Nightwing (2016-) #79

Author: Tom Taylor

Publisher: DC Comics


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 22

View: 855

Dick Grayson has inherited Alfred’s fortune, a puppy, and a whole lot of questions. Who is Mayor Zucco, and what is her relation to the man who murdered Dick’s parents? What sinister plans does Blockbuster have for Blüdhaven? What kind of dog food is best for a three-legged puppy? To answer these questions, Dick’s going to need a little help from his friends-past and present.

Nightwing (2016-) #29

Author: Tim Seeley

Publisher: DC Comics


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 20

View: 805

A DARK NIGHTS: METAL tie-in! “GOTHAM RESISTANCE” part two! One vanquished foe gives way to another, even worse threat as this crucial tie-in to DC’s METAL continues! Hopelessly lost in a kingdom of snow and ice, our heroes are set upon by Mr. Freeze and his fearsome frost giants from the Dark Multiverse! But help arrives in the form of an at once foreign and familiar Dick Grayson…

Direct Currents (2016-) #1

Author: Various

Publisher: DC Comics


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

View: 219

Direct Currents is the new, FREE quarterly magazine that brings you into the world of DC with exclusive sneak peeks of every titleÑstarting with the top-secret Justice League/Suicide Squad crossover event coming in December! Plus: Get a first look at the all-new SUPER SONS series starring the offspring of Superman and Batman, and new info on the second wave of Rebirth titles!

Storm Wrath

Author: Brandy L Rivers

Publisher: Brandy L Rivers


Category: Fiction


View: 470

International Aspects of Recent Phenomena in Media and Culture

Author: Martin A. M. Gansinger

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

View: 861

The volume provides an updated perspective on international aspects of various developments in media and culture. It includes discussions on how the digital environment contributes to the transformation and re-interpretation of existing phenomena, such as violence-on-demand in online movies, the internet appeal of virtual gangsta rappers, or the revived battle rap tradition, which operates outside the commercial limitations of the music industry and generates more views on social media than most recording artists. The book offers a new consideration of long-term trends and developments, and demonstrates in various examples how formerly marginal practices like gaming or the previously shunned Turkish movie industry have turned into influential tools of social change. In addition, the reciprocity of media content and political settings is underlined in a focus on the Arab world and the reconstruction of impulses from transnational media outlets to recent forms of citizen journalism, as well as in the case of governments’ approaches to media policy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The book places the spotlight on pressing issues, such as the ongoing enforcement of information control in the name of public health or the local politics and practices that hinder the process of democratization in authoritarian systems.

Animal Horror Cinema

Genre, History and Criticism

Author: Katarina Gregersdotter

Publisher: Springer


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

View: 99

This first full-length scholarly study about animal horror cinema defines the popular subgenre and describes its origin and history in the West. The chapters explore a variety of animal horror films from a number of different perspectives. This is an indispensable study for students and scholars of cinema, horror and animal studies.

Grayson Vol. 5: Spiral's End

Author: Tom King

Publisher: DC Comics


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 168

View: 271

REMEMBER HIS NAME The entire world is caught in a secret spiral of war and one man stands at the center…Dick Grayson. Corrupted from within, the all-powerful clandestine organization called Spyral is at war with itself, as rival agencies Checkmate and the Syndicate send their deadliest, most dangerous agents to wipe it from the face of the earth. Spyral’s own Agent 37, Dick Grayson, is the only person skilled enough to stop the slaughter from spiraling out of control, but he’s being hunted by the very organization that trained him—and both Spyral and Helena Bertinelli, the woman he loves, will live or die depending on his next move… Dick Grayson’s tenure at Spyral comes to a close in GRAYSON VOL. 5: SPIRAL’S END, by writers Tom King (BATMAN), Tim Seeley (NIGHTWING), Jackson Lanzing (BATMAN ETERNAL), Collin Kelly (BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL) and artist Roge Antonio (THE JOKER: ENDGAME). Collects GRAYSON #17-20, GRAYSON ANNUAL #3 and a special sneak peek of NIGHTWING #1!

The Mythology of the Superhero

Author: Andrew R. Bahlmann

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 164

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.

The American Superhero: Encyclopedia of Caped Crusaders in History

Author: Richard A. Hall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 370

View: 459

This compilation of essential information on 100 superheroes from comic book issues, various print and online references, and scholarly analyses provides readers all of the relevant material on superheroes in one place. • Examines in detail how superheroes and superheroines have appeared in comics and other media over the decades • Shows how superheroes and superheroines have reflected the hopes, fears, and values of American society at any given period • Provides scholarly material that gives readers additional important historical context in five essays • Ensures that diverse and obscure superheroes and superheroines are given equal coverage


Sexuality, Fantasy, and the Superhero

Author: Anna Peppard

Publisher: University of Texas Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 348

From Superman, created in 1938, to the transmedia DC and Marvel universes of today, superheroes have always been sexy. And their sexiness has always been controversial, inspiring censorship and moral panic. Yet though it has inspired jokes and innuendos, accusations of moral depravity, and sporadic academic discourse, the topic of superhero sexuality is like superhero sexuality itself—seemingly obvious yet conspicuously absent. Supersex: Sexuality, Fantasy, and the Superhero is the first scholarly book specifically devoted to unpacking the superhero genre’s complicated relationship with sexuality. Exploring sexual themes and imagery within mainstream comic books, television shows, and films as well as independent and explicitly pornographic productions catering to various orientations and kinks, Supersex offers a fresh—and lascivious—perspective on the superhero genre’s historical and contemporary popularity. Across fourteen essays touching on Superman, Batman, the X-Men, and many others, Anna F. Peppard and her contributors present superhero sexuality as both dangerously exciting and excitingly dangerous, encapsulating the superhero genre’s worst impulses and its most productively rebellious ones. Supersex argues that sex is at the heart of our fascination with superheroes, even—and sometimes especially—when the capes and tights stay on.