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It's Superman! by Tom De Haven
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Feb 05, 2009


If you enjoyed De Haven's Derby Dugan trilogy or have fond memories of (or a continued obsession with) the Man of Steel, you'll like It's Superman!, a re-creation of Superman's early life before 1938, when he first started to appear in comic strips and, later, books, radio and television shows, and movies. De Haven, who teaches creative writing at Virginia Commonwealth University, has added a sophisticated, well-rounded, and compelling addition to the Superman genre. In particular, he has an eye for authentic setting and character. Some parts "could be Steinbeck meets Smallville," notes The Palm Beach Post. The verdict: proof that Superman's appeal has withstood the test of time.

This is an excerpt from a review published in Bookmarks magazine.

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