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Title How to Be a Superhero Hardback
Author Mark Edlitz
Publisher BearManor Media
Release 2015-05-01
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 586
ISBN 9781593937911
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This is the hardback version. How to Be a Superhero takes the reader behind the scenes of the most popular superhero movies and television shows of the past seventy years. The book includes 35 penetrating interviews with actors and actresses who have played the world's greatest superheroes, supervillains, antiheroes and sidekicks, as well as 70 photographs. "To be, as Chris Reeve put it, 'a temporary custodian' of these stories (myths really) is a very subjective experience. To be taken into the minds and thought processes of others who have had that experience is a fascinating journey. How to Be a Superhero really takes you into what it means not only to the people who play them, but into the minds of superheroes." - Richard Donner, director Superman "Edlitz's impressive knowledge of not just superhero movies and TV shows, but of the comics that they're based on, enables him to ask incisive questions that get the actors talking about their super-roles in a way not many interviewers can do. The book is a unique take on the superhero phenomenon." - Danny Fingeroth, author of Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us about Ourselves and Our Society "Mark Edlitz's How To Be A Superhero delivers rare insights into the mindset of the men and women behind the world's most beloved heroes and villains. A supremely fun read." - David Hayter, screenwriter of X-Men, X-Men 2 and Watchmen

Third Class Superhero by Charles Yu

Title Third Class Superhero
Author Charles Yu
Release 2014-01-24
Total Pages 124
ISBN 9781844719822
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Moisture Man, the hero of “Third Class Superhero”, is tired of watching his former classmates kick ass and claim their secret hideouts while he struggles to maintain his good-guy accreditation. Someday soon he’ll have to decide whose side he’s really on, and how far he’s willing to push the panels of his storyline. Meanwhile, in "401(k)", a young, upwardly-mobile couple attempt to navigate their way through a world of pure advertising, with hopes of attaining the Pretty Good Life. And in "The Man Who Became Himself", a successful executive is terrified to find himself becoming trapped inside his own body. Through these eleven stories, Charles Yu explores issues of identity, time and being in an age of dislocation. Heartbreaking, hilarious, smart, surprising, Third Class Superhero marks the arrival of an impressive new talent.

Superhero Gran by Timothy Knapman

Title Superhero Gran
Author Timothy Knapman
Publisher Superhero Parents
Release 2020
Category Grandparents
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781788005470
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

All grandmothers are wonderful and the gran in this story is no exception. She might not lift buildings or go whooshing through the sky, but she can plan super sleepovers, tell super-funny stories and even put together super disguises. This gran really does have super powers!

How to Be a Superhero by Sue Fliess

Title How to Be a Superhero
Author Sue Fliess
Publisher Golden Books
Release 2014
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 24
ISBN 0385387377
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Rhyming text follows a young boy's journey to becoming a superhero known as the Silver Cyclone.

The Superhero Symbol by Liam Burke

Title The Superhero Symbol
Author Liam Burke
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Release 2019-12-13
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 337
ISBN 0813597161
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Bringing together superhero scholars and key industry figures The Superhero Symbol unmasks how superheroes have become so pervasive in media, culture, and politics. This timely collection explores how these powerful icons are among the entertainment industry's most valuable intellectual properties, yet can be appropriated for everything from activism to cosplay and real-life vigilantism.

My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons

Title My Brother is a Superhero
Author David Solomons
Publisher Penguin
Release 2017
Category FICTION
Total Pages 320
ISBN 0147516056
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

First published in hardback by Viking, 2015.

Title Superheroes Don t Eat Veggie Burgers
Author Gretchen Kelley
Publisher Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Release 2016-01-05
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 162779090X
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Middle school may be tough, but Charlie Burger has a plan for how he'll get through it: mind his own business and stay out of the limelight. But sixth grade has other plans for Charlie. His best friend, Franki, starts acting weird-since when does she like to dance?-and everyone from his mom to his soccer coach is on his case all the time. Worst of all? The school bully, Boomer Bodbreath, seems to think Charlie has a bull's-eye on his back. When Charlie's eccentric science teacher hands out writing journals instead of beakers and goggles, Charlie is convinced his year can't be saved. That is, until he starts writing stories about Dude Explodius, an awesome, studly superhero-and those stories start coming true. Can a kid who's used to the sidelines suddenly take a shot at saving the world?

Superheroes on World Screens by Rayna Denison

Title Superheroes on World Screens
Author Rayna Denison
Publisher Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release 2015-05-26
Category Social Science
Total Pages 192
ISBN 1626746745
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Superheroes such as Superman and Spider-Man have spread all over the world. As this edited volume shows, many national cultures have created or reimagined the idea of the superhero, while the realm of superheroes now contains many icons whose histories borrow from local folklore and legends. Consequently, the superhero needs reconsideration, to be regarded as part of both local and global culture as well as examined for the rich meanings that such broad origins and re-workings create. This collection stands out as the first concentrated attempt to think through the meanings and significance of the superhero, not only as a product of culture in the United States, but as a series of local, transnational, and global exchanges in popular media. Through analysis of mainly film, television, and computer screens, contributors offer three challenges to the idea of the "American" superhero: transnational reimagining of superhero culture, emerging local superheroes, and the use of local superheroes to undermine dominant political ideologies. The essays explore the shifting transnational meanings of Doctor Who, Thor, and the Phantom, as these characters are reimagined in world culture. Other chapters chart the rise of local superheroes from India, the Middle East, Thailand, and South Korea. These explorations demonstrate how far superheroes have traveled to inspire audiences worldwide.

Title Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero
Author Kara West
Publisher Little Simon
Release 2018-12-18
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9781534432697
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Meet Mia Macarooney, an ordinary eight-year-old who finds out she has an extraordinary super-secret in this first chapter book in the brand-new Mia Mayhem series! Mia Macarooney is a regular eight-year-old girl who finds out that she’s A SUPERHERO! Her life literally goes from totally ordinary to totally super when she’s invited to attend the afterschool Program for In-Training Superheroes a.k.a. THE PITS! And the crazy thing is, in a weird meant-to-be sort of way, all of this news somehow feels super right. Because all her life, Mia thought she was just super klutz...but it turns out, she’s just SUPER! So now, it’s up to Mia to balance her regular everyday life and maintain her secret identity as she learns how to be the world’s newest superhero! With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Mia Mayhem chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.

Title Marvel Super Heroes Storybook Collection
Author Disney Book Group
Publisher Marvel Press
Release 2013-09-03
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781423172239
Language English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Super Heroes lead very exciting lives protecting innocent people from cunning villains. They also face many challenges as they try to live both their real life and the life of a Super Hero. But how did they get these super powers? These folks weren't always mighty crime fighters. The Origin Storybook tells the history of how these Marvel characters became famed Super Heroes. From the tale of a meek high school student who was bitten by a radioactive spider and his transformation into Spider-Man, to the childhood story of Charles Xavier who would later be known as Professor X and lead the powerful team of X-Men. With stories on the She-Hulk, Ant-Man, Iron Man and other beloved characters, the twenty-one stories in the collection will bring readers back to the beginning, while captivating them with incredible tales and exciting battles. These thrilling stories will make a new generation familiar with the origins of these classic characters. Both entertaining and educational, after reading the collection, you are sure to feel like a comic book expert.