100 Things Superman Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Author: Joseph McCabe,Mark Waid

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633194957

Category: Art

Page: 320

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Whether you're a die-hard comic book fan from the Golden Age or a new follower of Henry Cavill and Zack Snyder, these are the 100 things all fans need to know and do in their lifetime. Joseph McCabe of Nerdist.com has collected every essential piece of Superman knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom!
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100 Things Superman Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Author: Joseph McCabe

Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)

ISBN: 9781629371863

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Every Superman fan remembers Christopher Reeve’s performance in the 1978 blockbuster film, knows the story of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and can’t wait to hit theaters for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But do you know the origin of the villainous Metallo? Do you know the genesis of the Fortress of Solitude? Or the best place to eat in Superman’s "hometown”? 100 Things Superman Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans of the Man of Steel. Whether you’re a die-hard comic book fan from the Golden Age or a new follower of Henry Cavill and Zack Snyder, these are the 100 things all fans need to know and do in their lifetime. Joseph McCabe of Nerdist.com has collected every essential piece of Superman knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom!
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100 Things Batman Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Author: Joseph McCabe

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633199142

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Most Batman fans have enjoyed the Dark Knight in comics or on the big screen and are eagerly anticipating the release of the new Justice League movie. But only real fans know the other characters who have donned the cowl in place of Bruce Wayne, or know the full origin stories of those who make up the rogues gallery. 100 Things Batman Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans, whether you're a comic book collector, an aficionado of Christopher Nolan's films, or both! Joseph McCabe of Nerdist.com has collected every essential piece of Dark Knight knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom. Contains exclusive interviews with Batman creators!
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100 Things X-Men Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Author: Brian Cronin

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1641250259

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Whether you've read the earliest X-Men comics from the silver age or never miss a big screen release, these are the 100 things all X-Men fans need to know and do in their lifetime. Comic Book Resources' Brian Cronin has collected every essential piece of mutants knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom!
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100 Things Rockies Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Author: Adrian Dater

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633199800

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Most Rockies fans have taken in the action from the purple row at Coors Field, and followed every moment of the team's exhilarating run to the 2007 World Series. But only real fans know the full rollercoaster story of how the Major Leagues finally came to the Mile High City, or all the best spots in LoDo to hit up before and after games. 100 Things Rockies Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans of the Rockies. Whether you're a die-hard devotee from the team's inception in 1993 or have been drawn in more recently by the dazzling play of Nolan Arenado, these are the 100 things all fans need to know and do in their lifetime. In this revised and updated edition, author Adrian Dater has collected every essential piece of Rockies knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.
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100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Author: Dan Casey

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633199835

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

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As a Star Wars fan, you've seen the movies, from A New Hope to The Last Jedi, and beyond. And of course you've probably had a faux lightsaber battle or two, pretending to be Luke Skywalker, Rey, or maybe Kylo Ren. But can you name the seven actors who have portrayed Darth Vader? Do you know how Ralph McQuarrie helped shape the world of Star Wars? Are you familiar with Deak Starkiller, Darth Plagueis, or Drew Struzan? Have you seen the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special? 100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans of the galaxy far, far away. In this revised and updated edition, Dan Casey has collected every essential piece of Star Wars knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activites, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist for viewers old and new to progress on their way to fan superstardom.
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100 Things Spider-Man Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Author: Mark Ginocchio,Tom DeFalco

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633197670

Category: Art

Page: 336

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Every Spider-Man fan knows Peter Parker's origin story, knows about his clashes with the Green Goblin, and is eager to see actor Tom Holland don the red and blue suit on the big screen. But do you know the genesis of Venom or the Sinister Six? Have you ever tried Aunt May's famous wheatcakes? 100 Things Spider-Man Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans of the character. Whether you're a die-hard comic book reader from the Silver Age or a new follower of the popular movies, these are the 100 things all fans need to know and do in their lifetime. Writer and podcaster Mark Ginocchio has collected every essential piece of Spider-Man knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom!
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100 Things Blues Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Author: Jeremy Rutherford

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1623682835

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

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Covering the entire 45-year history of the Blues, author Jeremy Rutherford has collected every essential piece of Blues knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them from 1 to 100. Most Blues fans have taken in a game or two at the Scottrade Center, have seen highlights of a young Brett Hull, and are aware that the team is named after the famous W. C. Handy song “Saint Louis Blues”. But only real fans know who scored the first goal in franchise history, can name all of the Blues players whose numbers are retired, or can tell you the best place to grab a bite in St. Louis before the game. 100 Things Blues Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the definitive resource guide for both seasoned and new fans of the St. Louis Blues.
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100 Things Reds Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

Author: Joel Luckhaupt

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1623682479

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 7434

In this ultimate resource guide for true fans of baseball s first professional team, author Joel Luckhaupt has collected every essential piece of Cincinnati Reds trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranked them fromone to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist for fans to complete in their lifetime. Most Reds fans have taken in a game or two at the Great American Ball Park, have seen highlights of the Big Red Machine, and remember the team s surprising triumph in the 1990 World Series. But only real fans know which 15-year-old took the mound for the Reds in 1944, can name the pitcher who gave up Pete Rose s 4,192nd hit, or remember how many dogs owner Marge Schott owned. 100 Things Reds Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the perfect book for any fan of Reds baseball, whether a die-hard booster from the days of Ted Kluszewski or a new supporter of Joey Votto, Johnny Cueto, and Aroldis Chapman."
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100 Things Game of Thrones Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Author: Rowan Kaiser

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633197646

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Every Game of Thrones fan remembers where they were for Ned Stark's untimely demise, can hum the tune of "The Rains of Castamere," and can't wait to find out Daenerys Targaryen's next move. But do you know the real inspiration for the Red Wedding? Or how to book a trip to visit Winterfell? 100 Things Game of Thrones Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans. Whether you've read all of George R.R. Martin's original novels or just recently devoured every season of the hit show, these are the 100 things all Game of Thrones fans need to know and do in their lifetime. Pop culture critic Rowan Kaiser has collected every essential piece of Game of Thrones knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom!
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100 Things Iowa Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Author: Rick Brown,Chuck Long

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633196569

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Most Iowa Hawkeyes fans have attended a basketball game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, seen highlights of "The Catch" that beat LSU in 2005, and were thrilled by the school's run to the 2014–15 Big Ten Football Championship Game. But only real fans know how many players have had their numbers retired, the best place to grab a bite before the game, or the only Iowa basketball player to lead the nation in scoring. 100 Things Iowa Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of Iowa athletics. Whether you're a die-hard fan from the days of Nile Kinnick or a new supporter of Fran McCaffery, this book contains everything Hawkeyes fans should know, see, and do in their lifetime.
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100 Things Virginia Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

Author: Brian Leung,Terry Holland

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633196747

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Most Cavaliers fans have taken in a game or two at John Paul Jones Arena, have seen highlights of Ralph Sampson, and remember the 1981 and 1984 Final Four appearances. But only real fans know about the dominance of Jim Bakhtiar, the significance of Carl Smith's contributions, or which game featured the largest comeback in UVA history. 100 Things Virginia Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans of the Virginia Cavaliers. Whether you’re a die-hard booster from the days of Terry Holland or a recent supporter of the team, these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime. Cavaliers writer Brian J. Leung has collected every essential piece of Cavaliers knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.
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Webslinger

Unauthorized Essays On Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man

Author: Gerry Conway,Leah Wilson

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781935251521

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 231

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The tangled web of vengeance, love, and loss woven by Spider-Man comics and films is explored in this collection of insightful essays by acclaimed writers of comics and science fiction and edited by Spider-Man comic writer Gerry Conway. A variety of topics—from the superhero’s sarcasm to the science behind radioactive spiders—are discussed in essays on “Turning Rage into Responsibility: A Psychology of Loss,” “Love Is Selfish: Can a Hero Afford Personal Attachments?,” and “Self Identity and Costume Design.” The popular rival Green Goblin, the bumbling-yet-influential media, and the part New York City itself plays in stories are skillfully explored, as well as the overall philosophy of mild-mannered Peter Parker and Spidey’s relationship with the rest of the characters in the Marvel universe.
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Batman and Philosophy

The Dark Knight of the Soul

Author: Mark D. White,Robert Arp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470532807

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery? Can we hold the Joker morally responsible for his actions? Is Batman better than Superman? If everyone followed Batman's example, would Gotham be a better place? What is the Tao of the Bat? Batman is one of the most complex characters ever to appear in comic books, graphic novels, and on the big screen. What philosophical trials does this superhero confront in order to keep Gotham safe? Combing through seventy years of comic books, television shows, and movies, Batman and Philosophy explores how the Dark Knight grapples with ethical conundrums, moral responsibility, his identity crisis, the moral weight he carries to avenge his murdered parents, and much more. How does this caped crusader measure up against the teachings of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Lao Tzu?
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The Caped Crusade

Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture

Author: Glen Weldon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476756740

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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“A roaring getaway car of guilty pleasures” (The New York Times Book Review), Glen Weldon’s 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. Since his debut in Detective Comics #27, Batman has been many things: a two-fisted detective; a planet-hopping gadabout; a campy Pop Art sensation; a pointy-eared master spy; and a grim ninja of the urban night. Yet, despite these endless transformations, he remains one of our most revered cultural icons. In this “smart, witty, and engrossing” (The Wall Street Journal) cultural critique, NPR contributor and book critic Glen Weldon provides “a sharp, deeply knowledgeable, and often funny look at the cultural history of Batman and his fandom” (Chicago Tribune) to discover why it is that we can’t get enough of the Dark Knight. 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. The result is “possibly the most erudite and well-researched fanboy manifesto ever” (Booklist). Well-researched, insightful, and engaging, The Caped Crusade, with a new afterword by the author, has something for everyone: “If you’re a Bat-neophyte, this is an accessible introduction; if you’re a dyed-in-the-Latex Bat-nerd, this is a colorfully rendered magical history tour redolent with nostalgia” (The Washington Post).
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Previously on X-Men

The Making of an Animated Series

Author: Eric Lewald

Publisher: Jacobs Brown Press

ISBN: 9780998866376

Category: X-Men (Television program)

Page: 450

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"In late 1992, on small budgets and under tight schedules, the cast and crew of X-Men: The Animated Series crafted a television show that, despite an industry full of naysayers, immediately shot to #1. This "kids' show" often landed more than half the TV viewers across America, and a twenty-year gold rush of Marvel motion pictures and TV series followed. Previously on X-Men is Eric Lewald's personal, inside account of how the series got on the air, the many challenges that were overcome, and how the show prevailed. The head writer interviewed 36 of the artists, writers, voice cast, and executives who helped make this game-changing series a worldwide success. This book is an authoritative look into the creation of the animated series that nobody expected to succeed. Lewald offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at the Saturday-morning cartoon series that changed Hollywood"--Back cover.
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100 Things Capitals Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Author: Ben Raby,Craig Laughlin

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633198995

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Plenty of Capitals fans have taken in a game at the Verizon Center and cheered the team on during thrilling recent playoff runs. But only real fans know the full history of the "Save the Caps" campaign or have rocked the red in enemy territory. 100 Things Capitals Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans of the Caps. Whether you were there through the early dark days of the franchise, or whether you're a more recent supporter of Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime. Experienced sportswriter Ben Raby has collected every essential piece of Caps knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.
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The Essential Batman Encyclopedia

Author: Robert Greenberger

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345501063

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 388

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A reference covering the complete history of the Dark Knight furnishes entries that provide details on Batman's history and origins, profiles of characters, descriptions of featured places, and an overview of the hero's adventures.
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100 Things You're Not Supposed to Know

Secrets, Conspiracies, Cover Ups, and Absurdities

Author: Russ Kick

Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser

ISBN: 1609259475

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 4794

This book sheds light on those things that people in power—government, religious leaders, corporations, the rich and well connected—would just as soon wish you didn't know. To them secrets are power. And they'll do whatever it takes to keep them that way—suppressing the truth and covering up facts that might make the rest of us angry enough to challenge the powerful or at least to have a good laugh at their expense. Using careful research and impeccable sources, Kick uncovers the hidden truth. For example, self-appointed censors warn constantly about the dangers of pornography, the fact is that pornography has existed since the first cave people carved dirty pictures on the walls. It's also true that two atomic bombs were dropped on North Carolina—although we managed to avoid nuking Greenland, Texas, Canada, Britain and Spain; George Washington embezzled government funds; 1 of 10 people is not fathered by the man they believe is dad; Barbie is based on a German sex doll; The American colonists practiced cannibalism, and much more. This is a combined edition of 50 Things You're Not Supposed to Know Volumes 1 and 2 first published in 2003 and 2004.
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Hanging Out With the Dream King

Conversations with Neil Gaiman

Author: Joe McCabe

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1560976179

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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The most intimate look yet into the life and mind of the bestselling author and creator of The Sandman. Neil Gaiman is one of the most successful and versatile writers working today. He has become renowned not only for the consistently high quality of his writing but for his mastery of many media. He is an award-winning comic book writer (Sandman), novelist (American Gods), children's book author (The Wolves in the Walls), and television screenwriter (Neverwhere). Yet with all the fans hungry to know more about his work, there has not yet been a single major nonfiction book covering Gaiman's entire creative output. Until now. Hanging Out With the Dream King: Conversations With Neil Gaiman and His Collaborators presents a thorough look at Gaiman's work not only through his eyes, but through the eyes of his many collaborators. Artists, writers, editors, musicians—over two-dozen creators share their thoughts on working with Gaiman and present a unique mosaic portrait of the writer whose name has become synonymous with modern fantasy. Although the book's scope is not limited to Gaiman's best-selling comic book creationThe Sandman, Hanging Out With the Dream King features comprehensive interviews with all of the major Sandman artists, including Charles Vess, P. Craig Russell, Bryan Talbot, and Jill Thompson, as well as well as rare and exclusive interviews with Sandman co-creators Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg. And, much as Gaiman has done throughout his career, Hanging Out With the Dream King breaks down the walls of media and genre, presenting those who may have discovered the writer's work through one storytelling medium with doors through which they may find his other prodigious creations. Thus, admirers of Gaiman's children's books with Dave McKean will discover his adult work with Gene Wolfe and Terry Pratchett; fans of his novels will discover his comics; and everyone will have the chance to meet Gaiman's folk-rock bands—the Flash Girls and Folk Underground. Musicians Alice Cooper and Tori Amos are also interviewed.
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