Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 30th Anniversary Edition

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Author: Frank Miller

Publisher: DC

ISBN: 1401266789

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

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Celebrate 30 years of one of the most influential stories ever told in the comics medium with the anniversary edition of the undisputed graphic novel masterpiece and NEW YORK TIMES bestseller BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. Writer/artist Frank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in this saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot, 10 years after the Dark Knight's retirement. Forced to take action, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of fury, taking on a whole new generation of criminals and matching their level of violence. He is soon joined by a new Robin--a girl named Carrie Kelley--who proves to be just as invaluable as her predecessors. But can Batman and Robin deal with the threat posed by their deadliest enemies after years of incarceration have turned them into perfect psychopaths? And more important, can anyone survive the coming fallout from an undeclared war between the superpowers--or the clash of what were once the world's greatest heroes?

Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition

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Author: Michael Pawuk,David S. Serchay

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440851360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 719

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Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

Why Superman Doesn't Take Over The World

What Superheroes Can Tell Us About Economics

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Author: J. Brian O’Roark

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192564897

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Why do heroes fight each other? Why do villains keep trying even though they almost never win? Why don't heroes simply take over the world? Economics and comics may seem to be a world apart. But in the hands of economics professor and comic book hero aficionado Brian O’Roark, the two form a powerful alliance. With brilliant deadpan enthusiasm he shows how the travails of superheroes can explain the building blocks of economics, and how economics explains the mysteries of superhero behavior. Spider-Man's existential doubts revolve around opportunity costs; Wonder Woman doesn't have a sidekick because she has a comparative advantage; game theory sheds light on the battle between Captain America and Iron Man; the Joker keeps committing crimes because of the Peltzman effect; and utility curves help us decide who is the greatest superhero of all. Why Superman Doesn't Take Over the World probes the motivations of our favorite heroes, and reveals that the characters in the comics may have powers we dont, but they are still beholden to the laws of economics.

Superheroes and Economics

The Shadowy World of Capes, Masks and Invisible Hands

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Author: Brian O'Roark,Rob Salkowitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351258141

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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At first sight, superheroes and economics seem to occupy completely different dimensions – but a clash of dimensions is a classic comic book storyline! In this first-of-its kind book, an economist and a business writer assemble an A-team of academic talent to explore the intersection of superhero mythology and economic theory in ten accessible chapters. Superheroes and Economics uncovers basic economic truths that are integral to the comic stories from some of the genres most famous names. The authors of the chapters look at ways that economic principles can add authenticity to imagined universes, and how familiar superhero stories can demonstrate concepts used by economists to forecast the behavior of markets and individuals. If Spider-Man is so smart, why isn’t he rich? What are the economic implications of a tech entrepreneur like Tony Stark actually inventing Iron Man armor? What does the 80-year career of Wonder Woman tell us about the evolving role of women in the workplace? This unique book extends the scope of comics studies to encompass social sciences. It offers a great way to introduce both fans and students to topics like opportunity cost, growth, inflation, and cost benefit analysis, as well as more advanced concepts like moral hazard, utility functions and economic growth. This text can be used to supplement economics courses using colorful examples that any pop culture fan can relate to.

History of Comic Books

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Author: David Smith,Jodene Smith

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480756997

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Build students' reading skills with this action-packed nonfiction e-book designed to engage students. Showcasing heroes and villains from Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse Comics, this informational text examines the history of comic books and their enduring popularity. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, and featuring TIME content, this book includes essential text features like an index, captions, glossary, and table of contents. The detailed sidebars, fascinating images, and Dig Deeper section prompt students to connect back to the text and encourage multiple readings. Check It Out! includes suggested resources for further reading. Aligned with state standards, this title features complex content appropriate for students preparing for college and career readiness.

Absolute Batman - Arkham Asylum

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Author: Grant Morrison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781401294205

Category:

Page: 248

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Unlike any Batman book you've ever read. A pshycological horror masterpiece from the minds of Grant Morrison and Dave McKean now presented in a beautiful Absolute edition format. The inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over Gotham's detention center for the criminally insane on April Fool's Day, demanding Batman in exchange for their hostages. Accepting their demented challenge, Batman is forced to endure the personal hells of the Joker, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Two-Face and many other sworn enemies in order to save the innocents and retake the prison. During his run through this absurd gauntlet, the Dark Knight's must face down both his most dangerous foes and his inner demons. Absolute Batman: Arkham Asylum (30th Anniversary Edition) presents the psychological masterpiece written by legendary writer Grant Morrison with nightmare with art from all-time great Dave McKean in a slipcased hardcover edition.