The Essential Superman Encyclopedia

$ 29.95

His incredible powers are legendary, his famous red-and-blue costume is unmistakable, and the S-shield emblazoned across his chest is iconic. Born Kal-El on the doomed planet Krypton, rocketed to earth, and raised by the kindly Kents, he was destined to battle evil as Superman, the Man of Steel. Here's your guide to absolutely everything about the high-flying hero who's been thrilling comics fans for more than seventy years--an amazing A-to-Z compendium that spans the spectrum of all things Superman, including:

  • Superman's debut in the now legendary Action Comics #1
  • Biographies of all the classic Superman characters: LoisLane, Lex Luthor, Jore-El and Lara, Jonathan and Martha Kent, Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, and the supporting ladies in Superman/Clark Kent's life--including Supergirl, Lana Lang, and Lori Lemaris; plus Superboy, Krypto the Super-Dog, and the Man of Steel's many diabolical archenemies, from Brainiac and Doomsday to Darkseid, Bizarro, and the mischievousMr. Mxyzptlk
  • Superman's membership in the Justice League of America alongside the likes of Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and the Flash; his early adventures as Superboy; his numerous incarnations across the multiverse of worlds; and the stunning "Death of Superman" storyline that rocked the comics world
  • Classic black-and-white comic book artwork throughout, two sixteen-page full-color sections, bonus pull-out poster, and an original cover painting by DC fan favorite Ryan Sook

Co-written by Robert Greenberger, author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia, and veteranSuperman comics and TV scripter Martin Pasko, with an introduction by award-winningSuperman scribe Geoff Johns, this fact-packed vault of a volume with be the go-to guide to the celebrated Man of Tomorrow for ages to come.

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