Hammer of Magic
Author: Stefano Ambrosio, Pat McGreal, Davide Aicardi
Publisher: IDW Publishing
It's a wild steampunk epic starring Donald, Mickey, and the gang in an entirely new world. Jump in for fantasy like you've never seen... and cowardly Donald can only wish he hadn't! Welcome to Feudarnia--part pirates' cove, part space station, and part battlefield. It's under attack by "Meteormaster" Phantom Blot and his Meteorbeasts: giant predatory animals made of enchanted stone! The sky city's only hope is wannabe "Beastbuster" Donald Duck... but with the terrible Beagle Boys, Magica De Spell, and Pegleg Pete hot on his heels, are Feudarnia's days numbered? And will Uncle Scrooge pluck Donald if he fails? Collects IDW's Donald Quest #1-5.
Publisher: Disney Books for Young Readers
Tinker Bell is not happy with her tinker talent, so she sets out to discover what skills the other fairies have in hopes of helping to bring spring to the mainland, but instead she ruins all of the preparations for spring.
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 42nd year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This new edition also contains a special supplement on Organic, Natural and Biodynamic wines.
The Books of Magic
Author: Neil Gaiman, Scott Nybakken
Timothy Hunter is taken on a tour of the magical realms by a quartet of fallen mystics.
Author: Wendy Pini, Richard Pini
Publisher: Dc Comics
On a planet where elves, humans, and trolls have lived for millions of years, conflict arises on a grand scale when Bearclaw, the tenth chief of the Wolfriders, confronts a new human settlement near an elf camp.
Don Rosa created this twelve-part story to delineate exactly how Scrooge McDuck acquired his fortune and became the World's Richest Duck. The story was originally serialized in the United States in Uncle Scrooge comics. Now it has been collected in one all-encompassing popularly-priced volume.
Author: Denny O'Neil
Written by Dennis O'Neil, the dean of Batman writers. While on a case far from Gotham City, Batman is injured, and by the time he recovers and returns to his home, Alfred is missing. As Batman searches for his missing friend, the corpses begin to mount amid rumors of human sacrifice and strange, primitive rituals. Using his detective skills, the Dark Knight begins to trail the madman who has been terrorizing Gotham City. The trail leads back to Wayne Manor and a maniacal cult, with Alfred's life hanging in the balance. Collects BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #1-5.
Why did traditional Chinese literati so often identify themselves with women in their writing? What can this tell us about how they viewed themselves as men and how they understood masculinity? How did their attitudes in turn shape the martial heroes and other masculine models they constructed? Martin Huang attempts to answer these questions in this valuable work on manhood in late imperial China. He focuses on the ambivalent and often paradoxical role played by women and the feminine in the intricate negotiating process of male gender identity in late imperial cultural discourses. Two common strategies for constructing and negotiating masculinity were adopted in many of the works examined here. The first, what Huang calls the strategy of analogy, constructs masculinity in close association with the feminine; the second, the strategy of differentiation, defines it in sharp contrast to the feminine. In both cases women bear the burden as the defining "other." In this study, "feminine" is a rather broad concept denoting a wide range of gender phenomena associated with women, from the politically and socially destabilizing to the exemplary wives and daughters celebrated in Confucian chastity discourse.
Uncle Scrooge #37
Author: Jerry Siegel, Joe Torcivia
Publisher: IDW Publishing
"Few and Pharoah Between!" In a new-to-USA duck tale by Jerry Siegel (Superman), Scrooge McDuck travels through time to find riches in ancient Egypt - only to wind up stranded in a dystopian future!
Author: United Media Syndicate
Publisher: Ace Books
The Delta Squad continues its efforts to save the world's survivors, who have been forced to destroy their own cities and civilizations, from the brutal Locust Horde that launched its first attack fifteen years earlier.
Two adaptations of erotic characters into comic strip form. Guido Crepax visualises the stories of De Sade's "Justine" and Pauline Reage's "O" being initiated into the worlds of submission, mistresses and masters.
Author: Geoff Johns
"A mysterious force ripples across the DC Universe, trying to warn the World's Greatest Heroes of an impending threat! That force? A returning Wally West! But what has the former Kid Flash seen? And who or what is he running from? It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don't say we didn't warn you!"--
Projecting the Past
Author: Maria Wyke
Brought vividly to life on screen, the myth of ancient Rome resonates through modern popular culture. Projecting the Past examines how the cinematic traditions of Hollywood and Italy have resurrected ancient Rome to address the concerns of the present. The book engages contemporary debates about the nature of the classical tradition, definitions of history, and the place of the past in historical film.
Author: Joe Caramagna
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Left alone in the McDuck mansion, the kids face their most difficult challenge yet: Fooling a risk assessor from an insurance company! And to teach Louie a lesson about hard work, Scrooge shows him his latest investment: A Ghost Town!