The Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade Deluxe Edition

The Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade Deluxe Edition

Frank Miller, along with co-writer Brian Azarrello and artist John Romita Jr., revisit the gritty world of to the best-selling and genre-defining graphic novel, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, with this time telling prequel, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: THE LAST CRUSADE, The tale of Batman’s last adventure before his retirement and eventual return years later. As the Joker is manically returned to Arkham Asylum, Bruce Wayne is struggling to train his sidekick and heir apparent, the new Robin, Jason Todd. While a new string of bizarre killing sprees involving Gotham City’s elite take up Batman and Robin’s attention, critics begin to question if the Dark Knight has a right to endanger the life of a child. What does night after night of danger and brutality do to a child? And what is the Joker planning? THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: THE LAST CRUSADE presents this prequel story to THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS plus a variant cover gallery, pages from Frank Miller's original script and pencils by John Romita Jr.

The Dark Knight Returns: the Last Crusade

The Dark Knight Returns: the Last Crusade

One of the most highly anticipated prequels of all-time is finally here in THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: THE LAST CRUSADE! He changed the history of the comic book industry in 1984 with the release of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and now Frank Miller is back to tell the story before that story! Frank Miller re-teams with his DAREDEVIL: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR collaborator, John Romita Jr. to tell the story set just before the start of the seminal graphic novel BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT REUTURNS begins. Featuring appearances by the Joker, Poison Ivy, Selina Kyle and the last Robin, this prequel story reveals Who the Dark Knight before he became the elder-statesmen super-hero from Miller legendary Dark Knight saga. Collects THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: THE LAST CRUSADE #1 and exclusive bonus material.

Absolute Batman: the Dark Knight: the Master Race

Absolute Batman: the Dark Knight: the Master Race

In 1986, Frank Miller introduced his iconic take on Batman and changed the face of comics forever. Now, three decades after BATMAN- THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Miller himself has returned with a third chapter to his groundbreaking saga. It's been three years since the Batman defeated Lex Luthor and saved the world from tyranny. Three years since anyone has seen Gotham City's guardian alive. Wonder Woman, Queen of the Amazons...Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern...Superman, the Man of Steel...all of the Dark Knight's allies have retreated from the front lines of the war against injustice. But now a new war is beginning. An army of unimaginable power led by Superman's own daughter is preparing to claim Earth as their new world. The only force that can stop this master race--Batman--is dead. Long live the new Batman... Collecting the full nine-issue miniseries and its mini-comic tie-in issues, this gorgous book is packed with extra materials never before published all together in an oversized Absolute format!

Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition

Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition

Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

The Caped Crusade

Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture

The Caped Crusade

The Caped Crusade is a fascinating, critically acclaimed chronicle of the rises and falls of one of the world's most iconic superheroes and the fans who love him--now with a new afterword. For nearly a century, Batman has cycled through eras of dark melodrama and light comedy and back again. How we perceive his character, whether he's delivering dire threats in a raspy Christian Bale growl or trading blithely homoerotic double entendres with Robin the Boy Wonder, speaks to who we are and how we wish to be seen by the world. It's this endless adaptability that has made him so lasting, and ultimately human. But it's also Batman's fundamental nerdiness that uniquely resonates with his fans and makes them fiercely protective of him. As Weldon charts the evolution of Gotham's Guardian from Bob Kane and Bill Finger's hyphenated hero to Christopher Nolan's post-9/11 Dark Knight, he reveals how this symbol of justice has made us who we are today and why his legacy remains so strong. Well-researched, insightful, and engaging, The Caped Crusade, with a new afterword by the author, has something for everyone.

Kick-Ass: The New Girl Vol. 1

Kick-Ass: The New Girl Vol. 1

KICK-ASS IS BACK ready to wipe out the city's criminal lowlives, destroy its gangs, and save its communities from decay. But there's a new face beneath the old mask, a new figure wearing that famous green and yellow spandex. Who is this new vigilante superhero? Who can fill Dave Lizewski's shoes? WHO IS THE NEW KICK-ASS? Find out in the first collection of KICK-ASS: THE NEW GIRL. MARK MILLAR and JOHN ROMITA, JR. reunite for the next chapter of the greatest superhero comic of all time. Collects KICK-ASS: THE NEW GIRL #1-6

Boy Culture

An Encyclopedia

Boy Culture

In this two-volume set, a series of expert contributors look at what it means to be a boy growing up in North America, with entries covering everything from toys and games, friends and family, and psychological and social development. * 166 entries on specific aspects of boyhood life in North America today, ranging from boy-centered toys, games, and media to issues of masculinity and confusing notions of manhood * Expert contributors from a variety of academic and professional disciplines, providing insight into a range of issues related to the lives of North American boys * Bibliographic listings of works cited and further reading in print and online * A comprehensive index

American Migrant Fictions

Space, Narrative, Identity

American Migrant Fictions

American Migrant Fictions focuses on novels of five American migrant writers of the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries, who construct spatial paradigms within their narratives to explore linguistic diversity, identities and be-longings.

Batman: Earth One Vol. 2

Batman: Earth One Vol. 2

The Dark Knight Must Answer the Greatest Riddle of All: Who is Batman? Change is coming to Gotham City. Between the death of Mayor Oswald Copplepot and the emergence of "the Batman," a new dawn has begun to shed its light onto the notoriously dark and corrupt city. But even as new Mayor Jessica Dent and her twin brother District Attorney Harvey Dent join in the Dark Knight and Detective Jim Gordon's crusade against Gotham's criminal element, a new threat rises-one that enjoys playing a simple game of riddles. Answer wrong: you die. Answer correctly, and... The second installment in the #1 New York Times best-selling series BATMAN: EARTH ONE reteams writer Geoff Johns with artist Gary Frank and introduces readers to a bevy of Batman's most infamous foes-but with unexpected twists and turns that build an all-new, incredible mythology for one of the fictional world's most popular characters.