100 Things Batman Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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!

Maus

die Geschichte eines Überlebenden

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].

Batman: Prelude to Knightfall

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.

Batman Unmasked

Analyzing a Cultural Icon

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.

Die Philosophie bei "Game of Thrones"

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

Author: Henry Jacoby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527690700

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 9232

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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.

Harvey Kurtzman

The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America

Author: Bill Schelly

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1606997610

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 644

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This biography reveals the true story of Mad creator Harvey Kurtzman―the man who revolutionized humor in America; it features new interviews with his colleagues Hugh Hefner, Robert Crumb, and others. Harvey Kurtzman created Mad, and Mad revolutionized humor in America. Kurtzman was the original editor, artist, and sole writer of Mad, one of the greatest publishing successes of the 20th century. But how did Kurtzman invent Mad, and why did he leave it shortly after it burst, nova-like, onto the American scene? For this heavily researched biography, Bill Schelly conducted new interviews with Kurtzman’s colleagues, friends and family, including Hugh Hefner, R. Crumb, Jack Davis, and many others, and examined Kurtzman’s personal archives. The result is the true story of one the 20th century’s greatest humorists: Kurtzman's family life, the details of the FBI's investigation during the McCarthy Era, his legal battles with William M. Gaines (publisher of Mad), are all revealed for the first time. Rich with anecdotes, this book traces Kurtzman’s life from his Brooklyn beginnings to his post-Mad years, when his ceaseless creativity produced more innovations: new magazines, a graphic novel, and Little Annie Fanny inPlayboy.

The Overstreet Comic Book Companion

Identification and Price Guide

Author: Robert M. Overstreet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780380782291

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 549

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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

Author: Robert M. Overstreet

Publisher: House of Collectibles

ISBN: 9780375720659

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 496

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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

Author: Alex G Malloy

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780896896055

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 864

View: 3106

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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

Author: Alex Malloy

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780896894631

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 864

View: 6040

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