Since my first reading, I have had a better appreciation of the origins of comic books.
If you're intrigued by scholarly discussions of comics, superheroes, popular culture, and/or spirituality, you'll find the book very rewarding.
It was harmless and saved me from feeling sorry for myself because I had a way to escape as well, just as they did.
I admit to not getting far into this book. I think it expands on his dissertation so, yes, it's a bore; at the same time, it panders to it's undergraduate readership. Read morePublished 14 months ago by SKooLBoY jiM
I have been a collector since 1991. Since purchasing this book, I have been able to 'talk the talk' with people who love comics. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Hayes Hurwitz
This book achieves a solid balance between being accessible enough for the everyday superhero fan and intellectually rigorous enough to be a scholarly book that can be read by... Read morePublished on January 18, 2012 by Marc E. DiPaolo
This is an excellent scholarly work on the whole superhero creation. If you're looking for a comic book style of writing , this is not it -- if you're looking for some really good... Read morePublished on November 18, 2011 by Jean Cottel