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Product Details

  • Paperback: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Medallion Press (May 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605422703
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605422701
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 12 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,024,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"(Fallen Superheroes) imagines the daily lives of second rate superheroes, who may have put on a few pounds here and there. Disheveled, worn out, or simply mildly deranged...." - flavorwire.com

"....we get a strong sense of this world, where some incredibly powerful beings do battle in mundane housing develops, while other cultivate eccentric hobbies; some don't bother to take off the suit before doing their chores while others enjoy the finer things in life." io9.com

"When we took a look at the new Eric Curtis photography book, Fallen Superheroes, we were nearly in tears we laughed so hard!! If you are a comic book lover, you will surely enjoy the misfit Superheroes created by the LA-based photographer, with text by Adam Mock and Scott Allen Perry." - trendland.com

"Together with writers Scott Allen Perry and Adam Mock, Eric Curtis created Fallen Superheroes to catch the attention of superhero lovers who are open to some belly-jiggling laughs."  —www.forevergeek.com


"Fallen Superheroes imagines the daily lives of second-rate superheroes who may have put on a few pounds here and there. Disheveled, worn out, or simply mildly deranged, Curtis's superheroes indulge in life's simple pleasures." —www.flavorwire.com


"We get a strong sense of this world, where some incredibly powerful beings do battle in mundane housing developments, while others cultivate eccentric hobbies; some don't bother to take off the suit before doing their chores, while others enjoy the finer things in life." —io9.com


"Shot in various real-life locations, featuring some very interesting Lycra-clad creativity, adorned with random and witty—sometimes randomly witty—captioning, Fallen Superheroes probably can't compete with that copy of Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life collection sitting on your coffee table, but it will probably make you smile more." —BookFetish


"It's funny, sad, beautiful, ugly and entirely worth reading." —Photographers Forum Magazine


"This is the type of coffee table book that will catch your friends' eyes and cause conversation to spiral off into spontaneity. But aside from showing off to pals, I found it fascinating to revisit how this project was created (in the introduction) after going through the entire series." —www.HollywoodMatinee.com


"As I read through this mishmash of B-grade heroes and mutants, I am reminded of one thing: how much fun it is to be a comic nerd. . . . A perfect Christmas gift for your comic-loving friends." —www.GeeksOfDoom.com

About the Author

From the team that brought you Mime Very Own Book....
A new universe through the lens of Eric Curtis: Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Eric moved to California after college and lives in LA where he has photographed such Hollywood notables as David Lynch, Danny Glover, rocker Tommy Lee, the bands My Chemical Romance and Linkin Park, and rapper Method Man. Eric's unique approach to photography emphasizes bringing studio lighting to the outside world, which allows him to dictate the terms of the world he's shooting. Fallen Superheroes is Eric's vision brought to life through his lens and the unique storytelling of authors Scott Allen Perry and Adam Mock, whom he collaborated with on Mime Very Own Book.
Scott Allen Perry is an actor, independent filmmaker and writer who produced, wrote and directed segments for all 3 seasons of FuelTV's sketch comedy show Stupidface. He has directed and written episodes of the hit YouTube series Retarded Policeman which has garnered over 100 million views and is still growing and he wrote & directed the hilarious documentary The Outdoorsmen: Blood, Sweat & Beers which premiered on SpikeTV and IFCScott previously teamed up with Adam Mock and Eric Curtis for the hilarious Mime Very Own Book
Adam Mock has been with Medallion Press since 2004. He began his publishing career as art director for Medallion and currently serves as the president and creative director for the newly formed Medallion Media Group. He's mad with ADD and uses his mind-forever-voyaging to bring himself hours of amusement . . . usually at the expense of others.

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Great book for the coffee table.
David Goldenberg
The creativity sprung from the collective minds of Eric Curtis, Scott Allen Perry, and Adam Mock is radioactive -- but in a good way.
Phil Brody
I saw this book at a friend's house, and now I want my own copy!
Cathy Thorsen

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By D. LEBLANC on June 6, 2012
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The Bible. War and Peace. The Sound and The Fury. None of these books have pictures in them, yet they've sold millions more copies than Fallen Superheroes. And that's the difference isn't it? This book has pictures, and good ones at that. Pictures that make you laugh, pictures that make you cry--but mostly because you aren't talented and now you're face to face with it. Don't fret! And honestly, where else will you find such an awesome collection of cleavage, leotards, and farm animals? Huh? Seriously, where? Because I'll buy that next.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By -- on May 25, 2012
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this book is so dope. the images are interesting and the writing is hilarious. i love the concept, superheroes that didn't quite have enough to make it. they are ignored like the rest of us amongst the likes of superman or wonder woman. it is a tale of the lost, the forgotten and the book provides a key into the very personal world that each 'hero' live in.

there are over 300 pages for under $30.00 and each page is unique, well shot and the back stories make me wish there were 300 more pages to delve through.

call 9-juan-juan next time you need saving.

i did.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Phil Brody on June 8, 2012
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Here's the deal: I was a comic book kid. Truth told, I was an uber nerd who crawled up inside my imaginative head on a daily basis as I flipped the pages of anything/everything Marvel and DC supplied on a monthly basis. I don't admit that a lot these days because I aim for attention from the opposite sex on a daily basis and aspire to getting laid at least on a monthly basis. Suffice to say, talking comics and superheroes doesn't usually benefit that quest. Sure, motion pictures like The Avengers and Batman and Spiderman have made superheroes the talk of the town, but when the conversation strays from Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man and into Frank Miller's Daredevil, pretty eyes tend to glaze over and shapely legs clamp shut. Trust me, been there. Having said that, I will proudly display Fallen Superheroes on my coffee table -- forever. And that's the most honest endorsement I can give this 324-page mutant work-of-art. The creativity sprung from the collective minds of Eric Curtis, Scott Allen Perry, and Adam Mock is radioactive -- but in a good way. The trio has rewritten the rules of a genre I've been a fan of since I was a little kid, and that's a pretty amazing feat. I thought I saw it all, yet Fallen Superheroes takes me to new heights page after page after page. And if there's a villain in all this, it's all those collective souls that don't get it -- and I mean comprehend it and/or purchase it.

Uncanny work, gentlemen. When can we expect the sequel?

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cathy Thorsen on June 8, 2012
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Absolutely hilarious! I saw this book at a friend's house, and now I want my own copy! The pictures themselves are priceless. The writing is icing on the cake.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tygger74 on June 8, 2012
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Plain and simple, if you love to; laugh, and have your eyes teased with beautiful imagery, this is the book for you. I have enjoyed the work of these gifted men before and I hope to acquire any of their future works as well. The writing team of Mock and SAP once again tickles the funny bone and Eric's photography is remarkable. Get a copy NOW... you'll be glad you did!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tyler Durden on May 25, 2012
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I can't say enough how amazing this book is. Eric curtis has done it again, and better than ever, with this Fallen Superheroes photography book. The photos are surreal and evoke many emotions with the turn of each page. The images are tastefully inspired Gregory Crewdson. And the last time I enjoyed reading captions this much was when Tim Burton exhibited at the MOCA. This is not your typical photography book. You won't be disappointed. I've had several friends order this book on their smartphones while reading my copy at my home. Also, this would make an amazing present for a guy or girl, any age really. Don't miss out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Keyser on April 27, 2013
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Every child has created their own superhero. Some have the ability to fly, others teleport, and some have super strength. Most kids would never dream of creating the superheroes found in Fallen Superheroes. Characters like Shock Mama, a woman locked away in an insane asylum for her agoraphobia, spending her days singing Patti LaBelle and Rebecca Black. There is also The American Angler, a hero more obsessed with fishing than with actually saving anyone's life.

There are two equal parts to this book, photography and captions. The photographs are superb. Each image tells a story on its own, and lends insight into the character it is portraying. It is obvious by glancing at a few pictures, Eric Curtis has an exceptional ability with a camera. It is a shame the same cannot be said of writers Scott Allen Perry and Adam Mock. Generally, captions on photographs serve to enhance the viewer's understanding of the picture. These captions, however, are rarely associated with the pictures they accompany. Most of the writing reads more like an inside joke between two friends than anything actually worth reading.

Overall this books seems like a fun idea, create heavily flawed superheroes and tell their story. Sadly the execution falls flat, making Fallen Superheroes a pass.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DMarieS on June 26, 2012
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"Fallen Superheroes" is one of the most ingenious publications I have ever had the honor of owning. The concept is absolutely brilliant and the photography is amazing. At first, I just flipped through the photographs and was in awe of the lighting, the colors and the concepts. Once I read the stories that went along with each of the superheroes, I was completely smitten with the book. One of the most unique, unconventional and incredible books I have ever read or seen. Bravo to Eric Curtis for bringing these fallen superheroes to life by providing the reader with a back story on what they were and how they got where they are through photos and narrative. If I could give it more than five stars, I would. BRILLIANT!!!!!
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