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Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years
by Bob Kane

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

July 22, 2014

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2014 marks the 75th anniversary of Batman, the world's greatest detective! And if a hero is measured by his foes, then Batman is truly the greatest hero of all, as his incredible rogues gallery is unrivaled in comics history. This new title collects the best Batman stories of all time, arranged according to era, and featuring appearances by The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler and many others. This amazing Batman best-of collection includes stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #27, 83, 211, 216, 327, 359, 395, 442, 474, 574, 633, 711, 757 and 821, BATMAN #1, 49, 181, 497, BATMAN #2 (THE NEW 52), WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #94, DC SPECIAL SERIES #21 and BATMAN SPECIAL #1!
Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero
by E. Paul Zehr

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

June 22, 2010

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Battling bad guys. High-tech hideouts. The gratitude of the masses. Who at some point in their life hasn't dreamed of being a superhero? Impossible, right? Or is it? Possessing no supernatural powers, Batman is the most realistic of all the superheroes. His feats are achieved through rigorous training and mental discipline, and with the aid of fantastic gadgets. Drawing on his training as a neuroscientist, kinesiologist, and martial artist, E. Paul Zehr explores the question: Could a mortal ever become Batman? Zehr discusses the physical training necessary to maintain bad-guy-fighting readiness while relating the science underlying this process, from strength conditioning to the cognitive changes a person would endure in undertaking such a regimen. In probing what a real-life Batman could achieve, Zehr considers the level of punishment a consummately fit and trained person could handle, how hard and fast such a person could punch and kick, and the number of adversaries that individual could dispatch. He also tells us what it would be like to fight while wearing a batsuit and the amount of food we'd need to consume each day to maintain vigilance as Gotham City's guardian. A fun foray of escapism grounded in sound science, Becoming Batman provides the background for attaining the realizable -- though extreme -- level of human performance that would allow you to be a superhero.
The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling: A Hardcore, High-...
by , Chris Moreno

Language

English

Pages

184

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<b>From the host of the critically acclaimed pro wrestling podcast <i>Straight Shoot</i>, this graphic novel history of wrestling features the key grapplers, matches, and promotions that shaped this beloved sport and form of entertainment.</b><br /><br />As a pop culture phenomenon, professional wrestling--with its heroic babyfaces and villainous heels performing suplexes and powerbombs in pursuit of championship gold--has conquered audiences in the United States and around the world. Now, writer/podcaster Aubrey Sitterson and illustrator Chris Moreno form a graphic novel tag team to present wrestling's complete illustrated history. Featuring legendary wrestlers like Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, and The Rock, and modern-day favorites like John Cena, Kenny Omega, and Sasha Banks, the book covers wrestling's progress from the carnival days of the Gold Dust Trio to the dominance of the WWF/WWE to today's diverse independent wrestling scene, and it spotlights wrestling's reach into Mexico/Puerto Rico (lucha libre), the U.K. (all-in), and Japan (puroresu).
SUMMER BALL: a month with the Torrington Twisters
by Laurie PESSEMIER

Language

English

Pages

137

Publication Date

September 27, 2010

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Blair and Laurie Pessemier spent the summer of 2005 following the Torrington Twisters, a New England College Baseball League Team. From practice, through games, rainouts, and time on the road, the Twisters are chronicled in paintings, drawings and stories. <br />It's not just another book about baseball, but stories of individuals and their aspirations to the "big leagues". <br />Summer Ball looks at baseball from an artistic point of view. Brilliant green grass and red earth lining the bases; summer light and figure studies. It stops the action to capture a nuance of movement, line and light. <br />The crowd, the stadium, the umps and the coaches surround the team that plays Summer Ball.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bodycount
by Kevin Eastman

Language

English

Pages

112

Publication Date

August 01, 2018

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After being out of print for years, a grindhouse-style classic returns—better than ever. Inspired by the magazine Heavy Metal and the films of John Woo, creators Kevin Eastman and Simon Bisley present a much darker take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, spinning a pulse-pounding yarn of over-the-top action and more than a bit of the old ultraviolence. In gritty 1990s New York, our boys Raphael and Casey are swept up into an international murder/revenge/assassination plot, complete with gangsters, thugs, cops, cyborgs, machine guns, and (of course) hockey sticks. Don't miss what might just be the longest-running gunfight in comic book history! Collects Bodycount issues #1-4 with all-new colors by Kevin Eastman.
Mycroft Vol. 1: The Apocalypse Handbook
by , Raymond Obstfeld

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

August 09, 2017

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NBA All-Star legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar brings his best-selling Mycroft Holmes to comics – discover the hidden secrets of the elder Holmes brother! Illustrated by rising star Joshua Cassara (New Avengers, The Troop). Collects Mycroft Holmes #1-5.
Pathfinder Vol. 5: Hollow Mountain (Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain)
by , Erik Mona

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

September 07, 2016

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The iconic heroes of Pathfinder delve deep into an ancient fortress built by the Runelords. Carved in the immense visage of Alaznist, Runelord of Wrath, the Hollow Mountain is home to a honeycomb labyrinth of trap-laden chambers and corridors. The Pathfinder agents must explore the ruins in search of a long-lost mystical artifact... but they're not alone. Competing explorers seek out the mountain's secrets, and it won't be long before open combat erupts! But unbeknownst to the warring factions, Alaznist has not left her former stronghold unprotected. Can the Pathfinder heroes and their bitter rivals put aside their animosity to survive the mountain's fearsome guardians? written by the collaborative team of Erik Mona (Paizo Publisher and Chief Creative Officer), F. Wesley Schneider (Paizo Editor-in-Chief), and James Sutter (Paizo Senior Editor), and featuring sensational artwork by Tom Garcia (Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly), the Hollow Mountain saga expands upon the mythos of Paizo's award-winning fantasy world, fiction line, and tabletop RPG. Bonus materials include over thirty-pages of encounters and world detail for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
Shades of Magic Vol. 1: The Steel Prince (Shades of Magic - The S...
by V.E. Schwab

Language

English

Pages

112

Publication Date

March 06, 2019

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Written by #1 New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab and torn from the universe of the Shades of Magic sequence, this all-original comic book prequel to A Darker Shade of Magic is perfect for fans of bloody, swashbuckling adventure and gritty fantasy.<br /><br />Delve into the thrilling, epic tale of the young and arrogant Prince Maxim Maresh, long before he became the King of Red London and adoptive father to Kell, the lead of A Darker Shade of Magic.<br /><br />The youthful Maresh is sent to a violent and unmanageable port city on the Blood Coast of Verose, on strict orders from his father, King Nokil Maresh, to cut his military teeth in this lawless landscape.<br /><br />There he encounters an unruly band of soldiers, a lawless landscape, and the intoxicatingly deadly presence of the newly returned pirate queen, Arisa…<br /><br />Collects Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince #1-4
Metodología de la enseñanza del fútbol (Spanish Edition)
by , Claudio A. Casal Sanjur...

Language

Spanish

Pages

336

Publication Date

November 08, 2018

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Para poder enseñar fútbol se debe tener un conocimiento profundo, por una parte, de las características del juego –finalidad y objetivos-, y por otro, del sujeto a quien se entrena o enseña. Pero este conocimiento no debe estar restringido al fútbol de alto nivel sino que debe abarcar al fútbol que en cada etapa de su desarrollo juega el niño. Es por ello que en este libro, los autores, proponen un modelo de enseñanza y entrenamiento basado en la estructura del rendimiento en el fútbol. De esta manera el juego y sus características pasan a ser el centro del proceso. El lector encontrará desarrollados los siguientes puntos con diversas propuestas para su tratamiento: - La elección de los contenidos técnicos, tácticos y físicos adecuados a cada edad.- La utilización de contenidos táctico-estratégicos desde las primeras edades- El empleo de juegos reducidos (8x8, 7x7, 9x9), en cada edad- La utilización preferente de un sistema de juego en cada modalidad de juego,1:3:3 para fútbol 7, 1:3:2:2 para fútbol 8 y 1:4:4:2 para fútbol 11.
Essex County
by Jeff Lemire

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

August 12, 2009

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THE COMPLETE ESSEX COUNTY collects Jeff Lemire's critically-acclaimed and award-winning trilogy -- TALES FROM THE FARM, GHOST STORIES, and THE COUNTRY NURSE -- into one deluxe volume. Also included are over 50 pages of previously unpublished material (including two new stories). Set in an imaginary version of Jeff Lemire's hometown, ESSEX COUNTY is an intimate study of an eccentric farming community, and a tender meditation on family, memory, grief, secrets, and reconciliation. With the lush, expressive inking of a cartoonist at the height of his powers, Lemire draws us in and sets us free.

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