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The Rough Guide To Superheroes (2nd Hand Softback)

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SKU B000545

This new Rough Guide To Superheroes brings you the mind-bending truth about the fantasy world's bravest and baddest, telling you all you need to know about the superheroes who save us - and their vile enemies.

The guide includes chapters on; Superheroes and Heroines - the essential guide including sidekicks, catchphrases, ridiculous costumes and implausible powers, the villains from Asbestos Lady to Zeelmo and the low-down on the origins and creators - including the artists who created the superheroes, and the key comics, graphic novels and their publishers.

An insightful and entertaining look is taken at how superheroes have influenced such icons as Jerry Seinfeld, Elvis Presley and Donald Duck, inspired scientists and changed fashion.

Finally, the what, where and why of superhero lore on TV, in the movies, in print and on the Internet and the background, all you need to know about the legends from Batman to Namor the Submariner and the Incredibles.

  • Format : Smaller 2nd Hand Softback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Non-Fiction - Uncategorised
  • Published : 2004
  • ISBN : 9781843533863
  • SKU : B000545
  • PPC : SP420gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Why are people fascinated with comics? Why the appeal? This book answers these questions, and shows how comic characters have influenced and been influenced by culture, especially in North America. You'll learn about the creators of Superman, the Marvel characters and a host of other creative geniuses who have encouraged us to take a break from reality and enjoy the world where superheroes fight for right and justice.

The book is a fun read, with lots of interesting trivia and surprises. A great look at the philosophy behind, and people's need for, superheroes. Great reading!" - Goodreads Review.

The Publisher

Rough Guides Ltd is a British travel guide book and reference publisher, which has been owned by APA Publications since November 2017. In addition to publishing guidebooks, the company also provides a tailor-made trips service based on customers’ individual criteria.