Amato da grandi e piccini, da quarant'anni Lupo Alberto si aggira furtivo nella notte, nel tentativo di prendere d'assalto la fattoria McKenzie e, evitando la guardia del temibile cane Mose, di raggiungere l'ambito pollaio. Non però per placare la sua pur enorme fame, ma per coronare il suo sogno d'amore con la gallina Marta! A fare da contorno, un ricco gruppo di comprimari indimenticabili, a partire da Enrico la talpa. Creato da Silver nel 1974, il mondo che ruota attorno alla fattoria McKenzie è al centro di innumerevoli inseguimenti, avventure divertentissime, situazioni assurde e battute fulminanti di personaggi entrati ormai da tempo nell'immaginario collettivo. Questo primo volume della riproposta integrale delle tavole di Lupo Alberto contiene materiale pubblicato tra il 1974 e il 1985.
It's the stunning conclusion of Otto Octavius' superior saga! Having taken over Peter Parker's body and life, Dr. Octopus is determined to be a bett er Spider-Man than Peter ever was. And if his clashes with Spider-Man 2099, the Black Cat and Blackout are any indicati on, he just might be! But as "Peter" earns his doctorate and starts his own company, dark forces gather. Flash Thompson is back in town, and he's brought the Venom symbiote with him! Both know Spidey very well, so will they sense something off about the Superior Spider-Man? And when the Green Goblin takes control of New York's underworld, Ott o faces his fi nal batt le. The Superior Spider-Man must bring down the Goblin Nati on...even if it means his own defeat and the rebirth of a hero! COLLECTING: SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN 17-31, ANNUAL 1-2
Author: Ryo Hanada
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Ishimaru, still shrouded in suspicion, leads F Squad on a raid of the CCC’s hideout to get ahold of the list of members, but the CCC turns out to be several steps ahead in this cat-and-mouse game. When Anzai gets caught in the crossfire, Tsukasa has to make a life-or-death decision…
«Credo soprattutto che Lupo Alberto, come testimonial, si sia fatto una buona reputazione, e che si sia guadagnato questo credito con l’esercizio costante di un comportamento etico.» Silver Oltre 100 pagine di tavole a fumetti selezionate dalla ricchissima produzione di Silver. Le migliori storie di Lupo Alberto e degli altri personaggi della fattoria McKenzie.
The ‘90s were a decade of innovation and invention. Personal computers and virtual reality were no longer science fiction. Popular music was transformed into a world of grungy college rock and poppy boy bands. Relive all of the trends that defined the decade with America’s orange-haired icon, Archie! Revisit the virtual world with Jughead as he devours digital delicacies in “Simulation Stimulation.” Archie goes Hollywood in “Ratman” and “Duggy Wuggy, M.D.”, and Betty pierces her nose in “That Certain Ring.” All this and more awaits in this collection of the best stories of the 1990s!
Toons in Toyland
Author: Tim Hollis
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Every living American adult likely prized one childhood toy that featured the happy image of an animated cartoon or comic strip character. There is an ever-growing market for these collectibles, and stacks of books pose as pricing guides. Yet Tim Hollis is the first to examine the entire story of character licensing and merchandising from a historical view. Toons in Toyland focuses mainly on the post–World War II years, circa 1946–1980, when the last baby boomers were in high school. During those years, the mass merchandising of cartoon characters peaked. However, the concept of licensing cartoon characters for toys, trinkets, and other merchandise dates back to the very first newspaper comics character, the Yellow Kid, who debuted in 1896 and was soon appearing on a variety of items. Eventually, cartoon producers and comic strip artists counted on merchandising as a major part of their revenue stream. It still plays a tremendous role in the success of the Walt Disney Company and many others today. Chapters examine storybooks (such as Little Golden Books), comic books, records, board games, jigsaw puzzles, optical toys (including View-Master and Kenner’s Give-a-Show Projector), and holiday paraphernalia. Extending even beyond toys, food companies licensed characters galore—remember the Peanuts characters plugging bread and Dolly Madison snacks? And roadside attractions, amusement parks, campgrounds, and restaurants—think Yogi Bear and Jellystone Park Campgrounds—all bought a bit of cartoon magic to lure the green waves of tourists’ dollars.
Back Talk from Appalachia
Author: Dwight B. Billings, Gurney Norman, Katherine Ledford
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Various authors examine and dispute the stereotypes of Appalachia.
Author: Robert M. Hayden, Aykan Erdemir, Tuğba Tanyeri-Erdemir, Timothy D. Walker, Devika Rangachari, Manuel Aguilar-Moreno, Enrique López-Hurtado, Milica Bakić-Hayden
Antagonistic Tolerance examines patterns of coexistence and conflict amongst members of different religious communities, using multidisciplinary research to analyze groups who have peacefully intermingled for generations, and who may have developed aspects of syncretism in their religious practices, and yet have turned violently on each other. Such communities define themselves as separate peoples, with different and often competing interests, yet their interaction is usually peaceable provided the dominance of one group is clear. The key indicator of dominance is control over central religious sites, which may be tacitly shared for long periods, but later contested and even converted as dominance changes. By focusing on these shared and contested sites, this volume allows for a wider understanding of relations between these communities. Using a range of ethnographic, historical and archaeological data from the Balkans, India, Mexico, Peru, Portugal and Turkey, Antagonistic Tolerance develops a comparative model of the competitive sharing and transformation of religious sites. These studies are not considered as isolated cases, but are instead woven into a unified analytical framework which explains how long-term peaceful interactions between religious communities can turn conflictual and even result in ethnic cleansing.
A Deafening Silence
Author: Romito, Patrizia
Publisher: Policy Press
This book analyses male violence against women and children, and the mechanisms society develops to push it out of sight.
Since its debut in 1979, For Better or For Worse has touched comic strip readers as few cartoons ever do. Lynn Johnston's eye for detail and her uncanny sense of what real parents and children struggle with daily are a big part of her success. The comic strip now appears in 1,550 papers in the U.S. and Canada. Read by people of all ages, the award-winning For Better or For Worse deals honestly with both the light-hearted and the serious, and to many readers, the Pattersons feel like family!
A Creole Nation
Author: Christoph Kohl
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Despite high degrees of cultural and ethnic diversity as well as prevailing political instability, Guinea-Bissau’s population has developed a strong sense of national belonging. By examining both contemporary and historical perspectives, A Creole Nation explores how creole identity, culture, and political leaders have influenced postcolonial nation-building processes in Guinea-Bissau, and the ways in which the phenomenon of cultural creolization results in the emergence of new identities.
This month marks 10 YEARS OF KICK-ASS the greatest superhero comic of all time! It's been a decade since teen comic book nerd Dave Lizewski donned his homemade Kick-Ass costume and took to the streets of NYC to fight the city's hardest criminals. This New York Times bestseller became a worldwide phenomenon overnight, spending three months at the top spot on the Diamond Direct Market chart and spawning the KICK-ASS movie that opened at No.1 in the box office! To celebrate the launch of the NEW KICK-ASS series, all four volumes of KICK-ASS: THE DAVE LIZEWSKI YEARS are being released through Image Comics. Relive what happens when Dave Lizewski asks himself "How come nobody's ever become a superhero before?" and makes his teenage superhero daydreams an ass-kicking reality. Superstar creators MARK MILLAR and JOHN ROMITA, JR. present this true 21st-century classic. Collects KICK-ASS #1-8
Chronicles of Wormwood
Author: Garth Ennis
Publisher: Avatar Press
Danny Wormwood, the Antichrist, has killed God and The Devil to avert his destiny, but now faces a horrific new evil: the corrupt, demonic Pope Jacko. Writer Garth Ennis returns to the chronicles of Danny Wormwood, a shifty yet sympathetic television executive who also happens to be the Antichrist. Having averted his devilish father’s plans for an all-out apocalypse by eliminating God and the Devil, Danny has started to get his life back together – reuniting with his girlfriend Maggie and drinking beers with humbled messiah Jay and Jimmy the Talking Rabbit. But having rid Hell of its rightful lord, he now must face an even worse successor – the fallen, corrupt Pope Jacko! Ennis, the critically acclaimed creator of PREACHER and CROSSED, drags the whole world into the gutter with his trademark razor-sharp dialogue and biting wit, alongside the stunning artwork by collaborator Oscar Jimenez.
Eating Viet Nam
Author: Graham Holliday
Publisher: Harper Collins
A journalist and blogger takes us on a colorful and spicy gastronomic tour through Viet Nam in this entertaining, offbeat travel memoir, with a foreword by Anthony Bourdain. Growing up in a small town in northern England, Graham Holliday wasn’t keen on travel. But in his early twenties, a picture of Hanoi sparked a curiosity that propelled him halfway across the globe. Graham didn’t want to be a tourist in an alien land, though; he was determined to live it. An ordinary guy who liked trying interesting food, he moved to the capital city and embarked on a quest to find real Vietnamese food. In Eating Viet Nam, he chronicles his odyssey in this strange, enticing land infused with sublime smells and tastes. Traveling through the back alleys and across the boulevards of Hanoi—where home cooks set up grills and stripped-down stands serving sumptuous fare on blue plastic furniture—he risked dysentery, giardia, and diarrhea to discover a culinary treasure-load that was truly foreign and unique. Holliday shares every bite of the extraordinary fresh dishes, pungent and bursting with flavor, which he came to love in Hanoi, Saigon, and the countryside. Here, too, are the remarkable people who became a part of his new life, including his wife, Sophie. A feast for the senses, funny, charming, and always delicious, Eating Viet Nam will inspire armchair travelers, curious palates, and everyone itching for a taste of adventure.