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.

Giganto Maxia

Giganto Maxia Author Kentaro Miura
ISBN-10 9781630087272
Year 2016-03-08
Pages
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!

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 9781447318736
Year 2016-09-28
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Policy Press
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Key Issues in Corrections is an engaging textbook critically analyzing the most important challenges affecting the correctional system in the USA. Written by a highly respected expert in the field, and building on his best-selling book Special problems in corrections, it examines long-standing and emerging issues, grounding the discussion in empirical research and current events. Updates to this edition include: • Integrating new scholarship, lawsuits, and the use of technology • The introduction and evaluation of new policies and practices • New sections on “The Privatization of Prisons” and “The Death Penalty” Primarily written for undergraduate students who have already had an introduction to the topic, the book offers a no-nonsense approach to explaining the problems of correctional officers, correctional managers, prisoners, and the public.

Drifters

Drifters Author Kohta Hirano
ISBN-10 9781616553395
Year 2014
Pages 233
Language en
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
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Allied with the elves, samurai warrior Shimazu Toyohisa makes a bold plan to form an alliance between the elves and their generational enemies--the dwarves.

King of Wolves

King of Wolves Author Buronson
ISBN-10 159307333X
Year 2005
Pages 193
Language en
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
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"Iba, a bright-spirited young historical scholar, disappears while on a lone expedition to study the ancient Silk Road ... A year later, his girlfriend Kyoko discovers that Iba is not only alive but is a warrior-slave under the reign of Genghis Khan in 13th century Mongokia"--P. [4] of cover.

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.

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.

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.

Vinland Saga

Vinland Saga Author Makoto Yukimura
ISBN-10 9781612626604
Year 2013-10-15
Pages 470
Language en
Publisher Kodansha Comics
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FOR HONOR AND VENGEANCE As a child, Thorfinn sat at the feet of the great Leif Ericson and thrilled to wild tales of a land far to the west. But his youthful fantasies were shattered by a mercenary raid. Raised by the Vikings who murdered his family, Thorfinn became a terrifying warrior, forever seeking to kill the band's leader, Askeladd, and avenge his father. Sustaining Throfinn through his ordeal are his pride in his family and his dreams of a fertile westward land, a land without war or slavery...the land Leif called Vinland.

Noragami Stray God

Noragami  Stray God Author Adachitoka
ISBN-10 9781632360229
Year 2015-09-01
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Kodansha Comics
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Yato is a homeless god. He doesn’t even have a shrine, not to mention worshippers! So to achieve his ambitious goals, he’s set up a service to help those in need (for a small fee), hoping he’ll eventually raise enough money to build himself the lavish temple of his dreams. Of course, he can’t afford to be picky, so Yato accepts all kinds of jobs, from finding lost kittens to helping a student overcome bullies at school.

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