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Product Description: Ever since the first appearances of Superman and Batman in comic books of the late 1930s, superheroes have been a staple of the popular culture landscape. Though initially created for younger audiences, superhero characters have evolved over the years, becoming complex figures that appeal to more sophisticated readers...read more

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9780810891715 | Scarecrow Pr, June 20, 2013, cover price $72.00 | About this edition: Ever since the first appearances of Superman and Batman in comic books of the late 1930s, superheroes have been a staple of the popular culture landscape.

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Product Description: A refugee from his broken planet who saves earth (more than once), Superman was sent to America as his father’s final act before dying. Does this make him the ultimate immigrant success story? Disillusioned with a crime-filled world, Bruce Wayne seeks guidance from a shaman and transforms himself into the flawlessly moral Batman...read more
By Jamie Richards (trans)

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9781421409108 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, March 20, 2013, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: A refugee from his broken planet who saves earth (more than once), Superman was sent to America as his father’s final act before dying.

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9781421409535 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, March 15, 2013, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A refugee from his broken planet who saves earth (more than once), Superman was sent to America as his father’s final act before dying.

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Product Description: Superhero adventure comics have a long history of commenting upon American public opinion and government policy, and the surge in the popularity of comics since the events of September 11, 2001, ensures their continued relevance. This critical text examines the seventy-year history of comic book superheroes on film and in comic books and their reflections of the politics of their time...read more

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9780786447183 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, March 31, 2011, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Superhero adventure comics have a long history of commenting upon American public opinion and government policy, and the surge in the popularity of comics since the events of September 11, 2001, ensures their continued relevance.

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Product Description: What makes someone a hero? In the early 1960's, the image of a superhero was someone with a square jaw, a muscular build, and a quick smile, whose biggest personal problem was trying to keep their girlfriends from guessing their secret identities...read more

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9780827223387 | Chalice Pr, April 1, 2011, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: What makes someone a hero?

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Product Description: The heroes who never die! Though the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents had a relatively short life during their initial run in American comics during the 1960s, you just can't keep a good team down, as evidenced by their periodic revivals over the years...read more

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9781893905436 | Twomorrows Pub, September 21, 2005, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The heroes who never die!

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