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Our Hero: Superman on Earth

Our Hero: Superman on Earth Tom De Haven, author of many wonderful novels, including It's Superman!, here offers an extended meditation on the role the flying Krypton...Our Hero: Superman on EarthHistory, Nonfiction Tom De Haven, author of many wonderful novels, including It's Superman!, here offers an extended meditation on the role the flying Krypton...2010-03-10Yale University Press
Our Hero: Superman on Earth by Tom De Haven

Our Hero: Superman on Earth by Tom De Haven

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Our Hero: Superman on Earth

Genre: History, Nonfiction; Author: Tom De Haven; Publisher: Yale University Press

Tom De Haven, author of many wonderful novels, including It’s Superman!, here offers an extended meditation on the role the flying Krypton orphan has played in comic books, ?cartoons, movies, and TV. Our Hero: Superman on Earth is part history — a summary of the ways Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster were ripped off will break your heart — and part philosophy. De Haven contends that since his ?creation in 1938, Superman has seen many reinventions, but he always represents a uniquely American desire: to have ”the freedom to act in ways that are satisfying to him. It makes him feel good, dammit.” This book will make you feel the same. A

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