Orion by Walter Simonson Omnibus

Author: Walter Simonson
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 1401255353
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

In 2000, legendary writer/artist Walter Simonson, best known for his work on DC's Manhunter and Marvels' Thor, treated comics fans to his vision of Jack Kirby's Fourth World mythology. At the center of the series was the conflict between Orion, born on the violent world of Apokolips but raised on peaceful New Genesis, and his father, Darkseid, ruler of Apokolips. Focusing on the clash between father and son, the series features most of the Fourth World heroes and villains created by Jack Kirby, as Darkseid seeks the deadly anti-life equation - and Orion battles to stop him from eradicating life as we know it! This title also includes short stories written by Simonson and illustrated by Frank Miller, Dave Gibbons, Howard Chaykin, Jim Lee and others. Collects ORION #1-25 and stories from JACK KIRBY'S FOURTH WORLD #9-11 and 13.

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

Author: Michael Pawuk
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440851360
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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

Asterios Polyp

Author: David Mazzucchelli
Publisher: Eichborn Verlag
ISBN: 3821861304
Release Date: 2011-07-26
Genre: Fiction

In seinem epischen Meisterwerk über die Suche eines Mannes nach Liebe, dem Sinn des Lebens und perfekten architektonischen Proportionen definiert David Mazzucchelli ein ganzes Genre neu. Asterios Polyp könnte ein glücklicher Mann sein. Er ist ein hoch angesehener Architekt, er unterrichtet an einer ehrwürdigen Uni-versität, und er heiratet die Liebe seines Lebens. Doch Asterios ist auch ein Versager: Keiner seiner ehrgeizigen Entwürfe wurde je gebaut, sie existieren nur auf dem Papier, sein Hochmut macht ihn zu einem einsamen Menschen, seine warmherzige Frau Hana verlässt ihn. Als an seinem 50. Geburtstag seine New Yorker Wohnung in Flammen aufgeht, steht er vor den Trümmern seiner Existenz. Benommen verlässt er die Stadt und heuert irgendwo in einer Kleinstadt als Automechaniker an. Die Menschen dort hätte er früher nur verachtet, jetzt ist er einer von ihnen und sucht, überwältigt von seinen Erinnerungen, nach Erlösung. Und einer zweiten Chance - vielleicht. "Asterios Polyp" ist das Opus magnum eines weltweit bewunderten Comic-Künstlers: ein vielschichtiger Ideenroman, ein faszinierendes Gesamtkunstwerk aus Sprache und Bildern und eine große, berührende Liebesgeschichte.

Michael Moorcock

Author: Mark Scroggins
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476624174
Release Date: 2015-12-22
Genre: Literary Criticism

Prolific, popular and critically acclaimed, Michael Moorcock is the most important British fantasy author of his generation. His Elric of Melnibone is an iconic figure for millions of fans but Moorcock has also been a pioneer in science fiction and historical fiction. He was hailed as the central figure of the "New Wave" in science fiction, and has won numerous awards for his fantasy and SF, as well as his "mainstream" writing. This first full-length critical look at Moorcock's career, from the early 1960s to the present, explores the author's fictional multiverse: his fantasy tales of the "Eternal Champion"; his experimental Jerry Cornelius novels; the hilarious science-fiction satire of his "End of Time" books; and his complex meditations on 20th century history in Mother London and the Colonel Pyat tetralogy.

Kirby100

Author: John Morrow
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
ISBN: 9781605490786
Release Date: 2017-08-28
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

The party starts here! TwoMorrows and the Jack Kirby Collector magazine celebrate Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday in style with the release of KIRBY100, a full-color visual holiday for the King of comics! It features an all-star line-up of 100 comics pros who critique key images from Kirby’s 50-year career, admiring his page layouts, dramatics, and storytelling skills, and lovingly reminiscing about their favorite characters and stories. Featured are Bruce Timm, Alex Ross, Walter Simonson, John Byrne, Alan Davis, Joe Sinnott, Steve Rude, Adam Hughes, Wendy Pini, John Romita Sr., Dave Gibbons, P. Craig Russell, and dozens more of the top names in comics. Their essays serve to honor Jack’s place in comics history, and prove (as if there’s any doubt) that Kirby is King! This double-length book is edited by John Morrow and Jon B. Cooke, with a Kirby cover inked by Mike Royer.