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Superman at Fifty [50]: The Persistence of a Legend

Dooley, Dennis and Gary Engle (editors)

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ISBN 10: 0940601001 / ISBN 13: 9780940601000
Published by Octavia Press, Cleveland, Ohio, 1987
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Superman at Fifty [50]: The Persistence of a...

Publisher: Octavia Press, Cleveland, Ohio

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: No Ed. Stated, ?1st.

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Essays discuss the creation of the Superman comic book character, the production of comic book art, and aspects of Superman's character abilities, and personal history

From Publishers Weekly:

This quirky but delightful chronicle is decidedly chauvinistic: while it grudgingly concedes that Superman was born on the planet Krypton and not in Cleveland, it nonetheless suggests that everything else connected with the Man of Steel bears some relation to Ohio's largest city. The creators of the original comic strip, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, were native sons, and almost every contributor to this collection is either a native or a resident. The essays gathered by Dooley, of the Cleveland Foundation, and Engle, who teaches at Cleveland State University, cover the Superman comics, radio, TV shows and feature movies, and include "serious" articles like "What Makes Superman So Darned American" and campy discussions of how the indestructible hero might have voted in various elections or what his astrological sign is. The book is captivating and should sell briskly on Krypton and in Cleveland. Illustrations.
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