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The Shadow Hero

The Shadow Hero Author Gene Luen Yang
ISBN-10 9781596436978
Release 2014-07-15
Pages 176
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Collects new stories of the Green Turtle, a masked hero in the 1940s whose alter-ego is Chinese-American.



The Shadow Hero 4

The Shadow Hero 4 Author Gene Luen Yang
ISBN-10 9781466861848
Release 2014-05-20
Pages 28
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The Shadow Hero is based on the adventures of the Green Turtle, who solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero of the 1940s. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity . . . The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero. Now, New York Times–bestselling author Gene Luen Yang has created a riveting, hilarious, and moving origin story for the Green Turtle. With artwork by the unmatched Sonny Liew, this gorgeous graphic novel about heroism and heritage is also a loving tribute to the long, rich tradition of American superhero comics. ——— The fourth issue of The Shadow Hero, "Fights You Cannot Win," finds our hero, Hank, reeling after his father's death at the hands of the Tong of Sticks. Resolved to avenge his father and beat the bad guys, Hank begins experimenting with his newfound superpowers! Watch for the complete The Shadow Hero graphic novel, available in print and collected ebook in July 2014!



The Shadow Hero

The Shadow Hero Author Gene Luen Yang
ISBN-10 9781466858671
Release 2014-07-15
Pages 176
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In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comics characters. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity... The Green Turtle was the first Asian American super hero. The comic had a short run before lapsing into obscurity, but the acclaimed author of American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang, has finally revived this character in Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle. With artwork by Sonny Liew, this gorgeous, funny comics adventure for teens is a new spin on the long, rich tradition of American comics lore.



The Shadow Hero 2

The Shadow Hero 2 Author Gene Luen Yang
ISBN-10 9781466861749
Release 2014-03-18
Pages 64
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The Shadow Hero is based on the adventures of the Green Turtle, who solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero of the 1940s. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity . . . The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero. Now, New York Times–bestselling author Gene Luen Yang has created a riveting, hilarious, and moving origin story for the Green Turtle. With artwork by the unmatched Sonny Liew, this gorgeous graphic novel about heroism and heritage is also a loving tribute to the long, rich tradition of American superhero comics. ——— The second issue of The Shadow Hero, "Dawn of a Golden Age," follows our hero, Hank, through his superhero training...and into his first fight! Can Hank prevail without actual superpowers? Who exactly is this lovely—and deadly—woman he tries to save from mysterious thugs? Watch for the complete The Shadow Hero graphic novel, available in print and collected ebook in July 2014!



The Shadow Hero 3

The Shadow Hero 3 Author Gene Luen Yang
ISBN-10 9781466861763
Release 2014-04-15
Pages 30
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The Shadow Hero is based on the adventures of the Green Turtle, who solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero of the 1940s. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity . . . The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero. Now, New York Times–bestselling author Gene Luen Yang has created a riveting, hilarious, and moving origin story for the Green Turtle. With artwork by the unmatched Sonny Liew, this gorgeous graphic novel about heroism and heritage is also a loving tribute to the long, rich tradition of American superhero comics. ——— The third issue of The Shadow Hero, "Fathers and Sons," spells disaster for our hero's family! Hank takes on the Tong of Sticks, an underground crime network, and brings a terrible tragedy on his family. But in doing so, he gains the one thing he needed most...a superpower! Watch for the complete The Shadow Hero graphic novel, available in print and collected ebook in July 2014!



The Shadow Hero 1

The Shadow Hero 1 Author Gene Luen Yang
ISBN-10 9781466861718
Release 2014-02-18
Pages 28
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The Shadow Hero is based on the adventures of the Green Turtle, who solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero of the 1940s. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity . . . The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero. Now, New York Times–bestselling author Gene Luen Yang has created a riveting, hilarious, and moving origin story for the Green Turtle. With artwork by the unmatched Sonny Liew, this gorgeous graphic novel about heroism and heritage is also a loving tribute to the long, rich tradition of American superhero comics.



The Hero s Fight

The Hero s Fight Author Patricia Fernández-Kelly
ISBN-10 9781400883561
Release 2016-08-23
Pages 440
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Baltimore was once a vibrant manufacturing town, but today, with factory closings and steady job loss since the 1970s, it is home to some of the most impoverished neighborhoods in America. The Hero's Fight provides an intimate look at the effects of deindustrialization on the lives of Baltimore’s urban poor, and sheds critical light on the unintended consequences of welfare policy on our most vulnerable communities. Drawing on her own uniquely immersive brand of fieldwork, conducted over the course of a decade in the neighborhoods of West Baltimore, Patricia Fernández-Kelly tells the stories of people like D. B. Wilson, Big Floyd, Towanda, and others whom the American welfare state treats with a mixture of contempt and pity—what Fernández-Kelly calls "ambivalent benevolence." She shows how growing up poor in the richest nation in the world involves daily interactions with agents of the state, an experience that differs significantly from that of more affluent populations. While ordinary Americans are treated as citizens and consumers, deprived and racially segregated populations are seen as objects of surveillance, containment, and punishment. Fernández-Kelly provides new insights into such topics as globalization and its effects on industrial decline and employment, the changing meanings of masculinity and femininity among the poor, social and cultural capital in poor neighborhoods, and the unique roles played by religion and entrepreneurship in destitute communities. Blending compelling portraits with in-depth scholarly analysis, The Hero’s Fight explores how the welfare state contributes to the perpetuation of urban poverty in America.



The Shadow Hero 5

The Shadow Hero 5 Author Gene Luen Yang
ISBN-10 9781466861770
Release 2014-06-17
Pages 28
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The Shadow Hero is based on the adventures of the Green Turtle, who solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero of the 1940s. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity . . . The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero. Now, New York Times–bestselling author Gene Luen Yang has created a riveting, hilarious, and moving origin story for the Green Turtle. With artwork by the unmatched Sonny Liew, this gorgeous graphic novel about heroism and heritage is also a loving tribute to the long, rich tradition of American superhero comics. ——— The fifth issue of The Shadow Hero, "True Colors," brings the action to a boil! Our hero Hank strikes out to destroy the shadowy head of the Tong of Sticks crime syndicate, but as usual he's way over his head...and even the advice and aid of his invisible guardian may not be able to save him! Watch for the complete The Shadow Hero graphic novel, available in print and collected ebook in July 2014!



The Shadow Hero 6

The Shadow Hero 6 Author Gene Luen Yang
ISBN-10 9781466861855
Release 2014-07-15
Pages 36
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The Shadow Hero is based on the adventures of the Green Turtle, who solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero of the 1940s. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity . . . The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero. Now, New York Times–bestselling author Gene Luen Yang has created a riveting, hilarious, and moving origin story for the Green Turtle. With artwork by the unmatched Sonny Liew, this gorgeous graphic novel about heroism and heritage is also a loving tribute to the long, rich tradition of American superhero comics. ——— The sixth and final issue of The Shadow Hero, "Enter the Green Turtle," sees our hero Hank learning the identity of the woman in red...and finally finding his place as a superhero! Watch for the complete The Shadow Hero graphic novel, available in print and collected ebook in July 2014!



Projecting the Shadow

Projecting the Shadow Author Janice Hocker Rushing
ISBN-10 0226731669
Release 1995-12-01
Pages 261
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Part human, part machine, the cyborg is the hero of an increasingly popular genre of American film and, as Janice H. Rushing and Thomas S. Frentz so provocatively suggest, a cultural icon emblematic of an emergent postmodern mythology. Using the cyborg film as a point of departure, Rushing and Frentz examine how we rework Western myths and initiation rites in the face of new technologies. Through in-depth examinations of six representative films—Jaws, The Deer Hunter, The Manchurian Candidate, Blade Runner, The Terminator, and Terminator 2—Rushing and Frentz track the narrative's thread from the hunter to his technological nemesis, demonstrating how each film represents an unfolding hunter myth. For each movie, Rushing and Frentz show how uninitiated male hunters slowly lose control over their weapons. In Jaws, a 'soft' man, dominated by technology, can re-acquire the heroic hunter qualities he needs by teaming up with a 'savage' man and a 'technological' man. In doing so, he can still conquer the prey. The Manchurian Candidate charts how technology can turn a human into a weapon; Blade Runner perfects the artificial human with its manufactured replicants who are "more than human"; and The Terminator introduces a female hunter who leads humanity in its struggle against technology.



Hero in the Shadows

Hero in the Shadows Author David Gemmell
ISBN-10 9780307797575
Release 2011-06-08
Pages 416
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The ruined city of Kuan Hador reeks of dark mystery. Shunned by brigands and merchants alike, it is home to fearsome wild things and legends that freeze the blood--tales that speak of slavering white beasts, locked behind a powerful wall of spells, who possess an insatiable appetite for death. Millennia have passed since they were bound, and the spell of imprisonment has begun to fade. Soon the foul minions will be free to wreak a horrible vengeance against all that lives. But no army waits to oppose them, only a ragtag group of unlikely heroes. Leading them is the mysterious Gray Man, an enigmatic figure with a blood-drenched past who has killed for principle and for payment--a man of destiny known throughout the lands of the Drenai as Waylander the Slayer . . . From the Paperback edition.



Malcolm Devlin and the Shadow of a Hero

Malcolm Devlin and the Shadow of a Hero Author Michael Ferrari
ISBN-10 0996335633
Release 2016-06-13
Pages 194
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After a daydreaming boy wishes a movie hero to life, the two of them embark on a dangerous adventure to solve a decades old murder mystery.



American Born Chinese

American Born Chinese Author Gene Luen Yang
ISBN-10 9781466805460
Release 2006-09-06
Pages 240
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A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny's life with his yearly visits. Their lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist in this action-packed modern fable. American Born Chinese is an amazing ride, all the way up to the astonishing climax. American Born Chinese is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New, an Eisner Award nominee for Best Coloring and a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core Connections



Shattered

Shattered Author Jeff Yang
ISBN-10 9781595588241
Release 2012
Pages 210
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A collection of comics cover topics from ethnic kid shows, China's AIDS policy, and airline security procedures to the untold back-story of Flash Gordon's nemesis Ming the Merciless and the gritty reality of a day in the life of a young Koreatown gangster.



Reflections of the Shadow

Reflections of the Shadow Author Jeffrey Hirschberg
ISBN-10 1932907610
Release 2009
Pages 261
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This study explores motivations behind cinematic heroism and villainy (Why do heroes and villains do what they do?) and the commonalities amongst heroes and villains who have stood the test of time - using examples from contemporary films.



The Shadow and the Star

The Shadow and the Star Author Laura Kinsale
ISBN-10 9780061751585
Release 2009-03-17
Pages 464
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From nationally acclaimed bestselling author Laura Kinsale comes a boldly original, breathlessly unforgettable tale of honour, adventure and undying love. The Shadow is wealthy, powerful and majestically handsome, he is a man of dark secrets - a master of the ancient martial arts of an exotic distant land. Scarred by a childhood of shocking degradation, he has sworn to love chastely ... but burns with the fires of unfulfilled passion. The Star is lovely, innocent and nearly destitute, and drawn to him by a fevered yearning she could never deny - following her enigmatic ′shadow warrior′ into a dangerous world of desire and righteous retribution.



The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind Author Carlos Ruiz Zafon
ISBN-10 9781101147061
Release 2005-01-25
Pages 512
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"Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show." --The New York Times Book Review A New York Times Bestseller Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love. “ Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up The Shadow of the Wind. Really, you should.” --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post "Wonderous... masterful... The Shadow of the Wind is ultimately a love letter to literature, intended for readers as passionate about storytelling as its young hero." --Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice) "One gorgeous read." --Stephen King From the Trade Paperback edition.