Raven Chronicles Volume 1 Myth and Monsters

Raven Chronicles   Volume 1  Myth and Monsters
Author: Gary Reed
Publsiher: Caliber Comics
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2019-08-14
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9781635291889

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Described as the X-Files meets Mission Impossible, a unique team of operatives, led by the mysterious Edgar Allan Raven, under the auspices of the organization called Raven, Inc., are brought together to investigate any and all cases of paranormal activity. Formed of both skeptics and believers alike, the team is often called in by local or government authorities when cases prove to be too bizarre, too unusual, or just plain unsolvable. Covering the entire spectrum of the unknown, from the supernatural to the dark side of man, Raven, Inc., searches for answers in areas that most people refuse to acknowledge even exists. This volume collects issues 1-4 and features the cases of "The Bloodfire", "The Landing Zone", "The Rain People", and "Heartstopper". “I don’t think Caliber has published a weak issue to date...I think you’ll be sticking with The Raven Chronicles for the long haul.” - Tony Isabella, Tony’s Tips, Comic Book Guide.

The Forrest J Ackerman Oeuvre

The Forrest J Ackerman Oeuvre
Author: Christopher M. O’Brien
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2012-09-06
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780786449842

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"Forrest J Ackerman (1916-2008), is remembered for his sci-fi memorabilia collection; influential magazine, Famous monsters of filmland (1958); sci-fi convention appearances and a published body of work. The biographical section traces Ackerman's pulp magazine enthusiasm, film productions, prominence rise in "fandom," literary agent work, etc. An extensive bibliography, filmography, appearances and rare photographs are included"--

Chicago Monsters

Chicago Monsters
Author: Carine Laforest
Publsiher: City Monsters
Total Pages: 22
Release: 2017-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 2924734010

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Monsters hide all over Chicago and young readers are encouraged to find them.

Making Monsters

Making Monsters
Author: David Livingstone Smith
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-10-12
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780674545564

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A leading scholar explores what it means to dehumanize othersÑand how and why we do it. ÒI wouldnÕt have accepted that they were human beings. You would see an infant whoÕs just learning to smile, and it smiles at you, but you still kill it.Ó So a Hutu man explained to an incredulous researcher, when asked to recall how he felt slaughtering Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994. Such statements are shocking, yet we recognize them; we hear their echoes in accounts of genocides, massacres, and pogroms throughout history. How do some people come to believe that their enemies are monsters, and therefore easy to kill? In Making Monsters David Livingstone Smith offers a poignant meditation on the philosophical and psychological roots of dehumanization. Drawing on harrowing accounts of lynchings, Smith establishes what dehumanization is and what it isnÕt. When we dehumanize our enemy, we hold two incongruous beliefs at the same time: we believe our enemy is at once subhuman and fully human. To call someone a monster, then, is not merely a resort to metaphorÑdehumanization really does happen in our minds. Turning to an abundance of historical examples, Smith explores the relationship between dehumanization and racism, the psychology of hierarchy, what it means to regard others as human beings, and why dehumanizing others transforms them into something so terrifying that they must be destroyed. Meticulous but highly readable, Making Monsters suggests that the process of dehumanization is deeply seated in our psychology. It is precisely because we are all human that we are vulnerable to the manipulations of those trading in the politics of demonization and violence.

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth Legend and Folklore

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth  Legend and Folklore
Author: Theresa Bane
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2016-04-25
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9780786495054

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Here there be dragons--this notation was often made on ancient maps to indicate the edges of the known world and what lay beyond. Heroes who ventured there were only as great as the beasts they encountered. This encyclopedia contains more than 2,200 monsters of myth and folklore, who both made life difficult for humans and fought by their side. Entries describe the appearance, behavior, and cultural origin of mythic creatures well-known and obscure, collected from traditions around the world.

Monsters and Monstrosity in Jewish History

Monsters and Monstrosity in Jewish History
Author: Iris Idelson-Shein,Christian Wiese
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-02-21
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781350052161

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This is the first study of monstrosity in Jewish history from the Middle Ages to modernity. Drawing on Jewish history, literary studies, folklore, art history and the history of science, it examines both the historical depiction of Jews as monsters and the creative use of monstrous beings in Jewish culture. Jews have occupied a liminal position within European society and culture, being deeply immersed yet outsiders to it. For this reason, they were perceived in terms of otherness and were often represented as monstrous beings. However, at the same time, European Jews invoked, with tantalizing ubiquity, images of magical, terrifying and hybrid beings in their texts, art and folktales. These images were used by Jewish authors and artists to push back against their own identification as monstrous or diabolical and to tackle concerns about religious persecution, assimilation and acculturation, gender and sexuality, science and technology and the rise of antisemitism. Bringing together an impressive cast of contributors from around the world, this fascinating volume is an invaluable resource for academics, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates interested in Jewish studies, as well as the history of monsters.

The Dark Crystal Bestiary

The Dark Crystal Bestiary
Author: Adam Cesare
Publsiher: Insight Editions
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2020-10-13
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781683838210

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Discover the wild and wonderful creatures of Thra in this guide to the flora and fauna of the Dark Crystal universe featuring remarkable original illustrations. In a world where rocks talk and trees dispense wisdom from across the ages, anything is possible. The Dark Crystal Bestiary is a comprehensive volume that catalogs the many lifeforms of Thra’s unique ecosystem. Drawing from all aspects of the Dark Crystal saga’s universe, this book is visually dazzling and filled with enthralling information about all of Thra’s lifeforms, making it the definitive guide to a world of wonders. • Own the most comprehensive guide to the Dark Crystal universe: This book showcases fauna from all corners of Thra, from the vile Skeksis and their noble counterparts, the Mystics, to a whole cornucopia of amazing creatures and critters, including Landstriders, Garthim, Peeper Beetles, Fizzgigs, Pluff’m, and many more fan favorites. • Over 200 fantasy illustrations: Featuring all-new illustrations by Iris Compiet, a protégé of the original Dark Crystal concept artist, Brian Froud, this book will show you the world of Thra as you’ve never seen it before. • Learn about the world of Thra: The Dark Crystal Bestiary is packed with lore, drawing information from the original film, the hit Netflix show The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, comic books, and novels. • An epic addition to your home library: Great for fantasy lovers, The Dark Crystal Bestiary will be a perfect addition to your bookshelf or coffee table.

Prehistoric Monsters

Prehistoric Monsters
Author: Allen A. Debus
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2014-11-21
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780786458158

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Over centuries, discoveries of fossil bones spawned legends of monsters such as giants and dragons. As the field of earth sciences matured during the 19th century, early fossilists gained understanding of prehistoric creatures such as Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops and Stegosaurus. This historical study examines how these genuine beasts morphed in the public imagination into mythical, powerful engines of destruction and harbingers of cataclysm, taking their place in popular culture, film, and literature as symbols of “lost worlds” where time stands still.