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Superman Masterpiece Edition: The Golden Age of America's First Super Hero Hardcover – Special Edition, May 1, 1999

4.9 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

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Editorial Reviews Review

Four-color comics have come of age, and Superman--every boy's hero circa 1938--is now a middle-aged, American cultural icon. To celebrate Superman's halcyon days, the Superman Masterpiece Edition, with its balance of whimsy and class, is the perfect toy for grownup boys. The box is super-size (one and a half feet square) and seals shut with a velcro flap. Outside it's decorated with classic Superman pop art, and inside are three separate tributes to the The Man of Steel. First is a full-color reproduction of the Superman #1, complete with ads for crystal radios, 9-in-1 opera glasses, and the magic nose flute. Next comes Les Daniels's lavishly illustrated volume, Superman: The Golden Age, tracing our hero through the years 1938-1955. The book features rare and never-before-seen images of pre-Superman artwork and story drafts by Siegel and Shuster. It also includes stills from cartoons and early movies. But the real treasure here is the polyresin figure--exclusive to this set. The statue is, frankly, one of the best pieces of Superman art you'll ever find: a tribute to Shuster's original Superman artwork rendered by comics master Alex Ross (of Kingdom Come fame) and painted by Chris Ware (creator of the cult classic Acme Novelty Library). The statue is a tasteful piece of Americana that will likely find a home atop your local version of the Daily Planet (e.g., a CD tower or bookcase). --Patrick O'Kelley


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Product details

  • Grade Level : 8 and up
  • Item Weight : 5.15 pounds
  • Hardcover : 96 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0811821110
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0811821117
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books (May 1, 1999)
  • Product Dimensions : 13.5 x 5 x 13.5 inches
  • Reading level : 13 and up
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 7 ratings
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