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Superman: From the Thirties to the Seventies
Superman From the Thirties to the Seventies Author:National Periodical Comics For all those who have been stirred to breathless excitement by the daring exploits of Superman, the comic strip's mightiest hero, here is a rare collector's treasury of classic adventures, spanning forty years, and never before published in book form. "Superman: From the Thirties to the Seventies" is a thrilling journey to the past, a stunning ... more »documentary of Superman's life from his first appearance in Action Comics in 1938 to the hip, committed Superman of the Seventies.
Here are all the memorable "firsts" in Superman's history: the first story that revealed Superman's origins, the first time Lois Lane suspected Clark Kent of being Superman, the first appearance of Red Kryptonite, and many, many more. The book traces Superman's undisputed reign as champion of the comic strip in twenty-eight full stories, including the first ever written, and fifty covers. Revealing the fascinating ways in which the character of Superman has changed with the times, this extraordinary volume highlights his early fight against crime, his herculean feats of strength, and his unprecedented chivalry, and contrasts them with his recent involvement with the relevant issues of student riots, drug abuse, and the peace movement.
"Superman: From the Thirties to the Seventies" is a nostalgic tour de force, an enthralling escape into an idealistic world of superhuman power and transcendent goodness. With a delightful introduction by E. Nelson Bridwell, editor of National Periodical Comics, a bibliography listing all the places where Superman has appeared, and a wealth of artwork, the book will appeal to all Superman lovers, collectors, and nostalgia buffs, as well as to everyone interested in "truth, justice, and the American way."« less