Zuckerbook 2014/15 Volume 2

2014-2015

Zuckerbook 2014/15 Volume 2


Daredevil Vol. 3

The Daredevil You Know

Daredevil Vol. 3

Daredevil's recent traumas have left him coping in an unexpected way! A mystery that's been building since issue one starts to pay off big! San Francisco now has two men without fear -- and only one will be left standing! Collecting Daredevil (2014) #11-15.

Disability and Social Media

Global Perspectives

Disability and Social Media

Social media is popularly seen as an important media for people with disability in terms of communication, exchange and activism. These sites potentially increase both employment and leisure opportunities for one of the most traditionally isolated groups in society. However, the offline inaccessible environment has, to a certain degree, been replicated online and particularly in social networking sites. Social media is becoming an increasingly important part of our lives yet the impact on people with disabilities has gone largely unscrutinised. Similarly, while social media and disability are often both observed through a focus on the Western, developed and English-speaking world, different global perspectives are often overlooked. This collection explores the opportunities and challenges social media represents for the social inclusion of people with disabilities from a variety of different global perspectives that include Africa, Arabia and Asia along with European, American and Australasian perspectives and experiences.

Daredevil

The Daredevil You Know

Daredevil

Collects Daredevil (2014) #11-15. The end begins here with the return of one of Matt Murdock's oldest and (now) scariest enemies. But who? A mystery that's been building since the very beginning starts to pay off big as Daredevil's recent traumas have him coping in an unexpected way! Writing his own life story has forced Matt Murdock to face his darkest demons -- and it's changing him. Kirsten and Foggy don't like the man Daredevil is becoming -- and neither do the San Francisco police! As the Owl sets his machinations into motion, another old foe waits in the wings to blindside Daredevil. Matt must make some hard choices -- but is he going off the deep end? Guest-starring the Stunt-Master!

Frank Miller's Daredevil and the Ends of Heroism

Frank Miller's Daredevil and the Ends of Heroism

2017 EISNER AWARD NOMINEE for Best Academic/Scholarly Work In the late 1970s and early 1980s, writer-artist Frank Miller turned Daredevil from a tepid-selling comic into an industry-wide success story, doubling its sales within three years. Lawyer by day and costumed vigilante by night, the character of Daredevil was the perfect vehicle for the explorations of heroic ideals and violence that would come to define Miller’s work. Frank Miller’s Daredevil and the Ends of Heroism is both a rigorous study of Miller’s artistic influences and innovations and a reflection on how his visionary work on Daredevil impacted generations of comics publishers, creators, and fans. Paul Young explores the accomplishments of Miller the writer, who fused hardboiled crime stories with superhero comics, while reimagining Kingpin (a classic Spider-Man nemesis), recuperating the half-baked villain Bullseye, and inventing a completely new kind of Daredevil villain in Elektra. Yet, he also offers a vivid appreciation of the indelible panels drawn by Miller the artist, taking a fresh look at his distinctive page layouts and lines. A childhood fan of Miller’s Daredevil, Young takes readers on a personal journey as he seeks to reconcile his love for the comic with his distaste for the fascistic overtones of Miller’s controversial later work. What he finds will resonate not only with Daredevil fans, but with anyone who has contemplated what it means to be a hero in a heartless world. Other titles in the Comics Culture series include Twelve-Cent Archie, Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948, and Considering Watchmen: Poetics, Property, Politics.

Death, Disability, and the Superhero

The Silver Age and Beyond

Death, Disability, and the Superhero

The Thing. Daredevil. Captain Marvel. The Human Fly. Drawing on DC and Marvel comics from the 1950s to the 1990s and marshaling insights from three burgeoning fields of inquiry in the humanities—disability studies, death and dying studies, and comics studies—José Alaniz seeks to redefine the contemporary understanding of the superhero. Beginning in the Silver Age, the genre increasingly challenged and complicated its hypermasculine, quasi-eugenicist biases through such disabled figures as Ben Grimm/The Thing, Matt Murdock/Daredevil, and the Doom Patrol. Alaniz traces how the superhero became increasingly vulnerable, ill, and mortal in this era. He then proceeds to a reinterpretation of characters and series—some familiar (Superman), some obscure (She-Thing). These genre changes reflected a wider awareness of related body issues in the postwar United States as represented by hospice, death with dignity, and disability rights movements. The persistent highlighting of the body’s “imperfection” comes to forge a predominant aspect of the superheroic self. Such moves, originally part of the Silver Age strategy to stimulate sympathy, enhance psychological depth, and raise the dramatic stakes, developed further in such later series as The Human Fly, Strikeforce: Morituri, and the landmark graphic novel The Death of Captain Marvel, all examined in this volume. Death and disability, presumed routinely absent or denied in the superhero genre, emerge to form a core theme and defining function of the Silver Age and beyond.

Chase's Calendar of Events 2014

Chase's Calendar of Events 2014

As featured on The Today Show! 12,500 entries. 196 countries. 365 days. Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe! If you're looking to tie a promotional event to a special month, create a suggested reading list based on a literary birth anniversary, travel to a music festival halfway around the world, blog about a historical milestone or do a celebrity birthday round-up on your radio show or Twitterfeed, Chase's Calendar of Events is the one resource that has it all. For broadcasters, journalists, event planners, public relations professionals, librarians, editors, writers or simply the curious, this is one reference you can't do without! Chase's Calendar of Events 2014 brings you: Major sporting events such as the Games of the XXII Winter Olympiad at Sochi, Russia (Feb 7-23), and the FIFA World Cup in Brazil (June 12-July 13). Milestones such as the 450th birth anniversary of William Shakespeare; the 200th anniversary of "The Star- Spangled Banner"; the 100th anniversaries of the beginning of World War I and the opening of the Panama Canal; the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II; the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Beatlemania and much more. New birthday entries for sports stars such as Mo Farah (Mar 23), Ryan Lochte (Aug 3) and Gabrielle Douglas (Dec 31); actors such as Kerry Washington (Jan 31), Lena Dunham (May 13) and Mads Mikkelsen (Nov 22); musical artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen (Nov 21) and Psy (Dec 31); and authors such as Téa Obreht (Sept 30) and Ann Patchett (Dec 2) and many others. Special days such as National Ferret Day (Apr 2), World Lindy Hop Day (May 26), Extra Mile Day (Nov 1), Lost and Found Day (Dec 12) and more. Search Chase's Any Way You Want! Whether you want to target a specifi c date, location or subject, our fully searchable CD-ROM (PCand MAC-compatible) makes your research quick and easy. Also included is a free installer, so you can load Chase’s directly to your hard drive.

Born in the 40s

Born in the 40s

Take a stroll down Memory Lane with this wonderful collection of photographs of Britain in the 1940s, which evokes those Happy Days when everyone pulled together to defeat Hitler and kept smiling despite the hardship of the post-war years.

Pushing the Limits Collection Volume 2

Take Me On\Breaking the Rules\Chasing Impossible

Pushing the Limits Collection Volume 2

Don’t miss these irresistible reads from the beloved Pushing the Limits series by critically acclaimed author Katie McGarry, perfect for fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stephanie Perkins, and Erin Watt! TAKE ME ON Champion kickboxer Haley swore she’d never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young, the guy she can’t stop thinking about. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she’d stay away from. Yet he won’t last five seconds in the ring without her help. BREAKING THE RULES For new high school graduate Echo Emerson, a summer road trip out west with her hot and soul-battered boyfriend, Noah Hutchins, means getting away and forgetting what makes her so…different. Now, with one week left before college orientation, jobs and real life, Echo must decide if Noah’s more than the bad-boy fling everyone warned her he’d be. CHASING IMPOSSIBLE Tough and independent, seventeen-year-old Abby lets very few people into her inner circle. It’s common knowledge in her Kentucky town that she deals drugs, but not even her closest friends know why. When Abby’s lifestyle leaves her in danger, she finds herself reluctantly forced to lean on daredevil Logan. Titles originally published in 2014 and 2015.