Campy Comic Books, Crimefighters, & Culture of the Swinging Sixties

Author: Michael Eury

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 1605490733

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 3811


Welcome to the CAMP AGE, when spies liked their wars cold and their women warm, good guys beat bad guys with a pun and a punch, and Batman shook a mean cape. HERO-A-GO-GO celebrates the camp craze of the Swinging Sixties, when just about everyone—the teens of Riverdale, an ant and a squirrel, even the President of the United States—was a super-hero or a secret agent. Back Issue magazine and former DC Comics editor MICHAEL EURY takes you through that coolest cultural phenomenon with this lively collection of nostalgic essays, histories, and theme song lyrics of classic 1960s characters like Captain Action, Herbie the Fat Fury, Captain Nice, Atom Ant, Scooter, ACG’s Nemesis, Dell’s super-Frankenstein and Dracula, the “split!” Captain Marvel, and others! Featuring interviews with Bill Mumy (Lost in Space), Bob Holiday (It’s a Bird … It’s a Plane … It’s Superman), Ralph Bakshi (The Mighty Heroes, Spider-Man), Dean Torrence (Jan and Dean Meet Batman), Ramona Fradon (Metamorpho), Tony Tallarico (The Great Society Comic Book), Vince Gargiulo (Palisades Park historian), Joe Sinnott (The Beatles comic book), Jose Delbo (The Monkees comic book), and many more!

A Certain Kind of Hero

Defender\Broomstick Cowboy

Author: Kathleen Eagle

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426882327

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5464


Two bad boys find redemption when they become unlikely heroes to two very special women and their families. Don't miss these romantic favorites from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Kathleen Eagle! Defender Gideon Defender understood hard choices. Innocent and pure, Raina McKenny had deserved someone better than him, so he'd stepped aside and watched her marry his brother. He'd stayed away when they adopted a baby and created the perfect life he could never offer her. Now, fifteen years later, Raina had returned to the reservation a widow with her fatherless teenage son in tow, and Gideon faced the toughest choices of his life. Between desire and duty, between condemnation and trust, between fatherhood and honor…and even between life and death. Broomstick Cowboy Amy Becker needed a man. Tate Harrison wouldn't have been her first choice…but then, her first choice had gone and died, leaving her pregnant, broke and on the verge of losing everything. Surprisingly, Tate was a good father figure to her children, a tireless worker and far too tempting during those long winter nights. But Tate wasn't one for roots; he was hers only until spring. Unless she could convince him to stay.

Killing Floor

Author: Lee Child

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101147054

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 2050


THE FIRST JACK REACHER NOVEL The bestselling novel featuring the "wonderfully epic hero" (People) who inspired the hit films Jack Reacher and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He’s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he’s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn’t kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn’t stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.

A Tale of Three Cities

The 1962 Baseball Season in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco

Author: Steven Travers

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597976172

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 274

View: 8690


Yankees, Dodgers, and Giants battle it out

Children's Literature Review

Excerpts from Reviews, Criticism, Amd Commentary on Books for Children and Young People

Author: Tom Burns

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787680480

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

View: 785


Presents full-text literary criticism on writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, monographs, reviews, and scholarly papers.

Defenders Masterworks Vol. 5

Author: Steve Gerber

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 1302482394

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 280

View: 1969


Steve Gerber’s Defenders run comes to its revolutionary conclusion in the latest Marvel Masterworks extravaganza! Gerber consistently broke the boundaries of what a super-hero comic could be and his Headmen saga stands as one of the high points in a celebrated career. From the Elf with a Gun, to Bambi and the Bozos, Gerber wove together an unlikely cast with a challenging critique of the era’s culture. His stories would influence a generation of new writers, and with artwork by the stellar team of Sal Buscema and Klaus Janson, Defenders is an indisputable ’70s Marvel masterpiece. And we’ve topped it off with the classic Defenders/Howard the Duck Marvel Treasury Edition team-up. Need we say more? Collecting Defenders (1972) #31-#41 & Annual (1976) #1.

Profiles of Black Success

Thirteen Creative Geniuses who Changed the World

Author: Gene N. Landrum

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 402

View: 2852


Examines ten behavior characteristics in thirteen African American superachievers, including Bill Cosby, Maya Angelou, Colin Powell, and Thurgood Marshall, and compares their background and success with nonblack subjects