Overall, I really enjoyed the book. It could have been edited down to be a bit shorter, but perhaps the target demographic of "people who will buy a page book about Superman" would rather the detail be left in. It's interesting enough for even a more casual comics fan, and through superman, you can learn a lot of history of the entire genre as well. The more I read, the more I liked the book.
I appreciate Superman but have never been a fan yet I found this history of the Man of Steel to be fascinating. It covers his origin and to as recently as the "upcomming" Man of Steel movie. This book, though enlightning and well researched, did not make me want to run out and buy huge numbers of Superman comics, it did give me an appreciation of the character and opened my mind up to what his appeal is.
This book is not merely about the printed incarnation of the hero but also radio, television, cartoon, serial, and full length movie. I found this to be a great read and, as I noted earlier, I am not a super-fan. A throughly researched, engagingly well written history of Superman by Larry Tye.
From the beginnings with Seigel and Shuster and Action 1, through the radio days, George Reeves tv portrayal, McCarythism and right on thru to Christopher Reeves and today Tye does a wonderful job covering all things Superman. Tye excels in not only telling the Superman story but in capturing the cultural feel and history of America thru the years.
Tye also does a fine job in being very detailed yet keeps the story always moving forward. This book may be a little dense for the casual reader but I don't think you need to be a diehard Superman fan to enjoy this either.
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Get In-Stock Alert. Delivery not available. Pickup not available. About This Item We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer. Publishers Weekly,In his latest, journalist Tye presents a comprehensive look at all things Superman, charting the history of the famed hero and detailing everything from his creation during the Great Depression by Jewish high school students Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel to his evolution into cultural icon.
Along the way Tye touches on Superman as seen in film and on television, the struggles of his creators to gain recognition for their work, and everything in between. Having previously performed several Superman novels, Scott Brick proves a perfect narrator for this audio edition.
His reading is clear, compelling, and conversational, and he knows just when to modulate his tone or cadence for emphasis and clarity. Always entertaining, this audiobook is a must for fans of the Man of Steel and anyone interested in comic book history. A Random House hardcover.
All rights reserved. Everthing you ever wanted to know about Superman plus much more Tye manages to create a biography of Superman that defies explanation. You start with the birth of Superman in the minds of his Larry Tye.
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.
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. Editorial Reviews. ovagalomyd.tk Review. A Letter from Author Larry Tye Larry Tye's previous books include Home Lands, Rising from the Rails, The Father of.
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. 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.