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Arad, Avi

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Iron Man by Jon Favreau ( Visual )
30 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wealthy industrialist is held captive in enemy territory and escapes by building a high-tech suit. When he returns home, he decides to use his money, talents, and suit to save the world
Spider-man 2 by Sam Raimi ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. Relationships with all those he holds dear are unraveling, and he encounters a new foe, Doctor Octopus. Peter must use all his powers to stop this diabolical madman
Spider-Man 3 by Sam Raimi ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Parker is finally happy: he is doing well at the school, girlfriend MJ Watson loves him, and the whole city loves Spider-Man, finally bestowing upon him the praise he so rightly deserves. But peace may not be possible for a superhero. Harry Osborn has taken up his late father's mantle--becoming The New Goblin, bent on revenge. Uncle Ben's real killer, Flint Marko, has been transformed into the Sandman. An alien symbiote has attached itself to the Spider suit, turning it black, enhancing its powers, and warping Peter's personality. When Peter finally overcomes the contaminated suit, it infects rival Bugle photographer Eddie Brock, who becomes villain Venom. In this battle, Peter must conquer his personal darkness as well as Spider-Mans foes, free the compassionate hero within, and trade teenage self-absorption for adulthood
The Incredible Hulk by Universal Studios ; Marvel Comics ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientist Bruce Banner has been living in the shadows, scouring the earth for an antidote. Warmongers dream of abusing his powers and won't leave Bruce alone. He suffers from his constant need to be with the only woman he has ever love, Betty Ross, and Bruce knows that he must return to civilization. The brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression called The Abomination whose powers match that of the Hulk
Ghost Rider by Mark Steven Johnson ( Visual )
17 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In order to save his dying father, Johnny Blaze, a young stunt cyclist, sells his soul to Mephistopheles and sadly parts from Roxanne, the girl he loves. Years later, Johnny's path crosses again with Roxanne, who is now a reporter. He, also, crosses paths with Mephistopheles, who offers to release Johnny's soul if Johnny becomes the fabled, fiery Ghost Rider, a supernatural agent of vengeance and justice. Mephistopheles orders Johnny to defeat the despicable Blackheart, Mephistopheles's nemesis and son, who plans to displace his father and create a new hell even more terrible than the old one
Fantastic four by Mark Frost ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reed Richards is a talented scientist who is seeking funding for a space experiment. Along with his friend and partner Ben Grimm, he goes to businessman Victor Von Doom and manages to get his support. Reed and Ben, along with Doom, his partner Sue Storm and her brother Johnny, find themselves aboard Doom's private space station. However, an accident floods the station with cosmic rays and Reed, Ben, Sue and Johnny will gain amazing powers thus becoming the Fantastic Four. But, the four of them aren't the only ones affected by the cosmic rays
Hulk by Ang Lee ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A scientist performs regeneration experiments on himself, and passes on the genes to his son, Bruce. Now Bruce is performing experiments that expose him to radiation and nanomeds, which combined with his unique genes, unleashes the Hulk
The amazing Spider-Man by Marc Webb ( Visual )
18 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner
Fantastic 4 ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the Silver Surfer arrives on Earth, army General Hager demands that Reed Richards create a sensor to track him and find out what he's doing on Earth. The only problem is that Richards is helping Sue Storm plan their rescheduled wedding. Ben Grimm is heating up his relationship with Alicia and Johnny Storm is trying to get sponsorships and girls. Returning is Victor Von Doom, who gladly offers to assist the military in figuring out what the Silver Surfer is all about
X-Men ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The X-Men are mutant heroes sworn to defend a world that hates and fears them. With the help of new recruits The Beast and Angel, they must face evolution itself in the form of their former teammate, Jean Grey. Possessed with the cosmic power of the Dark Phoenix, the resurrected Jean Grey has become a danger to herself, her mutant comrades, and the entire planet. To stave off this imminent threat to humanity, a possible cure is discovered that may ultimately eliminate genetic mutations. Now, as the battle lines are drawn, the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, must contend with both Jean Grey's world-consuming powers, as well as the malevolent Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto
Daredevil by Mark Steven Johnson ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By day, blind attorney Matt Murdock toils for justice in Hell's Kitchen. By night, he's Daredevil, a man without fear. He's a masked vigilante stalking the dark streets with an uncanny "radar sense" that allows him to see with superhuman capabilities. When the love of his life is targeted by New York City's ruthless Kingpin and his deadly assassin, Bullseye, Daredevil may be about to meet his match
The Punisher by Jonathan Hensleigh ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Punisher walks through the same world we all know, a world darkened by war, by crime, by cruelty, and by injustice. He has no superpowers to battle the evil he sees all around him. He only has his fierce intelligence, his years of combat experience and, above all, his ironclad determination to avenge those wronged by society's villains, including those who killed his family
Bratz ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For as long as they can remember, Yasmin, Jade, Sasha and Cloe have been best friends forever. Inseparable since they first met, the girls have always supported each other's individuality. But now as the foursome enter Carry Nation High, the four face a brand new world: a blackboard jungle, where for the first time they discover life as a teenager means dealing with a system of social cliques, all strictly enforced by senior Meredith Baxter Dimly. Finding themselves being pulled further and further apart, the girls band together and rise up as "the Bratz" to fight peer pressure, in turn learning how true empowerment means standing up for your friends, being true to yourself and living out one's dreams and aspirations
Blade by Stephen Norrington ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Wesley Snipes stars as the tortured soul Blade -- half man, half immortal. Blade sharpens his lethal skills under the guidance of Whistler (Kris Kristofferson), his mentor, guardian, and fellow hunter of the night. When the bloodthirsty Immortals' lord, Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff), declares war on the human race, Blade is humanity's last hope for survival." -- Container
Elektra by Rob Bowman ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After recovering from seemingly mortal wounds, Elektra has been resurrected by her old mentor, Stick, who is then unable to keep her from working as an assassin for hire. Only when she balks at her latest assignment - killing Mark Miller and his young daughter, Abby - does Elektra finally come to grips with her damaged psyche. By not doing the job assigned to her, the assignment falls to the minions of "The Hand," an Asian sect dominated by supernatural forces under the control of the evil Roshi. Now Elektra will be in the ultimate battle between good and evil - a battle that will either take her life in a new direction or destroy her for good
The invincible Iron Man ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While raising the ruins of a long-buried Chinese kingdom, billionaire inventor Tony Stark digs up far more than he bargained for. He unleashes an age-old prophecy that foretells the resurrection of the Mandarin, the emperor of China's darkest and most violent dynasty. In order to confront the destructive force, Tony creates an armored suit infused with high-tech weaponry. To stop the evil that he himself has raised from the earth, Tony must become his greatest invention ever. The newly born champion must travel to the four corners of the earth to battle the Mandarin's henchmen, the Elementals. The Iron Knight, as he is known in the prophecy, is strong enough to defy fate and turns back the malevolent forces hell-bent on earth's destruction
X2 X-men united by Bryan Singer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An assassination attempt is made on the life of the president by a teleporting mutant. This act upsets the entire world and entices the president to begin the mutant-human war as predicted by Charles Xavier earlier. In an effort to get to the bottom of the attack and prevent world-wide war, Xavier sends out Storm and Dr. Jean Grey to search for the teleporting mutant and discover the truth behind the assassination attempt
Cody the robosapien ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an evil industrialist plots to turn Robosapien--invented to revolutionize global search-and-rescue missions--into a weapon, the badly damaged techno-wonder is rescued and renamed Cody by a shy young science whiz
Spider-Man 2.1 by Sam Raimi ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Parker seems to be your average college student, but he just can't seem to catch any kind of a break. As far as his personal life is concerned, being Spider-man has brought him nothing but problems. Not only that, Mary Jane is engaged to astronaut John Jameson, and Peter is affraid that he may lose her forever. Pushed past his breaking point, Peter decides that he doesn't want to be Spider-man anymore. But a freak accident to Dr. Otto Octavius transforms him into Dr. Octopus, a super-villian with four metal tentacles coming out of him. Peter realizes that only Spider-man can stop him. Mary Jane gets caught in the middle. Harry Osborn is still wanting Peter dead and continues to blame him for the death of his father, Norman Osborn (a.k.a. The Green Goblin). Spider-man will have to push himself past his limits if he's going to survive
X-men trilogy ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In X-men Professor Xavier brings the outcasts together to harness their powers for the good of mankind and to combat the evil Magneto who wants to wage war with typical humans. In X2 A new war between humans and mutants begins following an assassination attempt is made on the life of the president of the United States. In X-men the last stand a potential cure is discovered and processed to treat and ultimately eliminate the genetic mutations once and for all. As the battle lines are drawn, the X-Men must contend with both Jean Grey's world-consuming powers, as well as the malevolent Brotherhood
 
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ʾArad ʾAbiy 1948-....
ארד אבי 1969-....
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