About this book
A comic book history of superheroes in a graphic novel format, from the invention of Superman in 1938 onwards. Now in paperback, it draws on history, art, mythology and more. '...the most satisfactory potted history of the American comic book industry I've ever read...' "Guardian"
In 1938 Action Comics number 1 introduced the world to Superman. In this book, the author draws on history, art, mythology, and his own journey to provide a true chronicle of the superhero.