Secret Wars II

Secret Wars II Author
ISBN-10 0785131116
Year 2009-05-27
Pages 1184
Language en
Publisher Marvel
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He rescued the Hulk and destroyed the New Mutants, he wrestled the Thing and made a deal with Mephisto, he created Kurse and Thundersword and a tower of gold! Doctor Strange tried to teach him; Dazzler tried to romance him! The Avengers wanted to recruit him, Daredevil to sue him, and Puma and Deadpool just wanted him dead! Hero, villain, force of nature and deus ex machina all in one: the Beyonder! For good or ill, he was one of the most powerful agents of change in the eighties, and now you can see all of his work all at once! Collects Secret Wars II #1-9; New Mutants #30 and #36-37; Captain America Ĵ Uncanny X-Men #196 and #202-203; Iron Man Å Fantastic Four #282, #285, #288 and #316-319; Web of Spider-Man Amazing Spider-Man #268 and #273-274; Daredevil ß Incredible Hulk ĸ Avengers #260-261and #265-266; Dazzler ( Alpha Flight Thing Doctor Strange J Cloak and Dagger Power Pack Thor ū Power Man and Iron Fist y Peter Parker, Spectacular Spider-Man o Defenders ˜ Deadpool Team-Up #1, and Quasar #8.

American Comic Book Chronicles The 1980s

American Comic Book Chronicles  The 1980s Author Keith Dallas
ISBN-10 9781605490465
Year 2013
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher TwoMorrows Publishing
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The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of FULL-COLOR HARDCOVERS, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! Keith Dallas headlines this volume on the 1980s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics during the Reagan years! You'll get a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: The rise and fall of Jim Shooter at Marvel Comics! The ascendancy of Frank Miller as a comic book superstar with works like Daredevil, Ronin and The Dark Knight! DC Comics’ reboot with Crisis on Infinite Earths and its Renaissance with a British invasion of talent like Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Neil Gaiman! The emergence of Direct Market-exclusive publishers like Eclipse Comics, Pacific Comics, First Comics, Comico, Dark Horse Comics and others! These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover.Taken together, American Comic Book Chronicles forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for ANY comic book enthusiast!

Presidents secret wars

Presidents  secret wars Author John Prados
ISBN-10 UOM:39015035750085
Year 1996
Pages 572
Language en
Publisher Ivan R Dee
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In this newly revised and updated edition of his essential work, John Prados adds his concluding findings on U.S. covert operations in Angola, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, and the Persian Gulf. Acclaimed as a landmark book about U.S. intelligence agencies in the postwar era, Presidents' Secret Wars describes the secret warfare mounted by the president, the CIA, and the Pentagon'Ź ;operations aimed at altering the destinies of nations and the course of global politics. Mr. Prados uses many newly declassified documents to open a vital window on this most secret aspect of American foreign policy. "A worthy and informative book"'Ź ;Washington Post. "An important book....Prados's recounting of the often neglected early days of the C.I.A. and its covert activities is especially enlightening."'Ź ;New York Times Book Review. 'ŹSFor those concerned with the study of intelligence, Presidents' Secret Wars will be highly useful because Dr. Prados has done serious archival research....This volume moves the study of covert operations to a higher and more sophisticated plane"'Ź ;Intelligence and National Security.

Secret Wars II

Secret Wars II Author
ISBN-10 0785158308
Year 2011-12-28
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Marvel
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Last time Earth's heroes encountered the Beyonder, they fought for their lives. This time, they fight for all existence! A year after kidnapping the most powerful beings on Earth and pitting them against one another in a "Secret War" on a distant world, the omnipotent Beyonder comes to Earth to continue his study of humanity. However, a being so powerful and so naïve is a dangerous combination. As the Beyonder's understanding slowly grows, so too do his own desires - and even the lord of lies, Mephisto, fears what the Beyonder might finally decide he desires. Because if the Beyonder decides he wants to end all that is, even the combined might of the universe's cosmic powers might not be enough to stop him! Collecting SECRET WARS II #1-9.

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Activity Book Facsimile Edition

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Activity Book Facsimile Edition Author
ISBN-10 0785198156
Year 2015-05-12
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Marvel
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Love Marvels classic SECRET WARS story, but wish it was a little more interactive? Well, this is the book for you! Discover -or rediscover -the unbridled joy of being a child of the '80s with this awesome replica collection of tie-in coloring books, sticker albums and stamp books! It's got adventures, it's got games, it's got puzzles, it's got posters -it even has stickers! (We've replaced the original stamps with stickers in our version -no licking required!) Dig out your crayons and indulge in some unadulterated SECRET WARS fun! If the Beyonder had this to enjoy, he would never have made it to Earth for SECRET WARS II! COLLECTING: Secret Wars: The Crime of Centuries, Escape From Doom, Dr. Doom's Terrible Shrinking Machine coloring books; Se cret Wars: The Se cret of Spider-Man's Shield, The Tower of Doom sticker books; Secret Wars: St amp Fun, Spider -Man's Stamp Fun stamp books

Spider Man and the Secret Wars GN

Spider Man and the Secret Wars GN Author Paul Tobin
ISBN-10 0785144439
Year 2010-04
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher
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Ten superheroes and ten supervillains are captured by an omnipotent entity known as the Beyonder and forced to fight each other on a desolate world.

Marvel Comics In The 1980s

Marvel Comics In The 1980s Author Pierre Comtois
ISBN-10 9781605490595
Year 2015-02-17
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher TwoMorrows Publishing
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TwoMorrows Publishing presents Marvel Comics in the 1980s, the third volume in Pierre Comtois’ heralded series covering the pop culture phenomenon on an issue-by-issue basis! This new book covers Marvel’s final historical phase, when the movement begun by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko moved into a darker era that has yet to run its course. The 1980s saw Stan Lee's retreat to the West Coast, Jim Shooter's rise and fall as editor-in-chief, the twin triumphs of Frank Miller and John Byrne, the challenge of independent publishers, and the weakening hold of the Comics Code Authority that led to the company's creative downfall—and ultimately the marginalization of the industry itself. Comics such as the Chris Claremont/John Byrne X-Men, Frank Miller's Daredevil, the New Universe, Roger Stern's Avengers and Spider-Man, the new wave of dark heroes such as Wolverine and the Punisher, and more are all covered, in the analytic detail—and often irreverent manner—readers have come to expect from the previous 1960s and 1970s volumes. However, the 1980s represented years of upheaval in the comics industry—with Marvel at the center of the storm—so expect a bumpy ride in the 1980s decade that marked the beginning of the end of Marvel Comics as you knew them!

The Comic Book Podcast Companion

The Comic Book Podcast Companion Author Eric Houston
ISBN-10 9781605490182
Year 2009
Pages 127
Language en
Publisher TwoMorrows Publishing
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Comic book podcasts have taken the Internet by storm, and now TwoMorrows offers you the chance to go behind the scenes of ten of today's top comic book podcasts via all-new interviews with the casts of Around Comics, Word Balloon, QUIET! Panelologists at Work, Comic Book Queers, iFanboy, The Crank Cast, The Collected Comics Library, The Pipeline Podcast, Comic Geek Speak, and TwoMorrows' own Tune-In Podcast! Also featured are new interviews about podcasting and comics on the Internet with creators Matt Fraction, Tim Seeley, and Gene Colan, plus a handy guide on what you'll need to start your own podcast, an index of more than thirty great comic book podcasts, numerous photos of your favorite podcasters, and much more.

The Ages of the Avengers

The Ages of the Avengers Author Joseph J. Darowski
ISBN-10 9780786474585
Year 2014-10-22
Pages 204
Language en
Publisher McFarland
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Comic book audience expectations have fluctuated dramatically through the years, and comic book creators have had to adapt to shifting reader concerns. One of Marvel Comic's most popular franchises for five decades, the Avengers have always been reflective of their times, having adapted to an evolving readership to remain relevant. This collection of fresh essays by popular culture scholars examines Avengers story lines such as the Korvac Saga, Civil War, and Secret Invasion, and scrutinizes key characters including the Black Panther and Hank Pym. Essays explore how real-world events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, the end of the Cold War, and 9/11 influenced popular entertainment in America.

The Gospel According to Superheroes

The Gospel According to Superheroes Author B. J. Oropeza
ISBN-10 0820474223
Year 2005-01
Pages 295
Language en
Publisher Peter Lang
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"The Gospel According to Superheroes: Religion and Popular Culture" offers an intriguing look at superheroes in light of the spiritual and mythological roles they play in our lives. B. J. Oropeza takes you through the adventuresome quest of three comic book eras as you read about the popular narratives of superheroes such as Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, X-Men, Hulk, Wonder Woman, the Fantastic Four, sci-fi film heroes, pulp heroes, antiheroes, and more. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in viewing the superheroes as both sinners and saints instead of mere good guys taking on the forces of evil.

Captain America Masculinity and Violence

Captain America  Masculinity  and Violence Author J. Richard Stevens
ISBN-10 9780815653202
Year 2015-05-26
Pages 385
Language en
Publisher Syracuse University Press
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Since 1940, Captain America has battled his enemies in the name of American values, and as those values have changed over time, so has Captain America’s character. Because the comic book world fosters a close fan–creator dialogue, creators must consider their ever-changing readership. Comic book artists must carefully balance storyline continuity with cultural relevance. Captain America’s seventy-year existence spans from World War II through the Cold War to the American War on Terror; beginning as a soldier unopposed to offensive attacks against foreign threats, he later becomes known as a defender whose only weapon is his iconic shield. In this way, Captain America reflects America’s need to renegotiate its social contract and reinvent its national myths and cultural identity, all the while telling stories proclaiming an eternal and unchanging spirit of America. In Captain America, Masculinity, and Violence, Stevens reveals how the comic book hero has evolved to maintain relevance to America’s fluctuating ideas of masculinity, patriotism, and violence. Stevens outlines the history of Captain America’s adventures and places the unfolding storyline in dialogue with the comic book industry as well as America’s varying political culture. Stevens shows that Captain America represents the ultimate American story: permanent enough to survive for nearly seventy years with a history fluid enough to be constantly reinterpreted to meet the needs of an ever-changing culture.