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Superheroes Unmasked

Author : Steven R. Hitt
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Everyone has a superhero within. Superheroes Unmasked empowers children to learn from the inside out. It is a student focused program teaching emotional awareness and coping skills as they relate to self-esteem, team building, bullying and leadership. By using superheroes and villains kids create themselves, they learn to internalize difficult concepts creating a sense of safety and nurturance for all. Superheroes Unmasked examines the root causes of bullying and links to current learning standards. The 70 activities and games in this program are a transformational springboard to growth. The process in this program is more important than the product; the journey is more important than the destination. Let's enable our kids to become agents of positive change.

American Theology Superhero Comics and Cinema

Author : Anthony Mills
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Stan Lee, who was the head writer of Marvel Comics in the early 1960s, co-created such popular heroes as Spider-Man, Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, and Daredevil. This book traces the ways in which American theologians and comic books of the era were not only both saying things about what it means to be human, but, starting with Lee they were largely saying the same things. Author Anthony R. Mills argues that the shift away from individualistic ideas of human personhood and toward relational conceptions occurring within both American theology and American superhero comics and films does not occur simply on the ontological level, but is also inherent to epistemology and ethics, reflecting the comprehensive nature of human life in terms of being, knowing, and acting. This book explores the idea of the "American monomyth" that pervades American hero stories and examines its philosophical and theological origins and specific manifestations in early American superhero comics. Surveying the anthropologies of six American theologians who argue against many of the monomyth’s assumptions, principally the staunch individualism taken to be the model of humanity, and who offer relationality as a more realistic and ethical alternative, this book offers a detailed argument for the intimate historical relationship between the now disparate fields of comic book/superhero film creation, on the one hand, and Christian theology, on the other, in the United States. An understanding of the early connections between theology and American conceptions of heroism helps to further make sense of their contemporary parallels, wherein superhero stories and theology are not strictly separate phenomena but have shared origins and concerns.

And

Author : Barry Schein
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A bold argument that “and” always means “&,” the truth-functional sentential connective. In this book, Barry Schein argues that “and” is always the sentential logical connective with the same, one, meaning. “And” always means “&,” across the varied constructions in which it is tokened in natural language. Schein examines the constructions that challenge his thesis, and shows that the objections disappear when these constructions are translated into Eventish, a neo-Davidsonian event semantics, and, enlarged with Cinerama Semantics, a vocabulary for spatial orientation and navigation. Besides rescuing “and” from ambiguity, Eventish and Cinerama Semantics solve general puzzles of grammar and meaning unrelated to conjunction, revealing the book's central thesis in the process: aspects of meaning mistakenly attributed to “and” are discovered to reflect neighboring structures previously unseen and unacknowledged. Schein argues that Eventish and Cinerama Semantics offer a fundamental revision to clause structure and what aspects of meaning are represented therein. Eventish is distinguished by four features: supermonadicity, which enlarges verbal decomposition so that every argument relates to its own event; descriptive event anaphora, which replaces simple event variables with silent descriptive pronouns; adverbialization, which interposes adverbials derived from the descriptive content of every DP; and AdrPs, which replace all NPs with Address Phrases that locate what nominals denote within scenes or frames of reference. With 'And,' Schein rehabilitates an old rule of transformational, generative grammar, answering the challenges to it exhaustively and meticulously.

The Phantom Unmasked

Author : Kevin Patrick
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Before Superman, before Batman, there was—the Phantom! Making its debut as an American newspaper comic strip in 1936, The Phantom was the forerunner of the comic-book superhero genre that today animates vast billion-dollar franchises spanning print, film, television, video games, and licensed merchandise. But you’ve probably never heard of it—you probably think Superman inaugurated the genre. That’s because, despite its American origins, The Phantom comic strip has enjoyed far greater popularity with international audiences, most notably in Australia, Sweden, and India, where it has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and comic books. The paradox of the character’s relative obscurity in the United States, offset by his phenomenal success in these three markedly different countries, is the subject of The Phantom Unmasked. By tracing the publication history of The Phantom in magazines and comic books across international markets since the mid-1930s, author Kevin Patrick delves into the largely unexplored prehistory of modern media licensing industries. He also explores the interconnections between the cultural, political, economic, and historical factors that fueled the character’s international popularity. The Phantom Unmasked offers readers a nuanced study of the complex cultural flow of American comic books around the world. Equally important, to provide a rare glimpse of international comics fandom, Patrick surveyed the Phantom’s “phans”—as they call themselves—and lets them explain how and why they came to love the world’s first masked superhero.

Superheroes Unmasked

Author : Mahal Hudson
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This book is a DARE to explore the humanity of the various roles we assume for being a leader, whether leading a team at work, or with your own family, or within the community. The intent of this book is to create significant impact in the complexity and issues of what a leader's role is meant to be, while holding nothing back. Mahal creates relevance in these pages about the vulnerabilities and truths about what it really means to be a legitimate leader of people. She will reveal exactly what it takes for leading to actually occur..

Unmasked

Author : Eric Summers
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Superheroes have needs, just like everyone else, and in the latest Eric Summers collection of erotic short stories he highlights those incredible talents that seem to come out when the sun goes down and the bedroom door closes. Unmasked tells the stories of these men who are powerful in a dangerous situation, but equally powerful under the covers. With a special bonus comic strip by erotic artist Henry Kujawa.

School Library Journal

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Unmasked

Author : Robert Walsh
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Could your favourite superheroes really exist?Take a look at the secret science behind superheroes and the incredible real world breakthroughs that could bring them closer to reality than ever before. Written by seven diverse academics, this is a look into how superheroes (and their abilities) may be closer to real science than you think.Six chapters. Six fascinating areas of science, breaking down the abilities and characteristics of heroes such as Batman, Captain America, Ant-Man, Superman and many more! Astrophysics: We all know the Guardians of the Galaxy, but could life really be out in the vast expanse of space? Psychology: What effects could superpowers have on your mental health? This chapter examines how being a hero could take a toll on you mentally as well as physically. The Human Body: What astounding feats could our human bodies be capable of? Could we ever achieve super strength? And what risks could that bring to us?Engineering: From armour to robotics limbs, this chapter examines past technology and modern breakthroughs to see if we could really could suit up and fight crime. Mathematics: This chapter examines concepts such as time travel, super speed and growth, versus real world mathematical theories.Artificial Intelligence: Characters like Vision and Ultron have become a staple part of comic media, but are we actually getting close to true artificial intelligence? And what effects could that have on society? Each chapter contains fantastic full colour illustrations that capture the fun and action of a comic book.

Unmasked II

Author : Eric Summers
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The hunky, horny superheroes from Unmasked are back and ready to fulfil readers' every dream and desire with their magnificent strength, incredible powers and charming personalities. Unmasked II has also recruited a few more to this erotic justice league of sorts to save readers from equally sexy villains. Just like the first volume, this book delivers with a punch, a swoon, a whoosh and quite a few giggles. The sex is pretty hot as well.

Batman Unmasked

Author : The Tom Hopkinson Center for Media Research Will Brooker
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A work of scholarship and a labor of love. "This is the definitive history of the Batman in all media: comics, film, television and the internet. The bookÆs combination of rigorous historical research and a witty, fluid writing style make it both vastly instructive and vastly entertaining."--Roberta Pearson, editor of The Many Lives of the Batman "Will appeal to avid students of pop culture and comics, and a gay cult audience...BrookerÆs impressive overview of BatmanÆs history reflects on the masked oneÆs origins, early arch rivals and the introduction of Robin, and concentrates on four periods: WWII, the mid 1950s, the Æ60s and the Æ90s. In 1954, child psychologist Fredric Wertham attacked the comic book industryànoting homoerotic undercurrents between Batman and Robin; BrookerÆs lengthy and fascinating Ægay readingÆ supports WerthamÆs claim, albeit with a positive, postmodern twist. After recalling the campy image of Batman spawned by ABCÆs 1960s TV show, the author takes a look at Batman writers, fans, fanzines and the Net, concluding with a hilarious chapter on how his research was ridiculed by the British media." -Publishers Weekly ôàBrookerÆs account is bolstered by his fan expertise. This book usefully expands uponàThe Many Lives of Batman. Recommendedàö--Library Journal"A historical, detailed, deep analysis of Batman as a cultural icon in America. This isn't a simple polemic or surface-shallow analysis. This is deep stuff-analyzing art styles, histories, individual panels, cultural concepts, and historical documentsà. plenty of startling revelations and analysesàThis is a stunningly well-done, intelligent book. It's proof that comics are not throwaway ephemera, but real, vital, analyzable parts of our culture. It's also a must-have for the hardcore Batman fan and comics fan-who doesn't mind some ideas being challenged."--www.super-heroes.netôBrooker cuts through the mumbo jumbo to deliver incisive analysis and very sharp reporting, particularly on the comic book's homoerotic subtext and on the 60's TV show's knowing self-mockery, as well as on how the 'official' 21st Century Batman nods to both.ö--Entertainment WeeklyOver the sixty years of his existence, Batman has encountered an impressive array of cultural icons and has gradually become one himself. This fascinating book examines what Batman means and has meant to the various audiences, groups and communities who have tried to control and interpret him over the decades. Brooker reveals the struggles over Batman's meaning by shining a light on the cultural issues of the day that impacted on the development of the character. They include: patriotic propaganda of the Second World War; the accusation that Batman was corrupting the youth of America by appearing to promote a homosexual lifestyle to the fans of his comics; Batman becoming a camp, pop culture icon through the ABC TV series of the sixties; fans' interpretation of Batman in response to the comics and the Warner Bros. franchise of films.

Graphic Novels in Your Media Center

Author : Allyson A. W. Lyga
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This ultimate guide to collecting and using graphic novels in a school library is written by an elementary librarian who uses graphic novels in her library media center for instruction and to advance pleasure reading. The book contains lesson plans linked to school curricula for all ages, plus a discussion of why graphic novels are useful with certain types of readers, particularly boys and reluctant readers. It features helpful information and lists for collection development--including reviews, reviewing sources, jobbers, Web sites and publisher contact information--and posits reasons to help the librarian defend the use of graphic novels with students.

The Video Librarian

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TV Guide

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Masters of the Comic Book Universe Revealed

Author : Arie Kaplan
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This informal history of the comic book chronicles, largely in their own words, the lives and careers of the artists and writers who created the most significant and memorable comic books and graphic novels. Stretching from Will Eisner, who started his work in the industry in 1936, to Marjane Satrapi, whose latest graphic novel was published last year, 11 comic book masters are discussed, including Art Spiegelman, Neil Gaiman, Stan Lee, Dwayne McDuffie, Kyle Baker, and Ho Che Anderson. Amazing stories of how these artists and writers fell in love with the genre and built up their careers are coupled with never-before-disclosed anecdotes and previously unpublished self-portraits that will surprise even the most knowledgeable fans.

The Education of a Comics Artist

Author : Michael Dooley
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This provocative anthology provides inspiration on how to teach, think, and talk about comics in the classroom and beyond.

Maximum Girl Unmasked

Author : Dan Greenburg
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Now that his sister Tiffany has superpowers, Max despairs that through her clumsiness and inability to keep a secret, she will blow their cover and put their Mom and Dad in danger.

Superheroes

Author : Roz Kaveney
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Argues that this is a mistake, that, at their best, superhero comics are a form in which some writers and artists are doing fascinating work, not in spite of their chosen form, but because of it.

International Television Video Almanac

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Video Source Book

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Shakespeares After Shakespeare

Author : Richard Burt
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Shakespeare representations in cartoons and comic books; film adaptations; pop music; literature and genre fiction; radio; US and UK television.