- ISBN-10: 1588369188
- ISBN-13: 978-1588369185
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
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I recommend this book to any SUPERMAN fans out there!
In his book Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero, Larry Tye takes a punch at writing a biography of our favorite comic book hero.
Of how not just a fictional character, but a comic book one, can be as important to us as any real person in tackling the issues of our time.
This book provided a dizzying array of detail regarding the inspiration, creation, development, and evolution of the worlds first and greatest superhero. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mateo Johnson
If comic books are American mythology, then Superman is the beginning of that... Superman is the American version of King Arthur or a contemporary version of the epic poem. Read morePublished 5 months ago by GSD
Got this for a friend who was leaving work and is a huge Supes fan and he seemed to really like it. Happy with this purchase.Published 8 months ago by Scott M.
This is absolutely the best and most rewarding book I have ever read about a pop culture phenomenon. Lots of info I did not know. Additional background info on topics I knew. Read morePublished 8 months ago by DAVID B BORSELLINO
Enlightening history of America's most enduring hero and his humble origins. I didn't know about his creators and their less-than super childhoods.Published 8 months ago by lorax
Tye tells the story of Superman through three lenses. First, the tale of two young Jewish men in the 1930s who wanted to make comics. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Wombat the Bookworm
Tye pens an engaging comprehensive history of the Man of Steel - Superman. Tye shows us the spark of inspiration shared by Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster and how the two were drawn... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sally Pink Reviews
I'm a bigger fan of Superman movies than comics, although I certainly bought my share when I was a kid, both media forms are discussed in this book. Read morePublished 13 months ago by J. Paul
A history lesson in capitalism as well as the Man of Steel. Superman's story is at times Dickensian with all the lawsuits that last for generations. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Tony Correia