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Adapting Superman by John Darowski

Title Adapting Superman
Author John Darowski
Publisher McFarland
Release 2021-05-29
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 287
ISBN 1476642397
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Almost immediately after his first appearance in comic books in June 1938, Superman began to be adapted to other media. The subsequent decades have brought even more adaptations of the Man of Steel, his friends, family, and enemies in film, television, comic strip, radio, novels, video games, and even a musical. The rapid adaptation of the Man of Steel occurred before the character and storyworld were fully developed on the comic book page, allowing the adaptations an unprecedented level of freedom and adaptability. The essays in this collection provide specific insight into the practice of adapting Superman from comic books to other media and cultural contexts through a variety of methods, including social, economic, and political contexts. Authors touch on subjects such as the different international receptions to the characters, the evolution of both Clark Kent's character and Superman's powers, the importance of the radio, how the adaptations interact with issues such as racism and Cold War paranoia, and the role of fan fiction in the franchise. By applying a wide range of critical approaches to adaption and Superman, this collection offers new insights into our popular entertainment and our cultural history.

Title Superman on Film Television Radio and Broadway
Author Bruce Scivally
Publisher McFarland
Release 2007-10-03
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 249
ISBN 0786431660
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First introduced in a 1938 comic book, Superman has since become an iconic character in American entertainment. This complete history covers Superman's appearances in film and television, from the 1941 introduction of the first Superman cartoon to the 2006 live-action film Superman Returns. The book includes several rarely seen photographs of the actors who have brought Superman to life for over seven decades, including Clayton "Bud" Collyer, Kirk Alyn, George Reeves and Christopher Reeve. Multiple appendices provide a complete listing of Superman-related books and websites, along with a comprehensive list of the cast and characters featured in Superman films, television shows, and radio programs since 1941.

Superman s Not Coming by Erin Brockovich

Title Superman s Not Coming
Author Erin Brockovich
Publisher Vintage
Release 2020-08-25
Category Political Science
Total Pages 384
ISBN 1524746975
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the environmental activist, consumer advocate, and renowned crusader—a stirring call to action that gives us the tools we need to take action ourselves, to make our voices heard, to ensure our water is safe, and to finally bring about change. Clean water is as basic to life on planet Earth as hydrogen or oxygen. In her long-awaited book—her first to reckon with the condition of water on our planet—Erin Brockovich shows us what’s at stake. She writes powerfully of the fraudulent science disguising our national water crisis: Cancer clusters are not being reported. People in Detroit and the state of New Jersey don’t have clean water. The drinking water for more than six million Americans contains unsafe levels of industrial chemicals linked to cancer and other health issues. The saga of PG&E continues to this day. Yet communities and people around the country are fighting to make an impact, and Brockovich tells us their stories. In Poughkeepsie, New York, a water operator responded to his customers’ concerns and changed his system to create some of the safest water in the country. Local moms in Hannibal, Missouri, became the first citizens in the nation to file an ordinance prohibiting the use of ammonia in their public drinking water. Like them, we can each protect our right to clean water by fighting for better enforcement of laws, new legislation, and stronger regulations.

Title Superman The Man of Steel Vol 1
Author John Byrne
Publisher DC Comics
Release 2020-08-25
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 488
ISBN 1779504926
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Following Crisis on Infinite Earths, comic book superstar John Byrne reimagined Superman for a new era in bold tales presented in this new collection! Starting with the six-issue Man of Steel miniseries, Byrne fundamentally changed Superman’s origins and propelled him into the present, including iconic encounters with Lex Luthor, Metallo, and Darkseid! This title collects The Man of Steel #1-6, Superman #1-4, Adventures of Superman #424-428, and Action Comics #584-587.

Title Superman Man of Steel Vol 3
Author John Byrne
Publisher DC Comics
Release 2017-04-04
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 208
ISBN 1401243479
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The third collection of Superman stories from the '80s reprints SUPERMAN #4-6, ACTION #587-589, and ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #427-429, and features a new cover and introduction by artist Jerry Ordway!

Title Superman s Pal Jimmy Olsen 1954 8
Author Otto Binder
Publisher DC Comics
Release 2020-02-13
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 22
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“The Betrayal of Superman.” Private detective Dick Crane has been hired to uncover Superman’s secret identity.

Title Superman s Girl Friend Lois Lane 1958 1973 1
Author Otto Binder
Publisher DC Comics
Release 2019-05-02
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 24
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“THE BOMBSHELL OF THE BOULEVARDS STARRING LOIS LANE.” Lois disguises herself as actress Lois LaFlamme to try to get an interview with an ambassador.

Title Superman s Pal Jimmy Olsen 1954 141
Author Mark Evanier
Publisher DC Comics
Release 2018-02-15
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 23
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“WILL THE REAL DON RICKLES PANIC?” Superman gets some help from Lightray as he battles a UFO, and Jimmy Olsen and the Guardian team up with Don Rickles! Plus, “THE GUARDIAN.”

Title Superman s Pal Jimmy Olsen 1954 135
Author Jack Kirby
Publisher DC Comics
Release 2018-02-08
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 23
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“EVIL FACTORY!” Superman leads Jimmy Olsen and the Newsboy Legion to the Project, where the original Newsboy Legion work as scientists to crack the DNA code and create clones. Meanwhile, Mokkari and Simyan, minions of Darkseid, dispatch their own clone of Jimmy to the Project complex!

Title Superman s Pal Jimmy Olsen Special 2008 1
Author James Robinson
Publisher DC Comics
Release 2011-03-02
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 54
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Straight from the pages of SUPERMAN, Jimmy Olsen, would-be star reporter, doggedly investigates the mystery surrounding Superman's newest foe, Atlas! But the secrets behind the titan of yore lead Olsen across the country and into great danger as he must survive attacks by none other than Codename: Assassin! And just as Jimmy is getting to the truth, he finds himself in the Midwest and seeking the aide of a hero long thought dead. This story leads directly into SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON SPECIAL #1!