The Superhero Book

The Superhero Book

Author: Gina Misiroglu

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578593972

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 480

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Appealing to the casual comic book reader as well as the hardcore graphic novel fan, this ultimate AtoZ compendium describes everyone’s favorite participants in the eternal battle between good and evil. With nearly 200 entries examining more than 1,000 heroes, icons and their place in popular culture, it is the first comprehensive profile of superheroes across all media, following their path from comic book stardom to radio, television, movies, and novels. The best-loved and most historically significant superheroes—mainstream and counterculture, famous and forgotten, best and worst—are presented with numerous full-color illustrations, including dozens of classic comic covers. Each significant era of the superhero is explored—from the Golden Age of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s through the Modern Age—providing a unique perspective of the role of the hero over the course of the 20th century and beyond. This latest edition has been revised to reflect updates on existing characters, coverage of new characters, and recent films and media trends in the last several years.
The Superhero Book
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Gina Misiroglu
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-01 - Publisher: Visible Ink Press

Appealing to the casual comic book reader as well as the hardcore graphic novel fan, this ultimate AtoZ compendium describes everyone’s favorite participants in the eternal battle between good and evil. With nearly 200 entries examining more than 1,000 heroes, icons and their place in popular culture, it is the
Enter the Superheroes
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Alex S. Romagnoli, Gian S. Pagnucci
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-20 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Ever since the first appearances of Superman and Batman in comic books of the late 1930s, superheroes have been a staple of the popular culture landscape. Though initially created for younger audiences, superhero characters have evolved over the years, becoming complex figures that appeal to more sophisticated readers. While superhero
Comic Book Collections for Libraries
Language: en
Pages: 162
Authors: Bryan D. Fagan, Jody Condit Fagan
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Angela Ndalianis
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-07 - Publisher: Routledge

Over the last several decades, comic book superheroes have multiplied and, in the process, become more complicated. In this cutting edge anthology an international roster of contributors offer original research and writing on the contemporary comic book superhero, with occasional journeys into the film and television variation. As superheroes and
The Superhero Reader
Language: en
Pages: 319
Authors: Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer, Kent Worcester
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

A full exploration of the history, politics, and aesthetics of the superhero genre