Author: Maki Minami
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Her whole life, Hikari Hanazono has been consumed with the desire to win against her school rival, Kei Takishima--at anything. He always comes out on top no matter what he does, and Hikari is determined to do whatever it takes to beat this guy...somehow! At age 6 Hikari lost to Kei in an impromptu wrestling match. Now, at 15, Hikari joins "Special A," a group of the top seven students at a private academy, for the opportunity to trounce the guy who made her suffer her first defeat.
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.
The Sense of Movement
Author: Thom Gunn
Publisher: Faber & Faber
The Sense of Movement, Thom Gunn's second collection, was first published in 1957. 'This book . . . establishes Gunn as one of the few really interesting poets of his generation and promises greatly for the future.' Times Literary Supplement
Toshiko Tomura is a genius; the darling of the intelligentsia. A modern-day Michelangelo, this twenty year-old is already an established international stage actress, an up-and-coming architect, and the next recipient of the prestigious Akutagawa Prize as Japan's best new writer. Her actions make headlines in the papers, and inspire radio and television programming. And like many great talents, her troubled past is what motivates her to greatness. She has the amazing ability to emulate the talents of others. Toshiko is also the mastermind behind a series of murders. The ultimate mimic, she has plagiarized, blackmailed, stolen and replicated the works of scores of talents. And now as her star is rising within the world of the elites and powerful she has amassed a long list of enemies frustrated by the fact that she has built critical and financial acclaim for nothing more than copying others' work. Neglected as a child, she is challenging the concepts of gender inequality while unleashing her loneliness upon the world as she climbs the social ladder one body at a time. One of Osamu Tezuka's most wicked tales, The Book of Human Insects renders the 70's as a brutal and often polarizing bug-eat-bug world, where only those willing to sell their soul to the masses and become something less than human are capable of achieving their wildest dreams
Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), based on Arthur C. Clarke's novel, is one of the most ambitious films ever made, an epic of space exploration that takes in the whole history of humanity (as well as speculation about its future). A technical triumph that stands up today, 2001 is topical also because of its meditation on the relationship between man, animal, and machine. Haunting and enigmatic, it's a film that contains myriad images that seem to defy explanation. In this multilayered study, acclaimed critic and theorist of film sound Michel Chion offers some keys to understanding 2001. Setting the film first in its historical and cultural contexts (the Space Race, the Cold War, 60s psychedelia), Chion goes on to locate it within Kubrick's career. He then conducts a meticulous and subtle analysis of its structure and style, arguing that 2001 is an "absolute film," a unique assemblage of cinema's elements, through which pulses a vision of human existence. "Animals who know they will die, beings lost on earth, forever caught between two species, not animal enough, not cerebral enough." In a supplementary chapter, Chion argues that Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut (1999), is a return to 2001, a final statement of its concerns. And in a series of appendices Chion provides production details, an analytic synopsis, credits and a consideration of the legacy of 2001.
1st of 4 issue story arc: Poet, vampire, murderer, lover, hero, prisoner, slave-Spike has been called a lot of things. But, by the time this fight is over, he'll have one more name-Lord! Or ''dust''... maybe we'll just call him dust, considering how it seems things are going in his immediate future. But after enjoying the Spike: After the Fall series you'll be looking at the events of Angel: After the Fall in a whole new light, courtesy of Brian Lynch and Franco Urru!
Author: Brian Lynch, Franco Urru
Publisher: Idea & Design Works Llc
When the Monahan Family asks Spike to find their daughter Ruby, he accepts. The problem? Ruby's a half-demon and has been checked into the Mosaic Wellness Center, a rehab facility for vampires, demons, and other creatures of the night. The solution -- Spike checks himself in as a patient. But there's another, slightly bigger problem -- the hundreds of super-powered, supernatural patients at Mosaic know Spike, and want him dead. If the therapy doesn't kill him, the other patients will...
Dc Universe Online Legends
Author: Marv Wolfman, Tom Taylor
Publisher: Titan Publishing Company
This volume continues the combined forces of classic DC heroes and villains, as they must form an uneasy alliance to combat the threat of Brainiac!
Author: Thom Gunn
Author: Rainer Crone
Publisher: Phaidon Press
The first book to document the early photographs of the famous and enigmatic film director Stanley Kubrick (1928 - 99). A fascinating account of American urban life including celebrities such as Leonard Bernstein, Kubrick documents a range of human emotion. Includes many never-before-seen photographs taken from 1945 - 50 and others not seen since their original publication in Look magazine. Sheds new light on Kubrick's apprenticeship and his early search for complex image compositions and dramatic narratives as developed in his films A Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey
Author: Jamie Delano, John Bolton
Batman undertakes a seemingly doomed attempt to prevent his mutated nemesis, Manbat, from unleashing a plague of genetically enhanced locusts in order to wipe out the human race and pave the way from his own freakish kind.
Ultimate Kubrick: The unsurpassed study of a cinematic genius In 1968, when Stanley Kubrick was asked to comment on the metaphysical significance of 2001: A Space Odyssey, he replied: "It's not a message I ever intended to convey in words. 2001 is a nonverbal experience... I tried to create a visual experience, one that bypasses verbalized pigeonholing and directly penetrates the subconscious with an emotional and philosophic content." Now available as part of our Bibliotheca Universalis series, The Stanley Kubrick Archives borrows from the director's philosophy. From the opening sequence of Killer's Kiss to the final frames of Eyes Wide Shut, it allows the masterful visuals of Kubrick's complete films to impress through dazzling stills. In a separate section, Kubrick's creative process is brought to life through fascinating archival material, including set designs, sketches, correspondence, documents, screenplays, drafts, notes, and shooting schedules. Accompanying the visual material are essays by noted Kubrick scholars, articles written by and about Kubrick,and a selection of Kubrick's best interviews. The result is a visual, archival, and scholarly journey through masterworks of 20th century cinema and the meticulous mind of the director behind them.
Why did you choose to stay? Because you felt sorry for me? In the Country of Hearts, Alice has started developing feelings for the angsty Clockmaker. She can see past Julius's doom and gloom to the gentle soul inside. When the path back home starts opening at last, Alice wonders if she'll be able to leave Julius when the time comes. Will she give up her world for a man who can barely voice his feelings? Love is timeless, but even in Wonderland the clock is always ticking.
Author: John Baxter
That Stanley Kubrick has maintained his mystique for nearly forty years is both a tribute to his exceptional powers as a film-maker and a consequence of his decision to live and work on his own terms, whatever the price. For decades his films have distilled the essence of the age - from 'Paths of glory' (1957), 'Lolita' (1962), 'Dr. Strangelove' (1964) and '2001 - A space Odyssey' (1968) to 'A clockwork orange' (1971), 'Barry Lyndon' (1975), 'The Shining' (1980) and 'Full metal jacket' (1987). With his latest film ('Eyes wide shut'), Kubrick has added to the gallery of indelible images that will last as long as the cinema. With the help of actors, writers, directors, technicians and childhood friends, John Baxter offers an account of Kubrick's extraordinary life and work.
When Hal Jordan defects from the Green Lantern Corps, former Marine John Stewart is called to take his place, and he must immediately face off with the mayhem-causing Major Disaster and the angel of vengeance Eclipso.