Superman: The Unauthorized Biography
Glen Weldon (Author)
A celebration of Superman's life and history - in time for his 75th birthday. How has the Big Blue Boy Scout stayed so popular for so long? How has he changed with the times, and what essential aspects of him have remained constant? This fascinating biography examines Superman as a cultural phenomenon through 75 years of action-packed adventures, from his early years as a social activist in circus tights to his growth into the internationally renowned demigod he is today.
Hardcover: 352 pages
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Boys want to grow up to be him and girls adore him. He's the ultimate superhero, the ultimate man and the ultimate American icon. He's as representative of America as baseball and apple pie and he has entered the lives of millions for more than six decades through comic books, the small screen and feature films. Yet, there is much about Superman that has never been examined.
In THE MAN FROM KRYPTON, leading writers discuss, debate and celebrate the legend of Superman. Is Superman too violent? Is Lex Luthor the world's greatest villain? What has The WB done for the Superman property? And is Superman even human? All these questions and more are answered in this in-depth look at all things related to the Man of Steel.
Funny, philosophical, insightful and personal, THE MAN FROM KRYPTON explores every aspect of the Superman legend and is perfect for fans, young and old, of America's greatest superhero.
THE MAN FROM KRYPTON: A CLOSER LOOK AT SUPERMAN
Editor: Glenn Yeffeth
Pub. Month: May 2006
Retail: $17.95 (US)/$24.95 (CAN)
Publisher: BenBella Books
Cover: Trade Paperback
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