WorldCat Identities

Arad, Avi

Works: 148 works in 441 publications in 5 languages and 30,731 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Fiction  Superhero films  Comic books, strips, etc  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films  Science fiction comic books, strips, etc  Film series 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Author, Scenarist, Director, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Avi Arad
Iron Man by Jon Favreau( Visual )

31 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 3,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy industrialist visiting Afghanistan 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 )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spider-Man 2: Though Peter Parker tries to leave his crime-fighting life behind him in order to live an ordinary one, a new danger in the form of Doc Ock, forces him to return as Spider-Man, to save the city and the woman he loves
Spider-Man 3 by Sam Raimi( Visual )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,495 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( Visual )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,076 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. Now, a fight of epic proportions ensues as Bruce must call upon the hero within to rescue New York City from total destruction
Ghost Rider by Mark Steven Johnson( Visual )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 2,026 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 Jessica Alba( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 2,014 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
The amazing Spider-Man by Marc Webb( Visual )

22 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,980 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
Hulk by Ang Lee( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Banner is involved in a freak lab accident exposing him to gamma radiation. As a result, whenever the mild-mannered man becomes angry, he transforms into a huge, rampaging creature that destroys everything in his path
X-Men( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of their new recruits -- including Beast, Angel, Juggernaut, and Colossus -- the X-Men 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. 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
Daredevil by Mark Steven Johnson( Visual )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By day, blind attorney Matt Mudock 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
Fantastic 4( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,429 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
The amazing spider-man 2 by Andrew Garfield( Visual )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spider-man krijgt het zwaar te verduren door de dreiging van zowel de machtige Oscorp-organisatie als van de kwaadaardige Electro
The Punisher by Jonathan Hensleigh( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 948 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 )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 877 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 839 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 Jennifer Garner( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 737 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 )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 584 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 destructive forces, Tony creates an armored suit infused with high-tech weaponry
X2 : X-men united by Patrick Stewart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a shocking attack on the President, the X-men must stand united with their deadliest enemies to combat a menace that threatens every mutant on the planet, and possibly all of mankind
Cody the robosapien( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 319 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
Fantastic 4 rise of the Silver Surfer( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus
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Audience level: 0.15 (from 0.08 for Fantastic ... to 0.18 for Iron Man / ...)

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Alternative Names
ʾArad ʾAbiy 1948-....

ארד אבי 1948-....

ארד אבי 1969-....

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