The rough guide to superheroes

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Rough Guides, Oct 18, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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Faster than a speeding bullet this new Rough Guide brings you the mind-bending truth about the fantasy world’s bravest and baddest, telling you all you need to know about the superheroes who save us – and their vile enemies. The guide includes chapters on; Superheroes and Heroines - the essential guide including sidekicks, catchphrases, ridiculous costumes and implausible powers, the villains from Asbestos Lady to Zeelmo and the low-down on the origins and creators - including the artists who created the superheroes, and the key comics, graphic novels and their publishers. An insightful and entertaining look is taken at how superheroes have influenced such icons as Jerry Seinfeld, Elvis Presley and Donald Duck, inspired scientists and changed fashion. Finally, the what, where and why of superhero lore on TV, in the movies, in print and on the Internet and the background, all you need to know about the legends from Batman to Namor the Submariner and the Incredibles.

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About the author (2004)

Paul Simpson has edited various magazines, launched the adult football magazine FourFourTwo, written books on football trivia, the European newspaper industry, and a biography of Paul Gascoigne and has worked for the FT, Q, and The Times. He is author of Rough Guides to Cult Movies, Kids'' Movies, Cult TV and the brand-new The Rough Guide to Westerns.