X Men

Author: Stan Lee
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 1302506501
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Collects X-Men (1963) #1 & #129, Giant-Size X-Men #1, Uncanny X-Men #171, #200, #213, #267 & #287, New X-Men (2001) #116 And Free Comic Book Day: X-Men 2008. Ever since Charles Xavier opened his school's doors to the mutants of the world, his X-Men have welcomed those from all walks of life into their ranks! See how your favorite mutants joined your favorite mutant team! Witness the initiations of Marvel Girl! Wolverine! Colossus! Nightcrawler! Banshee! Storm! Kitty Pryde! Rogue! Magneto! Gambit! Bishop! And Pixie! Featuring the threats of the Hellfire Club, Fenris, Fitzroy, the N'Garai and the Shadow King!

The X Men Films

Author: Claudia Bucciferro
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442265345
Size: 68.77 MB
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This edited collection focuses on the X-Men film franchise, with essays that considers the movies as popular culture products. Chapters in this volume address various aspects featured in individual films or throughout the series. The essays discuss such topics as gender, race, class, sexuality, disability, and a sense of “otherness” that pervades the franchise. Although the book focuses specifically on the X-Men films, an analysis that considers the X-Men’s transformation from comics to movies will be included.

The Ages Of The X Men

Author: Joseph J. Darowski
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786472197
Size: 54.86 MB
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"Goes into extensive detail about the individual characters starting from their origins and their transition and evolution through the decades...makes for fascinating reading”—Collector's Corner The X-Men comic book franchise is one of the most popular of all time and one of the most intriguing for critical analysis. With storylines that often contain overt social messages within its "mutant metaphor," X-Men is often credited with having more depth than the average superhero property. In this collection, each essay examines a specific era of the X-Men franchise in relationship to contemporary social concerns. The essays are arranged chronologically, from an analysis of popular science at the time of the first X-Men comic book in 1963 to an interpretation of a storyline in light of rhetoric of President Obama's first presidential campaign. Topics ranging from Communism to celebrity culture to school violence are addressed by scholars who provide new insights into one of America's most significant popular culture products.

All New All Different

Author: Allan W. Austin
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477318976
Size: 40.49 MB
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Taking a multifaceted approach to attitudes toward race through popular culture and the American superhero, All New, All Different? explores a topic that until now has only received more discrete examination. Considering Marvel, DC, and lesser-known texts and heroes, this illuminating work charts eighty years of evolution in the portrayal of race in comics as well as in film and on television. Beginning with World War II, the authors trace the vexed depictions in early superhero stories, considering both Asian villains and nonwhite sidekicks. While the emergence of Black Panther, Black Lightning, Luke Cage, Storm, and other heroes in the 1960s and 1970s reflected a cultural revolution, the book reveals how nonwhite superheroes nonetheless remained grounded in outdated assumptions. Multiculturalism encouraged further diversity, with 1980s superteams, the minority-run company Milestone’s new characters in the 1990s, and the arrival of Ms. Marvel, a Pakistani-American heroine, and a new Latinx Spider-Man in the 2000s. Concluding with contemporary efforts to make both a profit and a positive impact on society, All New, All Different? enriches our understanding of the complex issues of racial representation in American popular culture.

Media Franchising

Author: Derek Johnson
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814743897
Size: 35.44 MB
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"Johnson astutely reveals that franchises are not Borg-like assimilation machines, but, rather, complicated ecosystems within which creative workers strive to create compelling 'shared worlds.' This finely researched, breakthrough book is a must-read for anyone seeking a sophisticated understanding of the contemporary media industry." —Heather Hendershot, author of What's Fair on the Air?: Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest While immediately recognizable throughout the U.S. and many other countries, media mainstays like X-Men, Star Trek, and Transformers achieved such familiarity through constant reincarnation. In each case, the initial success of a single product led to a long-term embrace of media franchising—a dynamic process in which media workers from different industrial positions shared in and reproduced familiar cultureacross television, film, comics, games, and merchandising. In Media Franchising, Derek Johnson examines the corporate culture behind these production practices, as well as the collaborative and creative efforts involved in conceiving, sustaining, and sharing intellectual properties in media work worlds. Challenging connotations of homogeneity, Johnson shows how the cultural and industrial logic of franchising has encouraged media industries to reimagine creativity as an opportunity for exchange among producers, licensees, and evenconsumers. Drawing on case studies and interviews with media producers, he reveals the meaningful identities, cultural hierarchies, and struggles for distinction that accompany collaboration within these production networks. Media Franchising provides a nuanced portrait of the collaborative cultural production embedded in both the media industries and our own daily lives.

Marvel Graphic Novels And Related Publications

Author: Robert G. Weiner
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
ISBN:
Size: 11.19 MB
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This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel's mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication's title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis. One appendix provides a comprehensive alphabetical index of Marvel and Marvel–related publications to 2005, while two other appendices provide selected lists of Marvel-related game books and unpublished Marvel titles.

Comics Values 2004

Author: Alex Malloy
Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9780873498029
Size: 72.54 MB
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Listings and prices for more than 93,000 Golden Age through modern comics and images of 1,000 comic book covers, a first choice of comic book collectors seeking a user friendly reference.