The Virtues of Captain America - (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 234Genre: PhilosophySub-Genre: Ethics & Moral PhilosophyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Wiley-BlackwellAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis The first look at the philosophy behind the Captain America comics and movies, publishing in advance of the movie release of Captain America: The Winter Solider in April 2014. In The Virtues of Captain America, philosopher and long-time comics fan Mark D. White argues that the core principles, compassion, and judgment exhibited by the 1940's comic book character Captain America remain relevant to the modern world. Simply put, Cap embodies many of the classical virtues that have been important to us since the days of the ancient Greeks: honesty, courage, loyalty, perseverance, and, perhaps most importantly, honor. Full of entertaining examples from more than 50 years of comic books, White offers some serious philosophical discussions of everyone's favorite patriot in a light-hearted and accessible way. Presents serious arguments on the virtues of Captain America while being written in a light-hearted and often humorous tone Introduces basic concepts in moral and political philosophy to the general reader Utilizes examples from 50 years of comics featuring Captain America, the Avengers, and other Marvel superheroes Affirms the value of old-fashioned virtues for the modern world without indulging in nostalgia for times long passed Reveals the importance of the sound principles that America was founded upon Publishing in advance of Captain America: The Winter Soldier out in April 2014. From the Back Cover Clad in an American flag, the patriotic comic book character Captain America was first portrayed battling against the forces of evil unleashed during World War II. Today, however, Captain America is often seen as a throwback to a simpler time, embodying a black-and-white ethical code poorly suited to the complexities of the modern world. In The Virtues of Captain America, philosopher and pop culture expert Mark D. White argues that "Cap" is indeed a hero for the contemporary era and someone to be emulated now more than ever. White reveals that Captain America's focus on core principles and ideals, combined with his sound judgment, compassion, and iron will, is anything but simple--and is precisely what we need to navigate 21st-century problems in our personal lives, our communities, and our country as a whole. White shows us that while Captain America is often regarded as a jingoistic flag-waver, he has been written consistently as representing a kind of patriotism that adheres to basic tenets of liberty and equality while staying above partisan politics. On several occasions, in fact, Captain America's devotion to these principles has led him to defy the American government when he feels it doesn't live up to its own ideals. Infused with philosophical insights couched in humor, The Virtues of Captain America shows us that by following "Cap's" example, people on both ends of the political spectrum can learn to put their differences aside and focus on their common ground--the basic principles that all of America embodies. Review Quotes "And, as was the case with his previous works, this book is particularly interesting, stimulating, convincing, well-written, and well-documented--using an incredible number of examples, illustrations and quotations from Captain America's adventures." (The Journal of Popular Culture, 17 August 2015) "If ever there was a need for a philosophical book on a super-hero then Captain America certainly deserves one and I think you'll find this will fill you in on his motivations and his popularity and how it has been embraced in the recent films." (SFCrowsnest, 1 May 2014) About the Author Mark D. White is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and co-editor of Batman and Philosophy.
Marvel Spider-Man Jumbo Plush Easter Basket Kit
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Spider-Man Easter Egg Dye Kit
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Marvel Spider-Man Medium Plush Easter Basket Kit
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Marvel's Avengers Infinity War: The Official Movie Special Book - (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 96Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Titan ComicsAge Range: AdultBook theme: Action & Adventure, GenresLanguage: English Book Synopsis Avengers: Infinity War The Official Collector's Edition is the perfect companion piece to the blockbuster movie that has earned the biggest worldwide opening of all time. Read exclusive interviews with key members of the huge cast of Avengers: Infinity War, from Avengers stars including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johnsson, Dr Strange himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, Guardians of the Galaxy actors including Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, Spider-Man actor Tom Holland, and much more! Plus find out all about the making of the movie in an exclusive interview with the writers and directors and get the full lowdown on the events which have led our heroes to this ultimate movie to end all movies! About the Author Titan has been publishing official sci-fi TV and movie magazines worldwide for over 20 years, including Marvel and Disney movie tie-in specials and regular magazines on Star Wars, Star Trek, 24, Buffy, X-Files, Walking Dead, Lost and many, many more!
The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs - by Joel Salatin (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: Social ScienceSub-Genre: Agriculture & FoodFormat: PaperbackPublisher: FaithwordsAge Range: AdultAuthor: Joel SalatinLanguage: English Book Synopsis From Christian libertarian farmer Joel Salatin, a clarion call to readers to honor the animals and the land, and produce food based on spiritual principles.What on earth is The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs? It's an inspiring call to action for people of faith . . . a heartfelt plea to heed the Bible's guidance . . . . It's an important and thought-provoking explanation of how by simply appreciating the marvelous pigness of pigs, we are celebrating the Glory of God. As a man of deep faith and student of the Bible, and as a respected and successful ecological family farmer, Joel Salatin knows that God created heaven and earth and meant for all living organisms to be true to their nature and their endowed holy purpose. He intended for us to respect and care for His gift of creation, not to ravage and mistreat it for our own pleasure or wealth. The example that inspires the book's title explains what Salatin means: when huge corporate farms confine pigs in cramped and dark pens, inject them with antibiotics and feed them herbicide-saturated food simply to increase profits, they are not respecting them as a creation of God or allowing them to express even their most rudimentary uniqueness - that special role that is part of His design. Every living organism has a God-given uniqueness to its life that must be honored and respected, and too often that is not happening today. Salatin shows us the long overlooked ethics and instructions in the Bible for how to eat, how to shop, how to think about how we farm and feed the world. Through scripture and Biblical stories, he shows us why it's more vital than ever to look to the good book rather than corporate America when feeding the country and your family. Salatin makes a compelling case for Christian stewardship of the earth and how it relates to every action we take regarding our food. He also opens our eyes to a common misconception many Christians may have about environmentalism: it's not a bad thing, and definitely not just the province of secular liberals; it's really a very good thing, part of heeding God's Word. With warmth and with humor, but with no less piercing criticism of the industrial food complex, Salatin brings readers on a fascinating journey of farming, food and faith. Readers will not say grace over their plates the same way ever again. About the Author Joel Salatin is a third generation family farmer working his land in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley with his wife, Teresa, son Daniel, daughter Rachel and their families. The Salatin Polyface Farm, an organic grass-fed farm, services more than 3,000 families, ten retail outlets and fifty restaurants through on-farm sales and metropolitan buying clubs. Joel Salatin writes extensively in magazines such as Stockman Grass Farmer, Acres USA, and American Agriculture.
Marvel's Black Panther: The Official Movie Companion Book - (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 96Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Titan ComicsAge Range: AdultBook theme: Science Fiction & Fantasy, GenresLanguage: English About the Book "The Official Movie Companion reveals secrets of one of Marvel Studios' biggest movie blockbusters. Discover the world of Wakanda with amazing images and articles. Delve into the origins of one of Marvel's most iconic superheroes. Uncover the story behind the making of Marvel Studio's Black Panther. With revealing behind the scenes photos from the movie sets, stunning concept art revealing the beautiful, mysterious nation of Wakanda, interviews with the cast and crew of the film, this stunning collector's book is a must-have for all fans of everything Marvel!" -- ONIX annotation. Book Synopsis Black Panther: The Official Movie Companion reveals secrets of one of Marvel Studios' biggest movie blockbusters. Discover the world of Wakanda with amazing images and articles. Delve into the origins of one of Marvel's most iconic superheroes. Uncover the story behind the making of Marvel Studio's Black Panther. With revealing behind the scenes photos from the movie sets, stunning concept art revealing the beautiful, mysterious nation of Wakanda, interviews with the cast and crew of the film, this stunning collector's book is a must-have for all fans of everything Marvel! Review Quotes "This book has everything for fans dying to know more about how Coogler's Black Panther movie came together" - Entertainment Weekly "A true collectors item and I deem it as a must have for any fan of the Black Panther movie or the entire MCU." - The Pullbox "The concept art used throughout is beautiful to look at" - Nerdly About the Author Titan Magazines has been publishing the official Star Wars Insider magazine worldwide for over 60 issues and has featured celebrity contributors and guest editors over its distinguished run.
Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years - (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 144Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Titan ComicsAge Range: AdultBook theme: Science Fiction & Fantasy, GenresLanguage: English About the Book "Celebrate[s] the first 10 years of Marvel Studios movies ... featuring all of the films from Iron Man to Ant-Man and the Wasp. Includes interviews with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt and more, plus Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and Co-President Louis D'Esposito"--Back cover. Book Synopsis Celebrate the first 10 years of Marvel Studios movies in this collector's edition featuring all of the films from Iron Man to Captain Marvel!Includes interviews with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt and more, plus Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and Co-President Louis D'Esposito. Features stunning photography and in-depth sections on each film, including a guide to each movie's Easter Eggs and end-credits scenes. About the Author Titan publishes TV and movie-themed titles for franchises Star Wars, Star Trek, and Marvel
100 Days of Technique - by Christopher Yang (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 270Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Bodybuilding & Weight TrainingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Marvel Athletics LLCAge Range: AdultAuthor: Christopher YangLanguage: English About the Book 100 Days of Technique is a straightforward guide to improving Olympic weightlifting at any level. Through simple but critical steps, 100 Days of Technique provides lifters with cues, tips, and advice that has been used, tested and proven to work. It is intended as an ongoing coaching and lifting resource. Book Synopsis 100 Days of Technique is a straightforward guide to improving Olympic weightlifting at any level. This book includes many ways to improve your set-up, first pull, second pull, third pull, squats and multiple variations of lifts. Through simple but critical steps, 100 Days of Technique provides lifters with cues, tips, and advice that has been used, tested and proven to work. It is intended as an ongoing coaching and lifting resource.
The Avengers and Philosophy - (Blackwell Philosophy & Pop Culture (Paperback)) by William Irwin & Mark D White (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 232Genre: PhilosophySub-Genre: GeneralSeries Title: Blackwell Philosophy & Pop Culture (Paperback)Format: PaperbackPublisher: WileyAge Range: AdultAuthor: William Irwin & Mark D WhiteLanguage: English About the Book "An engaging look at the philosophical underpinnings of Earth's Mightiest Heroes-timed for the release of Joss Whedon's long-awaited film adaptation Avengers, assemble! Tackling intriguing dilemmas and issues that no single great philosopher can withstand, this powerful book enlists the brainpower of an A-list team of history's most prominent thinkers to explore the themes behind the action of Marvel Comics' all-star superhero team. Arms you with new insights into the characters and themes of The Avengers. Deepens your appreciation both of The Avengers comics and the Joss Whedon movie adaptation Answers the philosophical questions you've always had about Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including: Can a reformed criminal become a superhero? Can an android love a human? If a hero beats his wife, is he still a hero? Helps you think differently about the members of the superhero team-Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the others This thought-provoking book will help you understand this band of superheroes better, whether you've followed the Avengers for years or are a Joss Whedon fan just getting to know them"--Provided by publisher. Book Synopsis Was denken Philosophen über The Avengers, die Superhelden der US-amerikanischen Comicserie des Verlags Marvel Comics? Antworten gibt dieses Buch und lässt das Superheldenteam in einem ganz neuen Licht erscheinen. From the Back Cover Can a reformed criminal become a superhero? What are the military ethics of the Kree-Skrull war? Is Hank Pym morally responsible for Ultron's behavior? Can Kang really go back in time and kill himself? Can an android love a human? Avengers assemble! Confronting your most essential philosophical questions about Earth's Mightiest Heroes, this powerful book will vanquish any confusion you may have regarding the many issues and conflicts involving your favorite band of superheroes and their crime-fighting adventures. Enlisting the help of an A-list team of history's most prominent thinkers including Aristotle, John Locke, and Immanuel Kant, this book tackles the dilemmas no single great philosopher can withstand, whether in The Avengers comics, film, or animated television series. Armed with the insights and reflections of these formidable minds, you'll understand Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the other members of Marvel's all-star superhero team as never before, no matter where the quest for justice leads them next. To learn more about the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, visit www.andphilosophy.com About the Author Series Editor: William Irwin (Wilkes-Barre, PA) is a professor of philosophy at King's College. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling Simpsons and Philosophy. Volume Editor: Mark D. White (Staten Island, NY) is a professor in the Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, co-editor of Batman and Philosophy and Green Lantern and Philosophy, and editor of Watchmen and Philosophy and Iron Man and Philosophy.
Assembling the Marvel Cinematic Universe - by Julian C Chambliss & William L Svitavsky & Daniel Fandino (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 262Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmFormat: PaperbackPublisher: McFarland & CompanyAge Range: AdultBook theme: Science Fiction & Fantasy, GenresAuthor: Julian C Chambliss & William L Svitavsky & Daniel FandinoLanguage: English About the Book "The Marvel Cinematic Universe has generated considerable fan engagement with its emphasis on socially relevant characters and plots. This collection of new essays examines those controversial themes and the ways they represent, construct and distort American culture"-- Book Synopsis The Marvel Cinematic Universe--comprised of films, broadcast television and streaming series and digital shorts--has generated considerable fan engagement with its emphasis on socially relevant characters and plots. Beyond considerable box office achievements, the success of Marvel's movie studios has opened up dialogue on social, economic and political concerns that challenge established values and beliefs. This collection of new essays examines those controversial themes and the ways they represent, construct and distort American culture. Review Quotes "Intellectually stimulating and rewarding anthology...intelligent, engaging, insightful, academic without being inaccessible, accessible without being overly simplistic"--Fantasy Literature; "fascinating"--Against the Grain; "erudite and informative...impressive...invaluable"--Midwest Book Review. About the Author Julian C. Chambliss is a professor of United States history at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. His research examines race, identity, and community in real and imagined spaces. William L. Svitavsky is an associate professor and emerging services librarian at the Olin Library of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. His research includes American comic book history and geek culture. Daniel Fandino is a history graduate student at Michigan State University. His academic interests include American and Asian popular culture, video games, nationalism, and technology. He lives in East Lansing, Michigan.
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Spider-Man: Far from Home the Official Movie Special Book - (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 96Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Titan ComicsAge Range: AdultBook theme: Science Fiction & Fantasy, GenresLanguage: English About the Book "Life is good for Peter Parker. Under the guise of the Super Hero alter ego he's helping clean up the streets of New York one bad guy at a time; he's managing to juggle crime-fighting with his studies; and Peter's aunt, May hasn't freaked out over her discovery of his secret identity. But there's one thing he still craves--the life of a regular teenager. Hoping to shake off some responsibility for just a few weeks, Peter joins his schoolmates and heads to Europe for the summer vacation of a lifetime. But when disaster strikes--accompanied by the arrival of one Nick Fury and the enigmatic Mysterio--Peter realizes that being a super hero is a full-time job. But is it one he's really ready to take on ...?" Book Synopsis An in-depth behind-the-scenes guide to the upcoming Marvel film Spider-Man: Far From Home. A deluxe collector's edition based on the sequel to Marvel Cinematic success Spider-Man Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home. Review Quotes The perfect companion piece to the 22nd MCU film - Marvel.com About the Author Titan Magazines publishes TV and movie-themed titles for franchises Star Wars, Star Trek, and Marvel
Healing Childhood Trauma - by Robin Marvel (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 104Genre: PsychologySub-Genre: PsychopathologyFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Loving Healing PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Robin MarvelLanguage: English About the Book Post-traumatic stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, substance abuse, depression, a lack of confidence and many other mental and physical ailments may be a result of childhood trauma you have endured.Uncovering, accepting and healing this childhood trauma will allow you to let go of the pain, releasing yourself from the guilt, shame, self-destruction Book Synopsis Post-traumatic stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, substance abuse, depression, a lack of confidence and many other mental and physical ailments may be a result of childhood trauma you have endured. Uncovering, accepting and healing this childhood trauma will allow you to let go of the pain, releasing yourself from the guilt, shame and self-destruction you have been living with. This book will provide you with tools and strategies to heal your childhood trauma allowing you to live fully. Pinpoint the areas of struggle in your life now that are a reflection of the childhood trauma you endured Tackle limitations by learning how childhood trauma can be healed and forgiven Strategize an effective plan that will take you from struggle to success Discover hands-on strategies and plans to heal, recover and let go of the limits imposed on your daily living due to childhood trauma "Robin Marvel's Healing Childhood Trauma shares the wisdom of what her experience with the pain and trauma of life taught her. When we ask ourselves what the pain of our experience feels like, the words we use tell us what needs to be eliminated from life that will allow us to heal." -- Bernie Siegel, MD, author of 365 Prescriptions For the Soul and The Art of Healing "Robin Marvel hits a homerun with Healing Childhood Trauma. It's not just a book for reading--it's also a workbook that helps the adult survivor of childhood trauma find a new focus and develop new understanding of themselves while embarking on a healing journey." -- John Patrick McCarron, Louisiana ambassador, National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse "Healing Childhood Trauma provides insights and personal growth tips that will give the reader the permission to approach trauma in a positive way. The hands-on approach with self-reflection exercises throughout this book will help move PTSD victims to champions of life. This is the go-to book on recovering from childhood trauma. Bravo!" -- Michael Levitt, CEO of Breakfast Leadership, author of 369 Days: How To Survive A Year of Worst-Case Scenarios "Robin's basic message is that each of us has the power of choice: to change our self-perception, to forgive others, to be grateful, to heal and to take action. More importantly, readers will understand that there is no set timeline for healing. Each of us is unique and responds to trauma and adversity in our own personal way. Robin herself is a pillar of strength, wisdom and guidance that inspires all of us to take control of our lives and make the difference our world needs." -- Anita Casalina, writer and director of Imaginary Walls: A Film About Healing Racism "In a personal yet poignant voice, Healing Childhood Trauma by Robin Marvel helps us understand why some people remain defined by their childhood trauma while others define new empowered paths of healing and growth. Marvel weaves together a compassionate blend of trauma exploration and anecdotal evidence supported with self-help exercises, mapping out a process for readers to transform their pain into purpose. This little book is not light. It just may change your perspective on how you live the rest of your life" -- Holli Kenley, MA, MFT, author of Daughters Betrayed By Their Mothers: Moving From Brokenness To Wholeness Learn more at www.robinmarvel.webs.com From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com Review Quotes In Healing Childhood Trauma, Robin Marvel uses personal, heartbreaking stories of childhood trauma to encourage those struggling with post-traumatic stress. Her focus on post-traumatic growth brings a message of hope. Robin advocates the uses of adversity and the importance of choice in bringing about empow-erment. The exercises assist readers in changing their perspective on the trauma and moving them toward greater self-esteem. This guide is useful for those seeking to rediscover their self-worth and calls them to be honest with themselves and to take responsibility for their future. The author puts the power of choosing one's path squarely on the PTSD sufferer to change his/her life from victim to empowered survivor and shows him/her ways to accomplish that. This book brings an uplifting message of the ability to succeed and have joy in life, despite experiencing trauma. -- Diane Wing, M.A., author of The Happiness Perspective: Seeing Your Life DifferentlyHealing Childhood Trauma by Robin Marvel is a memoir of terror that evolves into a book of instruction and guidance toward self-awareness and healing. Marvel has written an easy, readable book in the field of PTSD by creating space for the reader to reflect on, respond to and learn about personal childhood trauma that creeps into adulthood in a silent stream of actions and reactions. As Marvel explains, "Trauma creates changes you do not choose; healing is about creating change you do choose." The spaces provided for inner healing journaling bring the reader into many of the needed steps to recovery. I especially liked the exercise, "Forgiveness Release" using rocks! Marvel's newest book is for anyone who experienced childhood trauma of any kind and needs to begin the journey of healing and recovery. -- Barbara Sinor, Ph.D., author of Gifts From the Child Within and Inspirational Musing: Insights Through HealingNowadays, it is almost impossible to move through life unscathed and unscarred. Luckily, the techniques offered within these pages provide simple yet effective strategies that will enable you to become empowered, as opposed to hampered, by your past. In this gem of a book, Robin Marvel shows us how to revise our internal scripts so that we can learn to love ourselves. Healing Childhood Trauma is a must-read for anyone who has ever experienced trauma (which is nearly everyone). Read it, digest it, engage with it and create a life of true and lasting freedom! -- Daralyse Lyons, award-winning author and journalistRobin Marvel does an excellent job of guiding those who have experienced childhood trauma into a place of healing and empow-erment. She helps the reader re-identify their traumas from a victim mindset to viewing their experiences as something that they have survived from and therefore have gained strength from. With this new found power and empathy, Robin en-cour-ages her readers to continue their healing by helping others who struggle with similar traumas. Ultimately through this book, Robin serves as a beacon to help others discover their light and shine it into the darkness of their deepest wounds so they may heal and re-gain better control of their life again. -- Erica L Spencer, Licensed Acupuncturist
Religion and Myth in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - by Michael D Nichols (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 208Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmFormat: PaperbackPublisher: McFarland and Company, Inc.Age Range: AdultBook theme: Action & Adventure, GenresAuthor: Michael D NicholsLanguage: English About the Book "Breaking box office records around the globe, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has achieved an unparalleled level of success and gripped the imaginations of fans across the world, raising the films to a higher level of narrative: myth. Using the field of religious studies, this is the first book to analyze the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a modern myth, comparing it to epics, symbols, rituals, and stories from multiple world religious traditions. By exploring how the characters and events of the MCU resemble religious themes and ancient mythic stories, this book places the exploits of Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, and the other stars of the Marvel films, alongside the legends of Achilles, Gilgamesh, Arjuna, the Buddha, and many others. It examines their origin stories and rites of passage, the monsters, shadow-selves, and familial conflicts they contend with, and the symbols of death and the battle against it that stalk them at every turn. As a result, we can appreciate how the films deal with timeless human dilemmas and questions, evoking an enduring sense of adventure and wonder common across world mythic traditions."-Provided by publisher. Book Synopsis Breaking box office records, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has achieved an unparalleled level of success with fans across the world, raising the films to a higher level of narrative: myth. This is the first book to analyze the Marvel output as modern myth, comparing it to epics, symbols, rituals, and stories from world religious traditions. This book places the exploits of Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, and the other stars of the Marvel films alongside the legends of Achilles, Gilgamesh, Arjuna, the Buddha, and many others. It examines their origin stories and rites of passage, the monsters, shadow-selves, and familial conflicts they contend with, and the symbols of death and the battle against it that stalk them at every turn. The films deal with timeless human dilemmas and questions, evoking an enduring sense of adventure and wonder common across world mythic traditions. Review Quotes "This book contributes to a fuller understanding of what the first three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, both as a whole and with its individual films, has accomplished"--Vince Tomasso, assistant professor of classical studies, Trinity College About the Author Michael Nichols is a professor of religious studies at Martin University in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Marvels of Animal Life - by Charles Frederick Holder (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 324Genre: NatureSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Nabu PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Charles Frederick HolderLanguage: English Book Synopsis This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows - Sony PSP
Model Compatibility: PlayStation Portable (PSP)ESRB Content Description: Mild cartoon violenceElectronics Condition: NewVideo Game Genre: AdventureDeveloper: ActivisionESRB Age Rating: E10 - Everyone 10 and OlderSoftware Format: Physical & bull; The City That Never Sleeps & bull; Teeming with life, the Big Apple is more alive than ever before in the Spider-Man series. Citizens will either cheer Spider-Man on or run away in fear, depending on your actions and decisionsA mysterious, creepy, gooey substance is enveloping all of New York City, and it''s your job to stop it! The first truly next-gen Spidey title is a can''t-miss experience for fans of Marvel''s web swinging, crime-busting hero.
Song of Spider-Man - by Glen Berger (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 384Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: TheaterFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Simon & SchusterAge Range: AdultBook theme: Broadway & MusicalsAuthor: Glen BergerLanguage: English Book Synopsis "One of the best literary works of this year" (Miami Herald-Tribune): The true story of a theatrical dream--or nightmare--come true...the making of the Spider-Man musical. As you might imagine, writing a Broadway musical has its challenges. But it turns out there are challenges one can't begin to imagine when collaborating with two rock legends and a superstar director to stage the biggest, most expensive production in theater history. Renowned director Julie Taymor picked playwright Glen Berger to cowrite the book for a $25 million Spider-Man musical. Together--along with U2's Bono and Edge--they would shape a work that was technically daring and emotionally profound, with a story fueled by the hero's quest for love...and the villains' quest for revenge. Or at least, that's what they'd hoped for. But when charismatic producer Tony Adams died suddenly, the show began to lose its footing. Soon the budget was ballooning, financing was evaporating, and producers were jumping ship or getting demoted. And then came the injuries. And then came word-of-mouth about the show itself. What followed was a pageant of foul-ups, falling-outs, ever-more harrowing mishaps, and a whole lot of malfunctioning spider legs. This "circus-rock-and-roll-drama," with its $65 million price tag, had become more of a spectacle than its creators ever wished for. During the show's unprecedented seven months of previews, the company's struggles to reach opening night inspired breathless tabloid coverage and garnered international notoriety. Through it all, Berger observed the chaos with his signature mix of big ambition and self-deprecating humor. Review Quotes "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark turned out to be a dud, but Berger's book is one of the best recent accounts of the making and unmaking of a big Broadway show."-- "Connecticut Post""[A] captivating new tell-all....a fascinating conflict between art and commerce, ideology and reality, and friends-turned-enemies....If you only know Turn Off the Dark for the countless jokes it spawned, illuminate yourself to the true story of what happened. It's more funny and strange than you could have possibly imagined."-- "Topless Robot""[Berger] packs six years' worth of unbearable turmoil into 384 vastly readable pages. The result should be required reading for not only theater majors, but business majors in colleges nationwide....SONG OF SPIDER-MAN is an eye-opener, even for those who followed the press closely."-- "Bookgasm.com""An absorbing... account of one of show biz's more bizarre real-life adventures."-- "USA Today""An additive tell-all... [Berger's] a damn fine story-teller.-- "Word and Film""An entertaining tell-all about this infamous musical that, in the fall of 2010, made headlines almost every day.... an accurate and candid account."-- "New York Post""Juicy and entertaining..."-- "Entertainment Weekly""Mr. Berger knows how to write, and he can tell a good story."-- "New York Times""Self-deprecating, funny, wise... and more than a little wistful..."-- "American Theatre Magazine""This book should be required reading for all theater students."-- "TheaterMania.com""This juicy memoir offers up the requisite dirt to make a satisfying read for Broadway carrions and disaster junkies alike...."-- "TheaterMania.com"A truly remarkable book.-- "Reviews Gate"Hilarious and engrossing. . ."-- "Miami Herald-Tribune" About the Author Glen Berger cut his teeth at Seattle's Annex Theatre back in the '90s. His plays include Underneath the Lintel, and O Lovely Glowworm.He is a New Dramatists alumnus. In television, Glen has won two Emmys (out of twelve nominations), and has written more than 150 episodes for children's television series. Glen spent six years cowriting the script of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
Avengers Assemble! - by Terence McSweeney (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 310Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Wallflower PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: Direction & ProductionAuthor: Terence McSweeneyLanguage: English About the Book Avengers Assemble! explores the cinematic and televisual branches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe from a diverse range of critical perspectives. Beginning with Iron Man, it considers them as both embodiments of the changing blockbuster film and affective cultural artifacts that are immersed in the turbulent political climate of their era. Book Synopsis We are living in the age of the superhero and we cannot deny it. Avengers Assemble! is a vibrant and theoretically informed interrogation of one of the defining and most financially successful film franchises of the new millennium. In the first single-authored monograph on the topic of the Marvel cinematic universe, Terence McSweeney asks, "Why has the superhero genre reemerged so emphatically in recent years?" In an age where people have stopped going to the cinema as frequently as they used to, they returned to it in droves for the superhero film. What is it about these films that has resonated with audiences all around the globe? Are they just disposable pop culture artifacts or might they have something interesting to say about the fears and anxieties of the world we live in today? Beginning with Iron Man in 2008, this study provocatively explores both the cinematic and the televisual branches of the series across ten dynamic and original chapters from a diverse range of critical perspectives which analyse their status as an embodiment of the changing industrial practices of the blockbuster film and their symbolic potency as affective cultural artifacts that are profoundly immersed in the turbulent political climate of their era. Review Quotes The book engages with superhero films on a very deep level, making it not only informative but an extremely pleasurable read as well.--Devapriya Sanyal Hindu College, University of Delhi "Journal of Popular Culture "A magnificent book. As insightful and comprehensive as it is engaging and timely, this full-length examination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a rewarding read for passionate superhero fans as well as researchers in the fields of film studies, political science, and cultural studies.--Marc DiPaolo, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, author of War, Politics, and Superheroes: Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and FilmThis is a timely and entertaining volume that will prove very useful in the development of genre courses in the next few years as the superhero genre finds its place in taught modules across film and media programmes. The work is scholarly and well referenced in ways that open it to further reading and research, but accessible to undergraduate readers. The author takes an epistemically specific approach that is not inappropriate given the avowed focus on the MCU specifically, rather than the superhero genre on the whole or its historical roots. As such, the range of contemporary readings on terrorism, conflict, and the power structures of the twenty first century (mainly American) is again both timely and informative. Intellectually, the breaking of the MCU into its industrially determined 'phases' again focuses the chronology but also opens new arenas of interrogation. The 'phase two' section demonstrates the degree to which the frames of reference change between 2008 and 2013, freeing the franchise (and scholarly debate) from some of the immediate trauma narrative tropes of the first phase, and allowing the discussion to delve into some of the more liminal spaces of the MCU, such as in Thor: The Dark World and Guardians of the Galaxy on gender and fantasy. The final section on the recent television incarnations of the franchise is useful without delving too deeply into the political economy of transmedia in the Netflix age (which is another topic entirely)--Harvey O'Brien, University College. Dublin About the Author Terence McSweeney is senior lecturer in Media Arts and Technology at Southampton Solent University. He is the author of The War on Terror and American Film: 9/11 Frames per Second' (Edinburgh University Press, 2014), Beyond the Frame: The Films and Film Theory of Andrei Tarkovsky (Aporetic Press, 2015) and the co-editor of Millennial Cinema: Memory in Global Film (Wallflower, 2012).
Marvel's Black Panther: The Official Movie Special Book - (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 96Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Titan ComicsAge Range: AdultBook theme: Science Fiction & Fantasy, GenresLanguage: English About the Book "Features concept art of Black Panther's most inconic scenes, a detailed look at the incredible Warrior Falls sequence, galleries of the film's beautiful costumes and props, and behind-the-scenes photography showcasing the making of Marvel's boldest movie to date" -- Book Synopsis Black Panther: The Official Movie Special is a complete visual and behind-the-scenes guide to Marvel Studios' highly anticipated next movie. With exclusive behind the scenes photos from the movie sets, stunning concept art revealing the beautiful, secretive nation of Wakanda, interviews with the stars of the film, including Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Forest Whitaker and Danai Gurira, this stunning collector's book is a must-have for all fans of everything Marvel! Review Quotes "This book has everything for fans dying to know more about how Coogler's Black Panther movie came together" - Entertainment Weekly A true collectors item and I deem it as a must have for any fan of the Black Panther movie or the entire MCU. - The Pullbox The concept art used throughout is beautiful to look at - Nerdly a must-have for all fans of everything Marvel! ... beautifully informative volume -- Midwest Book Review About the Author Titan has been creating officially licensed entertainment tie-in books for over 30 years, and has produced hundreds of official special editions on all licenses, from Star Wars to Star Trek, Alien, X-Files, Buffy: the Vampire Slayer, 24, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Torchwood, Supernatural and many, many more major movie and TV properties.
Marvel's Avengers Endgame: The Official Movie Special Book - (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 96Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Titan ComicsAge Range: AdultBook theme: Science Fiction & Fantasy, GenresLanguage: English About the Book "The fourth installment in the Avengers saga is the culmination of 22 interconnected films drawing audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes discover how fragile this reality is, and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it. It is a story of friendship, teamwork, and setting aside differences to overcome an immense obstacle. Includes interviews with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johannson, Jeremy Renner, the president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige and other key members of the cast and crew, along with stunning photography and production art from the blockbuster movie"--Page 4 of cover. Book Synopsis An in-depth behind-the-scenes guide to the forthcoming Avengers: Infinity War sequel, Avengers: Endgame! A deluxe collector's edition detailing the follow-up film to the epic cinematic phenomenon Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame. Go behind the scenes on the highly aniticipated Marvel film. Review Quotes To any fan of the MCU, this 96-page hardback edition is a must-own - Geeks of Doom About the Author Titan Magazines has been the official publisher for sci-fi TV and movie magazines worldwide for over 20 years, including official movie tie-in specials for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney, and also Pixar! Additionally, Titan Magazines also publishes regular magazines on Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien, 24, Buffy, X-Files, Walking Dead, Lost and many, many more!
Captain America vs. Iron Man, 3 - (Popular Culture Psychology) by Travis Langley (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: PsychologySub-Genre: GeneralSeries Title: Popular Culture PsychologyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: SterlingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Travis LangleyLanguage: English About the Book Freedom vs. security: that is the dilemma, and two superheroes have come to completely opposite conclusions. This provocative collection, edited by popular culture writer Travis Langley and with a foreword by Stan Lee, examines the psychological and political choices made by Captain America and Iron Man in the wake of a civil war. Why do they see things so differently? What are their motivations? Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology analyzes the polar sides of this debate, looking at how trauma shaped the characters, what it takes to become a superhero, and what role gender plays in one's ability to resolve conflicts--along with questions of morality, leadership, and teamwork. Book Synopsis Freedom vs. security: that is the dilemma explored in our latest entry in the popular psychology series--and two iconic superheroes come to completely opposite conclusions. This provocative collection of 10 essays, edited by acclaimed pop culture writer Travis Langley and with a foreword by the legendary Stan Lee, examines the complex psychological and political choices made by Captain America and Iron Man in the wake of a civil war. Why do they see things so differently? What are their motivations? Who is right? Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology analyzes the polar sides of this debate--national security vs. individual freedoms --exploring how trauma shaped these heroic characters, what it takes to become a superhero, and what role gender plays in one's ability to resolve conflicts--along with questions of morality, leadership, and teamwork. Fans will find thought-provoking psychological material to discuss for hours. About the Author Travis Langley is a psychology professor at Henderson State University, the author of Batman and Psychology (Wiley), and the volume editor of The Walking Dead Psychology and Star Wars Psychology (both Sterling). He speaks regularly on media and heroism at universities, conferences, and popular culture conventions including San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic Con, and Wizard World conventions throughout the world. Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics and other films have featured him as an expert interviewee, and the documentary Legends of the Knight spotlighted how he uses fiction to teach real psychology. Psychology Today carries his blog, "Beyond Heroes and Villains," and he is one of 10 most popular psychologists on Twitter with over 100,000 followers: @superherologist.
Avengers Infinity Saga and Philosophy - (Popular Culture and Philosophy) by Robert Arp & Heather L Rivera (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: PhilosophySub-Genre: EssaysSeries Title: Popular Culture and PhilosophyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Open CourtAge Range: AdultAuthor: Robert Arp & Heather L RiveraLanguage: English About the Book A team of superphilosophers provides a wealth of new insights into the Infinity Wars/End Game saga. Book Synopsis In Avengers Infinity Saga and Philosophy, philosophers explore the momentous issues and the fascinating puzzles raised by Marvel's compelling series of movies: ● Is the Thanos snap truly an answer to overpopulation and famine, or is it simply indefensible mass murder on a cosmic scale? ● Are the Avengers who try to stop Thanos dishing out justice or merely fighting a man who is himself just? ● Captain America or Tony Stark--which leader holds the key to a civilized society? ● Dr. Strange claims to sees 14,000,605 possible futures, in one of which Thanos is defeated. What does this tell us about the true nature of reality? ● Sometimes your best just isn't enough. How can we cope with inevitability? ● How can the Soul Stone and the Binding of Isaac by Abraham help us understand the Infinity War saga? ● Is Thanos a utilitarian? And if so, is his utilitarian calculus logically sound? ● Would it be possible for a group like the Avengers to amass enormous power to fight for humankind, without themselves becoming a corrupt ruling class? ● Can the past Nebula shooting the future Nebula cause her to cease to exist? Can you change the future by communicating with yourself or your family in the past? ● Can Thanos be seen as the epitome of non-self-serving behavior, or is Thanos masking his own egoism with the lie that his altruistic mission is to bring the universe into balance? ● Does Thanos show us the danger of living by an absolute moral compass, which allows us to see only what we believe to be "the right" with no variations or nuances? About the Author Robert Arp has written and edited innumerable philosophy books, both scholarly and popular, including Hamilton and Philosophy: Revolutionary Thinking (2017), 1001 Ideas that Changed the Way We Think (2013), andScenario Visualization: An Evolutionary Account of Creative Problem Solving (2008). b>Heather L. Rivera teaches history at Louisiana State University Shreveport and is an independent philosophical writer who has interests in metaphysics, the Problem of Evil, and philosophy of mind. She is the co-editor (with Alexander E. Hooke) of The Twilight Zone and Philosophy (Open Court, 2019). She has written numerous philosophy articles and guest lectured at Suffolk County Community College on such topics as Cindy Sherman's Film Stills, Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard, and Inception relating to Rene Descartes's Meditation on First Philosophy. She has given lectures annually on Evil, Pop Culture, and Philosophy at the Long Island Philosophical Society Conferences.
Women in Marvel Films - by Miriam Kent (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 328Genre: Performing ArtsSub-Genre: FilmFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Edinburgh University PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: History & CriticismAuthor: Miriam KentLanguage: English About the Book Women in Marvel Films provides the first rigorous analysis of the portrayals of women, heroic and otherwise, in films based on Marvel comics from the 1980s to the present. Book Synopsis The concept of identity in superhero narratives has become a burgeoning field in academic studies of this increasingly popular cinematic genre. Women in Marvel Films provides the first rigorous analysis of the portrayals of women, heroic and otherwise, in films based on Marvel comics from the 1980s to the present. It explores the relationships between this cultural phenomenon and wider issues of gender equality, considering the cultural moments in which Marvel films are made and incorporating complex histories of the comic book and Hollywood industries. The book also asks how feminist issues surface within superhero adaptations and how they are dealt with via Hollywood and comic book conventions. Women in Marvel Films shows how the Marvel superhero film taps into political complexities regarding gender and related identity issues, such as women's roles in society and their relation to men, and provides a fascinating insight into gendered power dynamics in contemporary American popular culture. From the Back Cover 'Miriam Kent's book is a welcome addition to gender and comics studies. A thorough and progressive approach to the often overlooked women who populate the Marvel universe. This study deserves a spot on the bookshelves of anyone serious about superheroes.' Jeffrey Allan Brown, Bowling Green State University 'Kent's Women in Marvel Films illuminates the tensions between feminism and postfeminism in multiple studios' representations of superheroines, wives, girlfriends, sisters, antiheroines, and villainesses. Its theoretically-rich formal analyses and character analyses make for a comprehensive contribution to film studies, comics studies, and gender studies.' Carolyn Cocca, author of Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation The concept of identity in superhero narratives has become a burgeoning field in academic studies of this increasingly popular cinematic genre. Women in Marvel Films provides the first rigorous analysis of the portrayals of women, heroic and otherwise, in films based on Marvel comics from the 1980s to the present. It explores the relationships between this cultural phenomenon and wider issues of gender equality, considering the cultural moments in which Marvel films are made and incorporating complex histories of the comic book and Hollywood industries. The book also asks how feminist issues surface within superhero adaptations and how they are dealt with via Hollywood and comic book conventions. Kent shows how the Marvel superhero film taps into political complexities regarding gender and related identity issues, such as women's roles in society and their relation to men, and provides a fascinating insight into gendered power dynamics in contemporary American popular culture. Miriam Kent has a PhD in Film Studies with a focus on Marvel superheroes from the University of East Anglia, where she has taught a wide range of Film, Media and Gender Studies courses. Cover design: Paul Smith and Miriam Kent [EUP logo] edinburghuniversitypress.com ISBN 978-1-4744-4882-6 Barcode About the Author Miriam Kent has a PhD in Film Studies with a focus on Marvel superheroes from the University of East Anglia, where she has taught a wide range of Film, Media and Gender Studies courses. She has published on superhero media with an interest in gender, representation and adaptation. Her previous work has appeared in academic journals, including Feminist Media Studies.