The Shadow Hero 3

The Shadow Hero 3 Author Gene Luen Yang
ISBN-10 9781466861763
Release 2014-04-15
Pages 30
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The Shadow Hero is based on the adventures of the Green Turtle, who solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero of the 1940s. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity . . . The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero. Now, New York Times–bestselling author Gene Luen Yang has created a riveting, hilarious, and moving origin story for the Green Turtle. With artwork by the unmatched Sonny Liew, this gorgeous graphic novel about heroism and heritage is also a loving tribute to the long, rich tradition of American superhero comics. ——— The third issue of The Shadow Hero, "Fathers and Sons," spells disaster for our hero's family! Hank takes on the Tong of Sticks, an underground crime network, and brings a terrible tragedy on his family. But in doing so, he gains the one thing he needed most...a superpower! Watch for the complete The Shadow Hero graphic novel, available in print and collected ebook in July 2014!



The Shadow Hero 2

The Shadow Hero 2 Author Gene Luen Yang
ISBN-10 9781466861749
Release 2014-03-18
Pages 64
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The Shadow Hero is based on the adventures of the Green Turtle, who solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero of the 1940s. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity . . . The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero. Now, New York Times–bestselling author Gene Luen Yang has created a riveting, hilarious, and moving origin story for the Green Turtle. With artwork by the unmatched Sonny Liew, this gorgeous graphic novel about heroism and heritage is also a loving tribute to the long, rich tradition of American superhero comics. ——— The second issue of The Shadow Hero, "Dawn of a Golden Age," follows our hero, Hank, through his superhero training...and into his first fight! Can Hank prevail without actual superpowers? Who exactly is this lovely—and deadly—woman he tries to save from mysterious thugs? Watch for the complete The Shadow Hero graphic novel, available in print and collected ebook in July 2014!



The Shadow Hero

The Shadow Hero Author Gene Luen Yang
ISBN-10 9781466858671
Release 2014-07-15
Pages 176
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In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comics characters. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity... The Green Turtle was the first Asian American super hero. The comic had a short run before lapsing into obscurity, but the acclaimed author of American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang, has finally revived this character in Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle. With artwork by Sonny Liew, this gorgeous, funny comics adventure for teens is a new spin on the long, rich tradition of American comics lore.



The Shadow Hero 5

The Shadow Hero 5 Author Gene Luen Yang
ISBN-10 9781466861770
Release 2014-06-17
Pages 28
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The Shadow Hero is based on the adventures of the Green Turtle, who solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero of the 1940s. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity . . . The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero. Now, New York Times–bestselling author Gene Luen Yang has created a riveting, hilarious, and moving origin story for the Green Turtle. With artwork by the unmatched Sonny Liew, this gorgeous graphic novel about heroism and heritage is also a loving tribute to the long, rich tradition of American superhero comics. ——— The fifth issue of The Shadow Hero, "True Colors," brings the action to a boil! Our hero Hank strikes out to destroy the shadowy head of the Tong of Sticks crime syndicate, but as usual he's way over his head...and even the advice and aid of his invisible guardian may not be able to save him! Watch for the complete The Shadow Hero graphic novel, available in print and collected ebook in July 2014!



The Shadow Hero 1

The Shadow Hero 1 Author Gene Luen Yang
ISBN-10 9781466861718
Release 2014-02-18
Pages 28
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The Shadow Hero is based on the adventures of the Green Turtle, who solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero of the 1940s. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity . . . The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero. Now, New York Times–bestselling author Gene Luen Yang has created a riveting, hilarious, and moving origin story for the Green Turtle. With artwork by the unmatched Sonny Liew, this gorgeous graphic novel about heroism and heritage is also a loving tribute to the long, rich tradition of American superhero comics.



The Shadow Hero 6

The Shadow Hero 6 Author Gene Luen Yang
ISBN-10 9781466861855
Release 2014-07-15
Pages 36
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The Shadow Hero is based on the adventures of the Green Turtle, who solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero of the 1940s. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity . . . The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero. Now, New York Times–bestselling author Gene Luen Yang has created a riveting, hilarious, and moving origin story for the Green Turtle. With artwork by the unmatched Sonny Liew, this gorgeous graphic novel about heroism and heritage is also a loving tribute to the long, rich tradition of American superhero comics. ——— The sixth and final issue of The Shadow Hero, "Enter the Green Turtle," sees our hero Hank learning the identity of the woman in red...and finally finding his place as a superhero! Watch for the complete The Shadow Hero graphic novel, available in print and collected ebook in July 2014!



The Shadow As Hero in American Culture

The Shadow As Hero in American Culture Author Derek S. Rohleder
ISBN-10 OCLC:851397095
Release 2011
Pages 320
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This dissertation will examine the recent trend of villain worship in American popular culture. In essence, the transformation of the villain from antagonist into heroic protagonist will be explored. It is hypothesized that this trend is a result of American society's repression of their aggressive aspects deeply rooted in comely violence and unconscious disavowals. This phenomenon can be explained by examining American society through a Jungian hermeneutical approach. Firstly, the Jungian concept of the collective unconscious and the universal archetypes dwelling within it will be presented. Specifically, the shadow archetype, including the shadow's representation of an individual's collective repressed impulses and proclivities, will be discussed. Following this description, the shadow's endeavors to be seen in American culture on a daily bases will be analyzed through the exploration of this society's values and beliefs. After these concepts have been inspected, the characteristics of traditional heroes and villains will be examined and, by dissecting their similarities and differences, in doing so, the nature of the shadow in the collective trend towards celebrating the villain will become apparent. Finally, four specific case examples will be thoroughly investigated: The Joker, Hannibal Lecter, John Kramer (Jigsaw), and Dexter Morgan. These characters, popular in a multitude of different genres, possess the qualities of a villain, yet are admired in a heroic manner.



In the Shadow of a Hero

In the Shadow of a Hero Author Jenny Herbert
ISBN-10 1925003760
Release 2014
Pages 219
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"In the vast outback, Alfred Howitt finds the remains of explorers Burke and Wills with remarkable ease and efficiency. But the ageless and alien country shatters his Quaker beliefs, and he must confront his capacity for deceit. Returning to Victoria, his sharp intellect turns to science, and he earns widespread acclaim and respect, even while his desert ghosts continue to haunt him. As his success grows, so do the competing and often irreconcilable conflicts between his ambition and his conscience, and the effects of both on those he loves." -- publisher's website.



Projecting the Shadow

Projecting the Shadow Author Janice Hocker Rushing
ISBN-10 0226731677
Release 1995-12-01
Pages 261
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Part human, part machine, the cyborg is the hero of an increasingly popular genre of American film and, as Janice H. Rushing and Thomas S. Frentz so provocatively suggest, a cultural icon emblematic of an emergent postmodern mythology. Using the cyborg film as a point of departure, Rushing and Frentz examine how we rework Western myths and initiation rites in the face of new technologies. Through in-depth examinations of six representative films—Jaws, The Deer Hunter, The Manchurian Candidate, Blade Runner, The Terminator, and Terminator 2—Rushing and Frentz track the narrative's thread from the hunter to his technological nemesis, demonstrating how each film represents an unfolding hunter myth. For each movie, Rushing and Frentz show how uninitiated male hunters slowly lose control over their weapons. In Jaws, a 'soft' man, dominated by technology, can re-acquire the heroic hunter qualities he needs by teaming up with a 'savage' man and a 'technological' man. In doing so, he can still conquer the prey. The Manchurian Candidate charts how technology can turn a human into a weapon; Blade Runner perfects the artificial human with its manufactured replicants who are "more than human"; and The Terminator introduces a female hunter who leads humanity in its struggle against technology.



Reflections of the Shadow

Reflections of the Shadow Author Jeffrey Hirschberg
ISBN-10 9781615930395
Release 2009-09-01
Pages 261
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Using examples from contemporary films, Hirschberg explores the commonalitiesamong heroes and villains who have stood the test of time.



The Shadow Knows

The Shadow Knows Author Benneth Nnaedozie Okpala
ISBN-10 9781412004893
Release 2003
Pages 219
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The enduring cultural precepts of the indomitable ethic Igbos of Nigeria have sustained their revered human endowments for ages - morality, imagination, self-awareness, independent will. But severe economic deprivation at the wake of a lost civil war pitted their acute sense of survival against these cultural precepts. The Shadow Knows tells a bemusing story of a reprehensive life of a desperate young man under the menacing weight of his impeaching conscience; and the damning judgement of God and Man he grantically tries to escape. A contextual story of Igbo toughts and culture under strict tradisional rules of actions and consequences.



Tea Bag

Tea Bag Author Henning Mankell
ISBN-10 9783552057012
Release 2014-04-17
Pages 384
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Jesper Humlin hat es nicht leicht. Zwar ist er ein gefeierter Lyriker, doch sein Verleger besteht darauf, dass er endlich einen Kriminalroman schreibt, der Kurs seiner Wertpapiere ist gefallen, seine Freundin will ein Kind von ihm, und seine Mutter hat eine Agentur für Telefonsex eröffnet. Da lernt er bei einer Lesung Tea-Bag, ein schwarzes Flüchtlingsmädchen, und ihre Freundinnen kennen. Nach und nach erfährt er ihre Geschichten. Ein Roman, der das Gegensätzlichste verbindet - eine Satire auf den modernen Literaturbetrieb und einen Einblick in die illegale Welt der Einwanderer. Ein Buch von wunderbarer Komik und tiefem Ernst - ein neues Genre, in dem Mankell wie in seinen früheren Büchern brilliert.



The Hero s Fight

The Hero s Fight Author Patricia Fernández-Kelly
ISBN-10 9781400883561
Release 2016-08-23
Pages 440
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Baltimore was once a vibrant manufacturing town, but today, with factory closings and steady job loss since the 1970s, it is home to some of the most impoverished neighborhoods in America. The Hero's Fight provides an intimate look at the effects of deindustrialization on the lives of Baltimore’s urban poor, and sheds critical light on the unintended consequences of welfare policy on our most vulnerable communities. Drawing on her own uniquely immersive brand of fieldwork, conducted over the course of a decade in the neighborhoods of West Baltimore, Patricia Fernández-Kelly tells the stories of people like D. B. Wilson, Big Floyd, Towanda, and others whom the American welfare state treats with a mixture of contempt and pity—what Fernández-Kelly calls "ambivalent benevolence." She shows how growing up poor in the richest nation in the world involves daily interactions with agents of the state, an experience that differs significantly from that of more affluent populations. While ordinary Americans are treated as citizens and consumers, deprived and racially segregated populations are seen as objects of surveillance, containment, and punishment. Fernández-Kelly provides new insights into such topics as globalization and its effects on industrial decline and employment, the changing meanings of masculinity and femininity among the poor, social and cultural capital in poor neighborhoods, and the unique roles played by religion and entrepreneurship in destitute communities. Blending compelling portraits with in-depth scholarly analysis, The Hero’s Fight explores how the welfare state contributes to the perpetuation of urban poverty in America.



American Tricksters

American Tricksters Author William J. Jackson
ISBN-10 9781630877330
Release 2014-12-18
Pages 292
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Tricksters are known by their deeds. Obviously not all the examples in American Tricksters are full-blown mythological tricksters like Coyote, Raven, or the Two Brothers found in Native American stories, or superhuman figures like the larger-than-life Davy Crockett of nineteenth-century tales. Newer expressions of trickiness do share some qualities with the Trickster archetype seen in myths. Rock stars who break taboos and get away with it, heroes who overcome monstrous circumstances, crafty folk who find a way to survive and thrive when the odds are against them, men making spectacles of themselves by feeding their astounding appetites in public--all have some trickster qualities. Each person, every living creature who ever faced an obstacle and needed to get around it, has found the built-in trickster impulse. Impasses turn the trickster gene on, or stimulate the trick-performing imagination--that's life. To explore the ways and means of trickster maneuvers can alert us to pitfalls, help us appreciate tricks that are entertaining, and aid us in fending off ploys which drain our resources and ruin our lives. Knowing more about the Trickster archetype in our psyches helps us be more self-aware.



Team Hero Preview of Battle for the Shadow Sword

Team Hero  Preview of Battle for the Shadow Sword Author Adam Blade
ISBN-10 9781408352489
Release 2017-03-23
Pages 25
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X-Men meets Beast Quest at the school for superheroes! An epic adventure series from bestselling author Adam Blade - with amazing comic-book style illustrations. *This is a free ebook sampler to give you a taste of this amazing new series* Welcome to Hero Academy! Join Jack Beacon and your other new classmates at this secret school, where the lessons are more exciting than Maths and PE. But when a portal from the evil underground realm of Noxx is discovered beneath the school, Team Hero needs your powers. The next invasion is upon us ... Continue this story in TEAM HERO: Battle for the Shadow Sword, out in July 2017 There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out! Battle for the Shadow Sword; Attack of the Bat Army; Reptile Reawakened; and The Skeleton Warrior And don't forget Adam Blade's other series: Beast Quest and Sea Quest



The Shadow Walker

The Shadow Walker Author Michael Walters
ISBN-10 9781849168816
Release 2012-05-15
Pages 320
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Set in a country struggling to come to terms with the legacy of its past and the promise of its future, The Shadow Walker is a gripping thriller that introduces Inspector Nergui of the Mongolian Serious Crime squad. As winter's first snow falls on Ulan Baatar, the mutilated body of a British geologist is found in the city's most expensive hotel, apparently the fourth victim of a serial killer. With political pressure to solve the crimes mounting, Negrui, ex-head of the Serious Crime Squad, is ordered back to his former role, building an uneasy working relationship with his successor and protégé, Doripalam, and with Drew McLeish, a senior British CID officer sent out to support the investigation. But the murders continue - leading the officers through the disused factories of the decaying city, out on to the steppes among nomadic herdsmen and illegal gold prospectors, and down into the barren landscapes of the Gobi. And then McLeish himself is kidnapped. With political tensions mounting and time draining away, Nergui and Doripalam piece together a case that encompasses both personal tragedy and shadowy commercial interests in Mongolia's vast mineral and energy reserves. And, finally, in a long-abandoned warehouse amongst the decaying Soviet-era factories of Ulan Baatar, Nergui comes face to face with the only figure who can bring the story to its shattering conclusion.



The Shadow Boxer

The Shadow Boxer Author Steven Heighton
ISBN-10 9780307369475
Release 2010-10-29
Pages 400
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Steven Heighton is already recognized as one of the best writers to come to the fore in the nineties, a winner of numerous literary awards, whose work is widely translated. In The Shadow Boxer, he delivers a stunning portrait of the artist in the tradition of such great tales as Jude the Obscure, Candide and even Don Quixote, and gives literary life to the Northern Ontario landscape of "the Soo", and the demanding, muscular life of Lake Superior where giant ore-barges make their way over the grave of The Edmund Fitzgerald. Intricately patterned and multi-layered, this is the story of Sevigne Torrins, poet and boxer, who sets off into the world to make it, and whose romantic and professional misadventures take him as far as Egypt before he finds his way back to the Great Lakes. But the classic writerly dream that Sevigne pursues turns out in practice to have a different and darker reality than any he had foreseen. A passionate love story, a gripping narrative, The Shadow Boxer is also about the power of dreams and regret. It heralds a major new Canadian novelist and a master storyteller.