Book Review: Becoming Superman by J. Michael Straczynski

August 6, 2019

Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood by J. Michael Straczynski is an autobiography following the author from his poverty stricken childhood into being a successful writer and a decent human being. Mr. Straczynski wrote TV screenplays, comic books and the movie Changeling.

(OVER) The publisher is giving away one (1) copy of this book – enter via the rafflecoper form at the end of the post.

  • 480 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Voyager
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062857843

Buy Becoming Superman from*My rat­ing for Becoming Superman — 5
Buy Becoming Superman from*
More Books by J. Michael Straczynski*

I actually know the name J. Michael Straczynski from the comic book world, I really enjoyed his run on Superman, Spiderman among other issues I have read here and there. When I saw that he is writing the autobiography Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood, I thought it would be an interesting read with some fascinating insight in the industry.

What I didn’t realize, or maybe I did but never thought much about, is how many TV shows Mr. Straczynski was involved in which were some of my favorites. He-Man, Babylon-5, The Twilight Zone,  Sense8, and more. I was even more surprised to learn that he scripted several movies including Changeling and Thor (in which he had a small part) which I thought was very well put together.

Mr. Straczynski’s early life is full of shocking abuses, led by parents who lack any affection for their kids, or morals in general. In order to survive his childhood, Mr. Straczynski realized he must become Superman / Clark Kent in several aspects.
Frankly, it’s amazing that the author became a productive member of society.

The book is very detailed, and sometimes difficult to believe. The author tells the story in a vivid manner, with self-introspection and analysis which makes the book worth reading.

Of course, Mr. Straczynski’s doesn’t disappoint on the sales point of the book – a look behind the scenes of pop-culture.  While sometimes painful, the author’s story is powerful and inspirational, especially when he takes huge chances to achieve a goal.


  • Give­away ends: August 13, 2019

  • Winners must have a valid e-mail address

  • US Address Only please

  • Win­ners will have 24 hours to write back with their address, oth­er­wise an alter­nate win­ner will be picked

Buy Becoming Superman from*
More Books by J. Michael Straczynski*

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Zohar — Man of la Book
Dis­claimer: I got this book for free from TLC Book Tours.
*Ama­zon links point to an affil­i­ate account

--- Please like and follow ---

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

+ 24 = 34

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial