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Superman: The Death of Superman (2016 Edition)

By Dan Jurgens,Jerry Ordway,Louise Simonson,Roger Stern
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  • Publisher : DC
  • Isbn : 1401269702
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
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THE EPIC EVENT THAT SHOCKED A NATION AND CHANGED SUPERMAN FOREVER! Doomsday. A creature with single-minded purpose of death and destruction. He has landed on Earth, laying waste to anything--and anyone--who dares stand in his way. The Justice League makes a valiant, but ultimately desperate, attempt to stop the unknown juggernaut. When the beast nears Metropolis, Superman answers the call to stop him. And then the unthinkable happens. The Man of Steel...is dead. Join DAN JURGENS (SUPERMAN: LOIS & CLARK), JERRY ORDWAY (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN), LOUISE SIMONSON (SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL), and many more as they bring you the seminal moment in the history of the DC Universe and the world itself. Collects ACTION COMICS #18-20, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #496-498, SUPERMAN #73-75, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #17-19, and for the first time ever in a collected edition, NEWSTIME: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SUPERMAN.

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By Jacek Perzynski
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  • Publisher : Winged Hussar Publishing
  • Isbn : 1945430893
  • Pages : 170
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 647
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This is the story of a man who was the original prototype of Superman presented against the background of Jewish history and its impact on the Superman culture. It tells the story of Zishe Breitbart who in many respects could have served as a role model for Superman – including his nickname “Superman of the Ages”. He was born in Tsarist Russian (Poland) in the 1880’s and died in Poland in the 1920’s but in between he developed the reputation as “the Strongest Man in the World.” He was also one of the first entertainers to exploit the fitness market. A true story of an exceptions individual. It has been translated from Polish and uses illutrations from the Breitbart family

The Death of Humanity

By Richard Weikart
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1621575624
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 197
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A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

Reading Comics

By Mila Bongco
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317776321
  • Pages : 238
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 355
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Self, God and Immortality

By Eugene Fontinell
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  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Isbn : 0823283135
  • Pages : 297
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 148
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Can we who have been touched by the scientific, intellectual, and experimental revolutions of modern and contemporary times still believe with and degree of coherence and consistency that we as individual persons are immortal. Indeed, is there even good cause to hope that we are? In examining the present relationship of reason to faith, can we find justifying reasons for faith? These are the central questions in Self, God, and Immortality, a compelling exercise in philosophical theology. Drawing upon the works of William James and the principles of American Pragmatism, Eugene Fontinell extrapolates carefully from "data given in experience" to a model of the cosmic process open to the idea that individual identity may survive bodily dissolution. Presupposing that the possibility of personal immortality has been established in the first part, the second part of the essay is concerned with desirability. Here, Fontinell shows that, far from diverting attention and energies from the crucial tasks confronting us here and now, such belief can be energizing and life enhancing. The wider importance of Self, God, and Immortality lies in its pressing both immortality-believers and terminality-believers to explore both the metaphysical presuppositions and the lived consequences of their beliefs. It is the author's expressed hope that such explorations, rather than impeding, will stimulate co-operative efforts to create a richer and more humane community.

Re-Constructing the Man of Steel

By Martin Lund
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319429604
  • Pages : 215
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 788
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In this book, Martin Lund challenges contemporary claims about the original Superman’s supposed Jewishness and offers a critical re-reading of the earliest Superman comics. Engaging in critical dialogue with extant writing on the subject, Lund argues that much of recent popular and scholarly writing on Superman as a Jewish character is a product of the ethnic revival, rather than critical investigations of the past, and as such does not stand up to historical scrutiny. In place of these readings, this book offers a new understanding of the Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in the mid-1930s, presenting him as an authentically Jewish American character in his own time, for good and ill. On the way to this conclusion, this book questions many popular claims about Superman, including that he is a golem, a Moses-figure, or has a Hebrew name. In place of such notions, Lund offers contextual readings of Superman as he first appeared, touching on, among other ideas, Jewish American affinities with the Roosevelt White House, the whitening effects of popular culture, Jewish gender stereotypes, and the struggles faced by Jewish Americans during the historical peak of American anti-Semitism. In this book, Lund makes a call to stem the diffusion of myth into accepted truth, stressing the importance of contextualizing the Jewish heritage of the creators of Superman. By critically taking into account historical understandings of Jewishness and the comics’ creative contexts, this book challenges reigning assumptions about Superman and other superheroes’ cultural roles, not only for the benefit of Jewish studies, but for American, Cultural, and Comics studies as a whole.

Deleuze and Religion

By Mary Bryden
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1134551851
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 840
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Despite the ever-expanding body of Deleuzian scholarship, single volume has explored the religious dimensions of Delueze's writing. Now, Mary Bryden has assembled a team of international scholars to do just that. Their essays illustrate the ways in which Deleuzian thought is antithetical to religious debate, as well as the ways in which it contributes to those debates. This volume will be invaluable for researchers, teachers and students of theology, philosophy, critical theory, cultural studies and literary criticism as well as to students of French who read Deleuze's work in its original language.

Grant Morrison and the Superhero Renaissance

By Darragh Greene,Kate Roddy
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476622337
  • Pages : 252
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 762
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Superheroes are enjoying a cultural resurgence, dominating the box office and breaking out of specialty comics stores onto the shelves of mainstream retailers. A leading figure behind the superhero Renaissance is Grant Morrison, long-time architect of the DC Comics' universe and author of many of the most successful comic books in recent years. Renowned for his anarchic original creations--Zenith, The Invisibles, The Filth, We3--as well as for his acclaimed serialized comics--JLA, Superman, Batman, New X-Men--Grant Morrison has radically redefined the superhero archetype. Known for his eccentric lifestyle and as a practitioner of "pop magic," Morrison sees the superhero as not merely fantasy but a medium for imagining a better humanity. Drawing on a variety of analytical approaches, this first-ever collection of critical essays on his work explores his rejuvenation of the figure of the superhero as a means to address the challenges of modern life.

Batman, Superman, and Philosophy

By Nicolas Michaud
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  • Publisher : Open Court
  • Isbn : 081269922X
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 807
  • File Pdf: batman-superman-and-philosophy.pdf

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Batman or Superman? Which of these heroic figures is morally superior? Which is more dramatically effective? Which is more democratic? Which shows us the better way to fight crime? Who is a morally better person? Whose actions lead to the better outcomes? Superman vs. Batman and Philosophy tries to decide “for” and “against” these two superheroes by comparing their contrasting approaches to a wide range of issues. Twenty-six philosophers evaluate Superman vs. Batman in order to decide which of them “wins” by various different criteria. Some of the writers say that Superman wins, others say Batman, and others give the result as a tie. Since both Batman, the megalomaniacal industrialist, and Superman, the darling of the media, sometimes operate outside the law, which of them makes the better vigilante—and how do they compare with Robin Hood, the anonymous donor, the Ninja, and the KKK? Which of them comes out better in terms of evolutionary biology? Which of the heroes works more effectively to resist oppression? Does Superman or Batman function better as a force for embodied intelligence? Who does more to really uphold the law? Which one is better for the environment? Which of these two supernormal guys makes a better model and inspiring myth to define our culture and our society? Is Batman or Superman the more admirable person? Who conforms more closely to Nietzsche’s Übermensch? Which one makes the more rational choices? Who makes the better god? Who is more self-sacrificing in pursuit of other people’s welfare? Who goes beyond the call of duty? Which one does better at defining himself by resolving his internal conflicts? Whose explicit code of morality is superior? Which superhero gives us more satisfying dramatic conflict? (And why does a battle between the two make such a compelling drama?) Which of our two candidates comes closer to Christ? Which has the sounder psychological health? Whose overall consequences are better for the world? Which one more perfectly exemplifies C.S. Lewis’s concept of chivalry? What’s the deeper reason Batman is so successful in videogames whereas Superman isn’t? What are the advantages and disadvantages of having the two extraordinary heroes work together? Is either superhero logically or metaphysically possible? How can each of them be diagnosed as psychotic? How do they compare in masking their real identity? Whose motives are more worthy? Which one is more self-aware? Superman vs. Batman and Philosophy comes out at the same time as the movie Batman v Superman. The book cannot discuss what goes on in the movie, yet it also can’t avoid doing so, since by sheer probability, many of the controversial issues between the two superheroes will be the same in both. The book will therefore naturally fit in with the numerous raging controversies that the movie unleashes.

Essays at the End of the Age

By Jay Trott
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1556350570
  • Pages : 156
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 789
  • File Pdf: essays-at-the-end-of-the-age.pdf

Book Summary:

'Essays at the End of the Age' examines the rise and fall of nihilism in the context of the cycles of intellectual history and suggests ways to go beyond it. The modern era began with Descartes and the attempt to use the 'cogito' to obtain a clear understanding of transcendent being. Unfortunately, the 'cogito' led to nothingness through its resistance to constructs of Òbeing. Then Kant attempted to synthesize nothingness with being in the transcendental aesthetic, with mixed results. Finally, Nietzsche used the power of nothingness itself (or nihilism) to negate any concept of being for the sake of the will to power. But nihilism led to the same nothingness as the 'cogito' did, since nihilism, too, was based on resistance. The limitations of the superman became evident through the art and culture that reflected his negative ideal of absolute resistance to Òthe good--and yet nihilism also indicates the end of philosophy and its attempt to describe transcendent value and the good of happiness. The superman is dead, and philosophy appears to be dead as well. The question now is whether it is possible to go beyond nihilism and find the identity, purpose, and meaning that the human spirit craves. 'Essays at the End of the Age' uses illustrations from literature, music, science, and sacred texts to show why the superman failed to obtain happiness, and to point the way to a new mode of being.

The Writer as Shaman

By Ted Ray Spivey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mercer University Press
  • Isbn : 9780865541993
  • Pages : 194
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 861
  • File Pdf: the-writer-as-shaman.pdf

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