He was a king without a kingdom. Now Aquaman and his queen, Mera, have retaken Atlantis from their enemies, but to secure the future of their people, an even bigger challenge awaits them: they must win back the trustÑand the heartsÑof the humans whose dry lands have been inundated by threats from the sea time and time again. Even as they settle back into AquamanÕs childhood home of Amnesty Bay, death still lurks in the ocean depths. A creature called Dead Water is threatening to drown humanity in bloodÑand it can strike anywhere a single drop of water can be found. Aquaman must save his kingdom, heal his image and defeat this lethal new foe, but he canÕt do it alone. HeÕll need help from the most unexpected ally of allÉ Aquawoman? Legendary writer Dan Abnett (TITANS, INFINITE CRISIS: FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE) and artist Vicente Cifuentes (BATGIRL, BIRDS OF PREY) launch a brand-new era for the Sea KingÑand introduce a bold new direction for MeraÑin AQUAMAN VOL. 8: OUT OF DARKNESS! Collects issues #49-52 and a special preview of AQUAMAN: REBIRTH #1!
Aquaman's exile may finally be resolved, but it's going to take more than a return to Atlantis for his constituency to trust him again. It's not going to be easy. Meanwhile, a lethal enemy can reach anyone through even a drop of water and is out for the kill. Dead Water seems nearly unstoppable, and Aquaman is going to need some help. But who could help with this kind of job? Sounds like a good time for Aquawoman! Collects AQUAMAN #48-53.
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
Marvel Studios’ approach to its Cinematic Universe—beginning with the release of Iron Man (2008)—has become the template for successful management of blockbuster film properties. Yet films featuring Marvel characters can be traced back to the 1940s, when the Captain America serial first appeared on the screen. This collection of new essays is the first to explore the historical, textual and cultural context of the larger cinematic Marvel universe, including serials, animated films, television movies, non–U.S. versions of Marvel characters, films that feature characters licensed by Marvel, and the contemporary Cinematic Universe as conceived by Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios. Films analyzed include Transformers (1986), Howard the Duck (1986), Blade (1998), Planet Hulk (2010), Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013), Elektra (2005), the Conan the Barbarian franchise (1982–1990), Ultimate Avengers (2006) and Ghost Rider (2007).
The Justice League is the greatest force for good the world has ever seen. But not everyone sees them that way. Their never-ending battle against evil results in casualties beyond its super-powered, costumed combatants. The League-s attempts to safeguard innocent lives cannot save everybody. Unbeknownst to Earth-s greatest champions, their greatest triumph may contain the seeds of their greatest defeat. For heroes are not the only people who face tragedy and are reborn as something greater than they were before. Villains can take this journey, too. And once they start out on this dark path, the road could lead straight to the destruction of the Justice League-. The New York Times bestselling team of Geoff Johns (Green Lantern) and Jim Lee (Batman: Hush) are joined by artists Gene Ha (Top 10) and Carlos D'Anda (Deathblow) for JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 2: THE VILLAIN'S JOURNEY, collecting issues #7-12 of the series. Can the world-s greatest super heroes survive a voyage deep into the heart of darkness? It all ends with one of the most shocking - and surprising moments in DC history!