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Hercules (Marvel Comics)

Hercules is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Debuting in the Silver Age of Comic Books, the character is based on Heracles of Greek mythology; the character has starred in three self-titled limited series and been a perennial member of the superhero team the Avengers. In 2008, Hercules debuted in his own series titled The Incredible Hercules; the character was ranked 21st in IGN's list of "The Top 50 Avengers", has appeared in various forms of media including television series and video games. The character was adapted from mythology by writer-editor Stan artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby. Hercules debuted in Avengers #10 as a minion of Immortus, although his appearance was revealed in the limited series Avengers Forever #1 - 12 as being an impostor; the character's first formal appearance in the Marvel Universe became Journey into Mystery Annual #1, which established Hercules as being a rival of the thunder god Thor. Hercules became a regular guest star in the title Thor, appearing in issue #126.

The character guest-starred in Tales To Astonish #79, his deadlocked battle with the Hulk, as told by Lee and Bill Everett, has come to be regarded as a classic. The tale parallels Hercules and the Hulk's titanic strength, short temper, simple-mindedness, while contrasting their lot in life: Hercules being a beloved hero and pampered celebrity, while the Hulk is a hated and feared fugitive; the character was not yet an official member. In issue #45 of The Avengers, Hercules became a "full-fledged Avenger" by way of Goliath's announcement to the press during the first annual "Avengers Day". Hercules guest starred in Marvel Team-Up #28 and Marvel Premiere #26 before starring along with four other heroes in The Champions which ran for 17 issues. After this, Hercules made a guest appearance in Marvel Two-In-One #44. Hercules starred in two limited series by writer-artist Bob Layton, with both set in an alternate universe. A 24th century version of Hercules starred in Hercules #1 - 4, popular enough to spawn a sequel, Hercules vol.

2, #1 - 4. The storylines dealt with Hercules's exile from Olympus, completion of a series of quests and opportunity to leave his past behind and create a new identity. Hercules remained a constant guest star in both Thor and the Avengers, playing a significant role in the "Avengers Under Siege" storyline in Avengers #270 - 277, involving supervillain team the Masters of Evil; the story lead directly into the "Assault on Olympus" storyline in Avengers #281 - 285, in which Hercules left the team. The character starred in the self-titled limited series Hercules vol. 3, #1 - 5, guest starred in the limited series Thor: Blood Oath #1 - 6, a retrospective story that depicts the second meeting between the Hercules and Thor. At the conclusion of the "World War Hulk" storyline, Hercules received a self-titled publication when Marvel changed the name of the third volume of the Incredible Hulk series to The Incredible Hercules, effective as of issue #113, written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente; the series concluded with Incredible Hercules #141, was followed by the 2-issue mini-series Hercules: Fall of an Avenger.

The mini-series is scheduled to lead into the relaunched new title, Prince of Power #1 written by Pak and Van Lente. Writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente started a brand new Hercules series, entitled Herc, featuring the hero without powers, but wielding mythical arms. Hercules first appears when pulled from the past by the villain Immortus to battle the Thunder God Thor; this story is not referenced in the character's next appearance, which depicts Hercules and Thor as meeting for the first time. The discrepancy is explained when it is revealed that the first "Hercules" encountered was an alien Space Phantom in disguise. Hercules guest-stars in an extended Thor storyline. Hercules unwittingly becomes the slave of fellow Olympian god Pluto when he signs a contract which he thinks is for a film, but states that he will now rule the Netherworld instead of Pluto. Hercules is rescued by Thor who battles and defeats Pluto's underworld minions. Pluto opts to void the contract rather than accept the destruction of his realm.

While under the contract, Hercules has a chance encounter with the Hulk, fighting the monster to a standstill. Hercules reappears as the thrall of the Asgardian villainess the Enchantress, using water from the spring of Eros and tries to use him to destroy the Avengers, but after being freed from the spell by one of Hawkeye's arrows using brimstone, being banished from Olympus for one year by Zeus for going to Earth without permission, aids the team for an extended period against foes such as the Mad Thinker; the character returns during a storyline set directly after the Kree-Skrull War in which the returning Avengers witness an amnesiac Hercules being abducted by two Titans. After dealing with a disruption in New York City caused by the Olympian Ares, the Avengers travel to Olympus and free both Hercules and the Olympian gods who have been turned to crystal by A

Space (EP)

Space is the second EP by American metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada. The album was released on August 2015 through Rise Records, it is the group's first release without guitarist Chris Rubey. It is the band's second conceptual release, after the release of their concept EP Zombie EP, in which they embarked on a five-year anniversary tour earlier in 2015; this is the last release by The Devil Wears Prada to feature original drummer Daniel Williams after he departed with the band in July 2016. Vocalist Mike Hranica described the album as being "thematic". Brian Leak of Alternative Press referred to the EP's sound as "spacecore"."Planet A" is about the astronaut Elizabeth, who experiences a malfunction that sets off the events of the EP. "Asteroid" is credited in the album notes as "An Asteroid Towards Earth". A music video was released for the track "Planet A", being uploaded to Rise's official YouTube channel on August 20, 2015; the EP was released the next day on August 21 through Rise Records, the group's first release on the label since 2007's Plagues.

Hranica stated. All tracks are written by Kyle Sipress and Jonathon Gering; the Devil Wears PradaMike Hranica – lead vocals, additional guitars Jeremy DePoyster – rhythm guitar, vocals Andy Trick – bass Daniel Williams – drumsAdditional musiciansKyle Sipress – lead guitar Jonathon Gering – keyboards

Branston and Mere

Branston and Mere is a civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated some 4 miles south-east from the city and county town of Lincoln; the parish is the River Witham near Bardney. The A15 road crosses the extreme west and the parish is bisected by the Sleaford to Lincoln railway line The civil parish was created in 1931, by merging the two former parishes of Branston and Mere. Branston and Mere includes Branston Booths and Bardney Lock. Branston Island is an irregular shaped bit of land, separated from the rest of the parish by the River Witham, enclosed by the old and new courses of that river; the name of the former medieval village of Mere is preserved in the names of Mere House, Mere Hall, Mere Lane. Branston Hall, a former stately home and hospital, is now a hotel. Longhills Hall is a country house. In the 2001 census the population of the parish was recorded as 4019 in 1693 households, increasing to 4,095 in 1,823 households at the 2011 census; the parish meets Canwick around 330 yards north of the school, towards Heighington.

The parish boundary with Heighington passes close to the edge of the east of the village, skirting the school's playing fields. The boundary follows Moor Lane across the railway line along the road to Branston Booths where it meets the B1190 and Car Dyke, along the Branston Delph on Branston Fen, crossing the River Witham, becoming the North Kesteven and West Lindsey boundary; the section north-east of the Witham is called Branston Island, meeting Fiskerton and Bardney, passing Bardney Lock. It meets Potter Hanworth at Bardney Bridge and follows Branston Causeway westwards, skirting the north edge of Potterhanworth Booths, it follows the B1202 westwards for around a half mile skirts the southern edge of a wood, crosses the railway line and Little Gate Lane Sleaford Road. It meets Nocton west of Fox Covert, crosses Bloxholm Lane at the point where Branston Lane crosses, meets Waddington halfway between Bloxholm Lane and the A15. Mere Hall is around a mile to the north, it crosses the A15 220 yards south of the B1178 junction, passing through the eastern section of the airfield.

The boundary passes northwards through RAF Waddington, with the north-eastern section of the runway in the parish. It crosses the A15 at the northern edge of RAF Waddington, just off the point where it meets Bracebridge Heath, it follows Bloxholm Lane to the north, skirts the northern part of Westfield Farm, where it meets Canwick. It crosses the B1188. 440 yards east it meets Washingborough, following a small beck and skirting the north edge of the village. The western end of the parish is on the high ground of the Lincolnshire Limestone while the eastern end is closer to sea level, the historic marshes of the River Witham. Google. "Parish Outline". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 5 September 2013. Media related to Branston and Mere at Wikimedia Commons Branston in the Domesday Book "all 41 historical records for the parish". Pastscape. English Heritage

Sundown, Texas

Sundown is a small town in Hockley County, United States. The community's foundation is the school, Sundown ISD; the school is known to be successful in many areas, but is known for great academics, a consistent cross country program, like most small Texas towns, its football team. The population was 1,397 at the 2010 census, a decrease from 1,505 at the 2000 census. Sundown is located at 33°27′25″N 102°29′18″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, 1,505 people, 500 households, 405 families resided in the city; the population density was 995.0 people per square mile. The 575 housing units averaged 380.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 79.60% White, 1.00% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 16.81% from other races, 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 39.34% of the population. Of the 500 households, 43.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.4% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 18.8% were not families.

About 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.42. In the city, the population was distributed as 34.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $33,413, for a family was $35,991. Males had a median income of $30,714 versus $21,146 for females; the per capita income for the city was $13,783. About 14.3% of families and 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over

Battle of Buffington Island

The Battle of Buffington Island known as the St. Georges Creek Skirmish, was an American Civil War engagement in Meigs County and Jackson County, West Virginia, on July 19, 1863, during Morgan's Raid; the largest battle in Ohio during the war, Buffington Island contributed to the capture of the famed Confederate cavalry raider, Brig. Gen. John H. Morgan, seeking to escape Union army pursuers across the Ohio River at a ford opposite Buffington Island. Delayed overnight, Morgan was surrounded by Union cavalry the next day, the resulting battle ended in a Confederate rout, with over half of the 1,700-man Confederate force being captured. General Morgan and some 700 men escaped, but the daring raid ended on July 26 with his surrender after the Battle of Salineville. Morgan's Raid was of little military consequence, but it did spread terror among much of the population of southern and eastern Ohio, as well as neighboring Indiana. Hoping to divert the attention of the Federal Army of the Ohio from Southern forces in Tennessee, Brig. Gen. John H. Morgan and 2,460 Confederate cavalrymen, along with a battery of horse artillery, rode west from Sparta, Tennessee, on June 11, 1863.

Twelve days when a second Federal army began its Tullahoma Campaign, Morgan decided it was time to move northward. His column marched into Kentucky, fighting a series of minor battles, before commandeering two steamships to ferry them across the Ohio River into Indiana, where, at the Battle of Corydon, Morgan routed the local militia. With his path now clear, Morgan headed eastward on July 13 past Cincinnati and rode across southern Ohio, stealing horses and supplies along the way; the Union response was not long in coming, as Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside, commanding the Department of the Ohio, ordered out all available troops, as well as sending several Union Navy gunboats steaming up the Ohio River to contest any Confederate attempt to reach Kentucky or West Virginia and safety. Brig. Gen. Edward H. Hobson led several columns of Federal cavalry in pursuit of Morgan's raiders, which by now had been reduced to some 1,930 men. Ohio Governor David Tod called out the local militia, volunteers formed companies to protect towns and river crossings throughout the region.

On July 18, having split his column earlier, led his reunited force towards Middleport, Ohio, a quiet river town near the Eight Mile Island Ford, where Morgan intended to cross into West Virginia. Running a gauntlet of small arms fire, Morgan's men were denied access to the river and to Middleport itself, he headed towards the next ford upstream at Buffington Island, some 20 miles to the southeast. Arriving near Buffington Island and the nearby tiny hamlet of Portland, towards evening on July 18, Morgan found that the ford was blocked by several hundred local militia ensconced behind hastily thrown up earthworks; as a dense fog and darkness settled in, Morgan decided to camp for the night to allow his jaded men and horses to rest. He was concerned that if he pushed aside the enemy troops, he might lose additional men in the darkness as they tried to navigate the narrow ford; the delay proved to be a fatal mistake. The US Navy's Mississippi Squadron was involved in Battle of Buffington Island.

Morgan had brought field cannons with his column. A heavy river blockade and a means was realized early in the chase while Morgan's column traveled easterly towards Cincinnati, Ohio. Lt Commander Leroy Fitch's fleet included the Brilliant, Moose, Reindeer, St. Clair, Silver Lake, Victory and Queen City, which were tinclads and ironclads. A few of these steamers lagged behind to zone-up protecting against a possible doubling back of Morgan's column; the forward vessels were each assigned a patrol zone along the Mason and Wood counties of West Virginia by Fitch's instruction. Naumkeag patrolled from Point Pleasant, West Virginia to Eight Mile Island zone and Springfield guarded from Pomeroy, Ohio towards Letart Islands. Victory's cannon balls have been found along Leading Creek, its patrol from Middleport, Ohio to Eight Mile Island along the West Virginia river bank; the Magnolia, Alleghany Belle, Union tinclads and armed packets which were privateers along with others documented under Parkersburg Logistics' command.

The Army's "amphibious division" officer, Major General Ambrose E. Burnside at his Cincinnati headquarters, provided intelligence of Morgan's march and turned his flagship, Alleghany Belle, over to Fitch before the battle; the "amphibious division" tinclads had four to six large jonboats used to fire rifles from, for landing to give chase and pickup prisoners. Fitch's flagship was the ironclad USS Moose. Moose and Fitch's dispatch privateer, were tied up within earshot of the island the night before the battle, it has been written that Fitch had the boilers fired up and shooting its large cannons at the island on first rifle fire out of range before steam could make way. Allegheny Belle was a little farther down tied up along the Ohio side. Having heard Moose's cannons, it made steam and soon brought up Burnsides' "amphibious infantry". Continuing upstream after the main battle broke into unit maneuver and skirmishes, USS Moose fired on a Confederate Artillery column trying to cross the river above the island at the next shoal crossing.

Fitch dispatched Imperial to recover Confederate field artillery left behind there. All along the river, spotty ironclad and field cannon fire with clusters of rifle fire was heard shooting at Morgan's scouts looking for another possible ford. Meanwhile, Parkersburg Logistics terminal had sent a local armed packet with 9th Infantry sentries below Blennerhassett Isla

Radhakamal Mukerjee

Radhakamal Mukerjee, a leading thinker and social scientist of modern India, was Professor of Economics and Sociology and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lucknow. Mukerjee played an constructive role in the Indian independence movement, he was a original philosopher of history and a discerning interpreter of culture and civilization and a 1962 recipient of the third highest Indian civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan. Mukerjee was the son of a barrister in Baharampur, West Bengal, a city located some 185 km north of Kolkata, he grew up in a household with a scholarly focus and a library devoted to history, the law and Sanskrit texts. After attending Krishnanagar College, he gained an academic scholarship to Presidency College, under the University of Calcutta, he earned his honours degrees in History. Mukerjee opened the discourse of the Ashtavakra Gita into English with his posthumous work published in 1971. Mukherjees theory of society sought to explain the values of civilization. In sense, Radhakamal was a pioneer of transdisciplinary approach in science.

Radhakamal Mukerjee emphasized interdisciplinary disciplinary approach towards the understanding of life. Mukerjee sought to break the barriers between physical sciences and sciences relating to persons aspects. Mukerjee was a pioneer of Sociology in the 1900s. Radhakamal Mukerjee, India: The Dawn of a New Era: An Autobiography Radha Publ. ISBN 81-7487-114-4 Radhakamal Mukerjee at Worldcat