Thor Meets Captain America

Author: David Brin

Publisher: David Brin

ISBN: 1458118142

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7593

Thor Meets Captain America offers an alternate history exploring a chilling scenario behind the Holocaust. In this parallel world, the Nazis narrowly avoid defeat in World War II when they are championed by the gods of the Norse Pantheon. At a dramatic turn, Loki joins the Allies and they prepare a last-ditch raid to blow up Valhalla. With an afterword by the author.This novella, nominated for a Hugo Award in 1987, was later expanded into an award winning graphic novel, The Life Eaters, with artwork by Scott Hampton.

The Life Eaters

Author: David Brin

Publisher: Idea & Design Works Llc

ISBN: 9781631402012

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 140

View: 7921

Brought back to the mortal plane by sorcery, the Norse Gods joined the battlefields of World War II leading to major Nazi victories, but with the war still raging a generation later, the final battle lines are being drawn.

Echoes of Valhalla

The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas

Author: Jón Karl Helgason

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780237731

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 3743

Tolkien’s wizard Gandalf, Wagner’s Valkyrie Brünnhilde, Marvel’s superhero the Mighty Thor, the warrior heading for Valhalla in Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” and Donald Crisp’s portrayal of Leif Eriksson in the classic film The Viking—these are just a few examples of how Icelandic medieval literature has shaped human imagination during the past 150 years. Echoes of Valhalla is a unique look at modern adaptations of the Icelandic eddas (poems of Norse mythology) and sagas (ancient prose accounts of Viking history, voyages, and battles) across an astonishing breadth of art forms. Jón Karl Helgason looks at comic books, plays, travel books, music, and films in order to explore the reincarnations of a range of legendary characters, from the Nordic gods Thor and Odin to the saga characters Hallgerd Long-legs, Gunnar of Hlidarendi, and Leif the Lucky. Roaming the globe, Helgason unearths echoes of Nordic lore in Scandinavia, Britain, America, Germany, Italy, and Japan. He examines the comic work of Jack Kirby and cartoon work of Peter Madsen; reads the plays of Henrik Ibsen and Gordon Bottomley; engages thought travelogues by Frederick Metcalfe and Poul Vad; listens to the music of Richard Wagner, Edward Elgar, and the metal band Manowar; and watches films by directors such as Roy William Neill and Richard Fleischer, outlining the presence of the eddas and sagas in these nineteenth- and twentieth-century works. Altogether, Echoes of Valhalla tells the remarkable story of how disparate, age-old poetry and prose originally recorded in remote areas of medieval Iceland have come to be a part of our shared cultural experience today—how Nordic gods and saga heroes have survived and how their colorful cast of characters and adventures they went on are as vibrant as ever.

Encyclopedia of Weird War Stories

Supernatural and Science Fiction Elements in Novels, Pulps, Comics, Film, Television, Games and Other Media

Author: Paul Green

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476666725

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 4314

 Fictional war narratives often employ haunted battlefields, super-soldiers, time travel, the undead and other imaginative elements of science fiction and fantasy. This encyclopedia catalogs appearances of the strange and the supernatural found in the war stories of film, television, novels, short stories, pulp fiction, comic books and video and role-playing games. Categories explore themes of mythology, science fiction, alternative history, superheroes and "Weird War."

Hitler victorious

eleven stories of the German victory in World War II

Author: Gregory Benford,Martin Harry Greenberg

Publisher: Encyclopedia-Ga

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 299

View: 9872


I Bring the Fire Parts I, II, III, and In the Balance

Author: C. Gockel

Publisher: Carolynn Gockel

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 1000

View: 6844

~ USA TODAY BESTSELLING SERIES ~ Sometimes the hero is the wrong guy at the right time. When Amy Lewis prays for a savior, Loki Norse God of Mischief and Chaos isn’t who she has in mind. Loki can’t resist Amy’s summons, but he can insist she help him outwit Odin, ruler of the Nine Realms. Can Amy trust a so-called God of Mischief? With a powerful evil calling him from beneath the city's streets, can Loki even trust himself? This box set contains the first three installments of I Bring the Fire plus In the Balance. It is perfect for fans of The Dresden Files, American Gods, and Terry Pratchett. *** Wolves: I Bring the Fire Part I In the middle of America, Amy Lewis is on her way to her grandma's house. She's being chased by a very bad wolf. Galaxies away Loki is waking up in a prison cell, strangely without a hangover, and with no idea what he's done wrong -- this time anyway. But he does know Thor is hiding something, Odin is up to something wicked, and there seems to be something he's forgotten... In this urban fantasy tale a nice midwestern girl and a jaded, mischievous Loki must join forces to outwit gods, elves, magic sniffing cats, and nosy neighbors. If Loki can remember exactly what he's forgotten and Amy can convince him not to be too distracted by Earthly gadgets, Earthly pleasures, or three day benders, they just might pull it off... *** Monsters: I Bring the Fire Part II After being attacked by a serial killer, saved by Loki — so-called God of Mischief, Lies and Chaos — dragged to Alfheim, losing every cent in her bank account, and caring for her grandmother, Amy Lewis has lost her scholarship to veterinary school. But it’s alright. She has a plan. If she manages to keep her day job as a receptionist, and her night job as a vet tech, she may be able to get her scholarship reinstated and save enough money for the dreaded ‘miscellaneous fees.’ Too bad her day boss is unbearable... Agent Steve Rogers has political aspirations, but when a suitcase nuke turns out to be something much worse and so-called Norse gods start showing up in his life, he has a priority shift. Meanwhile, Loki’s priorities and plans haven’t changed at all. He wants Asgard to burn. Of course, earthly pleasures can be so distracting. These three disparate characters have little in common, but they’ll have to join forces to save earth from trolls, wyrms, frost giant invasions, and an old evil growing beneath Chicago’s streets. *** Chaos: I Bring the Fire Part III In this final installment of the Cera story arc, the noose around Loki’s neck is tightening. Gerðr, the frost giantess, wants him dead; Cera, the World Seed, wants his head—literally and figuratively; the FBI wants him in Guantanamo; and an old friend from Asgard wants to bring him home...whether Loki likes it or not. Things can’t get any worse, but when Loki’s involved, it’s certain they will. In the third chapter of I Bring the Fire, humanity’s demons are unleashed on the Nine Realms and Amy Lewis and Steve Rogers get front row seats. Chaos might be their only hope. *** In the Balance: An I Bring the Fire Novella Chaos can never really be destroyed ... Loki, God of Chaos, gave Amy Lewis all his memories, and one request before he saved the universe. “Remember for me.” Amy knows Loki will find her, one way or another ... eventually. But as the weeks have ticked by she’s lost hope. Called into the FBI headquarters to identify a magical artifact, she gets the opportunity to find Loki for herself. In doing so, she tips the scales of not one, but two universes, and has to choose for herself what form she wants Chaos to take. The fate of the Nine Realms is in the balance, and this time it is in Amy’s hands.

Captain America

Disassembled

Author: Priest,Robert Kirkman,Joe Bennett,Scot Eaton

Publisher: Marvel Enterprises

ISBN: 9780785116486

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 168

View: 2926

Captain America and Diamondback are reunited as the Falcon finds himself a fugitive from justice.

River of Time

Author: David Brin

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781480234253

Category:

Page: 310

View: 7484

The River of Time brings together twelve of David Brin's finest stories, including "The Crystal Spheres," which won the Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Short Story in 1985. Here are powerful tales of heroism and humanity, playful excursions into realms of fancy, and profound meditations on time, memory, and our place in the universe. Who guides our fate? And can we ever hope to wrest control for ourselves? "The Crystal Spheres" offers a fantastic explanation for the Great Silence. Instead of being latecomers, might humanity have come upon the scene too early? "The Loom of Thessaly" merges classical mythology with impudent modern spirit in a science-fiction classic that speculates on the nature of reality. "Thor Meets Captain America" offers an alternate history exploring a chilling scenario behind the Holocaust. In this parallel world, the Nazis narrowly avoid defeat in World War II when they are championed by the gods of the Norse Pantheon. Sample these and other speculations into the future of humanity in The River of Time. Table of Contents: "The Crystal Spheres" "The Loom of Thessaly" "The Fourth Vocation of George Gustaf" "Senses Three and Six" "Toujours Voir" "A Stage of Memory" "Just a Hint" "Tank Farm Dynamo" "Thor Meets Captain America" "Lungfish" "News from 2025" "The River of Time"

Batman and Captain America

Author: John Byrne,Patricia Rose Mulvihill,Bob Kane,Joe Simon,Jack Kirby

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN: 9781563892912

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 9137

/John Byrne As World War II rages on, Batman and Captain America, along with their teenaged sidekicks Robin and Bucky, must become allies to combat the villainy of their greatest foes, the Joker and the Red Skull. This fun, fast paced tale is co-published with Marvel Comics and is drawn in a style reminiscent of the 1940s Golden Age of

Nomad

Author: Steve Englehart,John Warner,Sal Buscema

Publisher: Marvel Enterprises

ISBN: 9780785121978

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

View: 5510

Collects a number of stories that follow the adventures of Captain America, as he quits the Avengers and takes up the identity of the Nomad.

Captain America

The Bloodstone Hunt

Author: Mark Gruenwald

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 1302483889

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 3015

Collects Captain America (1968) #357-364. Baron Helmut Zemo is obsessed with raising his father, Heinrich, from the dead, and he's determined to find the fragments of the powerful Bloodstone to do it! Join Captain America and Diamondback as they fight underground, in the air, in the ocean and through the jungle to stop Zemo and mercenaries Batroc, Zaran and Machete! Including fights with cannibals, sharks, snakes, mummies and the undead in one of Cap's greatest adventures ever! Plus: When Crossbones kidnaps Diamondback to Madripoor, only Cap can save her!

Marvel's Captain America: Civil War: Captain America Versus Iron Man

Author: Marvel

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316311812

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 6761

Marvel's Captain America: Civil War pits hero against hero! Captain America and Iron Man lead two teams of heroes in a clash that will change the course of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Following the record-breaking success of Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the First Avenger will jump into his next big screen solo adventure on May 6, 2016 in Marvel's Captain America: Civil War! Inspired by a classic Marvel comics storyline, the third cinematic Captain America adventure will put Cap against his fellow Avenger, Iron Man. Chris Evans will reprise his role as Captain America, joined by Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Chadwick Boseman (42, Get On Up) as the Black Panther, a character who will make his big screen debut in the film. Marvel's Captain America: Civil War will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and produced by Kevin Feige. ©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Thor Vs. Hulk

Author: Stan Lee,Roy Thomas,Steve Englehart,Bill Mantlo

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 1302500074

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 336

View: 1052

The God of Thunder takes on The Strongest One There Is as two Marvel Universe heavyweights clash! A rivalry for the ages begins shortly after Hulk quits the Avengers, with a test of strength between former teammates! Things escalate when the jade giant recruits powerful allies of his own, paving the way for Thor vs. Hulk to be the main event of an Avengers/Defenders War! Hammer meets fist again and again, including a journey to Hel and back, and blockbuster bouts between the Odinson and the Red Hulk! It's god against monster, in the Mightiest Marvel Manner of all! COLLECTING: AVENGERS (1963) #3, SUBMARINER (1968) #35, DEFENDERS (1972) #10, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #255 AND #440, THOR (1966) #385 AND #489, HULK (2008) #5-6, WHAT IF? (1977) #45; MATERIAL FROM JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #112, INCREDIBLE HULK ANNUAL 2001, HULK (2008) #26.

Wolverine & Captain America

Author: N.A

Publisher: Marvel

ISBN: 9780785159421

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 120

View: 2110

The criminal Contingency has stolen Shi'ar technology capable of mass devastation, and it's up to two of Marvel's finest to track it down before it's too late. But will Wolverine's irascible nature allow him to work alongside with the Star-Spangled Avenger without incident? Guest-starring Warbird and Sharon Carter! Plus, from the mighty Marvel vaults, a rare Cap/Wolvie team-up from yesteryear! COLLECTING: WOLVERINE/CAPTAIN AMERICA 1-4, WOLVERINE (1988) 124

Marvel Masterworks

Daredevil

Author: N.A

Publisher: Marvel

ISBN: 9780785150503

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

View: 1298

The epic adventures of Daredevil, the Man Without Fear, continue! We open with an epic adventure alongside Ka-Zar in the Savage Land against pirates and monsters! Then, manipulated by the Masked Marauder, Daredevil is pitted against the power of Spider-Man! And when Foggy Nelson dons the Daredevil suit, he's targeted for death by the murderous Gladiator! Plus: the return of classic foes the Ox and the Owl!

Captain America and Iron Man

Author: N.A

Publisher: Marvel

ISBN: 9780785165781

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 96

View: 6864

Captain America and Iron Man head to Madripoor for a technology expo! What could possibly go wrong? Everything, that's what - especially when Batroc's Brigade shows up, and a technological nightmare threatens to bring the world to its knees! As Cap and Tony fight their way through Madripoor in search of the villains behind the disaster, the elusive Kashmir Vennema is prepared to sell the dangerous secrets she's stolen to the highest bidder - including A.I.M. and M.O.D.O.K. - and foremost among those secrets is complete specs on Iron Man's armor! Plus: Captain America and Namor battle the Thule Society during WWII! As the Thule unleash the Kraken, an Atlantean weapon of ungodly power, Namor encounters a clandestine society - but are they friend or foe? Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA AND IRON MAN #633-635 and CAPTAIN AMERICA AND NAMOR #635.1.

Hitler victorious

eleven stories of the German victory in World War II

Author: Gregory Benford,Martin Harry Greenberg

Publisher: Encyclopedia-Ga

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 299

View: 4975


Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger

Author: Dorling Kindersley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241245903

Category:

Page: 200

View: 1342

Find out everything you need to know, and more, about Steve Rogers, the First Avenger. Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger is a comprehensive guide celebrating the exciting world of Captain America, examining iconic characters - including Red Skull, Bucky Barnes and Falcon - while showcasing key comic book issues and storylines from Captain America's 75 year history. Packed with information of allies, enemies, locations and much more, Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger is a must-have for fans of Marvel Comics and Captain America. © 2015 MARVEL