A companion book to the much-anticipated Green Lantern movie showcases storyboard art, character sketches, concept art and still photos from the movie's sets and includes observations and insights of the film by the producers, art director and various other film crew.
Release on 2011-04-08 | by Jane Dryden,Mark D. White
No Evil Shall Escape this Book
Author: Jane Dryden,Mark D. White
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
The first look at the philosophy behind the Green Lantern comics—timed for the release of the Green Lantern movie in June 2011 The most recent Green Lantern series—Blackest Night—propelled GL to be the top-selling comic series for more than a year, the latest twist in seven decades of Green Lantern adventures. This book sheds light on the deep philosophical issues that emerge from the Green Lantern Corps's stories and characters, from what Plato's tale of the Ring of Gyges tells us about the Green Lantern ring and the desire for power to whether willpower is the most important strength to who is the greatest Green Lantern of all time. Gives you a new perspective on Green Lantern characters, story lines, and themes Shows what philosophical heavy hitters such as Aristotle, Descartes, and Kant can teach us about members of the Green Lantern Corp and their world Answers your most pressing Green Lantern questions, including: What motivates Hal Jordan to be a Green Lantern? Does the Blackest Night force us to confront old male/female stereotypes? What is the basis for moral judgment in the Green Lantern Corps? Is Hal Jordan a murderer? Whether you're a new fan or an elder from Oa, Green Lantern and Philosophy is a must-have companion.
The wooden pier, tree-lined Main Street and ocean views, coupled with a prosperous and happy community, led "Forbes "magazine to name Seal Beach one of the five friendliest towns in America. Getting there, however, was a bumpy adventure. Starting in the 1860s as Anaheim Landing, the first seaport in what would become Orange County, it soon became a summer retreat for squatters and illegal saloons. Despite the efforts of real estate developers to turn the town into an amusement resort and an early center for aviation and motion pictures, Seal Beach became neighboring Long Beach's tavern, brothel and gambling destination. But order and prosperity eventually prevailed to create today's quiet residential city. Join author Larry Strawther as he tracks Seal Beach's evolution from raucous port to cherished community.
ZOMBIES ON FILM chronicles popular culture's greatest and most terrifyingly intriguing monsters in the very medium their shuffling, rotting, flesh-eating characteristics were shaped--at the movies! Spanning nearly a century, the zombie genre has been built by a creative and cultural transfer of influences from generation to generation of storytellers, filmmakers, and artists. This book tells the remarkable true story behind the creative and independent-spirit that shaped a legacy, from its cinematic inception and evolution to its ultimate rise to pop culture prominence, covering the most popular, most influential, most overlooked--and of course, the most gory and terrifying--films featuring zombies. Author Ozzy Inguanzo's insightful, witty, and informative text is complemented by more than 300 photographs, movie posters, and behind-the-scenes images spanning nine decades of classic films including Bela Lugosi's White Zombie (1932), George Romero's landmark Night of the Living Dead (1968), and Lucio Fulci's cult classic Zombie (1979), as well as offerings from blockbuster directors such as Peter Jackson's Dead Alive (1990), Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead (2004), and more recent entries like the breakthrough series The Walking Dead (2010) and the international sensation World War Z (2013). Expertly curated and filled with images spanning the breadth of cinematic history, ZOMBIES ON FILM is ideal for film fans, students, and pop culture junkies.
The Qwardian known as The Weaponer has been constructing a shield from the remaining traces of the White Lantern Energy and has a mean vendetta against Sinestro--and the reason why will shock you! For his retribution, The Weaponer's targeting Sinestro's daughter, Soranik Natu. But first he'll have to get through Kyle Rayner. In this volume the Green Lantern Corps is caught in the middle of all out war between Sinestro and his fearmongers, the Sinestro Corps, against the Weaponer and the Thunderers of Qward. Can Kyle Rayner, John Stewart and the rest of the GL Honor Guard prevent the destruction of a world and save Soranik Natu at the same time? Learn why no one in the universe messes with Sinestro and lives to tell the tale.
Release on 2005-01 | by Christopher James Priest,Michael Ahn
Author: Christopher James Priest,Michael Ahn
Category: Green Lantern (Fictitious character)
In effect cosmic police officers responsible for protecting the universe, the Green Lantern Corps is an organization numbering in the hundreds of members, with each Lantern assigned sectors of space to patrol. First introduced in the 1940s, Green Lantern is one of the original superheroes of the DC Universe-with three generations of fans-and his popularity continues today. Hal Jordan, the most famous of Earth's modern-day Green Lanterns, is currently the lead character in the DC Comics limited series New Frontier, written and drawn by red-hot artist Darwyn Cooke. Jordan also "guest-starred" on an episode of the Cartoon Network's Duck Dodgers animated series; his voice was performed by director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back). The original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, is a featured member in DC's bestselling JSA series. And John Stewart, the first African-American Green Lantern, is a core character on the Cartoon Network's Justice League animated series. Book 2: Will stars Alan Scott, revealing how he came to have his power ring and how he uses his powers to fight evil. Scott fights in World War II as both an enlisted man and as a costumed superhero. He must also fight a 17th-century super-villain: an anti-Green Lantern named Malvolio, who wants to take over the world! To this end, Malvolio decides to cut a deal with Adolf Hitler himself-a deal that endangers the entire Allied campaign in Europe and the Pacific. But Malvolio's plans do not stop there. He is determined to eliminate the entire Green Lantern Corps, destroy Earth, and decimate all other worlds that have ever had the protection of a Green Lantern!