Batman

Author: Scott Snyder
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 9781401249274
Size: 57.38 MB
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After having his face sliced off one year ago, the Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City! But even for a man who's committed a lifetime of murder, he's more dangerous than ever before! How can Batman protect his city and those he's closest to? It all leads back to Arkham Asylum... This new collectors set collects the critically acclaimed tale Batman: Death of the Family from the superstar #1 New York Times best-selling team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo. Collecting Batman #13-17, this seminal trade paperback is paired with a replica mask of facial flesh worn by the Joker. Note: UK Price Includes VAT

Graphic Novels

Author: D. Aviva Rothschild
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563080869
Size: 38.42 MB
Format: PDF
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The first of its kind, this annotated guide describes and evaluates more than 400 works in English. Rothschild's lively annotations discuss important features of each work-including the quality of the graphics, characterizations, dialogue, and the appropriate audience-and introduces mainstream readers to the variety and quality of graphic novels, helps them distinguish between classics and hackwork, and alerts experienced readers to material they may not have discovered. Designed for individuals who need information about graphic novels and for those interested in acquiring them, this book will especially appeal to librarians, booksellers, bookstore owners, educators working with teen and reluctant readers, as well as to readers interested in this genre.

The Bfi Companion To Crime

Author: Phil Hardy
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780304332151
Size: 44.37 MB
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Robbers, gangsters, murderers, and criminals of every description have long been a staple of popular entertainment. Movies are no exception, and film buffs and scholars alike now have a complete guide to the vast array of films that make up the fascinating world of crime cinema. The BFI Companion to Crime offers detailed information on the sub-genres and motifs of movies dealing with criminals and their behavior: prison dramas, heist stories, kidnappings, the exploits of serial killers, juvenile delinquents, and hired guns. Phil Hardy also includes articles on the historical and social background of crime movies. The Mafia, the Japanese yakuza, the FBI, and the underworld of union rackets, prostitution, and drugs are some of the topics covered. Fictional characters such as Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Maigret, Philip Marlow, and Pretty Boy Floyd appear in these pages, along with the literary sources of many crime films. The works of Graham Greene, Dashiell Hammett, Mickey Spillane, and Eric Ambler are among those featured. Abundantly illustrated with more than 500 photographs, this is the book for film enthusiasts and anyone interested in the crime genre.