, the son of immigrants from Eastern Europe, and Joe Shuster, an immigrant. They based their hero's origin story on Moses, his strength on Samson, his mission on the golem, and his nebbish secret identity on themselves. They made him a refugee fleeing catastrophe on the eve of World War II and sent him to tear Nazi tanks apart nearly two years before the US joined the war. In the following decades, Superman's mostly Jewish writers, artists, and editors continued to borrow Jewish motifs for their stories, basing Krypton's past on Genesis and Exodus, its society on Jewish culture, the trial of Lex Luthor on Adolf Eichmann's, and a future holiday celebrating Superman on Passover. A fascinating journey through comic book lore, American history, and Jewish tradition, this book examines the entirety of Superman's career from 1938 to date, and is sure to give readers a newfound appreciation for the Mensch of Steel!

Reading Comics

By Douglas Wolk
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  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Book Code : 078672157X
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 147
  • Pdf File: reading-comics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Suddenly, comics are everywhere: a newly matured art form, filling bookshelves with brilliant, innovative work and shaping the ideas and images of the rest of contemporary culture. In Reading Comics, critic Douglas Wolk shows us why and how. Wolk illuminates the most dazzling creators of modern comics-from Alan Moore to Alison Bechdel to Chris Ware-and explains their roots, influences, and where they fit into the pantheon of art. As accessible to the hardcore fan as to the curious newcomer, Reading Comics is the first book for people who want to know not just which comics are worth reading, but ways to think and talk and argue about them.

The Green Lantern Vol. 1: Intergalactic Lawman

By Grant Morrison
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  • Publisher : DC Comics
  • Book Code : 1779502133
  • Total of Pages : 158
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 381
  • Pdf File: the-green-lantern-vol-1.pdf

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Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Final Crisis, Happy!) is joined by superstar artist Liam Sharp (The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman) as together they explore just what makes Hal Jordan tick. It all begins when Earth’s Green Lantern encounters a mysterious alien hiding in plain sight, setting off a chain of events that will bring the Green Lantern Corps to its knees. There’s an intergalactic conspiracy afoot, as well as a traitor in the Green Lantern Corps’ ranks. Hal Jordan has faced the universe’s greatest threats, but what he faces next will challenge everything he believes in. The rules of planet Earth do not apply in outer space. To what lengths will Hal Jordan go to get his man? Find out in this mind-bending adventure that will forever change how you see the Green Lantern Corps! Collects issues #1-6 of the hot new series!

All Star Batman Vol. 1: My Own Worst Enemy

By Scott Snyder
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  • Publisher : DC Comics
  • Book Code : 140127322X
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 275
  • Pdf File: all-star-batman-vol-1.pdf

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A part of DC Universe: Rebirth! The #1 NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author of BATMAN returns to the Dark Knight in ALL-STAR BATMAN VOL. 1! But he's not alone. Critically acclaimed, legendary illustrator John Romita Jr. joins him on this epic new series! In this new graphic novel, Batman finds himself trying to help old friend Harvey Dent...now known as the villainous Two-Face! The Dark Knight accompanies his foe on a cross-country trip to fix his scarred face and hopefully end the Two-Face identity forever. But when the former Gotham City D.A. sets his plan into motion to free himself, what deadly secrets from the past will bubble to the surface? One of the biggest creative pairings in DC Comics history share their take on one of the greatest heroes ever in ALL STAR BATMAN VOL. 1! Collects issues #1-5. Rebirth honors the richest history in comics, while continuing to look towards the future. These are the most innovative and modern stories featuring the world's greatest superheroes, told by some of the finest storytellers in the business. Honoring the past, protecting our present, and looking towards the future. This is the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the DC Universe. The legacy continues.

Batman, Superman, and Philosophy

By Nicolas Michaud
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  • Publisher : Open Court
  • Book Code : 081269922X
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 477
  • Pdf File: batman-superman-and-philosophy.pdf

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Batman or Superman? Which of these heroic figures is morally superior? Which is more dramatically effective? Which is more democratic? Which shows us the better way to fight crime? Who is a morally better person? Whose actions lead to the better outcomes? Superman vs. Batman and Philosophy tries to decide “for” and “against” these two superheroes by comparing their contrasting approaches to a wide range of issues. Twenty-six philosophers evaluate Superman vs. Batman in order to decide which of them “wins” by various different criteria. Some of the writers say that Superman wins, others say Batman, and others give the result as a tie. Since both Batman, the megalomaniacal industrialist, and Superman, the darling of the media, sometimes operate outside the law, which of them makes the better vigilante—and how do they compare with Robin Hood, the anonymous donor, the Ninja, and the KKK? Which of them comes out better in terms of evolutionary biology? Which of the heroes works more effectively to resist oppression? Does Superman or Batman function better as a force for embodied intelligence? Who does more to really uphold the law? Which one is better for the environment? Which of these two supernormal guys makes a better model and inspiring myth to define our culture and our society? Is Batman or Superman the more admirable person? Who conforms more closely to Nietzsche’s Übermensch? Which one makes the more rational choices? Who makes the better god? Who is more self-sacrificing in pursuit of other people’s welfare? Who goes beyond the call of duty? Which one does better at defining himself by resolving his internal conflicts? Whose explicit code of morality is superior? Which superhero gives us more satisfying dramatic conflict? (And why does a battle between the two make such a compelling drama?) Which of our two candidates comes closer to Christ? Which has the sounder psychological health? Whose overall consequences are better for the world? Which one more perfectly exemplifies C.S. Lewis’s concept of chivalry? What’s the deeper reason Batman is so successful in videogames whereas Superman isn’t? What are the advantages and disadvantages of having the two extraordinary heroes work together? Is either superhero logically or metaphysically possible? How can each of them be diagnosed as psychotic? How do they compare in masking their real identity? Whose motives are more worthy? Which one is more self-aware? Superman vs. Batman and Philosophy comes out at the same time as the movie Batman v Superman. The book cannot discuss what goes on in the movie, yet it also can’t avoid doing so, since by sheer probability, many of the controversial issues between the two superheroes will be the same in both. The book will therefore naturally fit in with the numerous raging controversies that the movie unleashes.

Animal Man Vol. 1

By Grant Morrison
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  • Publisher : DC
  • Book Code : 140124436X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 406
  • Pdf File: animal-man-vol-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This edition collects the bizarre adventures of Animal Man, a second-rate super hero struggling with real-life issues and moral dilemmas. Buddy Baker is a caring husband, devoted father, animal activist and super-powered being. But as he attempts to live up to all of his roles, he soon finds that there are no black and white situations in life. With a strong focus on storytelling, these thought-provoking and innovative tales make the reader question the actions of Animal Man as well as their own behavior in similar situations. Collects issues #1-9.

Re-Constructing the Man of Steel

By Martin Lund
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319429604
  • Total of Pages : 215
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 852
  • Pdf File: re-constructing-the-man-of-steel.pdf

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In this book, Martin Lund challenges contemporary claims about the original Superman’s supposed Jewishness and offers a critical re-reading of the earliest Superman comics. Engaging in critical dialogue with extant writing on the subject, Lund argues that much of recent popular and scholarly writing on Superman as a Jewish character is a product of the ethnic revival, rather than critical investigations of the past, and as such does not stand up to historical scrutiny. In place of these readings, this book offers a new understanding of the Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in the mid-1930s, presenting him as an authentically Jewish American character in his own time, for good and ill. On the way to this conclusion, this book questions many popular claims about Superman, including that he is a golem, a Moses-figure, or has a Hebrew name. In place of such notions, Lund offers contextual readings of Superman as he first appeared, touching on, among other ideas, Jewish American affinities with the Roosevelt White House, the whitening effects of popular culture, Jewish gender stereotypes, and the struggles faced by Jewish Americans during the historical peak of American anti-Semitism. In this book, Lund makes a call to stem the diffusion of myth into accepted truth, stressing the importance of contextualizing the Jewish heritage of the creators of Superman. By critically taking into account historical understandings of Jewishness and the comics’ creative contexts, this book challenges reigning assumptions about Superman and other superheroes’ cultural roles, not only for the benefit of Jewish studies, but for American, Cultural, and Comics studies as a whole.