Spirit Armageddon

Spirit Armageddon

Spirit Armageddon Story and concept by Zacheas Design and Illustration by Serpentwi'cch n ive rse |nC Custom brush 'Arcane Circles' by Obsidian Dawn NGW YOi'k Blooming'ron Spirit Armageddon The Armageddon Project Copyright © 2009 by ...

Author: Zacheas

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440148149

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

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By DAN BARNETT - The Buzz Posted: 11/05/2009 12:00:00 AM PST Graphic novels are comic books for grown-ups. Full length, immersive, complex, they meld a particular (or peculiar) illustrative style with words that take on the big issues of life. Thus it is with "Spirit Armageddon" ($20.95 in paperback from www.iuniverse.com) by Zacheas Hertz, the pen name of 20-year-old Chico writer Travis Henderson. Coupled with the manga-influenced design and black-and-white illustration of Serpentwitch, the story is the first in a planned series exploring a terrible human paradox: Is it the case that one must become violent to stop violence? Henderson writes in a news release that he is a civilian pilot, recently enlisted in the Air Force, whose "true calling is with flight, but I find my pen has the strange ability to fly over paper" as well. "In both endeavors I lose myself to the awe and wonder of the grand scheme." The author will be signing copies of "Spirit Armageddon" at 6-8 p.m. Nov. 19 at Lyon Books in Chico as part of the bookstore's gathering of local writers, dozens of whom will be honored at the store through early December. Zacheas imagines an earth in which falling asteroids are having a strange effect. As one character explains, "Random people from all over the world have been gaining powers. ... The power we receive has an unfortunate side effect in many people, insanity fed by their own hate, fear, greed or what is most commonly called evil." These "medians" ("it is what the media called the first ones and the name kinda stuck") wreak violence everywhere, and the government's Armageddon Project must stop it. Some medians can be rehabilitated, relocated, but others must be killed. "No therapist can fix them, no jail can hold them, all we have left is to consider the well being of the people around them." And so young Mino, herself imbued with the asteroid's powers, despised by others from her childhood, must now consider saving the very people who hate her. There are lighter moments in the story, but many panels depict stylized violence, and the sounds zziing, dharr, sett, sett, sett, srakh rattle in the reader's head as power confronts power. The final question continues to resonate: "What have we all gotten ourselves into?" Dan Barnett teaches philosophy at Butte College. To submit review copies of published books, please send e-mail to [email protected] Columns are archived on the Musable blog, http://dielbee.blogspot.com.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Spirit Armageddon

Spirit Armageddon

Author: Zacheas

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440148155

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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View: 556

By DAN BARNETT - The Buzz Posted: 11/05/2009 12:00:00 AM PST Graphic novels are comic books for grown-ups. Full length, immersive, complex, they meld a particular (or peculiar) illustrative style with words that take on the big issues of life. Thus it is with "Spirit Armageddon" ($20.95 in paperback from www.iuniverse.com) by Zacheas Hertz, the pen name of 20-year-old Chico writer Travis Henderson. Coupled with the manga-influenced design and black-and-white illustration of Serpentwitch, the story is the first in a planned series exploring a terrible human paradox: Is it the case that one must become violent to stop violence? Henderson writes in a news release that he is a civilian pilot, recently enlisted in the Air Force, whose "true calling is with flight, but I find my pen has the strange ability to fly over paper" as well. "In both endeavors I lose myself to the awe and wonder of the grand scheme." The author will be signing copies of "Spirit Armageddon" at 6-8 p.m. Nov. 19 at Lyon Books in Chico as part of the bookstore's gathering of local writers, dozens of whom will be honored at the store through early December. Zacheas imagines an earth in which falling asteroids are having a strange effect. As one character explains, "Random people from all over the world have been gaining powers. ... The power we receive has an unfortunate side effect in many people, insanity fed by their own hate, fear, greed or what is most commonly called evil." These "medians" ("it is what the media called the first ones and the name kinda stuck") wreak violence everywhere, and the government's Armageddon Project must stop it. Some medians can be rehabilitated, relocated, but others must be killed. "No therapist can fix them, no jail can hold them, all we have left is to consider the well being of the people around them." And so young Mino, herself imbued with the asteroid's powers, despised by others from her childhood, must now consider saving the very people who hate her. There are lighter moments in the story, but many panels depict stylized violence, and the sounds zziing, dharr, sett, sett, sett, srakh rattle in the reader's head as power confronts power. The final question continues to resonate: "What have we all gotten ourselves into?" Dan Barnett teaches philosophy at Butte College. To submit review copies of published books, please send e-mail to [email protected] Columns are archived on the Musable blog, http://dielbee.blogspot.com.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Road to Armageddon

The Road to Armageddon

Between the close of the Franco-Prussian War of 1871 and the opening guns of 1914, the works of such widely read and admired writers as H. G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling, J. M. Barrie, and Rupert Brooke, as well as a host of now almost forgotten ...

Author: Cecil D. Eby

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822307758

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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The Lost Generation has held the imagination of those who succeeded them, partly because the idea that modern war could be romantic, generous, and noble died with the casualties of that war. From this remove, it seems almost perverse that Britons, Germans, and Frenchmen of every social class eagerly rushed to the fields of Flanders and to misery and death. In The Road to Armageddon Cecil Eby shows how the widely admired writers of English popular fiction and poetry contributed, at least in England, to a romantic militarism coupled with xenophobia that helped create the climate that made World War I seem almost inevitable. Between the close of the Franco-Prussian War of 1871 and the opening guns of 1914, the works of such widely read and admired writers as H. G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling, J. M. Barrie, and Rupert Brooke, as well as a host of now almost forgotten contemporaries, bombarded their avid readers with strident warnings of imminent invasions and prophecies of the collapse of civilization under barbarian onslaught and internal moral collapse. Eby seems these narratives as growing from and in turn fueling a collective neurosis in which dread of coming war coexisted with an almost loving infatuation with it. The author presents a vivid panorama of a militant mileau in which warfare on a scale hitherto unimaginable was largely coaxed into being by works of literary imagination. The role of covert propaganda, concealed in seemingly harmless literary texts, is memorably illustrated.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Christian Basics Bible

Christian Basics Bible

13And I saw three evil* spirits that looked like frogs leap from the mouths of the dragon, the beast, and the false ... 16And the demonic spirits gathered all the rulers and their armies to a place with the Hebrew name Armageddon.

Author: Martin H. Manser

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781496413550

Category: Bibles

Page: 1664

View: 339

Finalist for the 2018 Christian Book Award for Bible of the Year. New to the Bible? Either because you have become a Christian recently, or because somehow the Bible seems to have passed you by? Then this edition is for you! Whether you are reading the Bible for the first time or not, its variety of material--not to mention its length--can seem overwhelming. It can be difficult for readers new to Scripture to explore its teachings and to see how Christian beliefs are established in its pages. But understanding both what we believe and why we believe it provides the foundation for a grounded Christian faith. The Christian Basics Bible is filled with features designed to help readers--especially those new to the Bible--connect biblical teachings to Christian beliefs and to see how those beliefs apply to their lives. By delivering the right amount of both information and application, The Christian Basics Bible can become the catalyst for living a vibrant Christian life.
Categories: Bibles

The Military Guide to Armageddon

The Military Guide to Armageddon

This training manual will teach you to · be empowered to counter the darkness of approaching end-times forces · develop your spiritual gifts so you can walk in the supernatural power and protection of the Holy Spirit · move into a new ...

Author: Col. David J. Giammona

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493430086

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 954

We are at war right now. The forces of light and darkness are lined up in battle array as the world moves closer to the end of the age. Using both military and spiritual warfare tactics, this U.S. Army colonel and Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist equip you as a believer to be battle-ready. This training manual will teach you to · be empowered to counter the darkness of approaching end-times forces · develop your spiritual gifts so you can walk in the supernatural power and protection of the Holy Spirit · move into a new level of spiritual warfare based on biblical and military principles · study the Bible more intently as real-time world events and biblical prophecies intersect As the end times draw near, prepare to be fully equipped and trained in the weapons of spiritual warfare. You are gifted by the Holy Spirit--now be empowered, disciplined, and courageous, ready to do battle with the forces of this present darkness in these last days.
Categories: Religion

NKJV New Spirit Filled Life Bible eBook

NKJV  New Spirit Filled Life Bible  eBook

DISPENSATIONAL INTERPRETATION: Vv. 12–16 present a parenthetical view of the final end-times world war, known as “the Battle of Armageddon.” Demonic spirits, under the control of Satan, the Antichrist, and the False Prophet, ...

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418587093

Category: Bibles

Page: 2064

View: 644

Find the Holy Spirit throughout the Bible. Dr. Jack Hayford, founding pastor of The Church on the Way, has led a team of anointed leaders to produce the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible. This outstanding resource offers a fresh look at the Scriptures and the work of the Holy Spirit. This Bible addresses important issues of Spirit-filled living in the context of solid biblical scholarship. Features include: Kingdom Dynamics - 41 themes throughout the Scripture that give us values as we advance the gospel throughout the world Word Wealth - More than 550 key terms defined and brought to life pulling the language from the original Greek and Hebrew to everyday English Truth-In-Action - Practical charts pulling out practical application from every book of the Bible Detailed book introductions Verse-by-verse study notes Articles from 50 of the most respected pastors, teachers, and leaders in the church today Spirit-Filled Life Bibles sold to date: More than 2 million The New King James Version® - More than 60 million copies sold in 30 years
Categories: Bibles

The Apocalypse Explained in Two Series of Discourses on the Entire Book of the Revelation of St John

The Apocalypse Explained  in Two Series of Discourses on the Entire Book of the Revelation of St  John

The Battle of Armageddon . Let it be distinctly noticed that this contest is to be brought about by the intervention of the three spirits above mentioned . Armageddon - the mountain of Mageddon , signifies mountain of gathering ...

Author: Benjamin SLIGHT (of Montreal.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017170439

Category:

Page: 516

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Age of Armageddon

Age of Armageddon

"The year is 2525.

Author: Ryan Tyler Palmer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0989100804

Category: Dystopias

Page: 292

View: 765

"The year is 2525. The angelic guardians of heaven watch over life on earth after a decree that technologyis forbidden while the demon brothers, Azizu and Drakul, hatch a vicious plot to corrupt and destroy all life so that the Creator's law of existence will allow them to claim the earth. Guardians and demons choose their champions and share their power with the chosen so that the war can be fought. The demons seek to tip the scales in their favor by reintroducing lost sciences into the wrong hands and Azizu has found a way to break the heavenly laws and visit earth physically." -- Page [4] of cover.
Categories: Dystopias