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Superman: Year One

Superman: Year One [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1779504276
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Publisher: DC Comics
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Superman: Year One by , Book Resume:

From legendary team of writer Frank Miller and artist John Romita Jr. comes a groundbreaking, definitive treatment of Superman’s classic origin story. This story details new revelations that reframe the Man of Steel’s most famous milestones-from Kal-El’s frantic exile from Krypton, to Clark Kent’s childhood in Kansas, to his rise to become the most powerful and inspiring superhero of all time.

Waiting for ""SUPERMAN""

Waiting for ISBN-10: 1586489283
Author: Participant Media
Publisher: PublicAffairs
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Each book includes a 15 gift card from DonorsChoose.org to give to a classroom in need. The American public school system is in crisis, failing millions of students, producing as many drop-outs as graduates, and threatening our economic future. By 2020, the United States will have 123 million high-skill jobs to fill—and fewer than 50 million Americans qualified to fill them. Educators, parents, political leaders, business people, and concerned citizens are determined to save our educational system. Waiting for "Superman" offers powerful insights from some of those at the leading edge of educational innovation, including Bill and Melinda Gates, Michelle Rhee, Geoffrey Canada, and more. Waiting for "Superman" is an inspiring call for reform and includes special chapters that provide resources, ideas, and hands-on suggestions for improving the schools in your own community as well as throughout the nation. For parents, teachers, and concerned citizens alike, Waiting for "Superman" is an essential guide to the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing America’s schools.

Was Superman a Spy?

Was Superman a Spy? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101046562
Author: Brian Cronin
Publisher: Penguin
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Was Superman a Spy? by Brian Cronin Book Resume:

Fascinating and often bizarre true stories behind more than 130 urban legends about comic book culture. Was Superman a Spy? demystifies all of the interesting stories, unbelievable anecdotes, wacky rumors, and persistent myths that have piled up like priceless back issues in the seventy-plus years of the comic book industry, including: • Elvis Presley's trademark hairstyle was based on a comic book character (True) • Stan Lee featured a gay character in one of Marvel's 1960s war comics (False) • Wolverine of the X-Men was originally meant to be an actual wolverine! (True) • What would have been DC's first black superhero was changed at the last moment to a white hero (True) • A Dutch inventor was blocked from getting a patent on a process because it had been used previously in a Donald Duck comic book (True) With many more legends resolved, Was Superman a Spy? is a must-have for the legions of comic book fans and all seekers of “truth, justice, and the American way.”

Superman Vs. Hollywood

Superman Vs. Hollywood [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1569765014
Author: Jake Rossen
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
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Superman Vs. Hollywood by Jake Rossen Book Resume:

Tinseltown's fascination with the comic icon is detailed in this book, encompassing all the behind-the-scenes machinations that helped shape Superman into a screen legend--and all the derailed projects that have vilified everyone involved. These newly uncovered stories about the odyssey of bringing the Man of Steel to the big screen include the challenge of making Superman appear to fly, and the many casting processes, which at various points had Superman being played by the likes of Bruce Jenner, Robert Redford, Sylvester Stallone, Neil Diamond, Nicolas Cage, Justin Timberlake, Keanu Reeves, and even Muhammad Ali. Based on extensive interviews with producers, screenwriters, cast members, and crew, this expose spills the beans on all the various TV shows, from the classic The Adventures of Superman to the current hit Smallville; the various animated efforts on both the large and small screens; and the movies--from 1979's smash hit Superman: The Movie to 2006's wildly expensive Superman Returns .Also included are the stories about the Superman movies that never made it to the screen, helmed by maverick directors Kevin Smith and Tim Burton, and featuring expenditures on scripts and sets that are even more eye-popping than the films' special effects.

Adapting Superman

Adapting Superman [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476642397
Author: John Darowski
Publisher: McFarland
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Adapting Superman by John Darowski Book Resume:

Almost immediately after his first appearance in comic books in June 1938, Superman began to be adapted to other media. The subsequent decades have brought even more adaptations of the Man of Steel, his friends, family, and enemies in film, television, comic strip, radio, novels, video games, and even a musical. The rapid adaptation of the Man of Steel occurred before the character and storyworld were fully developed on the comic book page, allowing the adaptations an unprecedented level of freedom and adaptability. The essays in this collection provide specific insight into the practice of adapting Superman from comic books to other media and cultural contexts through a variety of methods, including social, economic, and political contexts. Authors touch on subjects such as the different international receptions to the characters, the evolution of both Clark Kent's character and Superman's powers, the importance of the radio, how the adaptations interact with issues such as racism and Cold War paranoia, and the role of fan fiction in the franchise. By applying a wide range of critical approaches to adaption and Superman, this collection offers new insights into our popular entertainment and our cultural history.

Superman: The Shrinking City

Superman: The Shrinking City [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1434298558
Author: Michael Dahl
Publisher: Capstone
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Superman: The Shrinking City by Michael Dahl Book Resume:

Thirty years ago, BRAINIAC shrank the city of KANDOR and sealed it inside an unbreakable glass container. The evil supercomputer is still exploring the universe, collecting cities from hundreds of planets. SUPERMAN must stop BRAINIAC from bottling up METROPOLIS, and then save KANDOR the last remnant of his home planet, KRYPTON.

Superman and the Bible

Superman and the Bible [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476633886
Author: Nicholaus Pumphrey
Publisher: McFarland
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Superman and the Bible by Nicholaus Pumphrey Book Resume:

In 1938, Superman debuted, jumping off the pages of Action Comics #1. In the cultural context of the Great Depression and World War II, the U.S. would see the rise of the superhero not only in comic books but in radio programs, animated cartoons and television shows. Superman forever changed one’s concept of the hero and became permanently engrained in both American and worldwide culture. This study explores the Man of Steel’s narrative as a fresh perspective on readings of the Bible—his character is reflected in such figures as Moses, Samson and Jesus. The author argues that if we read the Bible it can be said we are reading about Superman.

Batman, Superman, and Philosophy

Batman, Superman, and Philosophy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 081269922X
Author: Nicolas Michaud
Publisher: Open Court
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Batman, Superman, and Philosophy by Nicolas Michaud Book Resume:

Batman or Superman? Which of these heroic figures is morally superior? Which is more dramatically effective? Which is more democratic? Which shows us the better way to fight crime? Who is a morally better person? Whose actions lead to the better outcomes? Superman vs. Batman and Philosophy tries to decide “for” and “against” these two superheroes by comparing their contrasting approaches to a wide range of issues. Twenty-six philosophers evaluate Superman vs. Batman in order to decide which of them “wins” by various different criteria. Some of the writers say that Superman wins, others say Batman, and others give the result as a tie. Since both Batman, the megalomaniacal industrialist, and Superman, the darling of the media, sometimes operate outside the law, which of them makes the better vigilante—and how do they compare with Robin Hood, the anonymous donor, the Ninja, and the KKK? Which of them comes out better in terms of evolutionary biology? Which of the heroes works more effectively to resist oppression? Does Superman or Batman function better as a force for embodied intelligence? Who does more to really uphold the law? Which one is better for the environment? Which of these two supernormal guys makes a better model and inspiring myth to define our culture and our society? Is Batman or Superman the more admirable person? Who conforms more closely to Nietzsche’s Übermensch? Which one makes the more rational choices? Who makes the better god? Who is more self-sacrificing in pursuit of other people’s welfare? Who goes beyond the call of duty? Which one does better at defining himself by resolving his internal conflicts? Whose explicit code of morality is superior? Which superhero gives us more satisfying dramatic conflict? (And why does a battle between the two make such a compelling drama?) Which of our two candidates comes closer to Christ? Which has the sounder psychological health? Whose overall consequences are better for the world? Which one more perfectly exemplifies C.S. Lewis’s concept of chivalry? What’s the deeper reason Batman is so successful in videogames whereas Superman isn’t? What are the advantages and disadvantages of having the two extraordinary heroes work together? Is either superhero logically or metaphysically possible? How can each of them be diagnosed as psychotic? How do they compare in masking their real identity? Whose motives are more worthy? Which one is more self-aware? Superman vs. Batman and Philosophy comes out at the same time as the movie Batman v Superman. The book cannot discuss what goes on in the movie, yet it also can’t avoid doing so, since by sheer probability, many of the controversial issues between the two superheroes will be the same in both. The book will therefore naturally fit in with the numerous raging controversies that the movie unleashes.

Superman in Myth and Folklore

Superman in Myth and Folklore [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1496814592
Author: Daniel Peretti
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
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Superman in Myth and Folklore by Daniel Peretti Book Resume:

Superman rose from popular culture--comic books, newspaper strips, radio, television, novels, and movies" but people have so embraced the character that he has now become part of folklore. This transition from popular to folk culture signals the importance of Superman to fans and to a larger American populace. Superman's story has become a myth dramatizing identity, morality, and politics. Many studies have examined the ways in which folklore has provided inspiration for other forms of culture, especially literature and cinema. In Superman in Myth and Folklore, Daniel Peretti explores the meaning of folklore inspired by popular culture, focusing not on the Man of Steel's origins but on the culture he has helped create. Superman provides a way to approach fundamental questions of human nature, a means of exploring humanity's relationship with divinity, an exemplar for debate about the type of hero society needs, and an articulation of the tension between the individual and the community. Through examinations of tattoos, humor, costuming, and festivals, Peretti portrays Superman as a corporate-owned intellectual property and a model for behavior, a means for expression and performance of individual identity, and the focal point for disparate members of fan communities. As fans apply Superman stories to their lives, they elevate him to a mythical status. Peretti focuses on the way these fans have internalized various aspects of the character. In doing so, he delves into the meaning of Superman and his place in American culture and demonstrates the character's staying power.

Superman Supreme

Superman Supreme [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1135297010
Author: J A Mangan
Publisher: Routledge
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Superman Supreme by J A Mangan Book Resume:

The supremacy of the global fascist superman never became a reality but was certainly an intention. This work explores the use of the image of the male body in European, American and Asian fascism of varying degrees and various interpretations, and the differences and similarities involved.

Superman #101-200

Superman #101-200 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Todd Frye
Publisher: Todd Frye
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Superman #101-200 by Todd Frye Book Resume:

Superman has traditionally been one of the consistently best-selling comic book titles in history, featuring arguably the greatest superhero ever created. The character has not only survived since his origins in 1938, but has ridden the various waves of popular culture since that time, being successfully reintroduced to young audiences every few years, in print and on the big screen. This ebook features comic book covers for the classic title Superman during the height of its creative run, issues #101-200, plus eight Annuals; also publication information, including creator listings, story synopses, trivia, and more. Big, beautiful, full-color vintage comic book cover scans which will look fantastic on your e-reader. This is volume 6 of The Complete Comic Book Covers Library.

Superman: The Man of Tomorrow

Superman: The Man of Tomorrow [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0545913713
Author: Daniel Wallace
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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Superman: The Man of Tomorrow by Daniel Wallace Book Resume:

How did a child from another planet named Kal-El become farm boy Clark Kent? What happened to his planet and family? What powers does he possess and what are his weaknesses? Who are his most trusted allies and fearsome foes? In this biography--complete with black-and-white illustrations, timelines, and fact boxes--young readers will delight in learning the complete history of Metropolis's fearless protector.

Superman Is Jewish?

Superman Is Jewish? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1416598456
Author: Harry Brod
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Superman Is Jewish? by Harry Brod Book Resume:

From a brilliant and witty comic book aficionado, this “scholarly but lively narrative” (Kirkus Reviews) reveals the links between Jews and the iconic superheroes of Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Stan Lee, and Jack Kirby. Many of us know that the superheroes at the heart of the American comic book industry were created by Jews. But you’d be surprised to learn how much these beloved characters were shaped by the cultural and religious traditions of their makers. Superman Is Jewish? follows the “people of the book” as they become the people of the comic book. With great wit and compelling arguments, Harry Brod situates superheroes within the course of Jewish-American history: they are aliens in a foreign land, like Superman; figures plagued by guilt for abandoning their families, like Spider-Man; and outsiders persecuted for being different, like the X-Men. Brod blends humor and sharp observation as he considers the overt and discreet Jewish characteristics of these well-known figures and explores how their creators integrated their Jewish identities and their creativity. Captivating, poignant, and packed with historical insights, this guided tour travels from the Passover Haggadah’s exciting action scenes of Moses’s superpowers through the Yiddish humor of Mad magazine to two Pulitzer Prizes awarded in one decade to Jewish comic book guys Art Spiegelman and Michael Chabon. “A witty, insightful exposé” (Publisher’s Weekly), Superman Is Jewish? is an endlessly fascinating American saga about an immigrant group that used comic books to see itself in new, empowering—and laughable—ways. You don’t even have to be Jewish to get a kick out of it.

ScripTipps: Superman & Superman II

ScripTipps: Superman & Superman II [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Dan Margules
Publisher: elfpublished books
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ScripTipps: Superman & Superman II by Dan Margules Book Resume:

Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN (1978), a re-imagining of the comic book and kiddie show as an epic fantasy with biblical undertones, made “verisimilitude” the template for all superhero movies that followed. The complex history of the writing, rewriting, and re-rewriting of the multiple versions of the two-part tent pole, are analyzed in this special double-length ScripTipps ebook that uncovers valuable screenwriting tips which can be used to enhance any screenplay, big or small. In this ScripTipps screenplay study guide, Superman will teach you the secrets of writing strong character arcs and meaningful action sequences, telling stories visually, updating familiar genres with a new spin, avoiding and fixing plot holes when rewriting, and much, much more. ABOUT THE SERIES Everything you need to learn how to write a screenplay is readily available without an expensive film school education. Movies themselves are the best learning tool of all. But watching a movie once is an exercise in entertainment. To absorb screenwriting how-tos, a movie needs to be studied, watched and re-watched, and analyzed in depth. ScripTipps are intended to aid aspiring screenwriters in learning the craft of screenwriting through in-depth analyses of select screenplays that exhibit excellence in story structure, character development, and scene construction. Each ScripTipps screenplay study guide analyzes one movie and its story and screenplay in full, scene by scene, from beginning to middle to end, gleaning useful and practical screenwriting tips along the way. NOTE: This ebook does NOT include the actual screenplay being discussed. ALSO AVAILABLE: ScripTipps: Bridesmaids ScripTipps: Carrie ScripTipps: The Descendants ScripTipps: The Hangover ScripTipps: Star Trek ScripTipps: Waitress COMING SOON: ScripTipps: Arrested Development ScripTipps: Breaking Bad ScripTipps: Communit ScripTipps: The Fault in Our Stars ScripTipps: Sleepy Hollow

Superman: Under the Red Sun

Superman: Under the Red Sun [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1434265951
Author: Blake A. Hoena
Publisher: Capstone
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Superman: Under the Red Sun by Blake A. Hoena Book Resume:

An alien ship, orbiting the Earth, sets up a screen to filter the sun's rays from reaching our planet. Without the yellow sunlight that gives SUPERMAN his amazing powers, his strength begins to drain away. When he becomes as weak as a baby, who will save Earth from the coming invasion of alien warriors led by the indestructible DARKSEID?

Why Superman Doesn't Take Over The World

Why Superman Doesn't Take Over The World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0192564897
Author: J. Brian O’Roark
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Why Superman Doesn't Take Over The World by J. Brian O’Roark Book Resume:

Why do heroes fight each other? Why do villains keep trying even though they almost never win? Why don't heroes simply take over the world? Economics and comics may seem to be a world apart. But in the hands of economics professor and comic book hero aficionado Brian O’Roark, the two form a powerful alliance. With brilliant deadpan enthusiasm he shows how the travails of superheroes can explain the building blocks of economics, and how economics explains the mysteries of superhero behavior. Spider-Man's existential doubts revolve around opportunity costs; Wonder Woman doesn't have a sidekick because she has a comparative advantage; game theory sheds light on the battle between Captain America and Iron Man; the Joker keeps committing crimes because of the Peltzman effect; and utility curves help us decide who is the greatest superhero of all. Why Superman Doesn't Take Over the World probes the motivations of our favorite heroes, and reveals that the characters in the comics may have powers we dont, but they are still beholden to the laws of economics.

Superman Science

Superman Science [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 162370703X
Author: Agnieszka Jƒzefina Biskup
Publisher: Capstone
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Superman Science by Agnieszka Jƒzefina Biskup Book Resume:

Superman is the World's Greatest Hero! With super-strength, lightning speed, laser vision, and the ability to fly, he keeps Earth safe. But what is the science behind strength, speed, sight, and flight? And does anything or anyone in our world have similar abilities to Superman? Superman Science explores how real-life science and engineering relates to the Man of Steel's famous powers†and the real-world connections may surprise you.

The Man of Steel: Superman Battles Parasite's Feeding Frenzy

The Man of Steel: Superman Battles Parasite's Feeding Frenzy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 143426582X
Author: Scott Peterson
Publisher: Capstone
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The Man of Steel: Superman Battles Parasite's Feeding Frenzy by Scott Peterson Book Resume:

The power-hungry PARASITE is powered up again after being struck by lightning and absorbing the incredible energy. SUPERMAN steps up to stop him. But has PARASITE become too strong for even the MAN OF STEEL to stop?

Superman Day Disaster

Superman Day Disaster [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1496558391
Author: Steve Korte
Publisher: Capstone
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Superman Day Disaster by Steve Korte Book Resume:

Disaster hits when Bizarro arrives on Superman Day in Metropolis, and the reader must choose the path that Superman will take to stop his strange misdeeds.

Man and Superman, John Bull's Other Island, and Major Barbara

Man and Superman, John Bull's Other Island, and Major Barbara [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0192563971
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Man and Superman, John Bull's Other Island, and Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw Book Resume:

Nobel Laureate George Bernard Shaw remains one of the world's most important and popular writers. His plays are regularly performed around the world, from the boards of Broadway and the West End to regional, community, and college stages. The three plays selected here are widely considered to be three of the most important in the canon of modern British theatre: Man and Superman: a four-act comedy for serious people, staged in part at Royal court in 1905, it is one of the early works of Modernism to take an ancient myth and restage it in contemporary mode (and its influence extends across world literature, palpable in writings from Mann to Joyce). Its story of how a sensitive woman compels a superman-figure to adjust to her needs and those of the real world provides an updated commentary on Nietzsche's still-fashionable notions of ubermensch; and its famous third act introduces a persistent Shavian theme, which goes back as far as earliest religious literature-that the truly damned are those who are happy in hell. John Bull's Other Island takes up that idea: to the visionary, hell may be the ultimate modern dream of efficiency and rational administration, as manifested in a colonial Ireland run by liberal exploiters. Commissioned by WB Yeats to mark the opening of Ireland's National Theatre, the Abbey, the play was promptly refused by its Directors (who disliked its mechanical mockeries of mechanism but may have missed its visionary qualities). It was performed to huge acclaim in London in November 1904 and it made Shaw famous, the supreme example of the Playwright as Thinker and, ever afterwards, one of the most valued commentators on Anglo-Irish relations. Major Barbara: a three-act drama which in classic Shavian style unmasks the motivation of puritan idealists and dedicated industrialists, this work (like the previous two) pits a strong woman against a sardonic, practical man. Having exposed the mendacity of apostles of efficiency, Shaw seems then to submit to their doctrine, arguing that a pure private charity towards the destitute is no adequate substitute. Like the previous two works, this is a problem play, in the course of which the audience sympathy is aroused and then repelled in all directions. The suggestion that it may be acceptable to take money from tainted sources, such as arms manufacturers, caused much debate in 1905—-and even more after the carnage wrought by mechanized guns in World War One.