Collects Batman #3337 and the critically acclaimed tale from Batman Annual #2.
Author: Tom King
Publisher: DC Comics
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
When Catwoman accepted BatmanÕs marriage proposal, she changed more lives than just Bruce WayneÕs and Selina KyleÕs. A union between the WorldÕs Greatest Detective and one of Gotham CityÕs fiercest criminals is a shakeup that will rattle everyone in the Dark KnightÕs lifefrom the young vigilantes who make up his surrogate Òfamily,Ó to his legendary friends in the Justice League, to old demons heÕd long hoped to leave behind. Now Batman and Catwoman are on a quest for redemptiona mission deep into a forbidden desert fortress to evolve into something better before they say, ÒI do.Ó Standing in their way isÉwell, everybody, including BatmanÕs lethal exgirlfriend Talia al Ghul. From desert sands to boardwalk lights, will the Bat and the CatÕs search lead them to happiness at last? Find out in Batman Vol. 5: Rules of Engagement, a major new chapter in the lives of the Dark Knight and his feline fiancŽe from the acclaimed creative team of Tom King (Mister Miracle) and Jo‘lle Jones (Supergirl: Being Super), with guest artists Clay Mann and Lee Weeks! Collects Batman #3337 and the critically acclaimed tale from Batman Annual #2.
"Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger; Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family."
Author: Tom King
Category: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Following Catwoman's answer to his marriage proposal, Batman leaves Gotham City on a quest of renewal and redemption in the desert. As he travels and fights, he encounters members of his family--each disturbed by Batman's journey, each ready to stand in his way and push back against his stubborn determination to evolve into something better than a superhero. Has the Caped Crusader passed the point of no return? He's going to need a little help from his friends, but this help comes with a downside- Batman's true intentions will be exposed. This spectacular new volume further explores a key question throughout Tom King's entire Batman run- Can Batman be happy? Collects BATMAN #33-37 and BATMAN ANNUAL #2.
A series of brutal murders push Batman's detective skills to the limit and force him to confront one of Gotham City's oldest evils.
Author: Scott Snyder
Publisher: Dc Comics
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
A series of brutal murders push Batman's detective skills to the limit and force him to confront one of Gotham City's oldest evils. In a second story, the corpse of a killer whale shows up on the floor of one of Gotham City's foremost banks. The event begins a strange and deadly mystery that will bring Batman face to face with the new, terrifying faces of organized crime in Gotham.
This 1982 book was the first major critical study of Jaroslav Hašek and his most important literary creation, The Good Soldier Švejk.
Author: Cecil Parrott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This 1982 book was the first major critical study of Jaroslav Hašek and his most important literary creation, The Good Soldier Švejk. For many people Hašek's book is simply extremely funny. Cecil Parrott begins from the point of view that a closer examination of the conditions under which the book was written reveal it to be a much deeper work than it appears on the surface: a tragic as well as a comic masterpiece. A leading authority on Hašek, Parrott wrote the definitive biography, The Bad Bohemian, and translated the unexpurgated version of Švejk and many of Hašek's short stories. This book is lucidly written and aimed at the non-specialist reader who requires guidance in coming to terms with this strange book. All quotations are translated, and the book also includes a number of illustrations including the only sketch of Švejk that Hašek approved.
Inventing 'Easter Island' examines narrative strategies and visual conventions in the discursive construction of 'Easter Island' as distinct from the native conception of 'Rapa Nui.
Author: Beverley Haun
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Easter Island, or Rapa Nui as it is known to its inhabitants, is located in the Pacific Ocean, 3600 kilometres west of South America. Annexed by Chile in 1888, the island has been a source of fascination for the world beyond the island since the first visit by Europeans in 1722 due to its intriguing statues and complex history. Inventing 'Easter Island' examines narrative strategies and visual conventions in the discursive construction of 'Easter Island' as distinct from the native conception of 'Rapa Nui.' It looks at the geographic imaginary that pervaded the eighteenth century, a period of overwhelming imperial expansion. Beverley Haun begins with a discussion of forces that shaped the European version of island culture and goes on to consider the representation of that culture in the form of explorer texts and illustrations, as well as more recent texts and images in comic books and kitsch from off the island. Throughout, 'Easter Island' is used as a case study of the impact of imperialism on the view of a culture from outside. The study hinges on three key points - an inquiry into the formation of 'Easter Island' as a subject; an examination of how the constructed space and culture have been shaped, reshaped, and represented in discursive spaces; and a discussion of cultural memory and how the constraints of foreign texts and images have shaped thought and action about 'Easter Island.' Richly illustrated and unique in its findings, Inventing 'Easter Island' will appeal to cultural theorists, anthropologists, educators, and anyone interested in the history of the South Pacific.
This book examines recurring themes and how Moore's work has evolved over the years.
Author: Lance Parkin
Publisher: Old Castle
Category: Literary Criticism
For more than 30 years, Moore has pushed the perimeter of the comics medium. This book is a comprehensive survey of his career, including a complete list of his work from the America's Best Comics and From Hell period to the current Lost Girls. Moore's work crosses genre boundaries ranging from farce and high comedy to the dark, grim work that epitomised the graphic novel and comics revolution of the late 80s. This book examines recurring themes and how Moore's work has evolved over the years.