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Holding Kryptonite

Holding Kryptonite Author Lauren Agostino
ISBN-10 0990516512
Release 2014-08-05
Pages 168
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Look! Down on the Ground!It's a Bag. It's some Trash.It's...It's...What IS that?...In 1997, a young law firm assistant--Lauren Agostino--literally stumbled on a secret cache from Superman's creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. These original documents, private correspondence, legal papers, and artwork expose the muted and maligned history of the relationships and dynamics of the early Superman family.The origin of Superman and the downfall of its creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster is a dramatic saga that underscores one of America's most popular cultural icons. For the first time, Agostino and writer A.L. Newberg reveal the extraordinary true story of the Man of Steel's rise from a creative concept (sold for the infamous $130) to the 1947 lawsuit that nearly denied Siegel and Shuster of any future with their Man of Tomorrow.Stripped away the lies, myths and cover-ups this is a treasure trove for Superman fans and historians alike.



Superman

Superman Author Ian Gordon
ISBN-10 9780813587530
Release 2017-02-13
Pages 200
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After debuting in 1938, Superman soon became an American icon. But why has he maintained his iconic status for nearly 80 years? And how can he still be an American icon when the country itself has undergone so much change? Superman: Persistence of an American Icon examines the many iterations of the character in comic books, comic strips, radio series, movie serials, feature films, television shows, animation, toys, and collectibles over the past eight decades. Demonstrating how Superman’s iconic popularity cannot be attributed to any single creator or text, comics expert Ian Gordon embarks on a deeper consideration of cultural mythmaking as a collective and dynamic process. He also outlines the often contentious relationships between the various parties who have contributed to the Superman mythos, including corporate executives, comics writers, artists, nostalgic commentators, and collectors. Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of Superman’s appearances in comics and other media, Gordon also digs into comics archives to reveal the prominent role that fans have played in remembering, interpreting, and reimagining Superman’s iconography. Gordon considers how comics, film, and TV producers have taken advantage of fan engagement and nostalgia when selling Superman products. Investigating a character who is equally an icon of American culture, fan culture, and consumer culture, Superman thus offers a provocative analysis of mythmaking in the modern era.



The Joe Shuster Story

The Joe Shuster Story Author Julian Voloj
ISBN-10 9781545801925
Release 2018-05-15
Pages 180
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Everyone knows Superman, but not everyone knows the story of two youngsters from Cleveland who created Superman. Based on archival material and original sources, "Truth, Justice, and the American Way: The Joe Shuster Story" tells the story of the friendship between writer Jerry Siegel and illustrator Joe Shuster, and puts it into the wider context of the American comicbook industry.



Joe Shuster

Joe Shuster Author Julian Voloj
ISBN-10 9788832731095
Release 2018-05-03
Pages 184
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Jerry Siegel e Joe Shuster erano due ragazzini, quando inventarono Superman e lo vendettero, incautamente, per centotrenta dollari all’editore che lo avrebbe reso famoso in tutto il mondo. Questo libro, meticolosamente documentato da Julian Voloj e dipinto con amore infinito da Thomas Campi,racconta la storia dei due giovani di Cleveland e della loro ordalia durata fino al 1975, anno in cui fu ufficialmente riconosciuta loro la paternità del supereroe più famoso di tutti i tempi, di cui nell’aprile 2018 si è festeggiato l’ottantesimo compleanno. Un libro vero, doloroso, fondamentale per conoscere e capire una delle più importanti battaglie per il diritto d’autore mai condotte, ma anche un premuroso, dovuto atto d’amore per un personaggio all’ombra del cui mantello siamo cresciuti tutti, che ce ne rendiamo conto o no.



To Teach

To Teach Author William Ayers
ISBN-10 0807770639
Release 2015-04-17
Pages 128
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"This graphic novel brings to life William Ayers's bestselling memoir To teach : the journey of a teacher, third edition. From Ayers's early days teaching kindergarten, readers follow this renowned educational theorist on his 'voyage of discovery and surprise.'"--Cover, p. [4].



The Modern Superhero in Film and Television

The Modern Superhero in Film and Television Author Jeffrey A. Brown
ISBN-10 9781317484516
Release 2016-11-10
Pages 182
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Hollywood’s live-action superhero films currently dominate the worldwide box-office, with the characters enjoying more notoriety through their feature film and television depictions than they have ever before. This book argues that this immense popularity reveals deep cultural concerns about politics, gender, ethnicity, patriotism and consumerism after the events of 9/11. Superheroes have long been agents of hegemony, fighting for abstract ideals of justice while overall perpetuating the American status quo. Yet at the same time, the book explores how the genre has also been utilized to question and critique these dominant cultural assumptions.



Superheroes and Philosophy

Superheroes and Philosophy Author Tom Morris
ISBN-10 9781459601130
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 468
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"Great Caesar's Ghost!! A team of Brainiacs! Superheroes and Philosophy is Kryptonite for those supervillains who diss the heroes as lightweights! Riddle me this, Batman: How are Gotham City and Metropolis like ancient Athens and modern Paris? Read this sensational book and find out!"



Superman Man Of Steel Vol 2

Superman  Man Of Steel Vol  2 Author John Byrne
ISBN-10 9781401243418
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 224
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A chronological reprinting of a new era for Superman begins! SUPERMAN #1-3, ACTION COMICS #585-587 and ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #424-426 are collected, reintroducing readers to the likes of Lex Luthor, Metallo, Darkseid, and more!



Death of Superman Book DVD Set

Death of Superman Book   DVD Set Author Dan Jurgens
ISBN-10 1401260004
Release 2015-09-01
Pages
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A thrilling, epic tale inspired by the best selling graphic novel of all time, DC Comics' The Death of Superman. When the intergalactic serial killer Doomsday is unearthed, Superman meets the creature head on in the battle to end all battles. After the Man of Steel gives his life to save Metropolis and defeat Doomsday, the city he preserved and the ones he loved most mourn their fallen hero and friend. But a world without Superman proves to be short-lived when the Man of Steel returns -- or does he? This DC Universe original movie brings the classic story to life in SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY! Also included in this collector's edition package is the SUPERMAN: THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN graphic novel, the seminal bestselling tale that chronicles the death of the Man of Steel. Written and drawn by the legendary Dan Jurgens, THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN made international headlines and shaped the Last Son of Krypton's comic universe for years to come!"



Power Girl

Power Girl Author Justin Gray
ISBN-10 1401229107
Release 2010
Pages 144
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Born on a distant planet, Kara Zor-L is looking for a fresh start in a place renowned for giving people a second chance: New Yourk City! But its newest, super-powered protector isn't the only one with big-city dreams ... A terrifying storm turns Manhattan into a nightmare when it's besieged by fear-inducing robots. In no time, Power Girl's life goes from zero to crazy, and that's only the first wave of the Ultra-Humanite's insane assault! With the fate of her new home hanging in the balance, can Power Girl dissuade her brilliant enemy and a trio of party-crashing, alien marauders from taking a bite out of the Big Apple? The action never stops in the city that doesn't sleep!



Killing Kryptonite

Killing Kryptonite Author John Bevere
ISBN-10 9781937558123
Release 2017-10-17
Pages 320
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You Can Destroy What Steals Your Strength Just like Superman, who can leap over any hurdle and defeat every foe, followers of Christ have the supernatural ability to conquer the challenges we face. But the problem for both Superman and us is there’s a kryptonite that steals our strength. Of course, both Superman and kryptonite are fictional. But spiritual kryptonite is not. This book offers answers to why so many of us are unable to experience the divine strength that was evident among first-century Christians. In Killing Kryptonite, John Bevere reveals what this kryptonite is, why it’s compromising our communities, and how to break free from its bondage. Not for the faint of heart, Killing Kryptonite is anything but a spiritual sugar high. This is serious truth for any Christ-follower who longs to embrace the challenging but rewarding path of transformation. Includes discussion questions for group study



The Physics of Superheroes

The Physics of Superheroes Author James Kakalios
ISBN-10 9781592405084
Release 2009
Pages 424
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An exploration of the science behind the powers of popular comic superheroes and villains illustrates the physics principles underlying the supernatural abilities of such characters as Superman, Magneto, and Spider-Man.



A Comics Studies Reader

A Comics Studies Reader Author Jeet Heer
ISBN-10 9781604731095
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 380
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A survey of the best scholars writing on the form, craft, history, and significance of the comics



To Teach

To Teach Author William Ayers
ISBN-10 9780807771471
Release 2015-04-24
Pages 193
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To Teach has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from To Teach also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full To Teach book for free.



Batman

Batman Author Alan Grant
ISBN-10 0743417100
Release 2002
Pages 297
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In the first volume in a new series chronicling the exploits of the superheroes of the Justice League of America, a mysterious ancient artifact with supernatural powers has engulfed the world and the members of the JLA, and only Batman can free his allies, stop the chaos, and free them all from the secret curse of the artifact. Original.



The Superman Chronicles

The Superman Chronicles Author DC Comics
ISBN-10 1401234887
Release 2012
Pages 164
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Presents the tenth collection of early Superman adventures in which the superhero travels the world and into outer space to fight such villains as the Night Owl, Nazis, a man with a cane, and a mad scientist.



The Last Days of Krypton

The Last Days of Krypton Author Kevin J. Anderson
ISBN-10 0062219855
Release 2012-12-04
Pages 432
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Before the cataclysm that sent the infant Kal-El rocketing toward a remarkable future as Earth’s indestructible protector, his home planet Krypton flourished. Before treachery, technology, and nature conspired to doom an unparalleled civilization, the brilliant scientist Jor-El and the beautiful artist and historian Lara met, fell in love, and married. There were great heroes in those halcyon days. And there were just as many villains: the evil android Brainiac, who planned to capture the capital city of Kandor; the diabolical General Zod, who used lies and chaos to seize power and usher in an era of cruelty, repression, and terror. And through it all, an inescapable violence loomed ever closer—a catastrophic destiny foretold by Jor-El that would reshape humankind forever....