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Superman : a celebration of 75 years.

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Graphic Series GRAPHIC SERIES Superman
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Graphic Series
 
Call Number  GRAPHIC SERIES Superman
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 741.59 S
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  741.59 S
 
 
South Park Library Graphic Novels GN HEROES SUPERMAN SUP
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  GN HEROES SUPERMAN SUP
 
 
Summary
When Superman debuted seventy-five years ago, it was not merely the beginning for one character, but for an entire genre. The phrase "super hero" had yet to be coined when ACTION COMICS #1 hit newsstands in 1938, but once Superman entered the scene, effortlessly lifting a car above his head on that first iconic cover, the character paved the way for each of the hundreds (if not thousands) of super-powered heroes written since. SUPERMAN- A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS gathers a range of stories featuring the first and greatest super hero, highlighting the many roles the Man of Steel has played over the decades. In these celebrated stories, Superman is in turns the Herculean champion, the lonely alien survivor, the super-powered Boy Scout and the soul-searching leader. Over the course of seventy-five years, watch as the character grows from a simple strongman to the beloved international symbol he is today! This Volume Collects- ("Superman, Champion of the Oppressed") / ("War in San Monte") -- ACTION COMICS #1-2 (1938) Writer- Jerry Siegel, Artist- Joe Shuster "How Superman Would End the War" -- Look Magazine (1940) Writer- Jerry Siegel, Artist- Joe Shuster "Man or Superman?" -- SUPERMAN #17 (1942) Writer- Jerry Siegel, Penciller- Joe Shuster, Inker- Joe Sikela "The Origin of Superman" -- SUPERMAN #53 (1948) Writer- Bill Finger, Penciller- Wayne Boring, Inker- Stan Kaye "The Mightiest Team in the World" -- SUPERMAN #76 (1952) Writer- Edmond Hamilton, Penciller- Curt Swan, Inker- John Fishchetti "The Super-Duel in Space" -- ACTION COMICS #242 (1958) Writer- Otto Binder, Artist- Al Plastino "The Girl From Superman's Past" -- SUPERMAN #129 (1959) Writer- Bill Finger, Penciller- Wayne Boring, Inker- Stan Kaye "Superman's Return to Krypton" -- SUPERMAN #141 (1960) Writer- Jerry Siegel, Penciller- Wayne Boring, Inker- Stan Kaye "The Death of Superman" -- SUPERMAN #149 (1961) Writer- Jerry Siegel, Penciller- Curt Swan, Inker- George Klein "Must There Be a Superman?" -- SUPERMAN #247 (1972) Writer- Eliot S. Maggin, Penciller- Curt Swan, Inker- Murphy Anderson "Rebirth" -- ACTION COMICS #544 (1983) Writer- Marv Wolfman, Artist- Gil Kane "The Living Legends of Superman" (excerpt) -- SUPERMAN #400 (1985) Writer- Elliot S. Maggin, Artist- Frank Miller "For the Man Who Has Everything" -- SUPERMAN ANNUAL #11 (1985)Writer- Alan Moore, Artist- Dave Gibbons "The Name Game" -- SUPERMAN #11 (1987) Writer/Penciller- John Byrne, Inker- Karl Kesel "Doomsday" -- SUPERMAN #75 (1993) Writer/Penciller- Dan Jurgens, Inker- Brett Breeding "What's So Funny About Truth Justice and the American Way?" -- ACTION COMICS #775 (2001) Writer- Joe Kelly, Pencillers- Doug Mahnke, Lee Bermejo Inkers- Tom Nguyen, Dexter Vines, Jim Royal, Jose Marzan, Jr., Wade Von Grawbadger, Wayne Faucher "Question of Confidence" -- Mythology- The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross (2003) Writer- Chip Kidd, Artist- Alex Ross "The Incident" -- ACTION COMICS #900 (2011) Writer- David S. Goyer, Artist- Miguel Sepulveda "The Boy Who Stole Superman's Cape" -- ACTION COMICS #0 (2012) Writer- Grant Morrison, Artist- Ben Oliver
Contents
Superman, champion of the oppressed ; War in San Monte / writer, Jerry Siegel ; artist, Joe Shuster
How Superman would end the war / writer, Jerry Siegel ; artist, Joe Shuster
Man or Superman? / writer, Jerry Siegel ; penciller, Joe Shuster ; inker, John Sikela
The origin of Superman / writer, Bill Finger ; penciller, Wayne Boring ; inker, Stan Kaye
The mightiest team in the world / writer, Edmond Hamilton ; penciller, Curt Swan ; inkers, John Fischette & Stan Kaye
The super-duel in space / writer, Otto Binder ; artist, Al Plastino
The girl in Superman's past / writer, Bill Finger ; penciller, Wayne Boring ; inker, Stan Kaye
Superman's return to Kyrpton / writer, Jerry Siegel ; penciller, Wayne Boring ; inker, Stan Kaye
The death of Superman / writer, Jerry Siegel ; penciller, Curt Swan ; inker, George Klein
Must there be a Superman? / writer, Elliot S. Maggin ; penciller, Curt Swan ; inker, Murphy Anderson
Rebirth / writer, Marv Wolfman ; artist, Gil Kane
The living legends of Superman / writer, Elliot S. Maggin ; artist, Frank Miller
For the man who has everything / writer, Alan Moore ; artist, Dave Gibbons
The name game / writer/penciller, John Byrne ; inker, Karl Kesel
Doomsday / writer/penciller, Dan Jurgens ; inker, Brett Breeding
What's so funny about truth, justice and the American way? / writer, Joe Kelly ; pencillers, Doug Mahnke, Lee Bermejo ; inkers, Tom Nguyen, Dexter Vines, Jim Royal, Jose Marzan, Jr., Wade von Grawbadger, Wayne Faucher
Question of confidence / writer, Chip Kidd ; artist, Alex Ross
The incident / writer, David S. Goyer ; artist, Miguel Sepulveda
The boy who stole Superman's cape / writer, Grant Morrison ; artist, Ben Oliver.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This celebratory volume marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the debut of Superman, featuring 19 stories representing the many facets and eras of the hero's lengthy career. The selections include his very first appearance, from 1938; landmark tales featuring his first encounters with Batman and archfoe Brainiac; and a recent story depicting a newly revamped version of the character. The creators include Superman's originators, Siegel and Shuster; the artists most associated with the character in the 1950s and '60s, Curt Swan and Wayne Boring; and such comics superstars as Alan Moore, Frank Miller, and Grant Morrison. Although chapter introductions explain Superman's revised histories for a while, he was married to longtime girlfriend Lois Lane, but now he's single again the multiple universes and alternate worlds are likely to confuse the casual reader, while hard-core fans will no doubt gripe about the selections (the most glaring omission might be Morrison and Frank Quitely's All-Star Superman, 2007). The myriad approaches demonstrate the evolution of not just Superman but the entire superhero genre.--Flagg, Gordon Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Superman -- (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Superheroes -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York, NY :2013
Contributors Siegel, Jerry, 1914-1996, contributor.
Shuster, Joe, 1914-1992, contributor.
DC Comics, Inc., publisher.
Language English
Notes "Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster."
"Originally published in single magazine form as Action Comics #1-2, 242, 544, 775, 900, 0; Look magazine #27; Superman #17, 53, 76, 129, 141, 149, 247, 400; Superman (Vol. II) #11, 75; Superman annual #11; Mythology: the DC Comics art of Alex Ross"--Title page verso.
Description 382 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9781401247041 (hardcover)
1401247040 (hardcover)
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