Superman

The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero

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Author: Larry Tye

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 1400068665

Category: Social Science

Page: 409

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The author, a prize-winning journalist here delivers a full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and performers who made Superman the icon he is today.

The Rise of Superman

Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance

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Author: Steven Kotler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1477800832

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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Using years of research and interviews with adventure sports athletes, the New York Times best-selling author of Abundance and A Small, Fury Prayer attempts to unlock the secrets to ultimate human performance and the state of consciousness called “flow." 25,000 first printing.

Superman

The Unauthorized Biography

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Author: Glen Weldon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118483820

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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A celebration of Superman's life and history—in time for his 75th birthday How has the Big Blue Boy Scout stayed so popular for so long? How has he changed with the times, and what essential aspects of him have remained constant? This fascinating biography examines Superman as a cultural phenomenon through 75 years of action-packed adventures, from his early years as a social activist in circus tights to his growth into the internationally renowned demigod he is today. Chronicles the ever-evolving Man of Steel and his world—not just the men and women behind the comics, movies and shows, but his continually shifting origin story, burgeoning powers, and the colorful cast of trusted friends and deadly villains that surround him Places every iteration of the Man of Steel into the character's greater, decades-long story: From Bud Collyer to Henry Cavill, World War II propagandist to peanut butter pitchman, Super Pup to Super Friends, comic strip to Broadway musical, Lori Lemaris to Lois & Clark—it's all here Affectionate, in-depth analyses of the hero's most beloved adventures, in and out of the comics—his most iconic Golden Age tales, goofiest Silver Age exploits, and the contemporary film, television, and comics stories that keep him alive today Written by NPR book critic, blogger, and resident comic book expert, Glen Weldon

Superman

The Persistence of an American Icon

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Author: Ian Gordon

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813587549

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 200

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After debuting in 1938, Superman soon became an American icon. But why has he maintained his iconic status for nearly 80 years? And how can he still be an American icon when the country itself has undergone so much change? Superman: Persistence of an American Icon examines the many iterations of the character in comic books, comic strips, radio series, movie serials, feature films, television shows, animation, toys, and collectibles over the past eight decades. Demonstrating how Superman’s iconic popularity cannot be attributed to any single creator or text, comics expert Ian Gordon embarks on a deeper consideration of cultural mythmaking as a collective and dynamic process. He also outlines the often contentious relationships between the various parties who have contributed to the Superman mythos, including corporate executives, comics writers, artists, nostalgic commentators, and collectors. Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of Superman’s appearances in comics and other media, Gordon also digs into comics archives to reveal the prominent role that fans have played in remembering, interpreting, and reimagining Superman’s iconography. Gordon considers how comics, film, and TV producers have taken advantage of fan engagement and nostalgia when selling Superman products. Investigating a character who is equally an icon of American culture, fan culture, and consumer culture, Superman thus offers a provocative analysis of mythmaking in the modern era.

My First Superman Book

Touch and Feel

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Author: David Bar Katz

Publisher: Downtown Bookworks

ISBN: 9781935703006

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 12

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The first book every comic book geek Dad will want to read to his child! And the first-ever touch-and-feel Superman book. Each of 6 spreads in this irresistibly cool package features classic Superman art and a special interactive feature. Budding Superman fans can: · tap his rippling chest of steel · experience the magic of X-ray vision · pull the tab bringing Clark Kent into the phone booth as Superman flies out · touch his silky red cape · be dazzled by his sparkly Fortress of Solitude · and pet a furry Krypto Tons of fun for children of all ages!

Boys of Steel

The Creators of Superman

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Author: Marc Tyler Nobleman

Publisher: Dragonfly

ISBN: 0449810631

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Chronicles how writer Jerry Siegel and illustrator Joe Shuster created the character of Superman and, after being turned down by several editors, finally published their first comic book featuring the Man of Steel in 1938.

Superman

The Never-ending Battle

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Author: Roger Stern

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743417143

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

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Superman and his teammates in the Justice League of America race against time to stop an enigmatic super-terrorist who has come up with a deadly scheme to use the planet's weather to bring the world to its knees. Original.

Superman

The Complate History

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Author: Les Daniels

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811842310

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

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A comprehensive overview of the history of the world's first and all-time greatest superhero explores the different media, from comics to radio to film, in which he has been popular, and includes rare art and interviews with writers and artists. Reprint.

Superman: Man Of Steel Vol. 2

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Author: John Byrne,Marv Wolfman

Publisher: DC Comics

ISBN: 140124341X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

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A chronological reprinting of a new era for Superman begins! SUPERMAN #1-3, ACTION COMICS #585-587 and ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #424-426 are collected, reintroducing readers to the likes of Lex Luthor, Metallo, Darkseid, and more!

Superman

An Origin Story

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Author: Matthew K. Manning

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1434297284

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 41

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An alien orphan from the planet Krypton crash lands on Earth, and is adopted by a human couple--one day he will become Superman, defender of the people of Earth.

Superman: Action comics 53-68 (1942-1944)

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Author: Jerry Siegel,Joe Shuster,Don Cameron

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

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Collects the classic adventures of the Man of Steel as he battles to protect the innocent against criminals, crooked cops, and villains including the Domino, Lex Luthor, and the Puzzler.

Superman: The Complete History

The Life and Times of the Man of Steel

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Author: Les Daniels

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811821629

Category: Art

Page: 192

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A comprehensive overview of the history of the world's first and all-time greatest superhero explores the different media, from comics to radio to film, in which he has been popular, and includes rare art and interviews with writers and artists. IP.

Super/heroes

From Hercules to Superman

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Author: Wendy Haslem,Angela Ndalianis,C. J. Mackie

Publisher: New Academia Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0977790843

Category: Art

Page: 416

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This collection explores contemporary superhero narratives, including comic books and films, in a wider mythic context. Since the 1930s superheroes have come to dominate a variety of media formats. Why are audiences so fascinated with heroes, and what makes the idea of heroes so necessary in society?

Superman: Panic in the Sky (New Edition)

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Author: Dan Jurgens,Jerry Ordway,Louise Simonson

Publisher: DC

ISBN: 1401270247

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 296

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Brainiac returns to invade Earth with his ultimate weapon, Warworld, a planet-sized satellite built for destruction. With the help of super-powered friends like Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern and many more, Superman must lead the attack on Brainiac and protect Earth! Collects ACTION COMICS #474-475, SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #9-10, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #488-489, SUPERMAN #66.

Superman

The World's Finest Comics Archives

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Author: Jerry Siegel,Joe Shuster

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN: 9781401224707

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 234

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Written by Jerry Siegel and others Art by Various The second Archive collecting adventures from WORLD'S FINEST COMICS is here, with stories from issues #17-32 (1945-1948)! Don't miss The Man of Tomorrow's unforgettable battles with The Toyman, Lex Luthor and others! Advance-solicited; on sale October 7 - 224 pages, FC, $49.99 US

Superman Vol. 1: Before Truth

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Author: Gene Luen Yang

Publisher: DC

ISBN: 1401269427

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

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A new era for the Man of Steel begins here„crafted by National Book Award nominee Gene Luen Yang (AMERICAN BORN CHINESE) and legendary artists John Romita Jr. (KICK-ASS, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Klaus Janson (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS). Superman is going through some changes. First, thereÍs his new ñsolar flareî power, which releases tremendous amounts of energy but leaves him functionally human„fragile, vulnerable, prone to hangovers„for 24 hours. But an even bigger change is coming. A new company called Hordr has sprung up, and its business is secrets. If you have one that you want to keep hidden, Hordr can control you„and no one has a bigger secret than Clark Kent. Now, Hordr is threatening to expose ClarkÍs alter ego unless he does everything they command. Will Superman play into the hands of blackmailers to keep his loved ones out of danger? And if the truth that Superman has been hiding is exposed, will it set him free„or ruin his life? Collects issues #40-44 and the 8-page Superman story from DIVERGENCE: FCBD SPECIAL EDITION #1.

Superman

A Word Adventure!

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Author: Donald Lemke

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 1479552437

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 12

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Follow the adventures of Superman, and learn new words at the same time.

Good Morning, Superman

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Author: Michael Dahl

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1684360048

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 30

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A young boy prepares for his day by leaping tall buildings (jumping out of bed), donning his heroic uniform (his clothes), and facing his greatest weakness (Kryptonite-colored toothpaste). Then it's up, up, and away to daycare! Includes a morning routine checklist. Full color.

Bernard Shaw

The Ascent of the Superman

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Author: Sally Peters

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300075007

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

View: 4965

A biography of the playwright speculates that he was secretly homosexual and examines his literary ambitions and austere lifestyle

The Book of Lies

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Author: Brad Meltzer

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780446542197

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Brad Meltzer--author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Fate--returns with his most thrilling and emotionally powerful novel to date. In Chapter Four of the Bible, Cain kills Abel. It is the world's most famous murder. But the Bible is silent about one key detail: the weapon Cain used to kill his brother. That weapon is still lost to history. In 1932, Mitchell Siegel was killed by three gunshots to his chest. While mourning, his son dreamed of a bulletproof man and created the world's greatest hero: Superman. And like Cain's murder weapon, the gun used in this unsolved murder has never been found. Until now. Today in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cal Harper comes face-to-face with his family's greatest secret: his long-lost father, who's been shot with a gun that traces back to Mitchell Siegel's 1932 murder. But before Cal can ask a single question, he and his father are attacked by a ruthless killer tattooed with the anicent markings of Cain. And so begins the chase for the world's first murder weapon. What does Cain, history's greatest villain, have to do with Superman, the world's greatest hero? And what do two murders, committed thousands of years apart, have in common? This is the mystery at the heart of Brad Meltzer's riveting and utterly intriguing new thriller