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.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Grant Morrison
Dimensions: Width: 12.90cm , Height: 3.50cm , Length: 19.80cm
ISBN 10: 0099546671
Publication Date: 26 July 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
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<p> Seventy years of superhero history with erudite analysis and autobiography thrown in--an account of what it's like to plunge your brain into these fictional universes for decades, refusing to come up for air. -- Rolling Stone <br> <br> Morrison writes with such flair, humor and insight that Supergods may be the season's most winning exploration of pop culture and the creative process. -- San Francisco Chronicle <br> <br> A personal and erudite history of the medium by one of its most intelligent and articulate practitioners . . . Morrison lays out the history of comics with infectious passion and amusement. -- Financial Times <br> <br> A blast, a pure hit of hero worship and deep understanding of comics as mind expansion . . . It's hard not to be swept up in [Morrison's] vision. -- Austin American-Statesman <br> <br> The perfect textbook for fanboys and the mainstream alike. -- USA Today
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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