The Superhero Book
Modern mythology leaps into the popular culture from the pages of comic books and now propels the astounding growth of the graphic novel. Aimed at the genesis, The Superhero Book is the ultimate A-to-Z compendium of everyone’s favorite overachievers in the pitched battle between good and evil. With 300 entries examining more than 1,000 high-powered icons and their place in...more
Paperback, 746 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Visible Ink Press
(first published January 1st 2004)
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The design of this book is surprisingly awful, but don't let it put you off: there's lots of great information to be had here. Fascinating entries such as "Superhero Confidants," "Team-ups and Crossovers," "Femforce," and "Anti-Heroes" don't disappoint, and of course you learn all you need to know about, say, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, and Thor. (crap, I'm being Marvel-centric again) I was especially fascinated by the entry on Wonder Woman, whose creator William Moulton Marston was poly, BDSM-kin...more