STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Once, there were infinite Earths. Then there came a Crisis...a Zero Hour...a Flashpoint. Worlds lived. Worlds died. But some worlds must now fight for their future-in the Convergence! The evil alien intelligence known as Brainiac has stolen 50 doomed cities from places throughout time and space and sealed them behind impenetrable domes. Now, after a year, the domes will come down-and the heroes and villains of 50 dead worlds must battle to be the last one standing! In this volume: WONDER WOMAN: Diana Prince must defend Gotham City against vampire versions of Batman's archenemies Poison Ivy, Catwoman and the Joker from the world of Red Rain! SWAMP THING: Sealed away from the power of the Green for a year, Alec Holland must regain his strength and defeat the Darkest Knight of all, vampire Batman! THE FLASH: Barry Allen, the key to the Crisis itself, must race to defeat the godlike tyrant of the Tangent Universe-Superman! NEW TEEN TITANS: The greatest Titans team in the history of the Multiverse squares off against the Tangent Universe's deadly Doom Patrol! JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: It's up to the Elongated Man to lead the second-string heroes of the Detroit Justice League and repel the invasion of the Tangent Universe's Secret Six! The most iconic heroes of the CRISIS era fight the twisted heroes of two of the most popular Elseworlds universes in CONVERGENCE: CRISIS BOOK TWO!
After many years of hardship and separation, Halea has become Varg's mate, and life should be perfect, but it isn't. She can't escape the feeling that the Chaos Dimension will someday return, and with Lord Anshar gone, who will protect them? Though no longer a priestess, she cannot ignore the call of the goddess that is warning her of the storm ahead.
STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DC UNIVERSE! Once, there were infinite Earths. Then there came a Crisis... a Zero Hour... a Flashpoint. Worlds lived. Worlds died. But some worlds must now fight for their future-in the Convergence! The evil alien intelligence known as Brainiac has stolen 50 doomed cities from throughout time and space and sealed them behind impenetrable domes. Now, after a year, the domes will come down-and the heroes and villains of 50 dead worlds must battle to be the last one standing! In this volume: THE ATOM: It's Atomic fusion as Ray Palmer joins forces with Ryan Choi against the man who killed him-Deathstroke the Terminator! SPEED FORCE: Wally West leads the Flash Family in a race to protect their city against the onslaught of Flashpoint's warmongering Wonder Woman! THE TITANS: With their team in tatters, Starfire, Donna Troy and Arsenal are the last line of defense against the world-conquering Extremists! BATMAN AND ROBIN: It's up to a dysfunctional Bat-family-the Dark Knight Detective, his son Damian and his prodigal protg Jason Todd-to stop an Extremist invasion of Gotham City! HARLEY QUINN: When the going gets tough, the tough get crazy-which is why Harley Quinn is teaming with Poison Ivy and Catwoman against Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew! The legends of the pre-Flashpoint DC Universe make a last stand against threats from worlds both brutal and bizarre in CONVERGENCE: FLASHPOINT BOOK TWO!
The Journey Continues in GHOST GUARDIANS. In the final decades of the twenty-first century, an ice age engulfs the world. A Thaw commences 14,000 years later and dangerous artifacts emerge from the ice. Ghost Guardians, Book 2 of the AFTERLANDS CONVERGENCE trilogy, follows Jaio, an emissary sent to an enemy land by a culture that rejects the remnants of the past, but cannot escape their influence. The message Jaio brings could help heal a world long broken, if he can live long enough to share it.
No one can imagine how quickly life can change - until it does. Christine Anderson's life is changed forever when the head of a clandestine organization known as the Vatican Secret Service condemns her to death. Forced to flee for her life, Christine manages to stay one step ahead of the VSS as they scour the globe in search of her. The stakes soar when Christine discovers the fate of the planet is fused to her own. But the insidious leader of the VSS will stop at nothing to get what he wants. And what he wants is apocalypse.
Starring the characters from CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, this CONVERGENCE tie-in title features heroes and villains from the 1970s and 1980s, as they fight amongst one another for alternate Earth supremacy! Legendary creators Len Wein, Jerry Ordway, Paul Levitz and Paul Levitz team with some of the best artists in the industry to tell the continued tales of some of the greatest series of all time, including INFINITY INC, JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS, as well as stories from the worlds of ACTION COMICS and DETECTIVE COMICS. Collects CONVERGENCE: JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1-2, CONVERGENCE: INFINITY INC. #1-2, CONVERGENCE: DETECTIVE COMICS #1-2, CONVERGENCE: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #1-2 and CONVERGENCE: ACTION COMICS #1-2.
The Media Convergence Handbook sheds new light on the complexity of media convergence and the related business challenges. Approaching the topic from a managerial, technological as well as end-consumer perspective, it acts as a reference book and educational resource in the field. Media convergence at business level may imply transforming business models and using multiplatform content production and distribution tools. However, it is shown that the implementation of convergence strategies can only succeed when expectations and aspirations of every actor involved are taken into account. Media consumers, content producers and managers face different challenges in the process of media convergence. Volume II of the Media Convergence Handbook tackles these challenges by discussing media business models, production, and users' experience and perspectives from a technological convergence viewpoint.
The second in the Book of Deacon series, The Great Convergence continues the tale of young Myranda Celeste. With fresh knowledge of magic and steadfast resolve to see the end of the war that plagues her land, Myranda sets out to find and unite the five fated heroes, the Chosen. Each new warrior brings her world a step closer to peace, but does she have the strength to survive the trials ahead?
Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections
This is the second volume of proceedings including selected papers from the International Conference on IT Convergence and Security (ICITCS) 2017, presenting a snapshot of the latest issues encountered in the field. It explores how IT convergence and security issues are core to most current research, industrial and commercial activities and consists of contributions covering topics including machine learning & deep learning, communication and signal processing, computer vision and applications, future network technology, artificial intelligence and robotics. ICITCS 2017 is the latest in a series of highly successful Inter national Conferences on IT Convergence and Security, previously held in Prague, Czech Republic (2016), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2015), Beijing, China (2014), Macau, China (2013), Pyeong Chang, Korea (2012), and Suwon, Korea (2011).
Many of us Christians and Ministry leaders think that much of what Jesus did on earth was because He was God. When we think this, we neglect Scripture where it tells us that Jesus, though always God, deliberately chose to limit His divine attributes and power. Jon Thompson, pastor and theologian, looks at Jesus' life and ministry asking the question of, "If Jesus chose to limit His divine attributes and power, how did He do all of this?" Jon discovers that Jesus is the ultimate example for us demonstrating the Convergence of three things: 1. Jesus used spiritual disciplines to walk with the Father, and develop and learn as we do: "Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man" (Luke 2:52). 2. Jesus also used spiritual gifts (not His inherent power) to actually carry out His ministry while on earth. And, 3. Jesus used the promptings He received from the Father and the Spirit to lead His disciples into moments of revival. As you read this book, you will come to realize that Jesus, as God come in flesh, isn't just our Savior and our Lord, He is also our model for Christian life and ministry. Through the convergence of spiritual disciplines, spiritual gifts, and spiritual experiences, Jesus demonstrates for us how we, and our local churches, can hear from the father, carry out our ministry, and lead people into revival. Convergence shows how Jesus, though always God, deliberately chose to limit His divine attributes and power in order not only to show us who God is, but also to demonstrate for us what the normal Christian life should look like.
A comprehensive overview of weak convergence of stochastic processes and its application to the study of financial markets. Split into three parts, the first recalls the mathematics of stochastic processes and stochastic calculus with special emphasis on contiguity properties and weak convergence of stochastic integrals. The second part is devoted to the analysis of financial theory from the convergence point of view. The main problems, which include portfolio optimization, option pricing and hedging are examined, especially when considering discrete-time approximations of continuous-time dynamics. The third part deals with lattice- and tree-based computational procedures for option pricing both on stocks and stochastic bonds. More general discrete approximations are also introduced and detailed. Includes detailed examples.
The Convergence Project is a covert military/governmental science project that uses prisoners on death row to explore what happens to people as they die. The experience of life flashing before your eyes just before death is a process called active retrieval where memories are being recalled and lived out again in the mind. As the amount of time before death decreases, the brain exponentially increases the speed of playback and starts looping: repeating over and over a lifetime’s worth of memories. Each playback makes the memories stronger and retains more detail. Eventually an infinite playback speed is reached forming a memory singularity called a Convergence Point, where the ‘moment’ lasts for ever and the person effectively enters an afterlife of their own making. Subjects are killed by lethal injection within an enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging Core, which brings on active retrieval and allows the brain activity to be imaged moments before the Convergence Point forms. The ‘near’ Convergence Points are downloaded into neutral clones who effectively decode the brain patterns back into memories. These Convergence Clones are subjected to psychoanalysis to try to gain an understanding of the death experience. The project has the added bonus of extracting information held deep in the subconscious of terrorists by using Convergence on them and then interrogating their Convergence Clone, which is recycled after use and reformed.