"Cinema journalist offers fun, exciting, concise overview and insights into making of these wonderful movie classics. I learned a lot of things I never knew. Nice stills, quick read." Pulplady Amazon review
Faster than a speeding bullet -- mightier than a roaring hurricane -- able to soar higher than any plane! The amazing stranger from the planet Krypton, the Man of Steel... Superman! Yes, it's Superman, who came to us from the minds of two youngsters and helped to launch an entire pantheon of costumed heroes!
Today, you see him everywhere: in comics, on TV, at the movies, in books, t-shirts, toys, and games. Now, learn the story of the early days of Superman, from the pages of "Action Comics" to radio to animated cartoons to cliffhanger serials to TV and feature films, all the events of the first 25 years of the Man of Steel, and many insights into adventures that never were, brought to you by film scholar Charles Lee Jackson, II.
Superman has proved to be one of the most popular characters in American literature. By 1950, the World Book Encyclopedia listed Superman alongside Sherlock Holmes and the Scarlet Pimpernel as an enduring fictional character.