Robert Mayer is a former, award-winning journalist. He lives in New Mexico. During a mid-life crisis, he got in touch with his inner superhero and created Superfolks, his first novel, which was originally published in 1977.
If you're a comic book / superhero fan, then this book is a MUST-READ!
Copywrited in 1977 the author, Robert Mayer, deconstructs the super hero mythos that in many ways paved the path for such books as Watchmen and Miracleman.
The book also features a ton of literary cameos of pop culture figures throughout the book.
I read this when it first came out, decades ago, and enjoyed it thoroughly then and was delighted to find it again more recently. Read morePublished 16 months ago by E. M. Flynn
Clever. Cute. A little over the top but never to its detriment. Superfolks is the seed from which all the meta superhero comics would spawn. The roots of Watchmen are here. Read morePublished 17 months ago by A. Lulu
Superfolks was one of my favorite sleaze ball reads this year; it's a must for people that enjoy Christopher Moore's satire and the odd ball approach to Superheroes that writers... Read morePublished on July 5, 2012 by Creepbox
I was lured into reading this book because I saw an article that said it was a precursor to "Kingdom Come" and also Alan Moore's unproduced "Twilight of The Superheroes". Read morePublished on August 14, 2009 by Mr. Tammany Hall
I found the book to be cute at first, but it just keeps on piling up the fiction references. Imagine a world where everything fiction in our world existed, that's what this book... Read morePublished on March 24, 2009 by Amazon Customer
Superhero comics have created their own mythology. Actually, like the Greeks and the Norse, there are actually two mythologies, that of Marvel and DC (any other publishers have... Read morePublished on August 31, 2008 by mrliteral
Yes, Watchmen and the Incredibles have similar stories, and the author of this book has staked a claim to being the originator of this idea. Read morePublished on August 9, 2008 by Jeremy E. Schultz
I'll try not to repeat too much of what everyone else here has said. Yes, this is a wonderful and groundbreaking book. It's also a very quick read. Read morePublished on December 7, 2007 by R. MCRACKAN