Download or read book in PDF Death of a superhero written by Anthony McCarten and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Mythology of the Superhero :
Download or read book in PDF The Mythology of the Superhero written by Andrew R. Bahlmann and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-04-13 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read book in PDF Death of a Superhero written by Anthony McCarten and published by Alma Books Incorporated. This book was released on 2007-08-01 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inspired by real events, Death of a Superhero is an original fusion of novel, comic book and film script. Donald Delpe is a troubled teenager. Not only is he a 'terrible teen' by default, as obsessed with sex, music and drugs as the rest of his gang, but he is also suffering from a life-threatening form of leukemia, which makes him an even more difficult boy, both for his parents and his teachers. Escaping into his own comic-book realm of immortal superheroes, ruthless villains and sex-crazed vamps, he repeatedly dashes his family's hopes by refusing to fight the battles facing him in the real world. As famous psychologist Dr. King is brought in to help, a glimmer of hope is rekindled. But will the doctor break the rules, betray the parents' trust and risk everything to help Donald achieve his greatest wish? Or will Donald be the one to save the doctor?
Summary Book Review Death, Disability, and the Superhero :
Download or read book in PDF Death, Disability, and the Superhero written by José Alaniz and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2014-10-15 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Thing. Daredevil. Captain Marvel. The Human Fly. Drawing on DC and Marvel comics from the 1950s to the 1990s and marshaling insights from three burgeoning fields of inquiry in the humanities—disability studies, death and dying studies, and comics studies—José Alaniz seeks to redefine the contemporary understanding of the superhero. Beginning in the Silver Age, the genre increasingly challenged and complicated its hypermasculine, quasi-eugenicist biases through such disabled figures as Ben Grimm/The Thing, Matt Murdock/Daredevil, and the Doom Patrol. Alaniz traces how the superhero became increasingly vulnerable, ill, and mortal in this era. He then proceeds to a reinterpretation of characters and series—some familiar (Superman), some obscure (She-Thing). These genre changes reflected a wider awareness of related body issues in the postwar United States as represented by hospice, death with dignity, and disability rights movements. The persistent highlighting of the body’s “imperfection” comes to forge a predominant aspect of the superheroic self. Such moves, originally part of the Silver Age strategy to stimulate sympathy, enhance psychological depth, and raise the dramatic stakes, developed further in such later series as The Human Fly, Strikeforce: Morituri, and the landmark graphic novel The Death of Captain Marvel, all examined in this volume. Death and disability, presumed routinely absent or denied in the superhero genre, emerge to form a core theme and defining function of the Silver Age and beyond.
Summary Book Review A Superhero's Death (young adult action adventure superheroes) :
Download or read book in PDF A Superhero's Death (young adult action adventure superheroes) written by Lucas Flint and published by Secret Identity Books. This book was released on with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Framed for the murder of one of the most famous superheroes in the country, Jack "Trickshot" McDonald finds himself on the run from the police. He and his best friend, Kyle, need to clear his name, which is easier said than done, given how Jack is an illegal superhero who can't operate in public. Jack's job becomes even harder when he is targeted by the local licensed superhero Bug Bite, who has grown tired of Jack's illegal superheroing and wants to put him in jail. It doesn't help that Bug Bite was close friends with the murder victim as well. Now Jack must prove his innocence and catch the real murderer before the police or Bug Bite catch him. If he fails, then a murderer will get away and Jack's superhero career will end before it even began. KEYWORDS: superhero action fiction, superhero fantasy, superhero fiction novel, superhero science fiction, superhero scifi, superhero young adult, superhero city, superhero books, superhero action, superhero books for kids, superheroes, cool superheroes, action adventure books, superhero action adventure books, action adventure fiction, superhero action adventure fiction, young adult action adventure, action adventure young adult
Download or read book in PDF Death of a Superhero written by Anthony McCarten and published by Ernst Klett Sprachen. This book was released on 2010 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Donald Delpe ist ein Teenager mit Problemen. In seiner Obsession für Sex, Musik, Videospiele und Drogen bildet er keine Ausnahme unter seinen Freunden, aber er allein leidet unter einer lebensbedrohlichen Form von Leukämie. Dies macht den Umgang mit ihm für Eltern und Lehrer gleichermassen schwierig. Denn er entkommt als Superheld in eine selbst gezeichnete Comicwelt voller Bösewichte und sexbesessener Vamps und weigert sich gleichzeitig, den Kampf im wirklichen Leben aufzunehmen. Als der bekannte Psychoanalytiker Dr. King sich seiner annimmt, schöpft die Familie neue Hoffnung. Doch Donald merkt schnell, dass Dr. King selbst Hilfe benötigt. Der Text wechselt zwischen den sprachlichen Ebenen Roman, Comic und Drehbuch. Die Sprache ist immer lakonisch und bewegt die Leser mit den grossen Themen Liebe und Tod.
Author :John Shelton Lawrence Publisher :Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Release Date :2002 ISBN :9780802825735 Pages :429 pages Format : PDF, EPUB, AudioBook, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.8/5 (28 users download)
Summary Book Review The Myth of the American Superhero :
Download or read book in PDF The Myth of the American Superhero written by John Shelton Lawrence and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 2002 with total page 429 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the nation seems to yearn for redemption from the evils that threaten its tranquility, the authors maintain that Joseph Campbell's monomythic hero is alive and well, but significantly displaced, in American popular culture.
Download or read book in PDF Superhero Grief written by Jill A. Harrington and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-12-30 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Superhero Grief uses modern superhero narratives to teach the principles of grief theories and concepts and provide practical ideas for promoting healing. Chapters offer clinical strategies, approaches, and interventions, including strategies based in expressive arts and complementary therapies. Leading researchers, clinicians, and professionals address major topics in death, dying, and bereavement, using superhero narratives to explore loss in the context of bereavement and to promote a contextual view of issues and relationship types that can improve coping skills. This volume provides support and psychoeducation to students, clinicians, educators, researchers, and the bereaved while contributing significantly to the literature on the intersection of death, grief, and trauma.
Summary Book Review Calling All Superheroes: Supporting and Developing Superhero Play in the Early Years :
Download or read book in PDF Calling All Superheroes: Supporting and Developing Superhero Play in the Early Years written by Tamsin Grimmer and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-09-23 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Calling All Superheroes highlights the enormous potential of superhero play in supporting learning and development in early childhood. Using examples from practice, it provides guidance on how to effectively manage and implement superhero play and set appropriate boundaries in early years settings and schools. Illustrated with engaging photographs and case studies, the book gives ideas about how superhero play can be used to promote positive values and teach children essential life skills. Offering practical strategies and questions for reflection designed to facilitate further development, chapters address important topics and challenges such as: Child development, the characteristics of effective learning and the benefits of superhero play, including making sense of right and wrong and increasing moral awareness How to broach difficult themes like death, killing, weapons, aggressive play and gender-related issues Supporting children to recognise everyday heroes and how to find heroic abilities within themselves The role of the adults in managing superhero play, engaging parents and creating effective learning environments Written by a leading expert with 20 years’ experience in the early years sector, this book is an essential resource for early years teachers, practitioners and anyone with a key interest in young children’s education and learning.
Author :Robin S. Rosenberg, PhD Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2013-09-19 ISBN :9780199795277 Pages :200 pages Format : PDF, EPUB, AudioBook, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (997 users download)
Download or read book in PDF What is a Superhero? written by Robin S. Rosenberg, PhD and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-09-19 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is a superhero? Everyone knows, right? And yet everyone seems to have a different answer. In this innovative collection of essays, renowned psychologist Robin Rosenberg and comics scholar Peter Coogan explore this question from a variety of viewpoints. With essays from scholars and commentaries by the writers and creators themselves, What is a Superhero? is the first volume to provide a true synthesis and reflection of the state of superheroes in our society today.
Summary Book Review A Companion to the Action Film :
Download or read book in PDF A Companion to the Action Film written by James Kendrick and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2019-03-26 with total page 508 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An authoritative guide to the action-packed film genre With 24 incisive, cutting-edge contributions from esteemed scholars and critics, A Companion to the Action Filmprovides an authoritative and in-depth guide to this internationally popular and wide-ranging genre. As the first major anthology on the action film in more than a decade, the volume offers insights into the genre’s historical development, explores its production techniques and visual poetics, and provides reflections on the numerous social, cultural, and political issues it has and continues to embody. A Companion to the Action Film offers original research and critical analysis that examines the iconic characteristics of the genre, its visual aesthetics, and its narrative traits; considers the impact of major directors and stars on the genre’s evolution; puts the action film in dialogue with various technologies and other forms of media such as graphic novels and television; and maps out new avenues of critical study for the future. This important resource: Offers a definitive guide to the action film Contains insightful contributions from a wide range of international film experts and scholars Reviews the evolution of the genre from the silent era to today’s age of digital blockbusters Offers nuanced commentary and analysis of socio-cultural issues such as race, nationality, and gender in action films Written for scholars, teachers and students in film studies, film theory, film history, genre studies, and popular culture, A Companion to the Action Film is an essential guide to one of international cinema’s most important, popular, and influential genres.
Download or read book in PDF Enter the Superheroes written by Alex S. Romagnoli and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2013-06-20 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ever since the first appearances of Superman and Batman in comic books of the late 1930s, superheroes have been a staple of the popular culture landscape. Though initially created for younger audiences, superhero characters have evolved over the years, becoming complex figures that appeal to more sophisticated readers. While superhero stories have grown ever more popular within broader society, however, comics and graphic novels have been largely ignored by the world of academia. In Enter the Superheroes:American Values, Culture, and the Canon of Superhero Literature, Alex S. Romagnoli and Gian S. Pagnucci argue that superheroes merit serious study, both within the academy and beyond. By examining the kinds of graphic novels that are embraced by the academy, this book explains how superhero stories are just as significant. Structured around key themes within superhero literature, the book delves into the features that make superhero stories a unique genre. The book also draws upon examples in comics and other media to illustrate the sociohistorical importance of superheroes—from the interplay of fans and creators to unique narrative elements that are brought to their richest fulfillment within the world of superheroes. A list of noteworthy superhero texts that readers can look to for future study is also provided. In addition to exploring the important roles that superheroes play in children’s learning, the book also offers an excellent starting point for discussions of how literature is evolving and why it is necessary to expand the traditional realms of literary study. Enter the Superheroes will be of particular interest to English and composition teachers but also to scholars of popular culture and fans of superhero and comic book literature.
Download or read book in PDF Superhero Universe written by Claude Lalumière and published by EDGE-Lite. This book was released on 2016-04-26 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Superheroes! Supervillains! Superpowered antiheroes. Mad scientists. Adventurers into the unknown. Detectives of the dark night. Costumed crimefighters. Steampunk armoured avengers. Brave and bold supergroups. Crusading aliens in a strange land. Secret histories. Pulp action. Tesseracts Nineteen features all of these permutations of the superhero genre and many others besides!Edited by Claude Lalumière and Mark Shainblum, Superhero Universe (Tesseracts Nineteen) features twenty-four stories (and one poem) by some of Canada’s best fantasy and science fiction writers:John Bell, P. E. Bolivar, Kevin Cockle, Evelyn Deshane, Marcelle Dubé, Chadwick Ginther, Patrick T. Goddard, Kim Goldberg, Geoff Hart, Sacha Howells, Arun Jiwa, D. K. Latta, Michael Matheson, Bernard E. Mireault, Luke Murphy, Brent Nichols, David Perlmutter, Mary Pletsch & Dylan Blacquiere, Jennifer Rahn, Corey Redekop, Alex C. Renwick, Jason Sharp, Bevan Thomas, Leigh Wallace, and A. C.Wise.The Tesseracts anthology series is Canada's longest running anthology. It was first edited by the late Judith Merril in 1985, and has published more than 529 original Canadian speculative fiction (Science fiction, fantasy and horror) stories and poems by 315 Canadian authors, editors, translators and special guests.Some of Canada's best known writers have been published within the pages of these volumes - including Margaret Atwood, William Gibson, Robert J. Sawyer, and Spider Robinson (to name a few).
Download or read book in PDF Superhero written by Peter Coogan and published by Monkeybrain. This book was released on 2006 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An upbeat evaluation of the superhero genre traces its roots in mythology, science fiction, and pulp magazines while chronicling its development to current venues in film, literature, and graphic novels. Original.
Download or read book in PDF The Superhero Reader written by Charles Hatfield and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2013-05 with total page 343 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A full exploration of the history, politics, and aesthetics of the superhero genre
Summary Book Review Captain America and the Struggle of the Superhero :
Download or read book in PDF Captain America and the Struggle of the Superhero written by Robert G. Weiner and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2009-06-08 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For more than 60 years, Captain America was one of Marvel Comics’ flagship characters, representing truth, strength, liberty, and justice. The assassination of his alter ego, Steve Rogers, rocked the comic world, leaving numerous questions about his life and death. This book discusses topics including the representation of Nazi Germany in Captain America Comics from the 1940s to the 1960s; the creation of Captain America in light of the Jewish American experience; the relationship between Captain America and UK Marvel’s Captain Britain; the groundbreaking partnership between Captain America and African American superhero the Falcon; and the attempts made to kill the character before his “real” death.