Creepy Cowboy Caper

By ,
  • Full Title : Creepy Cowboy Caper
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • ISBN Code : 1496547802
  • Pages : 112
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang are lost in the desert and find themselves smack dab in the middle of SladevilleÜa ghost town! But the ghosts of Sladeville seem out of place. Something odd is going on in the town, and the gang is going to find out what it is!


Be Thankful, Be Giving

By Charles M. Schulz
  • Full Title : Be Thankful, Be Giving
  • Author : Charles M. Schulz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1534469060
  • Pages : 14
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the Peanuts gang! This feel-good book is the perfect gift for spreading happiness and gratitude! What are you thankful for? Whether it’s food, family, or friends—there’s always something for which to give thanks! Celebrate Thanksgiving with your favorite Peanuts characters as they spread cheer, bake yummy treats, and share warm blessings! © 2020 Peanuts Worldwide LLC


The Psychology of Superheroes

By Robin S. Rosenberg,Jennifer Canzoneri
  • Full Title : The Psychology of Superheroes
  • Author : Robin S. Rosenberg,Jennifer Canzoneri
  • Publisher : BenBella Books, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1935251368
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This latest installment in the Psychology of Popular Culture series turns its focus to superheroes. Superheroes have survived and fascinated for more than 70 years in no small part due to their psychological depth. In The Psychology of Superheroes, almost two dozen psychologists get into the heads of today's most popular and intriguing superheroes. Why do superheroes choose to be superheroes? Where does Spider-Man's altruism come from, and what does it mean? Why is there so much prejudice against the X-Men, and how could they have responded to it, other than the way they did? Why are super-villains so aggressive? The Psychology of Superheroes answers these questions, exploring the inner workings our heroes usually only share with their therapists.


Fantastic Transmedia

By C. Harvey
  • Full Title : Fantastic Transmedia
  • Author : C. Harvey
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137306041
  • Pages : 238
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Contemporary culture is packed with fantasy and science fiction storyworlds extending across multiple media platforms. This book explores the myriad ways in which imaginary worlds use media like films, novels, videogames, comic books, toys and increasingly user-generated content to captivate and energise contemporary audiences.



By Nelly Pailloux
  • Full Title : Crobots
  • Author : Nelly Pailloux
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1449418716
  • Pages : 96
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Amigurumi--Japanese for cute, little stuffed dolls. (See cute book cover if you're having trouble with the translation.) It's the latest and hottest craft craze among young and trendy crafters. Crobots features a 20-strong army of charming, cuddly amigurumi designs such as BigBot, BabyBot (don't let his age fool you), Geisha, DogBot, CatBot, and Thinker. The pattern for each design is simple enough for crochet novices, yet can be adapted to keep the experts interested and amused.


Amazing Spider-Man

By Dan Slott,David Hein,Christos Gage
  • Full Title : Amazing Spider-Man
  • Author : Dan Slott,David Hein,Christos Gage
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • ISBN Code : 1302504606
  • Pages : 112
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Collects Amazing Spider-Man #794-796, Annual #42 and material from Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #25. Nearly a year ago, Spider-Man hurled the dangerous madman called Zodiac a full year into the future. That means Zodiac’s had a whole year to prepare for their rematch! And when the web-slinger pays Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum a visit looking for a consult, he finds there’s a new Sorcerer Supreme in town: Loki! And this newest Master of the Mystic Arts has his own unique brand of magic! Meanwhile, Norman Osborn has scoured the globe for a cure to the genetic tampering that prevents him from becoming the Green Goblin — and at long last, he’s about to find it! Plus: Betty Brant searches for answers when she receives a voicemail from her late husband, Ned Leeds! All this and the uncanny threat of Clash!


The 9th Girl

By Tami Hoag
  • Full Title : The 9th Girl
  • Author : Tami Hoag
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101606592
  • Pages : 512
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

#1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag’s fan-favorite Minneapolis investigators, Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska, hunt a serial killer in this haunting thriller. On a frigid New Year’s Eve in Minneapolis, a young woman is found brutally murdered—the ninth so far this year in a string of grisly slayings. Homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska fear that it’s the work of a serial killer they call Doc Holiday, a transient who has brought his gruesome game to a new and more terrifying level. But as Kovac and Liska uncover the truth, they find that the monsters in the ninth girl’s life may live closer to home. And even as another young woman disappears, they have to ask the question: Which is the greater evil—the devil you know or the devil you don’t?


Car Crash Culture

By M. Brottman
  • Full Title : Car Crash Culture
  • Author : M. Brottman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137093218
  • Pages : 356
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

A morbidly fascinating and articulate collection of essays, this book explores the grim underside of America's cult of the automobile and the disturbing, frequently conspiratorial, speculations that arise whenever the car becomes the cause or the site of human death. Through analysis of fatal celebrity car accidents and other examples of death by automobile, as well as through personal memoir and forensic reports, cultural critics ponder our very human fascination with the car crash. Topics include the roles and experiences of passengers and bystanders, car crash conspiracy theories, the automobile as a site of murder, studies of car crash cinema, and psychological interpretations of the notion of the 'accident.' The book features original essays by such underground icons as Kenneth Anger and Adam Parfrey.


Contemporary Hollywood Masculinities

By Susanne Kord,Elisabeth Krimmer
  • Full Title : Contemporary Hollywood Masculinities
  • Author : Susanne Kord,Elisabeth Krimmer
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137016213
  • Pages : 280
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Kord and Krimmer investigate the most common male types - cops, killers, fathers, cowboys, superheroes, spies, soldiers, rogues, lovers, and losers - by tracing changing concepts of masculinity in popular Hollywood blockbusters from 1992 to 2008 - the Clinton and Bush eras - against a backdrop of contemporary political events, social developments, and popular American myths. Their in-depth analysis of over sixty films, from The Matrix and Iron Man to Pirates of the Caribbean and The Lord of the Rings, shows that movies, far from being mere entertainment, respond directly to today's social and political realities, from consumerism to "family values" to the War on Terror.


Abigail's Party

By Mike Leigh
  • Full Title : Abigail's Party
  • Author : Mike Leigh
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0241981336
  • Pages : 80
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

40th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Mike Leigh. Forty years on from its first performance at the Hampstead Theatre and original screening on BBC1 soon after, Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party - telling of two marriages spectacularly unravelling at an awkward neighbourhood drinks party - remains a pinnacle of British theatre. Here is the original script, complete with a new introduction by Mike Leigh describing the play's unlikely genesis, how it came to be made and where he believes it fits within his oeuvre as one of the country's leading writers and directors. 'The play came from my intuitive sense of the spirit and the flavour of the times, and from a growing personal fear of, and frustration with the suburban existence' Mike Leigh, from his new introduction 'Leigh's play isn't simply about marriage and Essex, but also about the unhappy state of the realm' Guardian



By Colin Milburn
  • Full Title : Respawn
  • Author : Colin Milburn
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1478002786
  • Pages : 312
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

In Respawn Colin Milburn examines the connections between video games, hacking, and science fiction that galvanize technological activism and technological communities. Discussing a wide range of games, from Portal and Final Fantasy VII to Super Mario Sunshine and Shadow of the Colossus, Milburn illustrates how they impact the lives of gamers and non-gamers alike. They also serve as resources for critique, resistance, and insurgency, offering a space for players and hacktivist groups such as Anonymous to challenge obstinate systems and experiment with alternative futures. Providing an essential walkthrough guide to our digital culture and its high-tech controversies, Milburn shows how games and playable media spawn new modes of engagement in a computerized world.