Watchmen: Under the Hood

Under the Hood is the autobiography of Hollis Mason, where he explains the events leading up to the time when he became the masked adventurer Nite Owl, and discusses the formation of the Minutemen.

The first five chapters of the autobiography are printed along with the first three chapters of the Watchmen series to coincide with Alan Moore’s depiction of the alternate reality he has created.

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32 Stories, by Adrian Tomine

Optic Nerve is a comic book series by cartoonist Adrian Tomine. Originally self-published by Tomine in 1991 as a series of mini-comics (which have later been collected in a single volume, 32 Stories), the series has been published by Drawn and Quarterly since 1995.

Tomine’s style and subject matter are restrained and realistic. Many are set in Northern California. Adrian Tomine is Asian American and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Many topics of his stories are at least partly autobiographical.

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32 Stories – Optic Nerve (TGS scans)

Maus

Maus is a graphic novel completed in 1991 by American cartoonist Art Spiegelman. It depicts Spiegelman interviewing his father about his experiences as a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. The book uses postmodern techniques—most strikingly in its depiction of races of humans as different kinds of animals, with Jews as mice, Germans as cats and non-Jewish Poles as pigs. Maus has been described as memoir, biography, history, fiction, autobiography, or a mix of genres. In 1992 it became the first graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize.

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Maus 1 – Art Spiegelman(1)

Futurama Comics

Futurama Comics is a comic book series published by Bongo Comics and based on the television series Futurama. It has been published bi-monthly in the United States since November 2000 (apart from a brief break for the crossover). It has been published in the United Kingdom (with an altered order) and Australia since 2002 and four trade paperbacks have been released. During the production hiatus between 2003 and 2006 it was the only new Futurama material being made.

What is Futurama about?

In the year 3000, the crew of the Planet Express delivery company make cargo shipments to unusual planets, as well as having adventures back on Earth. The main characters include Philip J. Fry, a slacker from the 20th century who was cryonically frozen for 1,000 years, cycloptic ship captain Leela, and an alcohol-fueled, troublemaking robot Bender.

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Futurama Comics #52 – Ro-Botox

Futurama Comics #11 – The Cure for the Common Clod

Futurama Comics #05 – Who’s Dying To Be A Gazillionaire

Futurama Comics #01 – Monkey Sea, Monkey Doom!

Kingdom Come (0 to 3)

Kingdom Come is a four-issue comic book mini-series published in 1996 by DC Comics under their Elseworlds imprint. It was written by Alex Ross and Mark Waid and painted in gouache by Ross, who also developed the concept from an original idea. This Elseworlds story is set in a future that deals with a growing conflict between “traditional” superheroes, such as Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League, and a growing population of largely amoral and dangerously irresponsible new vigilantes, in many cases the offspring of the traditional heroes. Between these two groups is Batman and his assembled team, who attempt to contain the escalating disaster, foil the machinations of Lex Luthor, and prevent a world-ending superhuman war.

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Introduction

Kingdom Come #0

Chapter One

Kingdom Come #1

Chapter Two

Kingdom Come #2

Chapter Three

Kingdom Come #3

Technology & Futurology

The following articles comment on different technological devices and aspects from the film Minority Report. The first one was written the same year the film was premiered. The second one, eight years later:

“A look at future technology in Minority Report (The Guardian)”
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2002/jul/22/features.neilmcintosh

“Why Minority Report was so spot on (The Guardian)”
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2010/jun/16/minority-report-technology-comes-true

The following is a wikipedia entry on the topic (you don’t need to print this one):

“Technologies in Minority Report”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technologies_in_Minority_Report