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How to Be a Superhero Paperback – May, 1992


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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Nbm Pub Co; First Edition edition (May 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561630519
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561630516
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,727,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Liam Cody on August 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is one of the funniest books I've ever read. I've owned four copies, and they all go 'walkies'.
My girlfriend is sick of me reading this in bed and lauging out loud, but I can't help it.
Do your self a favour, and buy it.
PS: The UK version is better than the US one, as they don't bleep out the swearing.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By tsktsktsk on March 26, 2002
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Sure some of the jokes are a little dated, but it still sends me into fits of uncontrollable laughter. The looks I was getting from some co-workers because of the racket I was making and because they read the title of the book is something I will carry to my grave. Too bad it's out of print, they really need to rerelease it. I got my most recent copy from Amazon through a third party selling a used copy and I consider myself lucky to have done so. My first copy was borrowed and never returned. Now I must find some animal to irradiate and force it to bite me so I can get on with it...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 8, 1998
Format: Paperback
Have you ever wanted to be a Superhero? Have you ever dreamed of having your high-flying adventures printed in comic book format, licensed by a fast food chain and made into a million sequels while you fight crime and watch your "pension fund" grow? Then you need this book! I have now bought 4 copies of this book for friends and myself. My copy has been read by so many people, so many times that it has disintigrated. If you don't read this book and laugh, you have no soul! Seriously! You will hurt yourself laughing. If you want to take some time to away from reality and give youself a treat, then this book is for you. And if you don't want that, what's wrong with you? Take this as either a guideline to gaining(and using superpowers) or as a safety guide for life. Afterall, many a superhero has gained their super powers by accident, and maybe you just don't want that happening to you! So stay away from radioactive badgers, be wary of neighbors disguised as the state of Idaho, and never let your robot duplicate have a night alone with your wife.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 26, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is easily the funniest book I ever read. Every page will have at least one part that will leave you rolling in fits of laughter.
If you can find it, BUY IT!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. Bloomfield on December 1, 2006
Format: Paperback
Excellent, irreverent, stupid, foul-mouthed, and informative. Now YOU can find the right superpower; YOU can turn yourself into a DIY cyborg; YOU can choose the best secret identity; YOU can tackle the most impressive supervillains; and YOU can join the right superteam!

Imagine gaining power over the ant, acquiring stretching powers to make your girlfriend wince, and learning all the right - and wrong - ways of turning yourself into a human torch. With all this and more, you'll have no trouble securing a deal for your own graphic novel.

Just don't get bitten by a radioactive bandicoot. And be careful when cruising for boy wonders.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andy Jackman on May 16, 2001
Format: Paperback
I have now had this book for 10 years. It is only now, realising this, that I appreciate the fact that from the age of 12 I have read this book countless times and always been rewarded by fits of laughter. The humour never fades and I can just open the book at any point and read but a couple of pages to cheer myself up. I didn't even understand some of the jokes ten years ago but knew to take good care of 'How to be a superhero' and my tattered copy is still the "superhero" of my book collection - an absolute classic. Blubber on!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 20, 1998
Format: Paperback
This is also the third time I will be buying this book - first two copies have mysteriously disappeared. It is incredibly stupid, but it had me laughing uncontrollably for a very long time. In public. My only regret is that the later printings have used asterisks to cover the swear words - part of the pleasure was seeing these taboo words in cold print in a pseudo-serious context...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 3, 1999
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This really is the funniest book I have ever read. It even manages to make some subtle points about sexism and gender stereotypes. If you never read comic books as a kid, some of it may pass you by, but if you did, then you MUST read this book TODAY, in case you are hit by a bus tommorow. It is that good.
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