by Larry Tye
Category: "Arts and Entertainment"
Year of Publication:2012
Date Added:07/30/2014
Date Read:09/11/2015
Notes:Subtitle: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero

A history of the character in culture, from his creation by Siegel and Shuster, through the comics, TV shows, movies and so forth. It tells of the writers, artists, directors, executives and actors that have been involved over the years.
My Rating: 7

Reviews for Superman

Review - Superman

I collected DC Comics in high school and DC and others when I was in my 20s. I've seen the movies, and some of the TV shows. I'm not a hard-core fan of Superman, but I have enjoyed the stories. I say that because that is why I enjoyed this book. I'm not sure I would have otherwise. I don't know that it actually makes a point other than that Superman has been around for 75 years and still is compelling enough to attract audiences.

The most recent movie, with its over-reliance on CGI and the fact that Superman killed his foe at the end, would not attract me to the character at all if I didn't have a history.
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