• Performing Arts

Supernatural, The Television Series

The Roads Not Taken
Author: Tim Waggoner
Publisher: Insight Editions
ISBN: 9781608871865
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 160
View: 977
Whether the reader is new to the Supernatural family or has been with them since the beginning, they’re in for a wild and surprising ride with The Roads Not Taken. For the first time ever, you can make decisions alongside Sam and Dean Winchester in their quest to battle monsters, demons, and every Big Bad lurking in the darkest recesses of America’s small towns. Jump headfirst into your very own adventure and pick your cover story: will you be an FBI agent, reporter, or bikini inspector? Figure out which lead to follow. Decide whether to split up or stay together. Do you call Bobby Singer for help? And remember, the clock is ticking! If you make the wrong decision, another victim could meet a dark and gory death. Demons, spirits, and ghouls lurk around every corner, waiting to get the drop on Sam and Dean—and only by following all the clues, interviewing the right suspects, and making the right choices can you lead them to victory. This heart-pounding collection contains a series of four original stories, each with branching storylines and multiple endings, all based on the choices the reader makes.

    • Performing Arts

The Gothic Tradition in Supernatural

Essays on the Television Series
Author: Melissa Edmundson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476624860
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 204
View: 957
The CW’s long-running series Supernatural follows the adventures of brothers Sam and Dean Winchester as they pursue the “family business” of hunting supernatural beings. Blending monster-of-the-week storylines with the unfolding saga of the brothers’ often troubled relationship, the show represents Gothic concerns of anxiety, the monstrous, family trauma and, of course, the supernatural. The lines between human and monster, good and evil, are blurred and individual identities and motivations resist easy categorization. This collection of new essays examines how the series both incorporates and complicates Gothic elements related to traditional tropes, storytelling, women and gender issues and monstrosity.

    • Social Science

The Mythology of Supernatural

The Signs and Symbols Behind the Popular TV Show
Author: Nathan Robert Brown
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101517522
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 8388
A look into the paranormal legends and lore features on the hit television show Supernatural. From angels to demons, The Mythology of Supernatural explores the religious roots and the ancient folklore of the otherworldly entities that brothers Sam and Dean Winchester face on the hit television show Supernatural-and that have inhabited the shadows of human imagination across countless cultures and centuries.

    • Performing Arts

TV Goes to Hell

An Unofficial Road Map of Supernatural
Author: Stacey Abbott,David Lavery
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1770900349
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 336
View: 4886
As a natural heir to the hit television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural has risen to prominence with a strong cult following, and this series of essays from contributors around the globe investigates the genre-bending series cultural footprint both in the United States and abroad. The writings explore topics such as folklore, religion, gender and sexuality, comedy, music, and much more, and a brief guide to all the episodes is also included. Supernatural follows brothers Dean and Sam Winchester as they encounter and battle evil beings such as vampires, shapeshifters, ghouls, and ghosts from a multitude of genres including folklore, urban legends, and religious history.

    • Fiction

The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls


Author: Alex Irvine
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061877212
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
View: 9727
Twenty-three years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a demonic supernatural force. Following the tragedy, their father, John, set out to teach his boys everything about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America . . . and how to kill it. Fans of the blockbuster television phenomenon can rejoice! A one-of-a-kind compilation of all of Sam and Dean's demon-busting knowledge, The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls contains illustrations and detailed descriptions that catalogue the more than two dozen otherworldly enemies that most people believe exist only in folklore, superstition, and nightmares:vampires, ghosts, revenants, reapers, and even bloody clowns. You'll find within these pages Sam and Dean's notes, observations, and memories interwoven with sections of John Winchester's invaluable journal, making this book the perfect companion to every thrilling episode—and an essential weapon in the secret war against the hidden creatures of the darkness!

    • Performing Arts

In the Hunt

Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural
Author: Supernatural. tv
Publisher: BenBella Books
ISBN: 1933771631
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 275
View: 3578
A companion book to the cult television series about two brothers investigating paranormal occurrences. From the protagonists to the show's demons and urban legend source material, In the Hunt provides fans with an in-depth analysis of their favourite television show. Featuring essays from three fans as well as a foreword by Supernatural tie-in writer Keith R.A. DeCandido, this insightful anthology sheds light on various issues, including homoeroticism and how Supernatural can be interpreted as a modern-day Brothers Grimm tale.

    • Performing Arts

Supernatural

The Official Companion, Season 6
Author: Nicholas Knight,Eric Kripke
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
ISBN: 9780857682895
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 157
View: 1954
The hit show from the producers of The O.C. and The X-Files, starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, continues its spooky road-trip through the dark heart of America. Season 6 is a season of mystery and shadow. Heaven and Hell have been left in complete disarray since the apocalyptic events of Season 5. And now, monsters, angels and demons roam across a lawless and chaotic landscape. And so Dean Winchester, who has retired from hunting and sworn never to return, finds himself being pulled back into his old life - pulled back by none other than Sam Winchester, who has escaped from Hell. The two reunite to beat back the rising tide of creatures and demon-spawn, but they quickly realize that neither are who they used to be, their relationship isn't what it used to be, and that nothing is what it seems. This official companion is packed with exclusive interviews, photos, behind-the-scenes secrets, acomplete episode guide, plus a color portrait gallery of the stars.


    • Performing Arts

Supernatural, Humanity, and the Soul

On the Highway to Hell and Back
Author: Susan A. George
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137412569
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 223
View: 1289
Through nine seasons the TV show Supernatural has delved into social, philosophical, literary, and theological themes that not only add depth to the show, but reflect our era's intellectual concerns. This book contextualizes Supernatural within the renaissance of the fantastic in pop culture and traces its roots in folklore and Biblical narrative.

    • Performing Arts

The Essential Supernatural

On the Road with Sam and Dean Winchester
Author: Nicholas Knight,Eric Kripke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781608875023
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 232
View: 521
An insider's look at the hit television series documents the journeys of the Winchester brothers throughout the United States and their research into paranormal activity, in a book that includes production art, posters, and cast interviews.

    • Philosophy

Supernatural and Philosophy

Metaphysics and Monsters... for Idjits
Author: Galen A. Foresman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118615999
Category: Philosophy
Page: 216
View: 7148
No doubt the years hunting monsters and saving the universe have had their toll on the Winchesters, but their toughest and most gruesome battles are contained in this book. Think Lucifer was diabolically clever? Think again. No son is more wayward than the one who squanders his intellect and academic career pursuing questions as poignant as “Half-awesome? That’s full-on good, right?” Gathered here for the first time since the formation of Purgatory, a collection of research so arcane and horrific that it would make even the late, great Bobby Singer blush. Supernatural and Philosophy tackles all the big ideas in the long-running hit show Supernatural, covering thorny issues in a fun and accessible way. Even those unfamiliar with the show will find fascinating insights into Heaven, Hell, Angels, Demons, God, and Lucifer. A unique collection of insights into the many philosophical, religious, and paranormal topics in the hit TV show, Supernatural Accessible treatment of thorny issues for a general audience Written by philosophical fans of the show, for philosophical fans of the show Those unfamiliar with the show will still find fascinating insights into Heaven, Hell, Angels, Demons, God, Lucifer, and Good and Evil Contributors tackle issues ranging from the biological classifications of monsters, to the epistemological problems of ghost hunting

    • Performing Arts

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY The Ultimate Guide to Supernatural


Author: The Editors of Entertainment Weekly
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
ISBN: 1683309472
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 96
View: 6942
Saving people and hunting demons: ItÕs the family business For 12 seasons, no demon, ghost, nor monster has been safe from Sam and Dean Winchester, the daring brothers and heroes of hit television show Supernatural. Combining elements of horror, thriller, drama, and comedy, this fan favorite explores the world of the paranormal, with brief forays into heaven and hellÑand family relationshipsÑevery week. As the longtime hit from the CW enters its lucky 13th season, now is the time to time to catch up with an all-new Special Edition from Entertainment Weekly, The Ultimate Guide to Supernatural. Packed with photographs from each season, a whoÕs who of heaven and hell, and a full episode guide to all 12 seasonsÑplus exclusive interviews with stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins, along with a guide to the guest stars, the top ten guests, and our expert ranking of each and every episode, this is a must-have for all Supernatural fans. ThereÕs even a superfan set-visit diary from S.E. Hinton, the renowned author of The Outsiders! You should pick up your copy now . . . because you always have a choice.

    • Comic books, strips, etc

Supernatural

The dogs of Edinburgh
Author: Brian Wood,Grant Bond,Dustin Nguyen
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781781164082
Category: Comic books, strips, etc
Page: 144
View: 734
Graphic Novel. On an academic break while at Stanford, Sam Winchester visits the United Kingdom on what is meant to be a sleepy trip. His first day he meets the alluring 'Emma of the Isles', and his visit begins to get exciting.

    • Performing Arts

Family Don't End with Blood

Cast and Fans on How Supernatural Has Changed Lives
Author: Lynn Zubernis
Publisher: BenBella Books
ISBN: 1944648364
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 256
View: 1890
How a Show, and the Support of Its Fandom, Changed—and Saved—Lives Supernatural, a three-time People’s Choice Award winner for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show and Tumblr’s 2015 Most Reblogged “Live Action TV,” has made a name for itself by supporting and encouraging its fans to “always keep fighting,” and a memorable line from early in the show’s run, “Family don’t end with blood,” became an inspiring mantra for many who found community in the fandom. In 25 powerful chapters written by Supernatural’s actors and fans, including series lead Jared Padalecki, plus special messages from Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, and Mark Sheppard, Family Don’t End with Blood: Cast and Fans On How Supernatural Has Changed Lives examines the far reach of the show’s impact for more than a decade. Supernatural has inspired fans to change their lives, from getting “sober for Sam” to escaping a cult to pursuing life-long dreams. But fans aren’t the only ones who have been changed. The actors who bring the show to life have also found, in the show and its community, inspiration, courage, and the strength to keep going when life seemed too hard. Including essays and special messages from Supernatural ’s cast: Jared Padelecki (“Sam Winchester”) Jensen Ackles (“Dean Winchester”) Misha Collins (“Castiel”) Mark Sheppard (“Crowley”) Jim Beaver (“Bobby Singer”) Ruth Connell (“Rowena MacLeod”) Osric Chau (“Kevin Tran”) Rob Benedict (“Chuck Shurley aka God”) Kim Rhodes (“Sheriff Jody Mills”) Briana Buckmaster (“Sheriff Donna Hanscum”) Matt Cohen (“Young John Winchester”) Gil McKinney (“Henry Winchester”) Rachel Miner (“Meg Masters”) Collected and edited by Lynn S. Zubernis, a clinical psychologist, professor, and passionate Supernatural fangirl, Family Don’t End with Blood provides an insightful and often uplifting look into the way international fan communities become powerful, positive forces in the lives of so many. In keeping with the show’s message to “always keep fighting,” a portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to RANDOM ACTS, a nonprofit founded by Misha Collins, and AT TITUDES IN REVERSE, whose mission is to educate young people about mental health and suicide prevention.

    • Fiction

Supernatural - Mythmaker


Author: Tim Waggoner
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 1783298553
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 9255
Teenager Renee Mendez is a talented artist living in a small Illinois town. She loves drawing the strange beings that feature in her dreams, without realizing that when she depicts them on paper, they come to life in the real world. These gods begin to seek worshippers and battle for supremacy, killing humans and each other until only the two strongest remain. Sam and Dean come to town to investigate the murders and “miracles” these new gods perform, slaying some of them in the process. The last two gods standing prepare for their final conflict, which only one will survive. The brothers must find a way to stop the gods’ war before the entire town is destroyed.

    • Social Science

Fangasm

Supernatural Fangirls
Author: Katherine Larsen,Lynn S. Zubernis
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1609382153
Category: Social Science
Page: 246
View: 2763
Once upon a time not long ago, two responsible college professors, Lynn the psychologist and Kathy the literary scholar, fell in love with the television show Supernatural and turned their oh-so-practical lives upside down. Plunging headlong into the hidden realms of fandom, they scoured the Internet for pictures of stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki and secretly penned racy fan fiction. And then they hit the road—crisscrossing the country, racking up frequent flyer miles with alarming ease, standing in convention lines at 4 A.M. They had white-knuckled encounters with overly zealous security guards one year and smiling invitations to the Supernatural set the next. Actors stripping in their trailers, fangirls sneaking onto film sets; drunken confessions, squeals of joy, tears of despair; wallets emptied and responsibilities left behind; intrigue and ecstasy and crushing disappointment—it’s all here. And yet even as they reveled in their fandom, the authors were asking themselves whether it’s okay to be a fan, especially for grown women with careers and kids. “Crazystalkerchicks”—that’s what they heard from Supernatural crew members, security guards, airport immigration officials, even sometimes their fellow fans. But what Kathy and Lynn found was that most fans were very much like themselves: smart, capable women looking for something of their own that engages their brains and their libidos. Fangasm pulls back the curtain on the secret worlds of fans and famous alike, revealing Supernatural behind the scenes and discovering just how much the cast and crew know about what the fans are up to. Anyone who’s been tempted to throw off the constraints of respectability and indulge a secret passion—or hit the road with a best friend—will want to come along.

    • Comics & Graphic Novels

Supernatural

Beginning's End
Author: Andrew Dabb,Daniel Loflin,Diego Olmos
Publisher: Wildstorm
ISBN: 9781401228538
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 140
View: 5459
Picking up several years after the television hit miniseries, Rising Son , Sam and Dean Winchester--who seek revenge on the supernatural elements that took their mother--find themselves in the strangest situation imaginable: monster hunting in the Big Apple. Original.

    • Characters and characteristics on television

Supernatural Psychology

Roads Less Traveled
Author: Travis Langley,Lynn S. Zubernis
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 9781454926610
Category: Characters and characteristics on television
Page: 368
View: 2247
A fascinating analysis of the psychology behind the popular TV series Supernatural. Following the adventures of two brothers who investigate deeply strange and paranormal mysteries in their never-ending road trip, the TV show Supernatural has many fans eager to better understand the psychology behind the series' themes and characters. Through 20 essays, this collection examines such issues as The role grief and trauma play in the protagonists' lives The importance of music to the narrative What motivates someone to hunt monsters and why we want to believe in magic The various archangels and archetypes depicted How people can cope with tragedy, loss, addiction, and fear to become heroes who do the right thing The dynamics of fandom: how fans relate to the narrative, characters, and actors, and continue to engage with series through fanfic, social media, and other practices

    • Juvenile Fiction

Embrace


Author: Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402268424
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 400
View: 3995
On her 17th birthday, everything will change for Violet Eden. The boy she loves will betray her. Her enemy will save her. And she will have to make a choice that could cost not only her life, but her eternity... LINCOLN: He's been Violet's one anchor, her running partner and kickboxing trainer. Only he never told her he was training her for an ancient battle between angels and exiles. PHOENIX: As an exile, he is not to be trusted, yet he's the only one there to pick up the pieces and protect her after Lincoln's betrayal. But what is he really after? Who will she... Embrace?