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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Truly the most difficult to draw is Superman. The very first interior story I drew for the book was #9, the Superman birthday issue. He's so darned iconic that it's hard to imagine him being anything but a stoic hero, and yet he should look as though he's really enjoying himself. Fortunately, because the book is kid-friendly, I've got a bit of freedom/leeway with the character. I tried to imagine him as Christopher Reeve in the first two Superman movies. Even though he's never in his secret identity, I gave him the Kansas farm boy blushing, "aw shucks," attitude that made him so real in those 1980s' films.
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