Green Lantern Corps

Author: Peter Tomasi
Publisher: Titan Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781848568280
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Just when things couldn't look any darker, Green Lanterns Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner and John Stewart join the rest of the GL Corps in the fight to preserve the Central Power Battery and the planet Oa from being consumed by the Black Lanterns. This deadly battle threatens to engulf not only the Corps, but the universe itself.

Superman The Man of Steel Vol 5

Author: John Byrne
Publisher: DC Comics
ISBN: 1401243568
Format: PDF
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The fifth collection of Superman tales from the 1980s, featuring ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #432-435, ACTION COMICS #592-593 and SUPERMAN #9-10! Superman encounters the new hero Gangbuster, faces the menace of the Joker, teams up with Mister Miracle and Big Barda, and inadvertently becomes Metropolis's greatest menace!

Moral Claims in the Age of Spectacles

Author: Brian M. Lowe
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113750241X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume considers the rise of a new mode of creating, spreading, and encountering moral claims and ideas as they are expressed within spectacles. Brian M. Lowe explains how spectacles emerge when we are saturated with mediated representations—including pictures, texts, and videos—and exposed to television and movies and the myriad stories they tell us. The question of which moral issues gain our attention and which are neglected increasingly relates to how societal concerns are supported—or obscured—by spectacles. This project explores how this new form of moral understanding came to be. Through a series of case studies, including the use of radio and comic books; the crafting of Russian national identity through art; television and film; the evolution of human rights law through film and journalism; and the promotion of animal rights campaigns, this book unveils some of the ways in which our spectacular environment shapes moral understanding, and is in turn shaped by spectacle.

Of Cigarettes High Heels and Other Interesting Things

Author: Marcel Danesi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349953482
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book deals with one the most interesting aspects of human life—the search for meaning. It discusses how the science of semiotics is equipped to provide insight on what meaning is and how we produce it. Why is it that certain people routinely put their survival at risk by smoking? Why is it that some women make locomotion difficult for themselves by donning high-heel footwear? Are there unconscious forces at work behind such strange behaviors? This book will attempt to answer such questions by claiming that these behaviors are meaningful in culture-specific ways. The discipline that studies such behaviors and their relation to meanings is called semiotics. Semiotics probes the human condition in its own peculiar way, by unraveling the meanings of signs, which motivate not only the wearing of high heel shoes, but also the construction of words and art forms. Now in its third edition, this landmark introduction to semiotics has been updated with a wealth of new content, focusing on the many developments in digital culture since the previous edition. With the addition of topics such as memes, Selfies, social media profiles, and even Mafia discourse, the new edition comprehensively covers new trends in culture while streamlining treatments of basic semiotics contents.

Delivering Dreams

Author: Geoffrey Macnab
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857729519
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Film Distributors are the unsung heroes of cinema. Without them, the film industry would grind to a halt. Drawing on the archives of the Film Distributors’ Association (FDA), as well as on interviews with leading British distributors of today, Delivering Dreams tells the, largely unacknowledged, story of how films were, and are, brought to British cinema-goers. It profiles some of the most flamboyant and controversial figures involved in UK distribution over the last 100 years, ranging from the founders of huge companies to visionaries who have launched small art house labels. Geoffrey MacNab also explores how the sector has reacted to a rapidly changing market and technological environment, from the transition to sound in the late 1920s to the spectre of TV in the 1950s and the move to digital in the 2000s. Ranging from the films of Charlie Chaplin to The King’s Speech, and published to coincide with the centenary of the FDA’s creation in December 1915, this book highlights the crucial role that distributors have played in maintaining the solid foundations of the British film industry.

Off the Leash

Author: Rupert Fawcett
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466864710
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Originally launched on Facebook, Rupert Fawcett's charming and heartfelt Off the Leash cartoons have developed a huge daily following around the world. This books brings together the very best of those cartoons, featuring the secret thoughts and conversations of dogs of every size, shape and breed. The cartoons appeal to all sorts of people, from passionate dog lovers who have eight sleeping on their bed at night, to people who don't have any pets at all, but can still identify with the characteristics. Let's face it, who doesn't like to be fed, have their tummy stroked and snooze on the sofa in the afternoon? A celebration of our favorite belly-scratching, tail-chasing, bed-stealing canine friends.

Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man s Chest Songbook

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Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1458452271
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(Easy Piano Songbook). Easy solo arrangements of 8 songs from this swashbuckling Disney blockbuster: Jack Sparrow * The Kraken * Davy Jones * I've Got My Eye on You * Dinner Is Served * Two Hornpipes * Wheel of Fortune * Davy Jones Plays His Organ.

The Last Stand

Author: Mickey Spillane
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 1785656872
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ON MICKEY SPILLANE'S 100TH BIRTHDAY - A BRAND-NEW NOVEL FROM THE MASTER When legendary mystery writer Mickey Spillane died in 2006, he left behind the manuscript of one last novel he'd just completed: THE LAST STAND. He asked his friend and colleague (and fellow Mystery Writers of America Grand Master) Max Allan Collins to take responsibility for finding the right time and place to publish this final book. Now, on the hundredth anniversary of Spillane's birth, his millions of fans will at last get to read THE LAST STAND, together with a second never-before-published work, this one from early in Spillane's career: the feverish crime novella A BULLET FOR SATISFACTION. A tarnished former cop goes on a crusade to find a politician's killer and avoid the .45-caliber slug with his name on it. A pilot forced to make an emergency landing in the desert finds himself at the center of a struggle between FBI agents, unsavory fortune hunters, and members of the local Indian tribe to control a mysterious find that could mean wealth and power - or death. Two substantial new works filled with Spillane's muscular prose and the gorgeous women and two-fisted action the author was famous for, topped off by an introduction from Max Allan Collins describing the history of these lost manuscripts and his long relationship with the writer who was his mentor, his hero, and for much of the last century the bestselling author in the world.