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The Rise Of Superman

Author : Steven Kotler
ISBN : 9781477800836
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.

Super Heroes

Author : Wendy Haslem
ISBN : 9780977790845
Genre : Art
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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

Author : Larry Tye
ISBN : 9781588369185
Genre : Social Science
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Seventy-five years after he came to life, Superman remains one of America’s most adored and enduring heroes. Now Larry Tye, the prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Satchel, has written the first full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and performers who made him the icon he is today. Legions of fans from Boston to Buenos Aires can recite the story of the child born Kal-El, scion of the doomed planet Krypton, who was rocketed to Earth as an infant, raised by humble Kansas farmers, and rechristened Clark Kent. Known to law-abiders and evildoers alike as Superman, he was destined to become the invincible champion of all that is good and just—and a star in every medium from comic books and comic strips to radio, TV, and film. But behind the high-flying legend lies a true-to-life saga every bit as compelling, one that begins not in the far reaches of outer space but in the middle of America’s heartland. During the depths of the Great Depression, Jerry Siegel was a shy, awkward teenager in Cleveland. Raised on adventure tales and robbed of his father at a young age, Jerry dreamed of a hero for a boy and a world that desperately needed one. Together with neighborhood chum and kindred spirit Joe Shuster, young Siegel conjured a human-sized god who was everything his creators yearned to be: handsome, stalwart, and brave, able to protect the innocent, punish the wicked, save the day, and win the girl. It was on Superman’s muscle-bound back that the comic book and the very idea of the superhero took flight. Tye chronicles the adventures of the men and women who kept Siegel and Shuster’s “Man of Tomorrow” aloft and vitally alive through seven decades and counting. Here are the savvy publishers and visionary writers and artists of comics’ Golden Age who ushered the red-and-blue-clad titan through changing eras and evolving incarnations; and the actors—including George Reeves and Christopher Reeve—who brought the Man of Steel to life on screen, only to succumb themselves to all-too-human tragedy in the mortal world. Here too is the poignant and compelling history of Siegel and Shuster’s lifelong struggle for the recognition and rewards rightly due to the architects of a genuine cultural phenomenon. From two-fisted crimebuster to über-patriot, social crusader to spiritual savior, Superman—perhaps like no other mythical character before or since—has evolved in a way that offers a Rorschach test of his times and our aspirations. In this deftly realized appreciation, Larry Tye reveals a portrait of America over seventy years through the lens of that otherworldly hero who continues to embody our best selves. Praise for Superman “Engaging, fun, inspiring—like the Man of Steel.”—The Huffington Post “Powerful . . . wonderfully readable.”—The Plain Dealer “A story as American as Superman himself . . . The best origin story pulsing through Superman is not the one about the Krypton-to-Kansas alien baby, but rather the one about the superhero’s mortal and sometimes star-crossed creators.”—The Washington Post “Fun, enlightening pop-cultural history.”—Kirkus Reviews “A rich history full of lively heroes and villains‚ much like a comic book. Essential for Superman fans.”—Library Journal (starred review) “[A] comprehensive, definitive history.”—Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.

Superman On The Couch

Author : Danny Fingeroth
ISBN : 0826415393
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Why are so many of the superhero myths tied up with loss, often violent, of parents or parental figures? What is the significance of the dual identity? What makes some superhuman figures "good" and others "evil"? Why are so many of the prime superheroes white and male? How has the superhero evolved over the course of the 20th and early 21st centuries? And how might the myths be changing? Why is it that the key superhero archetypes - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, the X-Men - touch primal needs and experiences in everyone? Why has the superhero moved beyond the pages of comics into other media? All these topics, and more, are covered in this lively and original exploration of the reasons why the superhero - in comic books, films, and TV - is such a potent myth for our times and culture.>

Superman The Museum Monsters

Author : Michael Dahl
ISBN : 9781434265937
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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DAILY PLANET reporters CLARK KENT and LOIS LANE are covering the opening of the new METROPOLIS MUSEUM when, suddenly, a gigantic skeleton of a blue whale comes to life. With lightning-speed, SUPERMAN catches the colossal creature, but the magical mischief is far from over. The impish MR. MXYZPTLK has returned from the Fifth Dimension with dozens of troublesome tricks. Even the MAN OF STEEL is helpless against the power of magic!

Superman

Author : Roger Stern
ISBN : 9780743417143
Genre : Fiction
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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 Super Villain Showdown

Author : Paul Kupperberg
ISBN : 9781434298560
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Intergalactic peace keepers are chasing the evil TERRA-MAN through space! When this super-villain seeks refuge on Earth, SUPERMAN offers to join the bounty hunters’ posse. Soon, the MAN OF STEEL locates the gun-slinging criminal in an Old West ghost town, and the two face off in an old-fashioned showdown.

Superman

Author : Ian Gordon
ISBN : 9780813587530
Genre : Social Science
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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.

Bernard Shaw

Author : Sally Peters
ISBN : 0300075006
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biography of the playwright speculates that he was secretly homosexual and examines his literary ambitions and austere lifestyle

Superman

Author : Scott Beatty
ISBN : 0789495848
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The greatest hero the world has ever seen rocketed to Earth from the doomed planet Krypton and grew up on a farm. Now he fights on the side of Truth and Justice. He's the Man of Steel -- he's Superman! Book jacket.

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