The Astro Boy Essays

The Astro Boy Essays Author Frederik L. Schodt
ISBN-10 9781611725162
Year 2007-07-01
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Stone Bridge Press
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The pioneering genius of Japan’s “God of Comics,” Osamu Tezuka (1928–89), is examined through his life’s masterwork: Tetsuwan Atomu, also known as Mighty Atom or Astro Boy, a comic series featuring a cute little android who yearns to be more human. The history of Tetsuwan Atomu and Tezuka’s role in it is a road map to understanding the development of new media in Japan and the United States. Topics include Tezuka’s life, the art of animation, the connection between fantasy robots and technology, spin-offs, and Astro Boy’s cultural impact. Frederik L. Schodt is a translator and author of numerous books about Japan, including Manga! Manga! and Dreamland Japan. He often served as Osamu Tezuka’s English interpreter. In 2009 he was received the The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette for his contribution to the introduction and promotion of Japanese contemporary popular culture.

Berserk

Berserk Author Kentaro Miura
ISBN-10 9781506704425
Year 2017-07-18
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
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Guts, the Black Swordsman, and his companions have finally broken free of the monster-infested wilderness and arrived at the port city of Vritannis. But the band finds out all too quickly that humans can be just as monstrous as the nightmarish creatures and apostles they battled in the forest. As Schierke and Isidro face off against pirate slavers, Farnese's power-hungry family tries to force her once again under the yoke of their political ambitions. The group's only hope is to find a ship out of the city, but even if they manage to secure a vessel, will everyone be free to leave?

Giganto Maxia

Giganto Maxia Author Kentaro Miura
ISBN-10 9781616559472
Year 2016-03-08
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
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"100 million years after the Great Destruction, life hangs on in the wastelands with human, demi-humans, and massive creatures fighting for survival. With the Empire of Olympus using colossal beasts to crush their adversaries, only gladiator Delos, mystic Prome, and the titan Gohra they become can hope to stem genocide and heal the shattered Earth! From the immense imagination of Berserk creator Kentaro Miura comes Giganto Maxia, a science-fiction/fantasy manga of titanic proportions! Series Overview: Giganto Maxia is a one-volume Sci-Fi Manga Adventure from the creator of the Berserk Series Kentaro Miura!"

Blood Blockade Battlefront

Blood Blockade Battlefront Author Yasuhiro Nightow
ISBN-10 9781616552237
Year 2013
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
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When Zap is kidnapped, Libra leader Klaus von Reinhertz makes a deal to fight deadly monsters in an underground arena in order to free him.

Key issues in corrections

Key issues in corrections Author Jeffrey Ian Ross
ISBN-10 9781447318750
Year 2016-09-28
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Policy Press
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Key Issues in Corrections critically analyzes the most important challenges affecting the correctional system in the USA, offering a no-nonsense explanation of the problems of correctional officers, correctional managers, prisoners, and the public.

Bizarre Behaviours Psychology Revivals

Bizarre Behaviours  Psychology Revivals Author Herschel Prins
ISBN-10 9781134098989
Year 2013-10-31
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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The most deviant forms of human behaviour can be disturbing, incomprehensible, and sometimes very frightening. Herschel Prins believes that even the most deviant-seeming behaviours have their counterparts in ‘normality’ and can often be seen as an extension of this. In Bizarre Behaviours he sets some extreme forms of behaviour, such as vampirism and amok, in their socio-cultural and psychological contexts. Originally published in 1990, this very accessible and readable book will interest not only all those who have to deal with bizarre behaviour in the course of their work, but also the general reader who is interested in the origins and the infinite variety of human behaviours.

Seditious Theology

Seditious Theology Author Mark Johnson
ISBN-10 9781317057857
Year 2016-04-01
Pages 246
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Seditious Theology explores the much analysed British punk movement of the 1970s from a theological perspective. Imaginatively engaging with subjects such as subversion, deconstruction, confrontation and sedition, this book highlights the stark contrasts between the punk genre and the ministry of Jesus while revealing surprising similarities and, in so doing, demonstrates how we may look at both subjects in fresh and unusual ways. Johnson looks at both punk and Jesus and their challenges to symbols, gestures of revolt, constructive use of conflict and the shattering of relational norms. He then points to the seditious pattern in Jesus' life and the way it can be discerned in some recent trends in theology. The imaginative images that he creates provide a challenging image of Jesus and of those who have relooked radically in recent years at what being a ’seditious’ follower of Christ means for the church. Introducing both a new partner for theological conversation and a fresh way of how to go about the task, this book presents a powerful approach to exploring the life of Christ and a new way of engaging with both recent theological trends and the more challenging expressions of popular culture.

Video Sourcebook

Video Sourcebook Author Thomson Gale
ISBN-10 1414400993
Year 2007-10
Pages 4000
Language en
Publisher Gale Cengage
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From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.

Drifters

Drifters Author Kohta Hirano
ISBN-10 9781616555740
Year 2017-08-22
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
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In the final battle over control of Japan in AD 1600, Shimazu Toyohisa is pulled into another world filled with elves, dragons, and other warrior "Drifters," who represent the best samurai from Japan's warring provinces.

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls Author Hope Nicholson
ISBN-10 9781506700991
Year 2016-10-18
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
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The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a non-fiction anthology mixing prose, comics, and illustrated stories on the lives and loves of an amazing cast of female creators. Featuring work by Margaret Atwood (The Heart Goes Last), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Trina Robbins (Wonder Woman), Marguerite Bennett (Marvel's A-Force), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona), Marjorie Liu (Monstress), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), and over fifty more creators. It's a compilation of tales told from both sides of the tables: from the fans who love video games, comics, and sci-fi to those that work behind the scenes: creators and industry insiders.

Attack on Titan 23

Attack on Titan 23 Author Hajime Isayama
ISBN-10 1632364638
Year 2017-12-19
Pages
Language en
Publisher Kodansha Comics
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Anime Season 2 coming to Funimation in April 2017! The blockbuster manga edges closer to its thrilling conclusions. The mysteries of the Titans are being revealed... who will escape death at the hands of giants and human beings?

Fairy Tail Volume 21

Fairy Tail Volume 21 Author Hiro Mashima
ISBN-10 9781612624808
Year 2013-07-16
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Kodansha Comics
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A PARALLEL WORLD ? Natsu and the gang journey to Edolas, a parallel world in the sky, in search of their vanished guild. Instead they stumble upon the parallel version of Fairy Tail and find their guild mates all have completely different personalities, as well as a long lost member of the original guild.

Fairy Tail Volume 53

Fairy Tail Volume 53 Author Hiro Mashima
ISBN-10 9781682332481
Year 2016-04-12
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Kodansha Comics
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DRAGONS VS. WIZARDS! Seven years ago, one dragon defeated all of Fairy Tail. Now they're up against seven! How can Natsu and Fairy Tail defeat the most destructive force in history?! The secrets of the dragon slayers are revealed in the stunning climax of the Festival of the Dragon King!

The Boardgamer Volume 8

The Boardgamer Volume 8 Author Bruce A. Monnin
ISBN-10
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Pages 174
Language en
Publisher Past Into Print Publishing
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The Boardgamer magazine was a quarterly magazine devoted primarily, but not exclusively, to the coverage of Avalon Hill / Victory Games titles and to other aspects of the boardgaming hobby. Initially, The Boardgamer’s publication ran concurrently with Avalon Hill’s house magazine, The General, but instead of focusing on new releases, it devoted coverage to those classic, Avalon Hill games which no longer graced the pages of The General. Following the cessation of The General in June 1998, The Boardgamer was the primary periodical dedicated to the titles from AH/VG, until its final issue in 2004. The contents of this volume consists of: Strategy And Tactics In The Civil War - And Variant Rules The First Spoke - Where To Start In Air Baron War At Sea Series Replay - A Game On The AREA Ladder Mission SPB1 - Breakfast At The Café Gondree French Dune - Highlights Of The New Version Leaders And Morale - In Panzerblitz / Panzer Leader A.R.E.A. News - Technology Crunch Strategies For Winning At 7th Fleet - A Look At Scenarios 1-5 The Skies Of Caen Escorts Over Leipzig Escort To Muenster: An Ace Is Born A Legend's First Kill - Four Airforce / Dauntless Scenarios Strategies For Winning At 7th Fleet - A Look At Scenarios #6 Through #9 More New Scenarios - For Israeli Defense Force Battle Of Porto Praya - A Wooden Ships & Iron Men Scenario Adel Verpflichtet, By Hook Or By Crook, By Fair Means Or Foul - A Lot Of Fun, No Matter How You Say It! Adel Verpflichtet - Series Replay Modified 501 City-Fight-In-Four - A Modified Up Front Scenario Jutland In The Baltic - Battles Between the Germans and Russians The French Sellout - Not Your Average Advanced Third Reich Series Replay Potpourri For The Gamer - DEN, W&P, FE, VITP/WAS, SUB & FT 1999 March Madness Sweet Sixteen - Men’s and Women’s Teams Termoli - Panzer Leader Situations The Star of Africa - Air Force Scenarios Featuring Hans Joachim Marseille Unit ID Numbers For Counters - From The Boardgamer'’s Special Panzer Leader Issue Insert: Countersheet for Jutland Variant In Short, The Longest Day - An Old Monster Gets A Facelift Brethren Of The Coast - A Variant For Blackbeard The “Liberator” of Europe - The B24J Joins the Queen of the Skies A New (Inter)face - For Panzerblitz and Panzer Leader Point Of Decision - Allied Turn 2 Strategies in Victory In The Pacific AREA Scoring System For Board Games - An Open Letter to Tournament GM’s & Game Club Presidents