6. The original name for Wonder Woman was Suprema.
Batman, Vol. 1: Court of Owls by Scott Snyder tried to do a very difficult job – reboot Batman!
There is no-one perfect in this book, Batman is flawed, Robin is flawed, even Jim Gordon has a mistress. Actually everyone in Gotham City are a bunch of crooks and criminals, with or without a badge or a cape.
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.
Superman – the granddaddy of all superheroes, the one who started it all, the icon who is held to higher standard in fiction and has set the standards for many of us in the non-fiction world. It’s no wonder why the franchise is almost 80 years strong and growing stronger.
Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross was the mega comic book event of the 1990’s. The story is complex and has multiple layers upon layers opened to interpretation by the reader. The artwork is breathtaking, which shows almost every DC character that has existed before 1990, the gauche paintings could be looked at for hours. They are, in fact, so complex that a separate guide of characters had to be created.
Banned Books Week. “The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes” by Neil Gaiman is the collected issues of Sandman #1-8. This is the story of Morpheus, who has been accidentally captured in 1916 by a magician. Morpheus, the Sandman, is an eternal being responsible for sleep and rules over The Dreaming – the place where humans go when they are in an unconscious state. 240 pages ISBN-10 : 9781401225759 Publisher : Vertigo Language : English My rating for The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes – 4 Buy The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes Amazon.com* More Books by Neil Gaiman* Morpheus was accidentally captured because the magician, Roderick Burgess, was trying to achieve immortality by capturing Death. Morpheus bides his time, when Burgess dies his captor becomes Burgess’ son Alex, but he too cannot get anything out of their elusive prisoner. Accidently Alex weakens Morpheus’ containment spell by running it over with his wheelchair and Morpheus escapes, punishing Alex with a lifetime of nightmares The weakened Morpheus goes on a journey to recover his symbols of power: a pouch of sand, a helm and a ruby. The pouch is found in the possession of occult detective John Constantie’s girlfriend. To recover the helm Morpheus has to travel…