Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street

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Author: Warren Ellis

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 1401242200

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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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

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Author: Darren Sean Wershler-Henry

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801445866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

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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.

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Vorlage zum Film

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Author: Warren Ellis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783862010295

Category:

Page: 80

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Gun Machine

Thrilller

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Author: Warren Ellis

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364110405X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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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 ...

Matters of Gravity

Special Effects and Supermen in the 20th Century

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Author: Scott Bukatman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822384892

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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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

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

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316771938

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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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.

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Der erste Schuss

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866073586

Category:

Page: 124

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Marvel 1602

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Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 3736726619

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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Erlebt noch einmal die alternative Geschichte des Marvel-Universums anno 1602, dargebracht vom gefeierten SANDMAN-Sch”pfer, Bestseller-Autor und Fantastik-Virtuosen Neil Gaiman und Zeichner Andy Kubert. Elisabethanischer Siedler-Mythos trifft alternative Comic-Geschichte das komplette Epos in einem Band!

Der ultimative Iron-Man

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Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866071506

Category: Adventure stories, American

Page: 119

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Fables

Legenden im Exil / Lan Medina, Zeichn

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Author: Bill Willingham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866072695

Category:

Page: 144

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JACKABY - Die verschwundenen Knochen

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Author: William Ritter

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641207827

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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Kein Fall zu seltsam, keine Spur zu heiß! New Fiddleham, 1892: Abigail Rook, die junge Assistentin von R.F. Jackaby – Detektiv für unerklärliche Phänomene – langweilt sich nie in ihrem neuen Job. Von besonders garstigen Gestaltwandlern, die sich als süße Kätzchen tarnen, bis hin zu Mord ist alles in ihrem Tagesablauf dabei. Als in dem benachbarten Gad’s Valley ein nicht identifizierbares Monster Tiere und Menschen überfällt, bittet Junior Detective Charlie Cane Abigail um Hilfe. Bald sind Jackaby und Abigail in eine Jagd nach einem Dieb, einem Monster und einem Mörder verwickelt, die ihren ganzen Scharfsinn verlangt ...

Preacher

Der Anfang vom Ende / [Garth Ennis Autor. Steve Dillon Zeichn. Fred Fliege & The Wild Bunch Übers.]

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Author: Garth Ennis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866073715

Category:

Page: 212

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Star Trek - Classic: Die Asche von Eden

Roman

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Author: William Shatner

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641114950

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Jim Kirk in Rente? James T. Kirk hat seinen Abschied von der Sternenflotte genommen und eigentlich keinen Grund mehr, auf der Erde zu bleiben, als er eine faszinierende junge Frau trifft: Teilani, halb Klingonin, halb Romulanerin vom Planeten Chal. Die leidenschaftliche Romanze wirkt auf Kirk wie ein Jungbrunnen, und seine neue Geliebte hat eine Herausforderung für Kirk: Er soll Chal gegen Terroristen verteidigen. Hals über Kopf stürzt sich Jim Kirk in ein Abenteuer, ohne zu ahnen, dass er nur eine Marionette in einem kriminellen Machtspiel ist.

Fables

Aufmarsch der Holzsoldaten / [Mark Buckingham ; Tony Akins Zeichn.]

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Author: Bill Willingham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866076013

Category:

Page: 122

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Absolute Transmetropolitan

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Author: Warren Ellis

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 9781401285456

Category:

Page: 544

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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.