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The Superhero Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes

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Appealing to the casual comic book reader as well as the hardcore graphic novel fan, this ultimate AtoZ compendium describes everyones favorite participants in the eternal battle between good and evil. With nearly 200 entries examining more than 1,000 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 bestloved and most historically significant superheroes—mainstream and counterculture, famous and forgotten, best and worst—are presented with numerous fullcolor 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.

About the Author

Gina Misiroglu is the author of The Handy Politics Answer Book and The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents). She lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578593750
Author:
Misiroglu, Gina
Publisher:
Visible Ink Press
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Superheroes
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.75 x 6.75 in
Age Level:
from 9

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Superheroes
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Toon History
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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