Daily Planet

Author: Jerry Siegel,Joe Shuster

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN: 9781401209391

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 188

View: 4528


"16 tales featuring Superman and the staff of the Daily Planet!"--Cover.


An Origin Story

Author: Matthew K. Manning

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1434297284

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 41

View: 1472


An alien orphan from the planet Krypton crash lands on Earth, and is adopted by a human couple--one day he will become Superman, defender of the people of Earth.


The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero

Author: Larry Tye

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588369188

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 2010


Seventy-five years after he came to life, Superman remains one of America’s most adored and enduring heroes. Now Larry Tye, the prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Satchel, has written the first full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and performers who made him the icon he is today. Legions of fans from Boston to Buenos Aires can recite the story of the child born Kal-El, scion of the doomed planet Krypton, who was rocketed to Earth as an infant, raised by humble Kansas farmers, and rechristened Clark Kent. Known to law-abiders and evildoers alike as Superman, he was destined to become the invincible champion of all that is good and just—and a star in every medium from comic books and comic strips to radio, TV, and film. But behind the high-flying legend lies a true-to-life saga every bit as compelling, one that begins not in the far reaches of outer space but in the middle of America’s heartland. During the depths of the Great Depression, Jerry Siegel was a shy, awkward teenager in Cleveland. Raised on adventure tales and robbed of his father at a young age, Jerry dreamed of a hero for a boy and a world that desperately needed one. Together with neighborhood chum and kindred spirit Joe Shuster, young Siegel conjured a human-sized god who was everything his creators yearned to be: handsome, stalwart, and brave, able to protect the innocent, punish the wicked, save the day, and win the girl. It was on Superman’s muscle-bound back that the comic book and the very idea of the superhero took flight. Tye chronicles the adventures of the men and women who kept Siegel and Shuster’s “Man of Tomorrow” aloft and vitally alive through seven decades and counting. Here are the savvy publishers and visionary writers and artists of comics’ Golden Age who ushered the red-and-blue-clad titan through changing eras and evolving incarnations; and the actors—including George Reeves and Christopher Reeve—who brought the Man of Steel to life on screen, only to succumb themselves to all-too-human tragedy in the mortal world. Here too is the poignant and compelling history of Siegel and Shuster’s lifelong struggle for the recognition and rewards rightly due to the architects of a genuine cultural phenomenon. From two-fisted crimebuster to über-patriot, social crusader to spiritual savior, Superman—perhaps like no other mythical character before or since—has evolved in a way that offers a Rorschach test of his times and our aspirations. In this deftly realized appreciation, Larry Tye reveals a portrait of America over seventy years through the lens of that otherworldly hero who continues to embody our best selves. Praise for Superman “Engaging, fun, inspiring—like the Man of Steel.”—The Huffington Post “Powerful . . . wonderfully readable.”—The Plain Dealer “A story as American as Superman himself . . . The best origin story pulsing through Superman is not the one about the Krypton-to-Kansas alien baby, but rather the one about the superhero’s mortal and sometimes star-crossed creators.”—The Washington Post “Fun, enlightening pop-cultural history.”—Kirkus Reviews “A rich history full of lively heroes and villains‚ much like a comic book. Essential for Superman fans.”—Library Journal (starred review) “[A] comprehensive, definitive history.”—Publishers Weekly

The Idea of the Superman in the Plays of G.B. Shaw

Author: D.K. Singh

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171563906


Page: 100

View: 5510


This Is An In-Depth Study Of Bernard Shaw S Concept Of The Superman, A Study Remarkable For Its Readability And Scholarly Treatment Of The Sub¬Ject Matter. Dr. Singh Is Deservedly A Well Known Author Distinguished For His Wide Reading In Indian And European Literary Traditions And Literatures, Particularly Of Modern Irish And English Literatures. He Is Not Oblivious Of Darwin, Bergson, Nietzsche Lamarck And Aurbindo, All Of Whom Have Treated This Concept In Their Own Style And Form, But Not In A Style More Pellucid Than Dr. Singh S. And It Is This Style That Makes This Book Not Only Profound But Also Exceedingly Readable By Scholars And Common Readers Alike. Shaw Was Indebted To Such Writers As Neitzsche For The Idea Of Superman. His Interest In Socialism Was A Result Of His Close Association With Sidney Webb. Such Ideas As These Have Been Lucidly Brought Out In The Pre¬Sent Book, Which Is A Storehouse Of Dispassionate And Balanced Informa¬Tion About Shaw. Those Interested In Perfecting Their Modus Criticus And Maturing Their Critical Sensibility Will Find This Book Extremely Useful.

Superman Supreme

Fascist Body as Political Icon : Global Fascism

Author: J. A. Mangan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780714680149

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 2362


The supremacy of the global fascist superman never became a reality but was certainly an intention. This work explores the use of the image of the male body in European, American and Asian fascism of varying degrees and various interpretations, and the differences and similarities involved.

The Superman Handbook

The Ultimate Guide to Saving the Day

Author: Scott Beatty

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781594741135

Category: Social Science

Page: 183

View: 7394


Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's The Superman Handbook, arriving just in time for the June 2006 box office release of Superman Returns!It doesn't take super-powers to save the day, just superknowledge. This follow-up to the legendary Batman Handbook provides the tips, techniques and tricks of the trade to be the hero anywhere, at any time.The Superman Handbook offers practical information to perform Super Rescues of people falling through the air, give Super Aid to treat wounds and poisonings and use Super Skills to break down doors. All are illustrated with step-by-step images for easy use.

Superman Vs. Hollywood

How Fiendish Producers, Devious Directors, and Warring Writers Grounded an American Icon

Author: Jake Rossen

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569765014

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 4090


Tinseltown's fascination with the comic icon is detailed in this book, encompassing all the behind-the-scenes machinations that helped shape Superman into a screen legend--and all the derailed projects that have vilified everyone involved. These newly uncovered stories about the odyssey of bringing the Man of Steel to the big screen include the challenge of making Superman appear to fly, and the many casting processes, which at various points had Superman being played by the likes of Bruce Jenner, Robert Redford, Sylvester Stallone, Neil Diamond, Nicolas Cage, Justin Timberlake, Keanu Reeves, and even Muhammad Ali. Based on extensive interviews with producers, screenwriters, cast members, and crew, this expose spills the beans on all the various TV shows, from the classic The Adventures of Superman to the current hit Smallville; the various animated efforts on both the large and small screens; and the movies--from 1979's smash hit Superman: The Movie to 2006's wildly expensive Superman Returns .Also included are the stories about the Superman movies that never made it to the screen, helmed by maverick directors Kevin Smith and Tim Burton, and featuring expenditures on scripts and sets that are even more eye-popping than the films' special effects.

Breeding Superman

Nietzsche, Race and Eugenics in Edwardian and Interwar Britain

Author: Dan Stone

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853239871

Category: History

Page: 197

View: 4935


Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

Superman on the Couch

What Superheroes Really Tell Us about Ourselves and Our Society

Author: Danny Fingeroth

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826415394

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

View: 434


Why are so many of the superhero myths tied up with loss, often violent, of parents or parental figures? What is the significance of the dual identity? What makes some superhuman figures "good" and others "evil"? Why are so many of the prime superheroes white and male? How has the superhero evolved over the course of the 20th and early 21st centuries? And how might the myths be changing? Why is it that the key superhero archetypes - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, the X-Men - touch primal needs and experiences in everyone? Why has the superhero moved beyond the pages of comics into other media? All these topics, and more, are covered in this lively and original exploration of the reasons why the superhero - in comic books, films, and TV - is such a potent myth for our times and culture.>