75 Years of Marvel Comics

Author: Roy Thomas
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836548458
Format: PDF, ePub
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A mighty history: Building the House of Ideas From the very first issue of pulp impresario Martin Goodman's Marvel Comics in 1939, the comic book creators of Marvel's Golden Age flipped the traditional fantasy script by placing the inhuman and the invincible into the real world. With the likes of the fiery android Human Torch, vengeful sea prince Sub-Mariner, and pip-squeak-turned-paragon Captain America, Marvel created a mythological universe grounded in a world that readers recognize as close to their own, brimming with humor and heartache. In the early 1960s, this audacious approach launched the creation of heroes who have since become household names—Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the Avengers, Thor, the X-Men—the list goes on. Fans still celebrate it as the Marvel Age of comics, an era populated by a pantheon of bickering heroes, misunderstood monsters, and noble villains. In celebration of Marvel's 75th anniversary, TASCHEN presents a magnum opus of the most influential comic book publisher today, with an inside look not only at its celebrated characters, but also at the "bullpen" of architects whose names are almost as familiar as the protagonists they brought to life—Stan “the Man” Lee, Jack “King” Kirby, along with a roster of greats like Steve Ditko, John Romita, John Buscema, Marie Severin, and countless others. With essays by comics historian and former Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas, this book delves into the heart of thousands of costumed characters who continue to fight the good fight in comics, movies, and toy aisles of the world. The XL-format book includes: • More than 700 pages of near 2,000 images including vintage comic books, one-of-a-kind original art, behind-the-scenes photographs and film stills, as well as rare toys and collectibles • A four-foot accordion-fold timeline, suitable for framing! • Biographies of more than 300 artists, writers, editors, and famous fans who helped shape Marvel's history © MARVEL

Spider Man 2099 1

Author: Peter David
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 3736728166
Format: PDF
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Miguel O’Hara, der Spider-Man des Jahres 2099, ist in der Gegenwart gestrandet und arbeitet fr Parker Industries. Eigentlich m”chte Miguel nicht mehr als Spidey k„mpfen, doch in Folge eines Schicksalsschlags stellt er sich mit einem neuen Kostm dem Roboter-Experten Dr. Cronus und dem Geheimnis der Captain America eines alternativen Jahres 2099.

The Greatest Comic Book of All Time

Author: Bart Beaty
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137531622
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Bart Beaty and Benjamin Woo work to historicize why it is that certain works or creators have come to define the notion of a "quality comic book," while other works and creators have been left at the fringes of critical analysis.

Verschw rung

Author: David Lagercrantz
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641153565
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Mikael Blomkvist steht vor einer Entscheidung. Böse Zungen behaupten, er sei nicht länger der Journalist, der er einst war. Lisbeth Salander hingegen ist aktiv wie eh und je. Die Wege kreuzen sich, als Frans Balder, einer der weltweit führenden Experten für künstliche Intelligenz, ermordet wird. Kurz vor seinem Tod hatte er Mikael Blomkvist brisante Informationen versprochen. Als Blomkvist erfährt, dass Balder auch in Kontakt zu Lisbeth Salander stand, nimmt er die Recherche auf. Die Spur führt zu einem amerikanischen Softwarekonzern, der mit der NSA verknüpft ist. Mikael Blomkvist wittert seine Chance, die Enthüllungsstory zu schreiben, die er so dringend braucht. Doch wie immer verfolgt Lisbeth Salander ihre ganz eigene Agenda.

Angst

Author: Robert Harris
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641070554
Format: PDF
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Der beklemmend aktuelle Thriller von Bestsellergarant Robert Harris Für die Öffentlichkeit ist er ein Unbekannter, aber in den geheimen inneren Zirkeln der Superreichen ist Alex Hoffmann eine lebende Legende – ein visionärer Wissenschaftler, der eine Software entwickelt hat, die an den Börsen der Welt Milliardengewinne erzielt. Nun hat es jemand auf ihn abgesehen, und es beginnt für ihn eine albtraumhafte Zeit aus Angst und Schrecken. Kann er die Geister, die er rief, wieder loswerden? Oder stürzt er unaufhaltbar in den Abgrund – und mit ihm die Finanzmärkte der Welt?

Superman The War Years 1938 1945

Author: Roy Thomas
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785832823
Format: PDF
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New compilation of comic books from the early years of Superman detailing his involvement in WW2. First time ever look at Superman in this view of war. Superman was not like any previous comic book character. He was the first costumed man with two identities, who possessed extraordinary strength and powers. He would protect the public when ordinary measures would not do. He was not the first super hero, but the Man of Steel would become the prototype for all super heroes thereafter.