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About the book
  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409040262
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

Supergods

Our World in the Age of the Superhero




The mind-bending history of superheroes by comics legend Grant Morrison.

In 1938 Action Comics #1 introduced the world to Superman. In a matter of years, the skies of our imaginations were filled with mutants, aliens and vigilantes. Batman, Wonder Woman and the X-Men - in less than a century they've gone from not existing at all to being everywhere we look. But why?

For Grant Morrison, possibly the greatest of contemporary superhero storytellers, these heroes are not simply characters but powerful archetypes whose ongoing story arcs reflect and predict the lives we live. In this exhilarating book, Morrison draws on history, art, mythology, and his own astonishing journey to provide the first true chronicle of the superhero.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409040262
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

About the Author

Grant Morrison

Grant Morrison was born in Glasgow in 1960. As a comics writer, he is renowned for his bold reinventions of existing superheroes and his own authored titles. He has had successful runs on Batman, Animal Man, Doom Patrol, JLA, The Invisibles, New X-Men, Fantastic Four and All Star Superman. His Batman: Arkham Asylum is the best-selling original graphic novel ever published. A documentary on his life and work, Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods, was released in November 2010.

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Praise for Supergods

“The author shows a deft turn of phrase while appraising his fellow creators...Supergods proves an entertaining introduction to newcomers”

Metro

“It offers the same switchback exhilaration as Morrison's comic books'”

Sunday Herald


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