Marvel Comics

  • Auteur: Sean Howe
  • ISBN: 0062314696
  • Date de sortie: 2013-10-01
  • Collection: Harper Collins
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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.

The Large Hadron Collider

  • Auteur: Lyndon R. Evans
  • ISBN: 9782940222346
  • Date de sortie: 2009
  • Collection: EPFL Press
  • Total Download: 3881
  • Total Read: 4932

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  • ISBN: 1435746686
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  • Auteur: Les Daniels
  • ISBN: 9780810925663
  • Date de sortie: 1993-09-25
  • Collection: Harry N. Abrams
  • Total Download: 6495
  • Total Read: 6768

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Presents a history of Marvel comics, profiling the creative artists, the writers, and the superheroes who have made Marvel the largest comic book publisher.

Ganga a Water Marvel

  • Auteur: Ashok Chandra Shukla
  • ISBN: 9788170246817
  • Date de sortie: 1995-01-01
  • Collection: APH Publishing
  • Total Download: 8224
  • Total Read: 1573

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The Marvel of Maps

  • Auteur: Francesca Fiorani
  • ISBN: 9780300107272
  • Date de sortie: 2005
  • Collection: Yale University Press
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Among the most beautiful and compelling works of Renaissance art, painted maps adorned the halls and galleries of princely palaces. This book is the first to discuss in detail the three-dimensional display of these painted map cycles and their full meaning in Renaissance culture. Art historian Francesca Fiorani focuses on two of the most significant and marvelous surviving Italian map murals--the Guardaroba Nuova of the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, commissioned by Duke Cosimo de’ Medici, and the Gallery of Maps in the Vatican, commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII. Both cycles were not only pioneering cartographic enterprises but also powerful political and religious images. Presenting an original interpretation of the interaction between art, science, politics, and religion in Renaissance culture, the book also offers fresh insights into the Medici and papal courts.

DC Versus Marvel Comics

  • Auteur: Ron Marz
  • ISBN: 9781563892943
  • Date de sortie: 1996
  • Collection: Dc Comics
  • Total Download: 8845
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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.
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