Author: Dan Jurgens
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
A WORLD WITHOUT A SUPERMAN Superman was Earth's greatest hero until he sacrificed his life to stop the monster known only as Doomsday. Now the world and those who loved him must learn how to continue on without the Man of Steel. In this time of need, heroes like Supergirl, the Guardian and Gangbuster rise to the challenge and try to continue the Last Son of Kryton's legacy. But can they really fill the void left by Superman's death? As the planet mourns the man who symbolized the best humanity had to offer, Ma and Pa Kent truly grieve the death of their only son, while Lois Lane shoulders on the only way she knows how...by being a reporter. Through all this, a greater mystery begins to unfold, where is Superman's body? DAN JURGENS (SUPERMAN: LOIS & CLARK), JERRY ORDWAY (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN), LOUISE SIMONSON (SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL) and many more continue this seminal moment in the history of the DC Universe and the world itself. The second of four volumes chronicling the epic saga of the Death and Return of Superman. Collects ACTION COMICS #685-686, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #498-500, JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #70, LEGACY OF SUPERMAN #1, SUPERGIRL/LEX LUTHOR SPECIAL #1, SUPERMAN #76-77 and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #20-21!
Author: Joseph McCabe
Publisher: Triumph Books
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Whether you're a die-hard comic book fan from the Golden Age or a new follower of Henry Cavill and Zack Snyder, these are the 100 things all fans need to know and do in their lifetime. Joseph McCabe of Nerdist.com has collected every essential piece of Superman knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom!
Author: Joseph J. Darowski
Release Date: 2012-01-27
Genre: Literary Criticism
Since Superman first appeared on the cover of Action Comics #1 in 1938, the superhero has changed with the times to remain a relevant icon of American popular culture. This collection explores the evolution of the Superman character and demonstrates how his alterations mirror historical changes in American society. Beginning with the original comic book and ending with the 2011 Grounded storyline, these essays examine Superman’s patriotic heroism during World War II, his increase in power in the early years of the Cold War, his death and resurrection at the end of the Cold War, and his recent dramatic reimagining. By looking at the many changes the Man of Steel has undergone to remain pertinent, this volume reveals as much about America as it does about the champion of Truth, Justice, and the American Way.
The 1990s was the decade when Marvel Comics sold 8.1 million copies of an issue of the X-Men, saw its superstar creators form their own company, cloned Spider-Man, and went bankrupt. The 1990s was when Superman died, Batman had his back broken, and the runaway success of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman led to DC Comics’ Vertigo line of adult comic books. It was the decade of gimmicky covers, skimpy costumes, and mega-crossovers. But most of all, the 1990s was the decade when companies like Image, Valiant and Malibu published million-selling comic books before the industry experienced a shocking and rapid collapse. American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s is a year-by-year account of the comic book industry during the Bill Clinton years. This full-color hardcover volume documents the comic book industry’s most significant publications, most notable creators, and most impactful trends from that decade. Written by Keith Dallas and Jason Sacks.
"Originally published in single magazine form in ACTION COMICS #683-684, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #496-497, JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #69, NEWSTIME: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SUPERMAN, SUPERMAN #73-75 and SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #17-19."
Author: David O. Idahosa
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Release Date: 2012-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
MY SUPERMAN David, who always wanted to be a prolific and successful writer, later found himself taking a step further to live in a hidden world where villains live and dwell. He was committing crimes and was held behind bars. He saw that the more friends he was having, the farther he was walking from his dream. Despite that addiction to crime, which almost stole his life away, he still would not relinquish his dream of becoming something he feels inclined to be—that he so believed is what he will be judged with by God when he die. He said he could see that crime can also be a product of the law and as a lack of social benefit. A young African born into a vicious cycle of poverty in one of the most corrupt countries in the world. And because of the political situation of his country, which was on the brink of a civil war, the lack of enough financial support from his impoverished family for him to run his education—so as for him to be able to secure himself from danger by having a profession to work and live peacefully in his country. He then decided to set on a formidable journey of life, departed thence—and traveled to Europe by land, passing through the Sahara desert, which he described as the hell on earth, to Morocco, and later to Spain. Reaching Spain, he proceeded farther on his adventurous journey that altered his life and dream—only to make him discover the tragedies that later befell him and made him to send his ghost to live in the land where he was incarcerated by unending miseries, seeing his life in peril and his dreams turning into nightmares. In accordance with fact, he became less preoccupied with his own problems as he looked to the three major problems engulfing the world, which are hunger, wars, and terrorism. He found politics more fascinating, and when he tried to ascertain the facts about it, he grasped that it was greed, power, and lust that were written in their agendas, and it was disturbing his faith and beliefs in humanity. He thought he could see how he chose to forbid love and embrace enmities and conflicts; he said he could see that if men cannot make a sacrifice to love their neighbors, they will find themselves paying prices for destroying each other.
Commemorating the Justice League of America's 45th anniversary, The Justice League Companion is a comprehensive examination of the Silver Age JLA. Written by Michael Eury (author of the critically acclaimed Captain Action and co-author of The Superhero Book), The Justice League Companion traces the JLA's development, history, imitators, and early fandom through vintage and all-new interviews with the series' creators, an issue-by-issue index of the JLA's 1960-1972 adventures, classic and never-before-published artwork, and other fun and fascinating features!
Author: José Alaniz
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release Date: 2014-10-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
The Thing. Daredevil. Captain Marvel. The Human Fly. Drawing on DC and Marvel comics from the 1950s to the 1990s and marshaling insights from three burgeoning fields of inquiry in the humanities—disability studies, death and dying studies, and comics studies—José Alaniz seeks to redefine the contemporary understanding of the superhero. Beginning in the Silver Age, the genre increasingly challenged and complicated its hypermasculine, quasi-eugenicist biases through such disabled figures as Ben Grimm/The Thing, Matt Murdock/Daredevil, and the Doom Patrol. Alaniz traces how the superhero became increasingly vulnerable, ill, and mortal in this era. He then proceeds to a reinterpretation of characters and series—some familiar (Superman), some obscure (She-Thing). These genre changes reflected a wider awareness of related body issues in the postwar United States as represented by hospice, death with dignity, and disability rights movements. The persistent highlighting of the body’s “imperfection” comes to forge a predominant aspect of the superheroic self. Such moves, originally part of the Silver Age strategy to stimulate sympathy, enhance psychological depth, and raise the dramatic stakes, developed further in such later series as The Human Fly, Strikeforce: Morituri, and the landmark graphic novel The Death of Captain Marvel, all examined in this volume. Death and disability, presumed routinely absent or denied in the superhero genre, emerge to form a core theme and defining function of the Silver Age and beyond.
THE GREAT PLATYPUS CAPER & OTHER HILARIOUS MISADVENTURES is a collection of short autobiographical stories that are often humorous, occasionally thought-provoking, and at times uplifting. It is filled with tales of situations spiraling wildly out of control, but at the end holds a message of hope for anyone who ever considered themselves an outcast or misfit. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and hopefully you'll buy copies for everyone you know.
Author: Tom Nissley
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2013-11-04
Genre: Literary Criticism
A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.