Batman The Complete Hush

Author: Jeph Loeb
Publisher: DC
ISBN: 9781401235826
Release Date: 2009-08-18
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

A NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller! The complete critically acclaimed and best-selling tale is now available in one sensational volume. BATMAN: HUSH is a thrilling mystery of action, intrigue and deception penned by Jeph Loeb (BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN) and illustrated by comics superstar Jim Lee (ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER). Batman sets out to discover the identity of a mysterious mastermind using the Joker, Riddler, Ra's al Ghul and the Dark Knight's other enemies--and allies--as pawns in a plan to wreak havoc. This volume collects BATMAN #609-619 as well as the 6-page segment from WIZARD #0 and a 2-page origin story that originally appeared at dccomics.com.

Batman The Dark Knight Returns 30th Anniversary Edition

Author: Frank Miller
Publisher: DC
ISBN: 9781401266783
Release Date: 2016-02-16
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Celebrate 30 years of one of the most influential stories ever told in the comics medium with the anniversary edition of the undisputed graphic novel masterpiece and NEW YORK TIMES bestseller BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. Writer/artist Frank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in this saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot, 10 years after the Dark Knight's retirement. Forced to take action, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of fury, taking on a whole new generation of criminals and matching their level of violence. He is soon joined by a new Robin--a girl named Carrie Kelley--who proves to be just as invaluable as her predecessors. But can Batman and Robin deal with the threat posed by their deadliest enemies after years of incarceration have turned them into perfect psychopaths? And more important, can anyone survive the coming fallout from an undeclared war between the superpowers--or the clash of what were once the world's greatest heroes?

Batman and the Multiplicity of Identity

Author: Jeffrey A. Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351399982
Release Date: 2018-12-20
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Concentrating primarily on contemporary depictions of Batman in the comic books, this book analyzes why Batman is so immensely popular right now in America and globally, and how the fictional Dark Knight reveals both new cultural concerns and longstanding beliefs about American values. The organizing premise is that while Batman is perceived as a very clearly defined character, he is open to a wide range of interpretations and depictions in the comics (what Henry Jenkins refers to as "multiplicities"), each of which allows access to different cultural issues. The idea of Batman functions as an anchoring point out of which multiple Batmen, or Batman-like characters, can occupy different positions: Grim Batman, Gay Batman, Female Batman, Black Batman, Cute Batman, and so on. Each iteration opens up a discussion of different cultural issues pertinent to modern society, such as sexuality, ethnicity, feminism and familial relationships.

Detective Comics 27 Special Edition Batman 75 Day Comic 2014 2014 1

Author: DC Comics
Publisher: DC
ISBN: PKEY:T1348600015001
Release Date: 2014-07-23
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

In his 75 years, Batman has been the central figure at the forefront of graphic storytelling. From the printed page to the big screen, Bob Kane's creation has never been more significant fixture in popular culture the world over. This BATMAN 75 DAY COMIC 2014, free for a limited time, features the Dark Knight's origin from DETECTIVE COMICS #27 in 1939, as well a retelling of the story by New York Times bestselling novelist Brad Meltzer and illustrator Bryan Hitch and another short story by current BATMAN scribe Scott Snyder and artist Sean Murphy. Also included is a sneak peak at the reimagining of Batman's 1939 comic book debut, designed by Chip Kidd with a script by Meltzer. Join us as we celebrate the Dark Knight's 75th anniversary.

Library Makerspaces

Author: Theresa Willingham
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442277410
Release Date: 2017-12-28
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Library Makerspaces: The Complete Guide is a road map for libraries of any size, with any budget, seeking to redesign or repurpose space or develop maker style programming. This book covers developing makerspaces, writing grant proposals, and helping staff and administrators learn about the technologies and processes involved.

The Superhero Costume

Author: Barbara Brownie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472595928
Release Date: 2015-11-19
Genre: Design

Costume defines the superhero, disguising and distinguishing him or her from the civilian alter ego. The often garish garb expresses a hero's otherness and empowers its wearers to seek a primal form of justice. This book provides the first interdisciplinary analysis of the superhero costume and investigates wide-ranging issues such as identity, otherness, ritual dress and disguise. Analysis focuses on the implications of wearing superhero costume, exploring interpretations of the costumed hero and the extent to which the costume defines his or her role. Using examples across various media (comic books, film, and television) with case studies including The X-Men, Watchmen, real-life superheroes such as Phoenix Jones and Pussy Riot, and audience activities such as cosplay, The Superhero Costume presents new perspectives on the increasingly popular genre. A lively and thorough account of superhero fashions throughout history, The Superhero Costume will be essential reading for students of visual culture, popular culture, fashion and cultural studies.

Batman

Author: Scott Snyder
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 1401235425
Release Date: 2013-03-26
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

When a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City, the prime suspect is one of Batman's closest allies--Dick Grayson.

Female Force Anne Rice

Author: Scott Davis
Publisher: Bluewater Productions
ISBN: 9781616239466
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Anne Rice's uniquely gothic, sensuous, and existential approach redefined the modern vampire mythology. Shaped by personal tragedies, critical successes and failures, and a fervent rediscovery of her Catholic roots, Rice has penned over 27 novels from supernatural to historical tomes, erotica and religious themes. But Anne Rice's life is just as interesting as the tales she spins. This expanded collector's version includes several special extras including a pictorial tour of Rice's beloved New Orleans, a brief overview of the origins of the vampire myth, and an illustrated bibliography.

Female Force Margaret Thatcher

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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Female Force goes overseas again for a special edition featuring Margaret Thatcher. John Blundell has known Margaret Thatcher since 1970 and she recently commented that he "has been one of the most effective champions of the free-enterprise economic model which has delivered progress and prosperity around the world. Therefore he is very well placed to explain to Americans the beliefs and principles which underpinned what became known as Thatcherism."

Tony Cleo 1

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Publisher: Bluewater Productions
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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Conjured from the pages of The Legend of Isis, StormFront introduces its newest female force-- Cleopatra. From the swirling mists of time, emerges an ancient queen besieged by a host of modern problems. The clock is ticking as Cleo and her hard as nails bodyguard, Tony, discover a murderous plot by a mysterious threat. Meanwhile, a demented killer makes his presence know in the bowels of the city.

DC Comics

Author: Robert Schnakenberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 1594744629
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Here are 100 of the most important, most incredible, and most bizarre comic-book covers from DC's incredible archives—all perforated and ready to display in your apartment, dorm room, or cubicle. From Action Comics #1 and Batman #1 to lesser-known heroes like Mister District Attorney, this oversized compilation features every major milestone in DC's extraordinary history: Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, Watchmen, Fables, 100 Bullets, and much more. On the reverse of each poster are images of related covers and entertaining commentary, often with remarks from the cover artists themselves. Complete with a foreword from longtime DC Comics veteran Paul Levitz, this amazing anthology is a must-have item for any comic-book fan.

Batman

Author: Matthew K. Manning
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 1465424563
Release Date: 2014-09-29
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Traces the development of Batman, his friends, and his foes, from his first appearance in 1939, featuring cover art from the comic books in which they appeared and background information on artists, plotlines, and characters.

Superman and Philosophy

Author: Mark D. White
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118589045
Release Date: 2013-03-05
Genre: Philosophy

Go beyond the cape and into the mind of the Man of Steel, intime for release of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel movie andSuperman's 75th anniversary He has thrilled millions for 75 years, with a legacy thattranscends national, cultural, and generational borders, but isthere more to the Man of Steel than just your average mythicsuperhero in a cape? The 20 chapters in this book present afascinating exploration of some of the deeper philosophicalquestions raised by Superman, the Last Son of Krypton and thenewest hero in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culturearsenal.

75 Years of DC Comics

Author: Paul Levitz
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 383651981X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Art

Super heroes from the Atom to Zatara: 75 years of DC Comics In 1935, DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson published New Fun No. 1, the first comic book with all-new, original material—at a time when comic books were mere repositories for the castoffs of the newspaper strips. What was initially considered to be disposable media for children was well on its way to becoming the mythology of our time—the 20th century's answer to Atlas or Zorro. More than 40,000 comic books later, in honor of the publisher's 75th anniversary, TASCHEN has produced the single most comprehensive book on DC Comics, in an XL edition even Superman might have trouble lifting. More than 2,000 images—covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and collectibles—are reproduced using the latest technology to bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to vibrant life as they've never been seen before. Telling the tales behind the tomes is 38-year DC veteran Paul Levitz, whose in-depth essays trace the company's history, from its pulp origins through to the future of digital publishing. Year-by-year timelines that fold out to nearly four feet and biographies of the legends who built DC make this an invaluable reference for any comic book fan. The 2nd printing of this book is now available. The second printing has a blue cloth cover under the jacket instead of red. We cannot guarantee which edition will be shipped.