The Superhero Book

The Superhero Book


  • Author : Gina Misiroglu
  • Publisher : Visible Ink Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-01
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781578593958


The Superhero Book Book Description :

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
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

The Superhero Book


  • Author : Gina Renée Misiroglu
  • Publisher : Visible Ink Press
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 725
  • ISBN 10 : 9781578591541


The Superhero Book Book Description :

Profiles superheroes from comics, film, television, and fiction, and includes trivia and facts about their weaknesses, strengths, weapons, and costumes.

The Superhero Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Superhero Book


  • Author : Gina Misiroglu
  • Publisher : Visible Ink Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-01
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781578593972


The Superhero Book Book Description :

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.

What is a Superhero

What is a Superhero


  • Author : Robin S. Rosenberg
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-19
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199795277


What is a Superhero Book Description :

What is a superhero? Everyone knows, right? And yet everyone seems to have a different answer. In this innovative collection of essays, renowned psychologist Robin Rosenberg and comics scholar Peter Coogan explore this question from a variety of viewpoints. With essays from scholars and commentaries by the writers and creators themselves, What is a Superhero? is the first volume to provide a true synthesis and reflection of the state of superheroes in our society today.

The Superhero Reader

The Superhero Reader


  • Author : Charles Hatfield
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2013-05
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617038068


The Superhero Reader Book Description :

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

The Myth of the Superhero

The Myth of the Superhero


  • Author : Marco Arnaudo
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-15
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421409535


The Myth of the Superhero Book Description :

A refugee from his broken planet who saves earth (more than once), Superman was sent to America as his father’s final act before dying. Does this make him the ultimate immigrant success story? Disillusioned with a crime-filled world, Bruce Wayne seeks guidance from a shaman and transforms himself into the flawlessly moral Batman. Through a series of close readings of DC and Marvel comics, Marco Arnaudo explores the influence of religion and myth on superhero stories as well as their relationship to the classical epic and baroque style. Superheroes embody the most positive and inclusive aspects of American culture. Arnaudo asserts that, amidst the exciting action, tender love stories, and tales of self-sacrifice, superheroes are role models for tolerance and moral decision making. Translated for the first time into English, The Myth of the Superhero looks beyond the cape, the mask, and the superpowers, presenting a serious study of the genre and its place in a broader cultural context.

The Superhero Symbol

The Superhero Symbol


  • Author : Liam Burke
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-13
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813597188


The Superhero Symbol Book Description :

“As a man, I'm flesh and blood, I can be ignored, I can be destroyed; but as a symbol... as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting”. In the 2005 reboot of the Batman film franchise, Batman Begins, Bruce Wayne articulates how the figure of the superhero can serve as a transcendent icon. It is hard to imagine a time when superheroes have been more pervasive in our culture. Today, superheroes are intellectual property jealously guarded by media conglomerates, icons co-opted by grassroots groups as a four-color rebuttal to social inequities, masks people wear to more confidently walk convention floors and city streets, and bulletproof banners that embody regional and national identities. From activism to cosplay, this collection unmasks the symbolic function of superheroes. Bringing together superhero scholars from a range of disciplines, alongside key industry figures such as Harley Quinn co-creator Paul Dini, The Superhero Symbol provides fresh perspectives on how characters like Captain America, Iron Man, and Wonder Woman have engaged with media, culture, and politics, to become the “everlasting” symbols to which a young Bruce Wayne once aspired.

Screwing the Superhero

Screwing the Superhero


  • Author : Rebecca Royce
  • Publisher : Noble Romance Publishing LL
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781605921419


Screwing the Superhero Book Description :

Wendy Warner is a bit of an oddball. Raised in an orphanage, she has found solace and friendship by watching the television show, Space Adventures, and participating in fan clubs related to the show. Every month, on the second and third Friday, Wendy comes to work dressed in a costume from the show that she wears to charity events. This has earned her the disdain of many of her coworkers but not from her boss, the president of the company, Draco Powers, who rather likes the way the uniform hugs all her curves in the just the right places.Draco Powers is a real-life Superhero who told the world that, yes, Superheroes do exist, but, no, we won't work for free or without health insurance. Some people refer to him with derision as the "Capitalist Superman." Draco is being hunted by an organization called the Organization, whose motives are unclear and yet still cause death and destruction wherever they go.The Organization has decided that Draco's biggest weakness is the way he cares about his employees and has picked Wendy out as their next target. To save her, Draco will have to come to terms with his real feelings for Wendy and why it is that he has so long resisted complicated relationships. But he's running out of time . . . .

Yasmin the Superhero

Yasmin the Superhero


  • Author : Saadia Faruqi
  • Publisher : Picture Window Books
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781515837831


Yasmin the Superhero Book Description :

Yasmin gathers a cape and mask and sets out to find a villain to defeat with her "super powers"--however there are no villains hiding on her block, just neighbors who need a little help.

Super Heroes
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Super Heroes


  • Author : Richard Reynolds
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 0878056947


Super Heroes Book Description :

The popular figure known as the superhero has exerted such a strong and mushrooming influence upon society, morality, and politics that a mythology now pervades our culture. This phenomenon, begun in the 1930s, had its roots in comic books. In recent times the extremely successful movies about Superman and Batman have made these two individual superheroes, created by the comic book muse, as familiar worldwide as any characters ever created. Here is a study of this superhuman creation, revealed as a proliferating symbol whose dimensions over sixty years of comic book history have been rendered to satisfy the demands and expectations of the popular audience. This fascinating book shows how the superhero has become a vivid figure in the mainstream of modern culture.