Author: Joshua Williamson
Born during a time of endless war, Rya will do anything to give her child a better future. Whether that's on Earth or back on Terrenos, she fights for that future alongside her new family. Even as they all stet to realize something's not right with Mikey... Collects BIRTHIGHT #21-25.
The longer Mikey Rhodes remains on Earth, the more the evil within him is unleashed. As the remaining mages gather to take him down, a lost member of the Rhodes family returns...but can they recover from the damage already done? Collects BIRTHRIGHT #16-20.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In Herakles, Euripides reveals with great subtlety and complexity the often brutal underpinnings of our social arrangements. The play enacts a thoroughly contemporary dilemma about the relationship between personal and state violence to civic order. Of all of Euripides' plays, this is his most skeptically subversive examination of myth, morality, and power. Depicting Herakles slowly going mad by Hera, the wife of Zeus, this play continues to haunt and inspire readers. Hera hates Herakles because he is one of Zeus' children born of adultery, and in his madness, Herakles is driven to murder his own wife and children and is eventually exiled, by his own accord, to Athens. This new volume includes a fresh translation, an updated introduction, detailed notes on the text, and a thorough glossary.
The long-awaited complete collection of Frank Cho's award-winning internationally syndicated Sunday strips, Liberty Meadows, begins this July in a series of high-end, landscape format hardcovers containing the entire full-color run. This volume collects over three hundred pages showcasing Frank Cho's bawdy sense of humor and mastery of the female form, and includes a behind-the-scenes look into Cho's creative process in developing his highly acclaimed series.
The Twilight Children
Author: Gilbert Hernandez
Comics legends Gilbert Hernandez (LOVE AND ROCKETS), Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER) and Dave Stewart (HELLBOY) craft a haunting and unforgettable tale of magical realism with THE TWILIGHT CHILDREN. No one knows what the mysterious glowing spheres are, or where they come from. The only thing that matters to the residents of the beachside village where the orbs manifest is what they do when they appear. They blind children and imbue them with psychic abilities. They destroy homes, and make entire families disappear. They attract scientists, government experts and secret agents, each with their own agenda. And they inflame small-town passions-secret lovers, simmering resentments-to a fever pitch. Now, theyÕve brought Ela. Materializing on the beach just as mysteriously as one of the orbs, this beautiful woman says nothing, but seems to harbor unspeakable power. Will she help to save the town, or destroy it? Or is it Ela herself who is really in danger? Collects the four-issue VERTIGO miniseries.
Birthright Vol. 6
Author: Joshua Williamson
Publisher: Image Comics
Mikey Rhodes battled his way back to Earth, only to lose his family because of his service to the God King Lore. Now, if his soul is to be reclaimed, the exorcism of Mikey Rhodes must begin! Collects BIRTHRIGHT #26-30
Author: Marlene Spoerri
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
The nonviolent overthrow of Balkan dictator Slobodan Milošević in October 2000 is celebrated as democracy promotion at its best. This perceived political success has been used to justify an industry tasked with "exporting" democracy to countries like Belarus, Ukraine, Tunisia, and Egypt. Yet the true extent of the West's involvement in Milošević's overthrow remained unclear until now. Engineering Revolution uses declassified CIA documents and personal interviews with diplomats, aid providers, and policymakers, as well as thousands of pages of internal NGO documents, to explore what proponents consider one of the greatest successes of the democracy promotion enterprise. Through its in-depth examination of the two decades that preceded and followed Milošević's unseating, as well as its critical look at foreign assistance targeting Serbia's troubled political party landscape, Engineering Revolution upends the conventional wisdom on the effectiveness of democracy promotion in Serbia. Marlene Spoerri demonstrates that democracy took root in Serbia in spite of, not because of, Western intervention—in fact, foreign intervention often hurt rather than helped Serbia's tenuous transition to democracy. As Western governments recalibrate their agendas in the wake of the Arab Spring, this timely book offers important lessons for the democracy promotion community as it sets its sights on the Middle East, former Soviet Union, and beyond.
Author: Brian Michael Bendis
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
Jessica Jones is a hard-nosed private investigator, and the dark underbelly of the Marvel Universe is her beat. But it wasn't always this way. Once, Jessica stood alongside Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers, as a costumed super hero. What changed? What ended her crimefi ghting career before it even got started? Now, for the fi rst time, learn all of Jessica's hidden secrets - how she was orphaned, how she got her powers...and the dark, unspoken chapter in Marvel Universe history that changed her life forever. Guest-starring Peter Parker, Jean Grey, Luke Cage, Ant-Man and the mighty Avengers!
Author: Omar Barghouti
Publisher: Haymarket Books
From 'Operation Cast Lead' to the recent assault on the Gaza flotilla, both the severity and the notoriety of Israel's many human rights abuses have begun to seep into the public consciousness and convince a growing international audience of the apartheid nature of Israel as a Jewish state. Boycott, divestment and sanctions efforts (BDS) helped topple South Africa's brutal apartheid regime. In this timely collection, Palestinian writer Omar Barghouti makes the case for a renewed campaign to force the state of Israel to uphold international law and universal human rights.
Flash Vol. 5: Negative
Author: Joshua Williamson
Publisher: DC Comics
The Fastest Man Alive continues his monumental run in DC Universe Rebirth! Barry Allen must get his powers under control and battle terrifying new villains before they both kill him. Dark clouds gather around Barry and his new family when the citizens of Central City meet Negative-Flash. The Flash sets out to save everyone he has ever loved from Negative-Flash, but there's just one problem: he is Negative-Flash! Barry Allen experiences the most brutal fight of his life when he faces off against Bloodwork, a gruesome new villain. Making things worse is that this unstoppable threat is all Barry's fault! Witness the penultimate act of the Negative-Flash story and the beginning of an unforgettable new chapter in Barry Allen's life. Collects THE FLASH #28-32
Becoming Andy Warhol
Author: Nick Bertozzi
Celebrated during his lifetime as much for his personality as for his paintings, Andy Warhol (1928–87) is the most famous and influential of the Pop artists, who developed the notion of 15 minutes of fame, and the idea that an artist could be as illustrious as the work he creates. This graphic novel biography offers insight into the turning point of Warhol’s career and the creation of the Thirteen Most Wanted Men mural for the 1964 World’s Fair, when Warhol clashed with urban planner Robert Moses, architect Philip Johnson, and Governor Nelson Rockefeller. In Becoming Andy Warhol, New York Times bestselling writer Nick Bertozzi and artist Pierce Hargan showcase the moment when, by stubborn force of personality and sheer burgeoning talent, Warhol went up against the creative establishment and emerged to become one of the most significant artists of the 20th century.
Nationalism in contemporary Europe
Author: Franjo Tuđman
Publisher: East European Monographs ; New York : Distributed by Columbia University Press
General Douglas MacArthur has been hailed as the greatest soldier in American history. While not everyone would agree with that assessment, there is no question that MacArthur played a prominent role in the emergence of the United States as a world power in the twentieth century. A distinguished combat soldier during World War I and an innovative educator at West Point in the 1920s, MacArthur became the army's chief of staff during the Great Depression. He went abroad in the 1930s to prepare the Philippines for war. His stand against the Japanese following Pearl Harbor made him a national hero, and his subsequent campaign against Japanese forces in the Southwest Pacific only added to his reputation. The Korean War gave MacArthur a final opportunity to display his military skills. MacArthur and the American Century assembles for the first time a nuanced and full scrutiny of MacArthur's entire career. Essays by such experts as Stanley L. Falk and D. Clayton James accompany materials by Dwight D. Eisenhower and MacArthur himself, providing analysis and evaluation of the immense impact this dramatic figure had on war, peace, and the American imagination.
Mermaid Project -
Author: Leo, Corine Jamar
Publisher: Europe Comics
Paris, end of the 21st century. Inspector Romane Pennac is the only white woman in her station. The world has suffered devastating wars and ecological disasters, and the old powers of Europe and America are now the third world. Amidst it all, it is to this young woman, now a member of a discriminated-against minority, that a couple of devastated parents turn. A mysterious letter has just announced that the body of their daughter, recently deceased in New York, is missing from her coffin...