Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street


Author: Warren Ellis

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 1401242200

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 4165

DC's new editions of TRANSMETROPOLITAN begin here, with this volume collecting issues #1-6 of the acclaimed Vertigo series from writer Warren Ellis and artist Darick Robertson! After years of selfimposed exile from a civilization rife with degradation and indecency, cynical journalist Spider Jerusalem is forced to return to a job he hates and a city he loathes. Working as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word, Spider attacks the injustices of his surreal 23rd century surroundings. In this first volume, Spider ventures into the dangerous Angels 8 district, home of the Transients „ humans who have decided to become aliens through cosmetic surgery. But Spider's interview with the Transients' leader gets him a scoop he didn't bargain for. And don't miss Spider's first confrontation with the President of the United States . . . in a men's room.

The Iron Whim

A Fragmented History of Typewriting


Author: Darren Sean Wershler-Henry

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801445866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

View: 9644

The Iron Whim is an intelligent, irreverent, and humorous history of writing culture and technology. It covers the early history and evolution of the typewriter as well as the various attempts over the years to change the keyboard configuration, but it is primarily about the role played by this marvel in the writer's life. Darren Wershler-Henry populates his book with figures as disparate as Bram Stoker, Mark Twain, Franz Kafka, Norman Mailer, Alger Hiss, William Burroughs, J. G. Ballard, Jack Kerouac, Hunter S. Thompson, Northrop Frye, David Cronenberg, and David Letterman; the soundtrack ranges from the industrial clatter of a newsroom full of Underwoods to the more muted tapping and hum of the Selectric. Wershler-Henry casts a bemused eye on the odd history of early writing machines, important and unusual typewritten texts, the creation of On the Road, and the exploits of a typewriting cockroach named Archy, numerous monkeys, poets, and even a couple of vampires. He gathers into his narrative typewriter-related rumors and anecdotes (Henry James became so accustomed to dictating his novels to a typist that he required the sound of a randomly operated typewriter even to begin to compose). And by broadening his focus to look at typewriting as a social system as well as the typewriter as a technological form, he examines the fascinating way that the tool has actually shaped the creative process.With engaging subject matter that ranges over two hundred years of literature and culture in English, The Iron Whim builds on recent interest in books about familiar objects and taps into our nostalgia for a method of communication and composition that has all but vanished.

Gun Machine



Author: Warren Ellis

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364110405X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5374

100 Opfer. 100 Waffen. 1 Killer. Detective Tallow hat einen richtig miesen Tag: Erst muss er mitansehen, wie sein Partner von einem Irren niedergeschossen wird, dann entdeckt er zufällig ein verrammeltes Apartment, das bis zur Decke mit Waffen vollgestopft ist. Zu allem Überfluss stellt sich heraus, dass jede einzelne davon einen Menschen getötet hat – und keiner dieser Morde wurde je aufgeklärt. Hunderte Fälle, die bereits bei den Akten lagen, müssen somit neu aufgerollt werden. Tallow soll sich der Sache annehmen. Doch der geheimnisvolle Killer ist nach wie vor aktiv ...


Vorlage zum Film


Author: Warren Ellis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783862010295


Page: 80

View: 2894

Locke & Key Master Edition


Author: Joe Hill

Publisher: Panini

ISBN: 373673543X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 314

View: 9134

Der zweite Deluxe-Sammelband des mit dem Eisner Award ausgezeichneten Horror-Meisterwerks von Stephen Kings Sohn Joe Hill und Top-Zeichner Gabriel Rodriguez! Die Locke-Geschwister werden nicht nur im Keyhouse auf der Insel Lovecraft mit magischen Schlüsseln, besonderen Türen und der Finsternis konfrontiert, die ihrer Familie aus der Vergangenheit folgt... LOCKE & KEY kommt bald ins TV!


Year of the Bastard


Author: Warren Ellis,Darick Robertson

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 9781401223120

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 142

View: 8825

Written by Warren Ellis Art by Darick Robertson & Rodney RamosCover by Jae Lee In this new edition of volume three, now featuring issues #13-18 of the hit series, Spider Jerusalem begins to crumble under the pressure of fame and escapes into a world of bitterness and pills. Armed with only his demented mind, Spider embarks on an adventure of political cynicism, horrific sex and unwelcome celebrity with disastrous results. 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS

Reveal: Robbie Williams



Author: Chris Heath

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644001359

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

View: 4126

«Ich glaube, es ist so: Am Anfang tut man alles, um ein Star zu werden, und den Rest seiner Karriere verbringt man damit, als Star zu überleben.» Wie er zum Star wurde, beschrieb Robbie Williams 2004 in seiner Autobiographie «Feel», einem weltweiten Bestseller. In seinem neuen Buch schildert er, was danach passierte. Wie er gegen Depressionen und Alkoholismus kämpfte, sich aus dem Popgeschäft zurückzog, UFOs beobachtete und die Einsamkeit suchte, wie er Ehemann und zweifacher Vater wurde und nun, nach der Versöhnung mit seinem musikalischen Partner Guy Chambers, mit seinem elften Album «The Heavy Entertainment Show» wieder in die Öffentlichkeit zurückkehrt. Auch sein neues Buch entstand in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Musikjournalisten Chris Heath, der Williams in den vergangenen Jahren intensiv begleitete, ihn beim Komponieren und im Umgang mit seinen Kindern beobachtete. Daraus entstand ein intimer, unzensierter Bericht über den Robbie Williams der vergangenen zehn Jahre; eine Reportage über den Popstar und Privatmann und darüber, was es heißt, als Star zu überleben. Denn Robbie ist zurück – Vorhang auf! «Es ist das Tagebuch eines modernen Entertainers und seiner unsteten Gedankenwelt, die Geschichte eines Popstars, der versucht, sich selbst wiederzufinden, nachdem er aus dem Vorruhestand zurückgekehrt ist. Es ist wahr, lustig, manchmal traurig, gut geschrieben und sehr unterhaltsam. Ich hoffe, dass die Menschen Spaß daran haben.» Robbie

Matters of Gravity

Special Effects and Supermen in the 20th Century


Author: Scott Bukatman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822384892

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 9716

The headlong rush, the rapid montage, the soaring superhero, the plunging roller coaster—Matters of Gravity focuses on the experience of technological spectacle in American popular culture over the past century. In these essays, leading media and cultural theorist Scott Bukatman reveals how popular culture tames the threats posed by technology and urban modernity by immersing people in delirious kinetic environments like those traversed by Plastic Man, Superman, and the careening astronauts of 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Right Stuff. He argues that as advanced technologies have proliferated, popular culture has turned the attendant fear of instability into the thrill of topsy-turvydom, often by presenting images and experiences of weightless escape from controlled space. Considering theme parks, cyberspace, cinematic special effects, superhero comics, and musical films, Matters of Gravity highlights phenomena that make technology spectacular, permit unfettered flights of fantasy, and free us momentarily from the weight of gravity and history, of past and present. Bukatman delves into the dynamic ways pop culture imagines that apotheosis of modernity: the urban metropolis. He points to two genres, musical films and superhero comics, that turn the city into a unique site of transformative power. Leaping in single bounds from lively descriptions to sharp theoretical insights, Matters of Gravity is a deft, exhilarating celebration of the liberatory effects of popular culture.

The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel


Author: Jan Baetens,Hugo Frey,Stephen E. Tabachnick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316771938

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 2835

The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel provides the complete history of the graphic novel from its origins in the nineteenth century to its rise and startling success in the twentieth and twenty-first century. It includes original discussion on the current state of the graphic novel and analyzes how American, European, Middle Eastern, and Japanese renditions have shaped the field. Thirty-five leading scholars and historians unpack both forgotten trajectories as well as the famous key episodes, and explain how comics transitioned from being marketed as children's entertainment. Essays address the masters of the form, including Art Spiegelman, Alan Moore, and Marjane Satrapi, and reflect on their publishing history as well as their social and political effects. This ambitious history offers an extensive, detailed and expansive scholarly account of the graphic novel, and will be a key resource for scholars and students.

Y - the last man

Tage wie diese / [Claudia Fliege, Übers.]


Author: Brian K. Vaughan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866073531


Page: 117

View: 7670



Author: Alan Moore,Dave Gibbons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866078161


Page: 468

View: 7988


Groß denken, Wohlstand schaffen und die Welt verändern


Author: Peter H. Diamandis,Steven Kotler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3864703255

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 7397

Wenn zwei New York Times-Bestsellerautoren für ihr neuestes Werk unter anderem auf Erkenntnisse von Larry Page, Elon Musk, Richard Branson und Jeff Bezos zurückgreifen, dann kommt heraus: ein radikales Manifest, wie exponentiell denkende Unternehmer in den nächsten Jahren die Welt erändern werden. Peter Diamandis und Steven Kotler untersuchen die Technologien, die aktuell ganze Industrien umwälzen und den Weg eines Gründers von 'Ich habe eine Idee' zu 'Ich führe ein Milliardenunternehmen' so kurz wie nie zuvor gemacht haben. Sie geben tiefe Einblicke in die Welt von 3D-Druck, künstlicher Intelligenz, Robotern, intelligenten Netzen und synthetischer Biologie. Sie zeigen, wie man millionenschwere Crowdfunding-Kampagnen lostritt und erfolgreiche Communities gründet. 'Bold' ist Manifest und Ratgeber gleichermaßen. Es ist unverzichtbar für moderne Unternehmer, die disruptive Technologien und die unglaubliche Macht der Crowd nutzen wollen.

The Comics Journal


Author: N.A

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781560979852

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 207

View: 5104

Brian K. Vaughan on Y: The Last Man, Lost, Ex Machina and more; Paul Karasik interviews Gipi; John Kerschbaum talks brutality. Should superheroes come out of the closet? Reviews of Zot!, Kirby: King of Comics, and more!

Absolute Transmetropolitan


Author: Warren Ellis

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 9781401285456


Page: 544

View: 7851

Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson's masterwork of gonzo science fiction and political soothsaying in the Transmetropolitan series comes to its conclusion with the last majestic Absolute Edition in Absolute Transmetropolitan Vol. 3. The critically acclaimed graphic novel series Transmetropolitan shoves readers' outdated brains into a MRI scanner and rewires their flabby cortexes into screaming processors of truth! Spider Jerusalem gets a whole new take on the world, courtesy of the untreated mental patients spat back onto the street by a collapsing healthcare system. Then Spider Jerusalem starts having blackouts and episodes of mental confusion that are not related to his usual diet of narcotics and whiskey! The story continues as the White House has utilized its emergency powers still in place over the City and introduced martial law! Federal controls are quietly being placed over the media; controls they usually roll over for. And it's all Spider Jerusalem's fault! The government troops enforcing martial law across a spreading area of the City just put a lit match to the social tinderbox. All the tensions of the last two years are going to turn into a fireball, and Spider and his team have nowhere left to run! Collects Transmetropolitan #40-60, completing the series. The collection features a new introduction by writer/co-creator Warren Ellis, new slipcase art by artist/co-creator Darick Robertson and a bonus section with a complete script and pencils for an issue as well as a photo feature on Transmet collectibles.




Author: Arne Dahl

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492951708

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3163

Kaum ist Paul Hjelm, Inspektor der Stockholmer Polizei, zur Sondereinheit für besonders schwierige Fälle berufen worden, da hat er es schon mit einem kaltblütigen Serienmörder zu tun: drei unbescholtene Geschäftsleute– hingerichtet mit Kopfschüssen aus nächster Nähe, nach einem präzisen Ritual. Eine erste Spur, die zu einer Geheimloge führt, erweist sich als Sackgasse. Ist womöglich die russische Mafia in die Morde verwickelt? Doch dann die heiße Spur: ein Jazzstück mit dem bezeichnenden Titel »Misterioso« ...

It's a Bird


Author: Steven T. Seagle

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 9781401201098

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 134

View: 2271

As comic writer Steve explores the myth and meaning of Superman for an undesireable assignment, he finds himself delving into some secrets of his own family along the way.