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The Superhero Costume

By Barbara Brownie,Danny M Graydon
  • ISBN Code: : 1472595920
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Design
  • Reads : 283
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-superhero-costume.pdf

Book Excerpt :

Costume defines the superhero, disguising and distinguishing him or her from the civilian alter ego. The often garish garb expresses a hero's otherness and empowers its wearers to seek a primal form of justice. This book provides the first interdisciplinary analysis of the superhero costume and investigates wide-ranging issues such as identity, otherness, ritual dress and disguise. Analysis focuses on the implications of wearing superhero costume, exploring interpretations of the costumed hero and the extent to which the costume defines his or her role. Using examples across various media (comic books, film, and television) with case studies including The X-Men, Watchmen, real-life superheroes such as Phoenix Jones and Pussy Riot, and audience activities such as cosplay, The Superhero Costume presents new perspectives on the increasingly popular genre. A lively and thorough account of superhero fashions throughout history, The Superhero Costume will be essential reading for students of visual culture, popular culture, fashion and cultural studies.

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The Awakening of a Superhero

By Earl Thomas Byrd
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 109805217X
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 130
  • Pdf File: the-awakening-of-a-superhero.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This work is the second in the secret nightlife of a superhero series and is perhaps the most action-packed of the two. The main character Bartholomew Inkersall, also known as Binky, was born in fourteenth-century England but somehow got to twenty-first-century Baltimore with all of his superpowers intact.Nowadays, superheroes seem to come a dime a dozen, but the one portrayed in this book is undoubtedly the most unusual superhero you have ever met. With a name like Binky, it is hard to imagine a person with such a moniker would be considered a supra protagonist. The marriage of a fairy-tale light story to historical facts was a challenge worth the effort. Put on your seatbelt as you will be propelled through one action field adventure after another in this whimsical historical novel.

A Guide for the Perplexed: A Novel

By Dara Horn
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393241408
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 651
  • Pdf File: a-guide-for-the-perplexed.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The incomparable Dara Horn returns with a spellbinding novel of how technology changes memory and how memory shapes the soul. Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented an application that records everything its users do. When an Egyptian library invites her to visit as a consultant, her jealous sister Judith persuades her to go. But in Egypt’s postrevolutionary chaos, Josie is abducted—leaving Judith free to take over Josie’s life at home, including her husband and daughter, while Josie’s talent for preserving memories becomes a surprising test of her empathy and her only means of escape. A century earlier, another traveler arrives in Egypt: Solomon Schechter, a Cambridge professor hunting for a medieval archive hidden in a Cairo synagogue. Both he and Josie are haunted by the work of the medieval philosopher Moses Maimonides, a doctor and rationalist who sought to reconcile faith and science, destiny and free will. But what Schechter finds, as he tracks down the remnants of a thousand-year-old community’s once-vibrant life, will reveal the power and perils of what Josie’s ingenious work brings into being: a world where nothing is ever forgotten. An engrossing adventure that intertwines stories from Genesis, medieval philosophy, and the digital frontier, A Guide for the Perplexed is a novel of profound inner meaning and astonishing imagination.

Super Rawr!

By Todd H. Doodler
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545804183
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 170
  • Pdf File: super-rawr.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Today is career day at school! I am wearing my superhero cape and belt. Hello, my name is SUPER RAWR!" It's career day at school, and RAWR the T-rex wants to be a superhero. SUPER RAWR to the rescue! SUPER RAWR is a dinosaur who can jump over tall buildings (blocks) and save the day! Preschool, pre-K, and kindergarten children will RAWR with laughter, and career day will never be the same. In the end, RAWR likes just being himself--at least until he goes to sleep and dreams of being an astronaut. Super Rawr! has a cloth cover with a cape and superhero outfit! Young superhero and dinosaur enthusiasts will love RAWR and SUPER RAWR!

The Mythology of the Superhero

By Andrew R. Bahlmann
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476625182
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 469
  • Pdf File: the-mythology-of-the-superhero.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Superheroes have been an integral part of popular society for decades and have given rise to a collective mythology familiar in popular culture worldwide. Though scholars and fans have recognized and commented on this mythology, its structure has gone largely unexplored. This book provides a model and lexicon for identifying the superhero mythos. The author examines the myth in several narratives—including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Green Arrow and Beowulf—and discusses such diverse characters as Batman, Wolverine, Invincible and John Constantine.

Eternal Life: A Novel

By Dara Horn
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393608549
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 488
  • Pdf File: eternal-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2018, Booklist Editors’ Choice Book (January 2019), and Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2018 What would it really mean to live forever? Rachel’s current troubles—a middle-aged son mining digital currency in her basement, a scientist granddaughter trying to peek into her genes—are only the latest in a litany spanning dozens of countries, scores of marriages, hundreds of children, and 2,000 years, going back to Roman-occupied Jerusalem. Only one person shares her immortality: an illicit lover who pursues her through the ages. But when her children develop technologies that could change her fate, Rachel must find a way out. From ancient religion to the scientific frontier, Dara Horn pits our efforts to make life last against the deeper challenge of making life worth living.

The Book of Joy

By Monique Jesiolowski,Robert Jesiolowski
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  • Publisher : LifeRich Publishing
  • Book Code : 1489725431
  • Total of Pages : 438
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 515
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-joy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Have you ever had God grab you by the ankles, pick you up, and shake all the change out of your pockets? Joy did. A young, Christian woman headed towards the life she always dreamed of, when everything goes topsy-turvy, Joy finds herself wondering why God would allow her dreams to be ruined. From this place of imbalance, Joy starts a job as an advocate for survivors in a new town filled with odd, inspired people. She is confronted with topics like relationships, work, sex, death, and more in an authentic, surprising spiritual journey for Christian and Non-Christian alike. Her path crosses with the disenfranchised, faithful, crazy, hurting, and God Himself in a way that is funny, sad, stimulating, eye-opening, and thought-provoking. With innovative inclusion of music and lyrics bringing this strange book to life, it engages new and veteran Christians, as well as, for those interested in the Christian faith.This book may be the one thing that God wants to use to shake you up.

The Everything Cartooning Book

By Brad J Guigar
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1440523053
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 202
  • Pdf File: the-everything-cartooning-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

No matter what your background, The Everything Cartooning Book is the all-in-one reference to unlock your hidden potential and set you on the fast track toward a rewarding career in cartooning. Professional cartoonist Brad J. Guigar shows you everything from how to create believable characters and effective story lines to writing humor and getting published. This step-by-step guide shows you all the insider techniques and tricks you need to make it in this fun and creative field. Features tips on how to: Show movement Create cartoons for different genres Develop your individual style Craft story lines Sell your work and more Whether you like to draw Manga, create humorous animal characters, or satirize the world around you, The Everything Cartooning Book teaches you all you need to know to successfully follow your artistic dreams.

War on the Human

By Konstantinos Blatanis,Theodora Tsimpouki
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443893781
  • Total of Pages : 330
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 466
  • Pdf File: war-on-the-human.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The essays in this collection explore the question of the human, both as a contested concept and as it relates to, and functions within, the wider global conjuncture. The authors explore the theoretical underpinnings of the term “human,” inviting the reader to reflect upon the contemporary human condition, to identify opportunities and threats in the changes ahead, and to determine what aspects of our species we should abandon or strive to maintain. The volume approaches these ideas from a myriad of perspectives, but the authors are united in their abstention from rejecting humanism outright or, indeed, fully endorsing posthumanism‘s teleological narrative of accelerated progress and perfectability. Instead, the authors argue that the term “human” itself is better understood as a concept perpetually undergoing revision, and is necessarily subject to scrutiny. The contributors here are thus concerned with investigating the following questions: What does it mean to be human, or to have a self? What is the current place or status of the human in the contemporary world? As technology is increasingly used to modify our bodies and minds, to what extent should we alter – and how can we improve – our very understanding of human nature? The authors contend that literature is the art form best placed to answer these questions. In its dynamism and discursiveness, literature has the capacity to both reflect dominant discourses and ideologies, as well as to generate and even anticipate social change; to critique and refine conventional ideas and existing cultural modes, and to envision new possibilities for the future. The human and its literary representation, in other words, are inherently intertwined.

Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults

By Michelle Ann Abate,Gwen Athene Tarbox
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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Book Code : 1496811682
  • Total of Pages : 372
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 727
  • Pdf File: graphic-novels-for-children-and-young-adults.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With contributions by: Eti Berland, Rebecca A. Brown, Christiane Buuck, Joanna C. Davis-McElligatt, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Karly Marie Grice, Mary Beth Hines, Krystal Howard, Aaron Kashtan, Michael L. Kersulov, Catherine Kyle, David E. Low, Anuja Madan, Meghann Meeusen, Rachel L. Rickard Rebellino, Rebecca Rupert, Cathy Ryan, Joe Sutliff Sanders, Joseph Michael Sommers, Marni Stanley, Gwen Athene Tarbox, Sarah Thaller, Annette Wannamaker, and Lance Weldy One of the most significant transformations in literature for children and young adults during the last twenty years has been the resurgence of comics. Educators and librarians extol the benefits of comics reading, and increasingly, children's and YA comics and comics hybrids have won major prizes, including the Printz Award and the National Book Award. Despite the popularity and influence of children's and YA graphic novels, the genre has not received adequate scholarly attention. Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults is the first book to offer a critical examination of children's and YA comics. The anthology is divided into five sections, structure and narration; transmedia; pedagogy; gender and sexuality; and identity, that reflect crucial issues and recurring topics in comics scholarship during the twenty-first century. The contributors are likewise drawn from a diverse array of disciplines--English, education, library science, and fine arts. Collectively, they analyze a variety of contemporary comics, including such highly popular series as Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Lumberjanes; Eisner award-winning graphic novels by Gene Luen Yang, Nate Powell, Mariko Tamaki, and Jillian Tamaki; as well as volumes frequently challenged for use in secondary classrooms, such as Raina Telgemeier's Drama and Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

L Extreme

By JL Civi
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  • Publisher : Towform
  • Book Code : 1733042113
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 873
  • Pdf File: l-extreme.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A NOVEL BASED ON AN ALBUM IS A BOOK WITH A KILLER SOUNDTRACK A musician with a bad case of writer’s block and a secret past he can’t discuss… A silent neighbor with a hidden agenda… A roommate and a girlfriend with single-letter names… A fairy-tale middle straight from the heart… For fans of Say Anything, Slow Century, Quantum Leap, Being John Malkovich, The Fearless Freaks, Lovers & Other Strangers… With appearances by Paul Simon, David Letterman, James Bond, Carlos Santana, Jan-Michael Vincent, Bogo the Clown, the Dalai Lama, Benji Hughes and more… Exotic locales including Jamaica, Hawaii, France, Dairy Queen, Didicur’s Hardware Store, the Circus, and Inner/Outer Space… Taking place in the vicinity of Halloween, Xmas, April 17th, the past, and the future… Buddy comedy, love story, epic fairy tale, album-oriented fan fiction... All this and more. It gets a little extreme... L EXTREME: An original novel by JL Civi, based on the songs of Benji Hughes

The Superhero Costume

By Barbara Brownie,Danny M Graydon
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472595920
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Design
  • Members : 241
  • Pdf File: the-superhero-costume.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Costume defines the superhero, disguising and distinguishing him or her from the civilian alter ego. The often garish garb expresses a hero's otherness and empowers its wearers to seek a primal form of justice. This book provides the first interdisciplinary analysis of the superhero costume and investigates wide-ranging issues such as identity, otherness, ritual dress and disguise. Analysis focuses on the implications of wearing superhero costume, exploring interpretations of the costumed hero and the extent to which the costume defines his or her role. Using examples across various media (comic books, film, and television) with case studies including The X-Men, Watchmen, real-life superheroes such as Phoenix Jones and Pussy Riot, and audience activities such as cosplay, The Superhero Costume presents new perspectives on the increasingly popular genre. A lively and thorough account of superhero fashions throughout history, The Superhero Costume will be essential reading for students of visual culture, popular culture, fashion and cultural studies.