The Mysterious World of Doctor Strange

Author: Billy Wrecks,Danny Graydon

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 9781465455574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 8070

Discover the secrets of Doctor Strange--Master of the Mystic Arts, Sorcerer Supreme and Marvel Comic's most magical Super Hero--in The Mysterious World of Doctor Strange. This lavishly illustrated guide offers a magical mystery tour of the unique, mind-bending universe of Stephen Strange, Marvel's magical Super Hero extraordinaire. The brainchild of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Doctor Strange opens the doors to a wonderland of otherworldly dimensions, mystics and monsters, and demons and demigods. Packed with fantastic facts and astonishing artwork selected from over 50 years of Doctor Strange's awesome comic adventures, The Mysterious World of Doctor Strange will delight new and die-hard Marvel fans. � 2016 MARVEL
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Strange and Stranger

The World of Steve Ditko

Author: Blake Bell

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1560979216

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 6918

Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko is an art book tracing Ditko's life and career, his unparalleled stylistic innovations, his strict adherence to his own (and Randian) principles, with lush displays of obscure and popular art from the thousands of pages of comics he's drawn over the last 55 years.
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Wolverine

Inside the World of the Living Weapon

Author: Matthew K. Manning

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756645472

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 199

View: 8421

Presents a chiefly illustrated a look at Wolverine's history, a summation of Logan's rather extensive past, and his alternate futures.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Doctor Strange: Mystery of the Dark Magic

Author: Brandon T. Snider

Publisher: Chapter Books

ISBN: 9781532142154

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 9845

"When the Avengers battle a group of werelizards that mysteriously appear at a Long Island mall, they call the best in the magic business to help them out--Doctor Strange. But the good doctor is overworked and underpaid. These days he's become the go-to hero for all things magical, and he's exhausted. He'd really prefer to work alone, since it's not like anyone can understand his mastery of the mystic arts. As more bizarre attacks occur around New York City, Strange finds himself seeking guidance from a number of mystical allies. But when the sinister beastlings grow wildly beyond his control, can Doctor Strange accept the counsel of his Super Hero comrades in order to save his best friend and the world?"--Back cover.
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Nightmare

Author: Willo Davis Roberts

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781442472297

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4389

When a falling body strikes Nick's car as he drives under an overpass, the police call the man's death a suicide, but Nick suspects murder and finds his life in danger when he tries to investigate.
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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Author: Susanna Clarke

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608195350

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 7274

At the dawn of the nineteenth century, two very different magicians emerge to change England's history. In the year 1806, with the Napoleonic Wars raging on land and sea, most people believe magic to be long dead in England--until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers, and becomes a celebrity overnight. Yet the cautious, fussy Norrell is challenged by the emergence of another magician, the brilliant novice Jonathan Strange. Young, handsome, and daring, Strange is the very opposite of Norrell. He becomes Norrell's student, and they join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic, straining his partnership with Norrell, and putting at risk everything else he holds dear. Time #1 Book of the Year Book Sense Book of the Year People Top Ten Books of the Year Winner of the Hugo Award New York Times Notable Book of the Year Salon.com Top Ten of 2004 Winner of the World Fantasy Award Nancy Pearl's Top 12 Books of 2004 Washington Post Book World's Best of 2004 Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction 2004 San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of 2004 Winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel Chicago Tribune Best of 2004 Seattle Times 25 Best Books of 2004 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 12 Books of 2004 Village Voice "Top Shelf" Raleigh News & Observer Best of 2004 Rocky Mountain News critics' favorites of 2004
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Dr. Strange

Author: Stan Lee

Publisher: Marvel Comics Group

ISBN: 9780785111801

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 270

View: 2271

Master of the Mystic Arts, a sorcerer supreme, a white knight who wields black magic against blacker villains. Doctor Strange is mankind's only hope against the dark other-worldly forces that conspire to steal the life of the conscious world - forces such as Baron Mordo, the Dread Dormammu, Nightmare, Aggamon, The House of Shadows, Loki, the Mindless Ones, and more. Collects Strange Tales #110-111, 114-141
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Marvel's Doctor Strange - The Art Of The Movie

Author: Jacob Johnston,Alexandra Byrne,Scott Derrickson

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 1302500724

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 240

View: 4217

Get an exclusive look at the art behind one of Marvel's most visually compelling super heroes in this latest installment of the popular ART OF series of movie tie-in books! When a terrible accident befalls extraordinary surgeon Dr. Stephen Strange, he'll do anything to regain mobility in his crippled hands. His journey will take him to unbelievable realms - and bring him face-to-face with petrifying dangers. Explore the fantastic worlds of Doctor Strange with exclusive concept artwork and in-depth analysis from the filmmakers. Go behind the scenes in this deluxe keepsake volume as Marvel once again brings its strange history to the silver screen!
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The Island of Dr. Moreau

Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animal experimentation

Page: 249

View: 3184

Mad surgeon-turned-vivisectionist performs ghoulish experiments that transform animals into men. Early Wells personification of the scientific quest to control the natural world and, ultimately, human nature.
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Doctor Strange: Mystery of the Dark Magic

A Mighty Marvel Chapter Book

Author: Brandon T. Snider

Publisher: Marvel Press

ISBN: 9781484731277

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 5300

When Thor and the Avengers battle a group of enchantedbeasts that mysteriously appear at a Long Island Mall, they call the best inthe magic business to help them out-Doctor Strange. But the good doctor isoverworked and underpaid. These days he's become the go-to hero for all thingsmagic and he's exhausted. He'd really prefer to work alone since it's not likejust anyone can understand his Mastery of the Mystic Arts. More bizarre attacks occur around New YorkCity and Strange finds himself seeking guidance from a number of mysticalallies despite his desire to remain solitary. And when the threats grow wildlybeyond his control, he may have no choice but to accept the counsel of hissuper hero comrades in order save his best friend and the world. This 128 pagechapter book, focusing on Dr. Strange will feature full-color interactiveillustrations throughout. And just in time for his new film!
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Doctor Strange Vol. 5

Author: Dennis Hopeless,John Barber

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 130250200X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 136

View: 8536

Collects Doctor Strange (2015) #21-26. The Sorcerer Supreme suffers SECRET EMPIRE! New York City is under attack by dark forces, and only Doctor Strange can save it — but it’s a long shot. And to have any hope at all, Strange and Spider-Woman must strike an uneasy alliance with Wilson Fisk, A.K.A. the Kingpin of Crime. Together, they’ll take the fight to Baron Mordo! But even if they win, are they ready for the Hydra-occupied America waiting outside of the Darkforce-domed Manhattan? Plus: A mysterious foe barely defeated in the past returns to haunt a much weaker Strange in the present! An evil like you’ve never seen — could this be the final house call for Doctor Strange and Zelma?
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The Mysterious World of the Human Genome

Author: Frank Ryan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1633881520

Category: Science

Page: 341

View: 2008

"Originally published in the English language by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., under the title 'The mysterious world of the human genome' ... 2015"--Title page verso.
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Strange Suspense

Author: Steve Ditko

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781606992890

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 238

View: 6719

Presents a collection of horror and suspense comics originally done in 1953 and 1954.
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Doctor Strange and the Secret Defenders

Author: N.A

Publisher: Marvel

ISBN: 9781302901080

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 264

View: 3989

The Master of the Mystic Arts revives the original non-team - and this time they're more secret than ever! To save the world from the threats they'll never know existed, Doctor Strange uses magical tarot cards to select the perfect team for every mission - and he's stacked the deck with all the greatest and grittiest heroes of the nineties to draw from! Wolverine! Spider-Man! Captain America! Hulk! Scarlet Witch! Silver Surfer! Punisher! War Machine! Darkhawk! Sleepwalker! By the Vishanti, they're all here - and plenty more besides - to face down macabre menaces both demonic and otherworldly. Evildoers like Roadkill, Dreadlox and Xandu wielding the Wand of Watoomb! It's the Sorcerer Supreme and a gathering of heroes, defending the Earth - just don't tell anybody! COLLECTING: SECRET DEFENDERS 1-11
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781904633433

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 1863

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a masterpiece of Victorian literature and one of the most potent and enduring of modern myths. Why has Dr Jekyll begun to associate with the ugly and violent Mr Hyde? When Jekyll's friend Utterson tries to solve this mystery he uncovers a horrific story of murder and suffering which leads eventually to the terrible revelation of Mr Hyde's true identity. Also in this volume are three other memorable stories: The Body Snatchers, Markheim and Olalla.With an Afterword by Peter Harness.
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The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter

Author: Theodora Goss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481466526

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1663

Based on some of literature’s horror and science fiction classics, this “tour de force of reclaiming the narrative, executed with impressive wit and insight” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) debut is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders—and the bigger mystery of their own origins. Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents’ death, is curious about the secrets of her father’s mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father’s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture…a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes. But her hunt leads her to Hyde’s daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde, and soon befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherin Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein. When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous.
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Doctor Strange

Into the Dark Dimension

Author: N.A

Publisher: Marvel

ISBN: 9780785155058

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 168

View: 656

Doctor Strange, the master of the mystic arts, starts his day by curing a mystically cursed sword and ends it by overthrowing a dimensional dictator! The Sorcerer Supreme faces threats on cruise ships, military bases and alien planets, seeking to restore the cosmic balance! And as the origins of the Dark Dimension stand revealed, Strange's true love, Clea, heads the rebellion against her evil mother, Umar! Featuring the Black Knight and the Beyonder!
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Cloud Atlas

Author: David Mitchell

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307373576

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 9346

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity. Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history. But the story doesn’t end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky. As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that, like its incomparable author, has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon. Praise for Cloud Atlas “[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”—The New York Times Book Review “One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is—and should be—read by any student of contemporary literature.”—Dave Eggers “Wildly entertaining . . . a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”—People “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet—not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.”—Michael Chabon “Cloud Atlas ought to make [Mitchell] famous on both sides of the Atlantic as a writer whose fearlessness is matched by his talent.”—The Washington Post Book World “Thrilling . . . One of the biggest joys in Cloud Atlas is watching Mitchell sashay from genre to genre without a hitch in his dance step.”—Boston Sunday Globe “Grand and elaborate . . . [Mitchell] creates a world and language at once foreign and strange, yet strikingly familiar and intimate.”—Los Angeles Times From the Hardcover edition.
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The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You

Author: Sylvia Tara

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393244849

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 3196

A biochemist shows how we can finally control our fat—by understanding how it works. Fat is not just excess weight, but actually a dynamic, smart, and self-sustaining organ that influences everything from aging and immunity to mood and fertility. With cutting-edge research and riveting case studies—including the story of a girl who had no fat, and that of a young woman who couldn’t stop eating—Dr. Sylvia Tara reveals the surprising science behind our most misunderstood body part and its incredible ability to defend itself. Exploring the unexpected ways viruses, hormones, sleep, and genetics impact fat, Tara uncovers the true secret to losing weight: working with your fat, not against it.
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