Bargain omnibus editions of one of the bestselling manga series of all time! In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. Equipped with mechanical ""auto-mail"" limbs, Edward becomes a state alchemist, seeking the one thing that can restore his and his brother's bodies...the legendary Philosopher's Stone. Contains volumes 13, 14 and 15 of Fullmetal Alchemist! In the midst of heated battle, Ed, Envy and Prince Lin of Xing are swallowed whole by the homunculus Gluttony. When they finally escape, they find themselves face-to-face with the “father” of the homunculi, who offers Lin immortality as the new Greed. Meanwhile, Colonel Mustang learns the military’s corruption goes all the way to the top, and the truth of what really happened in the Ishbalan War is revealed. Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen audiences.
Wonder Woman. Asterix the Gaul. Watchmen. These popular comics, and many others, use classical sources, narrative patterns, and references to enrich their imaginative worlds and deepen the stories they present. This volume explores that rich interaction. Son of Classics and Comics presents thirteen original studies of representations of the ancient world in the medium of comics. Building on the foundation established by their groundbreaking Classics and Comics (2011), George Kovacs and C. W. Marshall have gathered a wide range of essays with a new, global perspective. Chapters are helpfully grouped to facilitate classroom use, with sections on receptions of Homer, on manga, on Asterix, and on the sense of a "classic" in the modern world. All Greek and Latin passages are translated. Lavishly illustrated, the volume significantly widens the range of available studies on the reception of the Greek and Roman worlds in comics, and deepens our understanding of comics as a literary medium. Son of Classics and Comics will appeal to students and scholars of classical reception as well as comics fans.
This edition delivers contemporary perspectives on popular culture, with the majority of the material reflecting stances of countries other than the United States. Readers are offered a truly panoramic view. Essays are arranged in a thoughtful sequence that guides readers through several sides to each topic covered. Does television create obesity? Should manga depicting child pornography illegal? Could China benefit from stronger intellectual property laws? Essays answer these and other questions about pop culture. Helpful features include an annotated table of contents, a world map and country index, a bibliography, and subject index.
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