Can you believe that Superman is almost 75 years old? I hope I’m still able to leap tall buildings in a single bound at that age! As befits any cultural icon of his stature, the quintessential superhero has now been given the full-fledged biography treatment. In Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero, Larry Tye explores this one-of-a-kind character in impressive and fascinating detail.
Tye, best known for his popular biography of Satchel Paige, turns his impeccable research skills to an imaginary hero—but one who emerged at a time when America needed a larger-than-life savior to believe in. This book explores the Superman phenomenon from every angle—starting with the unlikely creators who brought him to life, and continuing along the path that led to countless appearances in comics, radio, television and film. This 360 degree treatment offers a fascinating account for comics fans and cultural historians alike.
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