Snowpiercer 2 The Explorers

Author: Benjamin Legrand
Editor: Titan Comics
ISBN: 9781787734432
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A brand new edition of the stunning graphic novel which inspired the movie Snowpiercer, starring Chris Evans, and a new TV series, starring Jennifer Connelly and Hamilton's Daveed Diggs! The inspiration for the highly-anticipated TBS TV series that airs Spring 2020, experience the original post-apocalyptic world of Snowpiercer from creators Benjamin Legrand and the award-winning Jean-Marc Rochette! On a future, frozen Earth, a train that never stops circumnavigates the globe. On board: all of humanity that could be saved from the great disaster that wrapped the planet in ice. It has long been thought that Snowpiercer was the last bastion of human civilization... but there is another train. Coursing through the endless, wintry night, its occupants live in a constant state of terror that they will collide with the train that went before... From this second train emerges a small group of the passengers who are willing to risk their lives in the deadly cold to explore what's left of our world.

Cutting Edge The Devil S Mirror 2

Author: Francesco Dimitri
Editor: Titan Comics
ISBN: 1787735699
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A group of the world’s elite minds – the cutting edge – were brought together for a mysterious quest: the dodecathlon. While on the hunt for the Devil’s Mirror, a rival ‘edger’ swooped in and stole their victory. The mirror revealed a devastating apocalyptic future. Just as all hope was lost, a woman named Aurora appeared, claiming to be behind everything…

Snowpiercer 1 3 Boxed Set

Author: Jacques Lob
Editor: Titan Comics
ISBN: 9781787734654
File Size: 63,26 MB
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The stunning graphic novels that inspired the movie Snowpiercer, directed by Oscar-winning director Bong Joon Ho, starring Chris Evans, and TNT/Netflix TV Series, starring Jennifer Connelly - collected together in a deluxe box-set in English for the very first time! On a future, frozen Earth, a train that never stops circumnavigates the globe. On board: all of humanity that we could save from the great disaster that wrapped the planet in ice. At the front of the train, the survivors live in comfort and luxury - at the rear, their lives are worse than cattle, trapped in the squalid dark. When one of the occupants of the tail breaks through into the main train - all hell follows in his wake! Includes 3 unique, collectable art cards! Collects the 3 original Snowpiercer graphic novels: The Escape, The Explorers, and Terminus.

Fire And Snow

Author: Marc DiPaolo
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438470452
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A broad examination of climate fantasy and science fiction, from The Lord of the Rings and the Narnia series to The Handmaid’s Tale and Game of Thrones. Fellow Inklings J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis may have belonged to different branches of Christianity, but they both made use of a faith-based environmentalist ethic to counter the mid-twentieth-century’s triple threats of fascism, utilitarianism, and industrial capitalism. In Fire and Snow, Marc DiPaolo explores how the apocalyptic fantasy tropes and Christian environmental ethics of the Middle-earth and Narnia sagas have been adapted by a variety of recent writers and filmmakers of “climate fiction,” a growing literary and cinematic genre that grapples with the real-world concerns of climate change, endless wars, and fascism, as well as the role religion plays in easing or escalating these apocalyptic-level crises. Among the many other well-known climate fiction narratives examined in these pages are Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, The Handmaid’s Tale, Mad Max, and Doctor Who. Although the authors of these works stake out ideological territory that differs from Tolkien’s and Lewis’s, DiPaolo argues that they nevertheless mirror their predecessors’ ecological concerns. The Christians, Jews, atheists, and agnostics who penned these works agree that we all need to put aside our cultural differences and transcend our personal, socioeconomic circumstances to work together to save the environment. Taken together, these works of climate fiction model various ways in which a deep ecological solidarity might be achieved across a broad ideological and cultural spectrum. “This book is remarkably diverse in its literary, cinematic, journalistic, and graphics-media sources, and the writing is equally authoritative in all these domains. DiPaolo’s prose moves deftly from a work of fiction to its film avatar, to the political and societal realities they address, and back again into other cultural manifestations and then into and out of the deep theory of climate fiction, literary scholarship, ecofeminism, religious tradition, and authorial biographies. It contributes considerably to all of these fields, and is indispensable for climate and environmental literature classes. It’s also a must-have for general readers of the genre.” — Jonathan Evans, coauthor of Ents, Elves, and Eriador: The Environmental Vision of J. R .R. Tolkien “I like it. No, I love it. This book is both broad and deep, and yet it remains both very readable and constantly interesting. It’s the sort of book that can only be written by someone who is a good reader of both books and culture. As I was reading it I thought, this is like being at a party and meeting someone brilliant and fun, and finding that I’m enjoying that person’s company so much that I don’t notice the time flying by. It’s not often that a scholarly book does that to me.” — David O’Hara, Augustana University

Locating The Voice In Film

Author: Lecturer in Film and Hispanic Studies Tom Whittaker
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190261137
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Where is the place of the voice in film? Where others have focused on Hollywood film, this volume aims to extend the field to other cinemas from around the world, encompassing Latin America, Asia and Africa amongst others. Traditional theoretical accounts, based on classical narrative cinema, examine the importance of the voice in terms of a desired perfect match between visuals and sonic effects. But, as the chapters of this volume illustrate, what is normative in one film industry may not apply in another. The widespread practices of dubbing, postsynch sound and "playback singing" in some countries, for instance, provide an alternative means of understanding the location of the voice in the soundtrack. Through seventeen original chapters, this volume situates the voice in film across a range of diverse national, transnational and cultural contexts, presenting readings which challenge traditional readings of the voice in film in exciting new ways. By taking a comparative view, this volume posits that the voice may be best understood as a mobile object, one whose trajectory follows a broader network of global flows. The various chapters explore the cultural transformations the voice undergoes as it moves from one industry to another. In doing so, the volume addresses sound practices which have been long been neglected, such as dubbing and non-synch sound, as well the ways in which sound technologies have shaped nationally specific styles of vocal performance. In addressing the place of the voice in film, the book intends to nuance existing theoretical writing on the voice while applying these critical insights in a global context.

Sinophone Anglophone Cultural Duet

Author: Sheng-mei Ma
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319580337
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This book examines the paradox of China and the United States’ literary and visual relationships, morphing between a happy duet and a contentious duel in fiction, film, poetry, comics, and opera from both sides of the Pacific. In the 21st century where tension between the two superpowers escalates, a gaping lacuna lies in the cultural sphere of Sino-Anglo comparative cultures. By focusing on a “Sinophone-Anglophone” relationship rather than a “China-US” one, Sheng-mei Ma eschews realpolitik, focusing on the two languages and the cross-cultural spheres where, contrary to Kipling’s twain, East and West forever meet, like a repetition compulsion bordering on neurosis over the self and its cultural other. Indeed, the coupling of the two—duet-cum-duel—is so predictable that each seems attracted to and repulsed by its dark half, semblable, (in)compatible for their shared larger-than-life-ness.

Railway Discourse

Author: Esterino Adami
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527525554
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This volume examines the train trope in a variety of cultural, literary and linguistic contexts, from contemporary crime fiction and dystopian graphic narratives to postcolonial railway travelogues, by employing a range of methods and frameworks. Situated within the “Discourse, Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics” collection, the book critically engages with significant areas such as discourse and narrative structure. Interpreting the railway as a powerful cultural and imaginary site in the English-speaking world that traverses a range of creative domains, this study explores the ways in which the train and its structures, symbols and metaphors are textually rendered and the type of stylistic effects they generate in readers. It introduces, frames and discusses the idea of railway discourse and focuses on specific case studies (The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, the graphic novel Snowpiercer and Monisha Rajesh’s Around India in 80 Trains). In particular, it considers how a compartment window can constrain, and shape, the point of view of a narrator, the way in which science fiction trains are conceptually imagined, and the intercultural implications of rail travel writing in India today. To analyse the role and meaning of the railway in these texts, and compare them with others, this work adopts and adapts analytical tools and critical concepts from the integration of different fields, such as stylistics and linguistics, postcolonial criticism and literary studies.

Infrastructural Brutalism

Author: Michael Truscello
Editor:
ISBN: 0262539047
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Introduction : The paver of modern life -- Drowned town fiction : the poetics of large dams -- The materiality of the road in the "road movie" -- Oil and photography -- Death train narratives -- Conclusion : Infrastructural brutalism and brisantic politics.

Apocalyptic Ecology In The Graphic Novel

Author: Clint Jones
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476668566
File Size: 34,16 MB
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As awareness of climate change grows, so do the number of cultural depictions of environmental disaster. Graphic novels have reliably produced dramatizations of such disasters. Many use themes of dystopian hopefulness, or the enjoyment readers experience from seeing society prevail in times of apocalypse. This book argues that these generally inspirational narratives contribute to a societal apathy for real-life environmental degradation. By examining the narratives and art of the environmental apocalypse in contemporary graphic novels, the author stands against dystopian hope, arguing that the ways in which we experience depictions of apocalypse shape how we respond to real crises.

Cutting Edge

Author: Francesco Dimitri
Editor: Titan Comics
ISBN: 1787735656
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Acclaimed author Francesco Dimitri and award-winning artist Mario Alberti tell a story of extraordinary people who are brought together to uncover a deadly conspiracy that threatens the world… The mysterious Leviathan Corporation offers an exclusive group of experts and pioneers an incredible challenge: the Dodecathlon! Mark, Stella, Hiroshi, Jirakee, and Delroy join forces for tasks that will not only push them to their limits, but risk their very lives. Only by completing it will they find answers, and a prize of apocalyptic proportions. Scientists, artists, entrepreneurs… they are the best of humanity. They are the Cutting Edge! “This slow-burn supernatural mystery churns with razor-sharp storytelling.” – Syfy Wire “This is what I want to see every single time I open up a comic book.” – Reading With a Flight Ring

Snowpiercer 3 Terminus

Author: Olivier Bocquet
Editor: Titan Comics
ISBN: 9781782767152
File Size: 37,39 MB
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The third volume of the graphic novel series that inspired the movie Snowpiercer, starring Chris Evans - presented in English for the very first time! On a future, frozen Earth, humanity has been packed onto self-sustaining trains, doomed to circumnavigate the globe until the end of the interminable ice age - or until the engines give out. When a scrap of music piques their interest, the inhabitants of the Icebreaker take the ultimate risk and cross the frozen ocean, a vast expanse with no train tracks... and no way to return to them.

Knights Of Heliopolis

Author: Alejandro Jodorwosky
Editor: Titan Comics
ISBN: 1787737217
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Acclaimed writer Jodorowsky puts a supernatural spin on one of the greatest myths in the history of France, The Man in the Iron Mask, rewritten as a grand, esoteric fable. The 18th century. In a monastery in the North of Spain hides the sacred temple of the Knights of Heliopolis: an assembly of immortal alchemists cut off from the world. As disciple Seventeen prepares to complete his training and integrate order, his master Fulcanelli reveals to the other knights the terrible secret of his origins – Seventeen is actually the hidden son of King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette! Will the young heir remain in the shadows, faithful to the millennial precepts of Alchemy, or reveal himself and claim the throne?

Wika

Author: Thomas Day
Editor: Titan Comics
ISBN: 1782768556
File Size: 63,67 MB
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Immerse yourself in the stunning steampunk Lord of the Rings-esque fantasy world of Wika, a graphic novel from award-winning artist Olivier Ledroit! After narrowly escaping an uprising that claims the lives of her parents, Wika, the last of a royal line of fairies, must evade the assassins on her trail long enough to discover the secret of her lineage. Uncover Thomas Day’s first comic book story – a dark tale of magic and mystery, with fairies, dwarves, goblins and elves, in a stunning fantasy world brought to life by the beautiful illustrations of Olivier Ledroit. A rewriting of the fairy tale genre in beautiful baroque illustrations.

The Wrath Of Fantomas

Author: Oliver Bocquet
Editor: Titan Comics
ISBN: 1787730867
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Graphic Novels A Guide To Comic Books Manga And More 2nd Edition

Author: Michael Pawuk
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440851360
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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

Atar Gull

Author: Fabien Nury
Editor: Titan Comics
ISBN: 1787732398
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Atar Gull or the tale of a model slave “I, Atar Gull, will never cry.” A man forced into slavery seeks cold-blooded revenge on those who took his freedom. From Fabien Nury, the award winning writer of the best-selling The Death of Stalin and Tyler Cross. Atar Gull is an African Chief doomed to follow his father’s footsteps as a slave in colonial Jamaica. Captured by notorious pirate Brulart, Atar Gull is taken on a gruelling journey across the Atlantic, witnessing horrors and injustices that should befall no man. Sold to ‘honorable’ slave owner Tom Will, he learns to bid his time with an unyielding resilience, until he can stay idle no more. Renowned writer Fabien Nury (Death to the Tsar, Tyler Cross) once again collaborates with artist Brüno (Nemo, Tyler Cross) for this illuminating take on the struggle of one man’s revenge amidst the height of the slave trade.

2021 Lost Children Complete Collection

Author: Stéphane Betbeder
Editor: Titan Comics
ISBN: 1785868403
File Size: 45,92 MB
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Mccay

Author: Thierry Smolderen
Editor: Titan Comics
ISBN: 178586937X
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Emma G Wildford

Author: Zidrou
Editor: Titan Comics
ISBN: 1785869698
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The Season Of The Snake Complete Collection

Author: Serge Lehman
Editor: Titan Comics
ISBN: 1785869396
File Size: 66,75 MB
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Intersection 55 is the gateway to the Universe. Over the years, its builders, the Mohais, have learned to live by a strict moral code to ensure the smooth running of their ancestral responsibilities. But something is awakening… and the Snake is about to shatter the foundations of the world forever! “Superbly paced, complex yet compelling, and visually breathtaking.” – Multiversity Comics “Immense in scope, meticulous in its level of detail and challenging in the breadth of the world-building.” – Eye On Comics