Posts Tagged ‘Superman’

Book Review: Man of Steel by Greg Cox

Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization by Greg Cox is exactly what it claims to be, a novel of the summer blockbuster. Mr. Cox has written other novelization, including several in the superhero genre.

Graphic Novel Review: Death of Superman

About: Death of Superman is a collection of a one of the most famous storylines in recent comics history (1992). The comics were created by a myriad of artists including writers Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Louse Simonson and Roger Stern and artists Jon Bogdanove, Jackson Guice and Tom Grummett. 168 pages Publisher: DC Comics; First Edition […]

Book Review: Superman: Sunday Classics 1939-1943 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster

About: Superman: Sunday Classics 1939-1943 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster is a collection of the comic strips which were published in papers across the country between the four years mentioned. Some of the illustrations are done by Peter Poplaski and an introduction is written by Roger Stern. 204 pages Publisher: Sterling Language: English ISBN-10: […]

Author Q&A with Glen Weldon

Glen Wel­don is a non-fiction book chron­i­cling the fic­tional his­tory of the Man of Steel in comic books, radio, TV, the­ater, music and movies. Mr. Wel­don is a con­trib­u­tor to NPR’s pod­cast Pop Cul­ture Happy Hour and author of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography. Q. As you mentioned in your book, Superman is not “just” a […]

Book Review: Superman: The Unauthorized Biography by Glen Weldon

Superman: The Unauthorized Biography by Glen Weldon is a non-fiction book chronicling the fictional history of the Man of Steel in comic books, radio, TV, theater, music and movies. Mr. Weldon is a contributor to NPR’s podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour.

Man of Steel Books and Artwork

Arti­cle first pub­lished as Man of Steel Books and Artwork on kalel.com The Man of Steel Fan Page on Facebook has some cool pictures of new official merchandise. The books caught my eyes of course not only because I’m a known bibliophile, but also because they give cool hints about the costume and the movie. Frankly, […]

Book Review: Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero by Larry Tye

Article first published as Book Review: Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero by Larry Tye on Blogcritics. “Elemental power – a simple grandeur of conception – that sticks in the soul and finds its way to the corner of one’s smile.” Superman at Fifty! The Persistence of a Legend!  About: Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s […]

Thoughts on: Absolute Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross

About: Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross was a four issue comic book mini-series published in 1996. The absolute edition comes with quality printing, hardcover, slipcase and additional material. 340 pages Publisher: DC Comics ISBN: 1401207685     My rating for Absolute Kingdom Come – 5 Purchase Absolute Kingdom Come from Amazon through […]

Thoughts on: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller

About: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller is a graphic novel originally published in 1986. The graphic novel, written and drawn by Miller, was originally released in a four-issue limited series called Batman: The Dark Knight. 224 pages Publisher: DC Comics; 10 Anv edition ISBN: 1563893428 My rating for The Dark Knight Returns – […]

Book Review: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

The book touches on many themes, such as the role Jewish writers and artists played in American pop culture (like it or not comics are American mythology). However, escapism is probably the most important theme, whether it is from Nazi occupied Europe or from one of the characters sexual identity or physical weakness.

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