Super Heroes From Hercules to Superman SC (2007) comic books
1st printing. Edited by Wendy Haslem, Angela Ndalianis, and Chris Mackie. One of the most extraordinary cultural phenomena has been the figure of the superhero. Since the 1930s, superheroes (both men and women) have come to dominate a variety of media formats, including radio, cartoons, television, movies, magazines, and, of course, comic books. Why are audiences so fascinated with superheroes? What makes the idea of heroes necessary in society? This volume explores contemporary superhero narratives, including comic books and film, in a wider mythic context. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 416 pages, Text (with B&W photos and Illustrations). Cover price $28.00.