Dc Versus Marvel Comics

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Author: Ron Marz
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 9781563892943
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Dc Versus Marvel Comics by Ron Marz

Original Title: Dc Versus Marvel Comics

The Battle readers have asked for and dreamed about, wished for and speculated upon, demanded but never expected, finally happens within these pages. DC Versus Marvel, the four issue blockbuster miniseries is now collected into this trade paperback. Heroes and villains cross over from each dimension into the other and celestial beings begin a strange and deadly cosmic chess game to determine which universe is more powerful. Graphic novel format.

Marvel Comics

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Author: Sean Howe
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062314696
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Marvel Comics by Sean Howe

Original Title: Marvel Comics

An unvarnished, unauthorized, behind-the-scenes account of one of the most dominant pop cultural forces in contemporary America Operating out of a tiny office on Madison Avenue in the early 1960s, a struggling company called Marvel Comics presented a cast of brightly costumed characters distinguished by smart banter and compellingly human flaws. Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, the Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, Daredevil—these superheroes quickly won children's hearts and sparked the imaginations of pop artists, public intellectuals, and campus radicals. Over the course of a half century, Marvel's epic universe would become the most elaborate fictional narrative in history and serve as a modern American mythology for millions of readers. Throughout this decades-long journey to becoming a multibillion-dollar enterprise, Marvel's identity has continually shifted, careening between scrappy underdog and corporate behemoth. As the company has weathered Wall Street machinations, Hollywood failures, and the collapse of the comic book market, its characters have been passed along among generations of editors, artists, and writers—also known as the celebrated Marvel "Bullpen." Entrusted to carry on tradition, Marvel's contributors—impoverished child prodigies, hallucinating peaceniks, and mercenary careerists among them—struggled with commercial mandates, a fickle audience, and, over matters of credit and control, one another. For the first time, Marvel Comics reveals the outsized personalities behind the scenes, including Martin Goodman, the self-made publisher who forayed into comics after a get-rich-quick tip in 1939; Stan Lee, the energetic editor who would shepherd the company through thick and thin for decades; and Jack Kirby, the World War II veteran who'd co-created Captain America in 1940 and, twenty years later, developed with Lee the bulk of the company's marquee characters in a three-year frenzy of creativity that would be the grounds for future legal battles and endless debates. Drawing on more than one hundred original interviews with Marvel insiders then and now, Marvel Comics is a story of fertile imaginations, lifelong friendships, action-packed fistfights, reformed criminals, unlikely alliances, and third-act betrayals— a narrative of one of the most extraordinary, beloved, and beleaguered pop cultural entities in America's history.

Excalibur Classic Vol 4

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Author: Marvel Comics
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 1302494244
Size: 34.25 MB
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Excalibur Classic Vol 4 by Marvel Comics

Original Title: Excalibur Classic Vol 4

Collects Excalibur #21-28. What do Crusader X, Lord High Justicer, Centurion Britannus, Chevalier Bretagne and Lady London have in common? They're all Captain Britain! Excalibur's Cross-Time Caper concludes cataclysmically in a climactic coda of cosmic confrontations! Traumatic transformation! Evil illusion! Super-powered rebellions on two worlds and titanic tricksters on two more! With guest appearances you'd never expect!

The Marvel Studios Phenomenon

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Author: Martin Flanagan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501311867
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The Marvel Studios Phenomenon by Martin Flanagan

Original Title: The Marvel Studios Phenomenon

Marvel Studios has provided some of the biggest worldwide cinematic hits of the last eight years, from Iron Man (2008) to the record-breaking The Avengers (2012), and beyond. Having announced plans to extend its production of connected texts in cinema, network and online television until at least 2028, the new aesthetic patterns brought about by Marvel's 'shared' media universe demand analysis and understanding. The Marvel Studios Phenomenon evaluates the studio's identity, as well as its status within the structures of parent Disney. In a new set of readings of key texts such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the thematics of superhero fiction and the role of fandom are considered. The authors identify milestones from Marvel's complex and controversial business history, allowing us to appraise its industrial status: from a comic publisher keen to exploit its intellectual property, to an independent producer, to successful subsidiary of a vast entertainment empire.

Spider Man

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Author: Marvel Comics
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 1302485261
Size: 26.56 MB
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Spider Man by Marvel Comics

Original Title: Spider Man

Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #395-399, Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #218-221, Spider-Man (1990) #54-56, Spider-Man Unlimited (1993) #8, Wed of Spider-Man #120-122 and Spider-Man: Funeral for an Octopus #1-3. Villains die and debut in the nineties' pivotal Spider-saga! Spider-Man and the Scarlet Spider are both fighting crime, and there's plenty to go around when the Jackal arises - with more clones in the wings! But following a team-up with Daredevil - who's having an identity crisis of his own - Spidey faces a fate that could wrap up his web-slinging days forever! The answer may come down to one of Spider-Man's deadliest enemies - but what price will he pay for it, and what prize will he leave behind? Plus: Mary Jane's revelation! Aerial crime warfare, terrorism and a funeral for a fiend! Guest-starring Kaine, Puma and the enigmatic Nocturne!

Amazing Spider Man Vol 7

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Author: Marvel Comics
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 1302490419
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Amazing Spider Man Vol 7 by Marvel Comics

Original Title: Amazing Spider Man Vol 7

Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #503-508. Peter delves further into the mysterious totemic origin of his powers when the enigmatic Ezekiel returns! Is he truly Peter's mentor and ally, or something much more? Plus: In the aftermath of an interdimensional rift caused by Spider-Man and Doctor Strange's battle with Dormammu, a sorceress of limitless power is set free from years of captivity...and sets forth on a quest through Manhattan to properly thank the one responsible for it: the wall-crawler himself! Guest-starring Thor's ne'er-do-well stepbrother, Loki!

Comic Books

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Author: Shirrel Rhoades
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820488929
Size: 10.41 MB
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Comic Books by Shirrel Rhoades

Original Title: Comic Books

This book is an insider’s guide to how the comic book industry works. You’ll learn how comic book superheroes are created and the deeper meanings they represent. You’ll follow the development of sequential art storytelling – from caveman wall paintings to modern manga and cinematic techniques. Here you will explore comics in all forms: those flimsy pamphlets we call comic books; thick graphic novels; Japanese manga; and blockbuster movies featuring epic battles between good and evil. But behind it all, you’ll discover how comics are an intellectual property business, the real money found in licensed bedsheets and fast-food merchandise, heart-pounding theme park rides and collectible toys, video games, and Hollywood extravaganza featuring such popular superheroes as Spider-Man, Superman, X-Men, and Batman.

Comic Wars

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Author: Dan Raviv
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0985437855
Size: 22.33 MB
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Comic Wars by Dan Raviv

Original Title: Comic Wars

How did a bankrupt comic book publisher become one of the top movie studios in Hollywood? As ferocious and fateful as any battle in the pages of Marvel Comics, this is the true story of the life-or-death struggle for Marvel -- choked by bankruptcy in 1996 because of high-powered money men who did not care at all about Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, or the other iconic heroes of the comics. Coming meticulous investigative reporting with entertaining story-telling, COMIC WARS exposes the actions and motives of two Goliath-style corporate raiders (Ronald Perelman and Carl Icahn), two innovative Davids (Avi Arad and Ike Perlmutter), and some of the world's biggest banks. It is the rollicking true tale of a unique Wall Street showdown, of a surprising emergency from the ashes, and of Marvel's triumphant reinvention as the producer of hit Hollywood movies: the Spider-Man films, Iron-Man, The Hulk, Captain America, the X-Men series including Wolverine, and the crowning glory of The Avengers.

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