Dattling bad guys. High-tech hideouts. The gratitude of the masses. Who at some point in their life hasnt dreamed of being a superhero? Impossible, right? Or is it? Possessing no supernatural powers, atman is the most realistic of all the superheroes. His feats are achieved through rigorous training and mental discipline and with the aid of fantastic gadgets. Drawing on his training as a neuroscientist, kinesiologist, and martial artist, E.PaulZehr explores the question: Could a mortal ever become Batman? Zehr discusses the physical training necessary to maintain bad-guy-fighting readiness while relating the science underlying this process, from strength conditioning to the cognitive changes a person would endure in undertaking such a regimen. In probing what a real-life Batman could achieve, Zehr considers the level of punishment a consummately fit and trained person could handle, how hard and fast such a person could punch and kick, and the number of adversaries that individual could dispatch. He also tells us what it would be like to fight while wearing a batsuit and the amount of food wed need to consume each day to maintain vigilance as Gotham Citys guardian.
For years, the Batman has waged war on crime. Whether patrolling the streets of Gotham City or battling evil worldwide with the Justice League, he will face any foe, no matter the cost.But wars have a way of spreading. And when a deadly conflict abroad hits close to home, the Dark Knight must abandon his old allies and form a new force for justice—a team of heroes who aren’t afraid to operate outside the rules.Katana. Black Lightning. Metamorpho. Geo-Force. Halo. Some are experienced combatants who’ve been driven to the fringes of the metahuman community. Others are new to their powers—and the danger that comes with them. But together, under the shadow of the Bat, they will redefine what it means to be a superhero team…
Praise for Becoming a Therapist «This resource is filled with practical and personal advice, relevant stories, and examples, and reads more like help from a friend than a typical textbook.» —Roberta L. Nutt, PhD, ABPP, Visiting Professor and Training Director, Counseling Psychology Program, University of Houston «Ah, now this is the book I wish had been available when I entered the field. Tom Skovholt has defined the initial experiences and followed the process through to the culmination of the therapeutic experience in a truly great book. Becoming a Therapist is a major contribution to our field.» —Arthur (Andy) M. Horne, Dean and Distinguished Research Professor, College of Education, The University of Georgia; President-Elect, Society of Counseling Psychology «Becoming a Therapist's informal style is accessible and engaging and yet soundly grounded in evidence and in the wisdom Skovholt has developed through his career-long research on psychotherapists and their development.» —Rodney K. Goodyear, PhD, Professor, School of Education, University of Redlands; Emeritus Professor of Education (Counseling Psychology), University of Southern California Essential guidance for mental health professionals navigating the start of their helping careers Written for those entering a career in the helping professions, Becoming a Therapist: On the Path to Mastery explores the therapeutic career path for new practitioners, painting a vivid portrait of the novice therapist's journey. This practical book guides you in using the helping relationship to improve the lives of others, whether your chosen profession is in counseling, clinical psychology, social work, school counseling, addictions counseling, family therapy, medicine, community counseling, pastoral counseling, or academic advising. Destined to become the resource every new practitioner turns to again and again, Becoming a Therapist prepares you for the reality of what it means to be a beginning therapist, with relevant discussion of: The fifteen indispensable qualities of every mental health professional The unfolding practitioner self Self-care for burnout prevention and resiliency development The importance of culturally competent practice to practitioner expertise Practice, research/theory, and personal life: the practitioner's learning triangle The significance of peer relationships in the novice experience Steeped in author Thomas Skovholt's years of experience, Becoming a Therapist thoroughly and clearly illustrates the excitement, intensity, anxiety—and, ultimately, the satisfaction—you can expect as a helping professional.
One of the greatest graphic novels of all-time, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, is now available in this beautifully packaged set complete with a replica Batman mask, done in the style of Frank Miller!Together with inker Klaus Janson and colorist Lynn Varley, writer/artist Frank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in his saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot, ten years after the Dark Knight's retirement. This masterpiece of modern comics storytelling, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, brings to vivid life a dark world and an even darker man. The Dark Knight retuns in a blaze of fury, taking on a whole new generation of criminals and matching their level of violence. He is soon joined by a new Robin--a girl named Carrie Kelley, who proves to be just as invaluable as her predecessors.But can Batman and Robin deal with the threat posed by their deadliest enemies, after years of incarceration have made them into perfect psychopaths? And more important, can anyone survive the coming fallout from an undeclared war between the superpowers -- or the clash of what were once the world's greatest heroes?Celebrate thirty years of one of the most influential stories ever told in the comics medium with the undisputed classic BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, now packaged with a replica mask done in the style of the legendary Frank Miller.
Born without super strength or a magic lasso, Bruce Wayne made himself into a hero after the tragic death of his parents at the hands of a petty criminal. Gifted with only a brilliant mind and an absence of fear, the man who would become Gotham City's protector honed his skills through years of hard work and training. Batman was born! With over seven decades of storytelling from some of the greatest writers and ilustrators in the comics industry, Batman has become one of the great characters in popular culture the world over. Now you can catch up with some of the Dark Knight's best tales with this anthology graphic novel BATMAN: HIS GREATEST ADVENTURES! A few of the stories collected here feature the Dark Night's greatest enemies and allies, including the Joker, Robin, Commissioner Gordon, Catwoman, Two-Face, the Riddler and more!