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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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Medallion Press (May 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605422703
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605422701
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 1.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,044,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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While every successful superhero's story has a sad aspect to it, whether it's powers that isolate him or her from the rest of humanity, the pressure of leading a dual life, or a bleak origin story, at least they can find some needed consolation in being powerful enough to make a difference in the world. These poor schlubs have all of the pressure of superpowers but almost none of the compensations. These are the people with powers virtually nobody else would want or human failings that virtually negate their powers. Some are fully aware of this, while others appear to cling to some kind of delusive hope, desperately, not looking at it too closely for fear that it will fall away in shreds.

The photographs are absolutely magnificent and the section about how they were made is fascinating reading for anybody interested in photography. The color and lighting are lush, luxurious, and larger than life, which only amplifies the plight of their subjects.

The photos and stories are funny but in a touchingly sad way. We know that when we laugh at these, we are laughing at the ignominious parts of ourselves.
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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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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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What happens when you take a photographer whose unaltered photos already look like they've been professionally Photoshopped and add a few friends, a sex suit, and a serious dollop of imagination?
Well, if they are also comic book fans, you end up with Fallen Superheroes, a visual description of superheros who (or whose "superpowers ") didn't quite make the grade.

An unusual visual treat.
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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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