100 Things Batman Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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Author: Joseph McCabe

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633199142

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Most Batman fans have enjoyed the Dark Knight in comics or on the big screen and are eagerly anticipating the release of the new Justice League movie. But only real fans know the other characters who have donned the cowl in place of Bruce Wayne, or know the full origin stories of those who make up the rogues gallery. 100 Things Batman Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans, whether you're a comic book collector, an aficionado of Christopher Nolan's films, or both! Joseph McCabe of Nerdist.com has collected every essential piece of Dark Knight knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom. Contains exclusive interviews with Batman creators!

Batman Unmasked

Analyzing a Cultural Icon

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Author: Will Brooker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623567521

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Over the sixty years of his existence, Batman has encountered an impressive array of cultural icons and has gradually become one himself. This fascinating book examines what Batman means and has meant to the various audiences, groups and communities who have tried to control and interpret him over the decades. Brooker reveals the struggles over Batman's meaning by shining a light on the cultural issues of the day that impacted on the development of the character. They include: patriotic propaganda of the Second World War; the accusation that Batman was corrupting the youth of America by appearing to promote a homosexual lifestyle to the fans of his comics; Batman becoming a camp, pop culture icon through the ABC TV series of the sixties; fans' interpretation of Batman in response to the comics and the Warner Bros. franchise of films.

Batman: Knightfall

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Author: Doug Moench,Chuck Dixon,Alan Grant

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN: 9781401233792

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 630

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When all of Batman's greatest foes break out of Arkham at once, he must face them all in single combat, and the last enemy he must battle is the deadliest, the mysterious and mighty Bane, who engineered the breakout.

Maus

die Geschichte eines Überlebenden

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Author: Art Spiegelman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596180943

Category: Children of Holocaust survivors

Page: 293

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"Maus" änderte über Nacht die Geschichte des Comic Strips - aus Kult wurde Kunst. Berichtet wird die authentische Lebensgeschichte des polnischen Juden Wladek Spiegelmann. In Queens, New York, schildert er seinem Sohn die Stationen seines Lebens: Polen und Auschwitz, Stockholm und New York, er erzählt von der Rettung und vom Fluch des Überlebens. Art Spiegelmann hat diese Geschichte aufgezeichnet, indem er das Unaussprechliche Tieren in den Mund legt. Die Juden sind Mäuse, die Deutschen Katzen. [d'après l'éditeur].

The Krypton Companion

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Author: Michael Eury

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781893905610

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 240

View: 2030

Unlock the secrets of the most influential age of Superman's history-when kryptonite came in multiple colors, super-pets scampered across the skies and Brainiac first invaded Earth -- in The Krypton Companion, a behind-the-scenes exploration of the Man of Steel's adventures from 1958 through 1986. Writer/editor Michael Eury explores this classic comics era through all-new interviews with fan-favorite Superman writers and artists; previously unpublished and/or immortal artwork by Curt Swan, Neal Adams, Wayne Boring, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Adam Hughes, Nick Cardy, Jim Mooney and others; Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel's "lost" imaginary story "The Death of Clark Kent;" a roundtable discussion where today's comics pros -- including John Byrne, Alex Ross and Mark Waid -- discuss the Superman of yesteryear and other revealing features! Plus a (last-page) introduction by Bizarro No. 1 (abetted by Seinfeld writer David Mandel) and a super cover by Watchmen's Dave Gibbons!

Batman: Prelude to Knightfall

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Author: Chuck Dixon,Doug Moench

Publisher: DC Comics

ISBN: 1401289851

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 376

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Bane, the man destined to one day destroying the Batman has his sights set on taking over Gotham City! The event that changed Batman's world forever kicks off with this new volume, including never before collected material in BATMAN: PRELUDE TO KNIGHTFALL. Bane has spent a lifetime on the South American island of Santa Prisca. The time he spent as the toughest inmate in their worst prison led him to develop berserk strength, savage intellect, and unparalleled megalomania. In Gotham City, Batman begins to feel he has lost his edge as he is forced to deal, in rapid succession, with the returning villain Black Mask and his gang a crazed killer called Metalhead, and a sharpshooter assassin hired by an imprisoned mobster to murder Commissioner Gordon. Part of a massive 25th anniversary re-cut of the entire BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL saga, this graphic novel, collects BATMAN: VENGEANCE OF BANE #1, BATMAN #484-491, DETECTIVE COMICS #654-658.

Die Philosophie bei "Game of Thrones"

Das Lied von Eis und Feuer: Macht, Moral, Intrigen

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Author: Henry Jacoby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527690700

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Wenn eine Geschichte jemals nach einer philosophischen Betrachtung verlangt hat, dann ist es "Das Lied von Eis und Feuer". Denn nie waren Intrigen, Politik und Macht komplexer und spannender miteinander verstrickt als in diesem Fantasy-Epos. George R. R. Martin lehnt die klassische Rollenaufteilung von Protagonisten gegen Antagonisten ab. Gerade weil es in dieser Geschichte keine klassische Unterteilung in Gut und Böse gibt, ist eine philosophische Untersuchung der Beweggründe der Personen für ihr Handeln interessant. Ist Familie oder Rache wichtiger? Wer sollte die Sieben Königreiche regieren? Darf man um der Ehre willen einen Krieg riskieren? Warum sollte der Gewinner des Throns noch moralisch handeln? "Die Philosophie bei Game of Thrones" beantwortet all diese Fragen mit Hilfe der Theorien von Aristoteles, Plato, Descartes und Machiavelli. Das Buch eignet sich hervorragend als Einführung in die verschiedenen philosophischen Theorien und gibt einen tieferen Einblick in die Welt von Game of Thrones.

The Overstreet Comic Book Companion

Identification and Price Guide

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Author: Robert M. Overstreet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780380782291

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 549

View: 8305

Includes updated prices for comic books, little hardcover picture books, and comic character rings, plus grading and selling guidelines and a convention calendar

The Official Overstreet Comic Book Companion

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Author: Robert M. Overstreet

Publisher: House of Collectibles

ISBN: 9780375720659

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 496

View: 8961

Focusing on comic books from the 1970s to the present day, this compact and authoritative guide describes and lists the values of hundreds of popular collectible comics, along with a special section on the collectible character and premium toys and rings, more than one hundred photographs, and tips on buying, collecting, selling, grading, and caring for comics. Original. 40,000 first printing.

Comics Values Annual 2008

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Author: Alex G Malloy

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780896896055

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 864

View: 964

Includes categorical listings of collectible comic books, arranged by type of comic, with issue titles, current prices, dates, and cross-references

Comics Values Annual 2007

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Author: Alex Malloy

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780896894631

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 864

View: 5341

Includes categorical listings of collectible comic books, arranged by type of comic, with issue titles, current prices, dates, and cross-references

The Vampire Book

The Encyclopedia of the Undead

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Author: J Gordon Melton

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593506

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 944

View: 1984

The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal. The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead, Third edition, explores the historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Vlad the Impaler to Dracula and from modern literature to movies and TV series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, Twilight, and The Vampire Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 400 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

Wolverine: Weapon X

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Author: Barry Windsor Smith

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 3736729340

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 8555

DIE WOLVERINE-STORY, DIE DEN FILM INSPIRIERTE! Fr einige ist Wolverine ein Teamgef„hrte oder auch ein Freund. Doch fr eine berchtigte Enklave war er nur eine Waffe, und Waffen t”ten Menschen. Das mussten sie bereits am eigenen Leib erfahren. Findet heraus, wie viel "X" in diesem Prequel zu jngsten Enthllungen ber Logan steckt.

Comics

Between the Panels

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Author: Steve Duin,Mike Richardson

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 9781569713440

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 498

View: 9494

This lavish volume takes an in-depth look at the history of comics in a manner decidedly unlike the dry timelines and profiles of most reference-style titles. Via alphabetical entries, the authors take an irreverent, often hilarious, behind-the-scenes look at creators, companies, characters, collectors, and conventions, pulling no punches when exposing some of the darker sides of the industry. Containing countless stories gleaned from over 150 interviews of comics industry veterans, Comics Between the Panels is loaded with more than half a century of insider information on the talented and eccentric creators who forged the comics industry and art form. Features 670 illustrations and photos - including dynamic and bizarre cover art compiled under such curious headings as Atomic Bombs, Death with Indignity, Gorillas, Headlights, Hooded Menaces, and Skulls.

Warman's Americana and Collectibles

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Author: Harry L. Rinker

Publisher: Wallace-Homestead Book Company

ISBN: 9780870696848

Category: Americana

Page: 608

View: 599

For more than ten years Warman's Americana & Collectibles has served as the leader in documenting and valuing twentieth-century collectibles ...