A classic title from Marvel's storied history is back at last - and it's going to be fantastic! With their family gone, Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm reunite in a bid to find their new place in the Marvel Universe. But something is very wrong with the Human Torch, and only the Thing can help him! Yet what monumental secret has Victor Von Doom been hiding since the end of Secret Wars - and how will it completely change the lives of Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm?! It's the reunion you've all been waiting for - well, half of it, at least - in the new world's greatest comic magazine! COLLECTING: MARVEL 2-IN-ONE 1-6
Invincible Iron Man
Author: Brian Michael Bendis
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
Collects Invincible Iron Man (2016) #593-600. Tony Stark, the original Iron Man, has vanished. And as the mystery of his whereabouts deepens, some surprising people from Starks present, past and future come together to help track him down. The time has come to decide once and for all who will wear the armor of Iron Man! All the contenders are in position, and now the contest begins for there can only be one Golden Avenger! But will it be Riri Williams, Tony Stark or Victor Von Doom?! And what happens when Riri and Victor realize that the only way to solve the mystery of Tonys fate is to join forces? Brian Michael Bendis brings his epic armored adventure to an end with the most startling Iron Man story of all!
A trail of blood threatens to consume Thor's past, present and future! Throughout the ages, gods have been vanishing, their mortal worshippers left in chaos. The only hope for these ravaged worlds is for Thor to unravel the gruesome mystery of the God Butcher! In the distant past, the Thunder God discovers a forgotten cave that echoes with the cries of tortured gods - and is shocked to find himself among them! In the present, Thor follows the bloody wake of murdered gods across the depths of space. And thousands of years from now, the last godking of a ruined Asgard makes his final stand against the God Butcher's berserker legions. As three Thors from three eras race to stop the God Butcher, the full extent of his vicious scheme takes terrifying shape! COLLECTING: Thor: God of Thunder 1-5
Author: Jason Aaron
When Dr Jane Foster lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, The Mighty Thor! Her enemies are many, as Asgard descends further into chaos and war threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet her greatest battle will be against a far more personal foe: the cancer that is killing her mortal form. Collecting The Mighty Thor Vol. 7 #1-5 (subject to change).
Author: Michael E. Haas
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Presenting a fascinating insider's view of U.S.A.F. special operations, this volume brings to life the critical contributions these forces have made to the exercise of air & space power. Focusing in particular on the period between the Korean War & the Indochina wars of 1950-1979, the accounts of numerous missions are profusely illustrated with photos & maps. Includes a discussion of AF operations in Europe during WWII, as well as profiles of Air Commandos who performed above & beyond the call of duty. Reflects on the need for financial & political support for restoration of the forces. Bibliography. Extensive photos & maps. Charts & tables.
In Pursuit of the Gene
Author: James Schwartz
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Ranging from Darwin to the accomplishments of Nobel laureate Hermann J. Muller, a history of genetics as seen through the eyes of a dozen or so central players offers readers the background they need to understand the latest findings in genetics and future trends in the field.
A by-the-numbers drug bust is about to take Frank Castle by surprise...and he HATES surprises. The horrible fallout threatens to send The Punisher into the heart of darkness, but Castle won't make that journey alone: A DEA agent is on his trail and attempting to get into his head...but what horrors will she find there, and will she survive the experience? Writer Becky Cloonan and quintessential Punisher artist Steve Dillon are forcing Frank Castle out of his comfort zone and taking him to the edge of the world he thought he knew! COLLECTING: THE PUNISHER (2016) 1-6
The SIEGE of Asgard has begun! And Norman Osborn and his Dark Avengers are leading the charge! Osborn's savvy use of the media fueled his rise to power--but the very tools he's been using may turn against him. It's time to expose Norman's true face to the world and uncover the secrets behind the attach on the gods! Witness the changing of the Marvel Universe firsthand! COLLECTING: Siege: Embedded #1-4, digital sketchbook
Examines the fundamentals of storytelling in comic book style and offers advice on story construction and visual narratives.
Frank Castle: War Machine! For years, Frank has been fighting his one-man war as the Punisher, targeting criminals who endanger the innocent and dispatching them with lethal force. He's used all the tools at his disposal, and he's gotten extremely good at his self-appointed job. But he's always been limited by the fact that he's just one man, fighting an endless war. So when a certain one-eyed operative offers Frank the tools to take his fight global, how could he say no? That's right...Frank Castle dons the high-tech armor of War Machine! Find out how, why - and what his next move is! And when Frank flies deep into enemy territory, can the "War Machine" navigate both the soldiers and the citizens in this unfamiliar war-torn land? COLLECTING: THE PUNISHER 218-222
After his family is murdered by the Hand, a ninja secret society now led by Lady Bullseye, Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. the Kingpin, teams up with Daredevil to take down the group.
"The World's Most Courageous Teacher" reveals the inner circle secrets of the American school system. The legendary schoolteacher, John Taylor Gatto, invested over 10 years of dedicated research to uncover some of the most alarming ideas and writings by the creators and advocates of mandatory attendance schooling, which show where the system came from and why it was created. He combined these facts with his personal experience as a teacher for 30 years in New York public schools, where he won many awards, including being named State Teacher of the Year twice, and has authored an all-time classic. This book was originally published in 2001, and has been printed a number of times. However, this updated version includes new essays from the author, as well as contributions from Dr. Ron Paul, David Ruenzel, and Richard Grove. This is the first of a 3 book volume which will help the reader gain a solid understanding about the American school organization and many of the hidden, yet powerful parts. In this first of set, Mr. Gatto's humble yet bold personality, mixed with humor and class, makes it an enjoyable read, despite the importance and implications of the subject. Mr. Gatto says, "It's time to take our schools back. If they mean to have a war, let it begin now."
Wonder Woman Unbound
Author: Tim Hanley
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
“I’ve never seen more information about Wonder Woman than in Wonder Woman Unbound. Tim Hanley tells us everything we’ve never asked about Wonder Woman, . . . from her mythic Golden Age origins through her dismal Silver Age years as a lovesick romance comic character, and worse yet, when she lost her costume and powers in the late 1960s. Our favorite Amazon’s saga becomes upbeat again with the 1970s advent of Gloria Steinem and Ms. magazine, and Lynda Carter’s unforgettable portrayal of her on television. And it’s all told with a dollop of humor!” —Trina Robbins, author of Pretty in Ink With her golden lasso and her bullet-deflecting bracelets, Wonder Woman is a beloved icon of female strength in a world of male superheroes. But this close look at her history portrays a complicated heroine who is more than just a female Superman. Tim Hanley explores Wonder Woman’s lost history, delving into her comic book and its spin-offs as well as the motivations of her creators, to showcase the peculiar journey of a twentieth-century icon—from the 1940s, when her comics advocated female superiority but were also colored by bondage imagery and hidden lesbian leanings, to her resurgence as a feminist symbol in the 1970s and beyond. Tim Hanley is a comic book historian. His blog, Straitened Circumstances, discusses Wonder Woman and women in comics, and his column “Gendercrunching” runs monthly on Bleeding Cool. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The life of shy high school student Peter Parker is changed forever after he is bitten by an irradiated spider. Blessed by the accident with extraordinary strength, amazing agility, lightning speed and a curious spider-sense that warns him of danger. Peter transforms himself into New York's newest crime fighter, the amazing Spider-Man!
Finding a Way Out
Author: Robert Russa Moton, Paul Dennis Sporer
Publisher: Anza Pub
Knowledge about the American social environment in the transitional period following the Civil War is still incomplete in certain respects. Robert Moton, a respected black educator and a tireless promoter of racial harmony, has left us a memoir that provides a unique and valuable perspective on the progress in civil rights from the 1860s to the 1920s. It also describes the critical changes in American culture that gave blacks the opportunity to attain a social rank never before envisioned. Moreover, Moton's memoir is a detailed record of a great "success story." Despite being born to former slaves, he was able to secure the assistance of many kind and generous benefactors. He recounts his own spectacular rise from extreme poverty, to a highly admired position of authority, giving us an "inside look" as to how such a transformation is possible. Moton reached his zenith when he took up the leadership of the Tuskegee Institute after Booker T. Washington, and he was the one chiefly responsible for establishing the famous hospital for black war veterans. This chronicle of his life is extremely interesting and instructive, and is especially inspirational for young people, showing them the value of education, discipline, hard work, and cooperation. One area that has exceptional potential for study is the human capacity for creative adaptation to challenges. In regard to this, Finding a Way Out provides much information about the methods blacks used to obtain schooling and jobs in an American society that promised freedom and opportunity, but that in reality still had many restraints and restrictions. On a more personal level, Finding a Way Out documents the manner in which a young black man, armed with little more than determination and confidence, could reach one of the highest rungs of the success ladder in the United States, despite the odds. Robert Moton (1867-1940) was born in Virginia to former slaves. He received excellent vocational and liberal arts instruction at the Hampton Institute, a school with a military form of discipline. Moton, like many other members of his race, was concerned that blacks would not be able to sufficiently prove to whites that they were indeed capable of taking up their places as productive citizens, thus justifying their emancipation. He was also troubled about the misunderstandings that arose due to cultural differences. Consequently, he used every opportunity to articulate the distinctive and positive attributes of the various races he encountered, including Native Americans, Europeans and Asians.