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The Superhero Book
Profiles superheroes from comics, film, television, and fiction, and includes trivia and facts about their weaknesses, strengths, weapons, and costumes.
Paperback, 746 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Visible Ink Press
(first published January 1st 2004)
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Comenzando por la parte negativa, el libro a estas alturas está bastante desactualizado (es edición 2012 aprox.) y se pierde toda la revolución de los superhéroes en el cine post Avengers de Marvel, lastimosamente. Pero lo bueno y lo más valioso es que gracias a esta obra he descubierto clásicos que ahora me interesan mucho más que antes, como por ejemplo los trabajos de Kack Kirby en New Gods o Alan Moore en Miracleman.
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