Superman: The Ultimate Guide to the Man of Steel

Superman: The Ultimate Guide to the Man of Steel

by Scott Beatty, Roger Stewart
     
 

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For 60 years the world famous Man of Steel has used his superpowers to fight for truth, justice, and fair play against the forces of evil and chaos. With unparalleled access to the archives of DC Comics-the creators of Superman-classic art is combined with some never-before-published work to create Superman: The Ultimate Guide. Discover Superman and little

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For 60 years the world famous Man of Steel has used his superpowers to fight for truth, justice, and fair play against the forces of evil and chaos. With unparalleled access to the archives of DC Comics-the creators of Superman-classic art is combined with some never-before-published work to create Superman: The Ultimate Guide. Discover Superman and little known facts about his universe as never before-key locations are revealed, crucial events and characters are profiled, and secrets are unlocked in this comprehensive volume.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Superman and Mickey star in oversize, elegantly designed volumes from DK. Superman: The Ultimate Guide to the Man of Steel by Scott Beatty, illus. by Roger Stewart, begins with the hero's birth on Krypton (with a spread that maps out the planet) and traces his rise from citizen of Smallville, Kans., to defender of the universe. Given Beatty's access to the DC Comics archives, the volume comes alive with reproductions, abundant information and lively anecdotes. Three backdrops and more than 60 stickers allow readers to embark on their own adventures with the Spiderman Sticker Book.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up-Anything readers ever wanted to know about Superman is here, from his origins on Krypton to his teenage days in Smallville (overview map included) to his current gig as a foreign correspondent for the Daily Planet. Oversized, full-color spreads chronicle Superman's super powers, his weaknesses, his archenemies, and his friends. Most of the pictures were taken from the pages of the various comic books in which the superhero has appeared, but new illustrations were prepared for this book, detailing locations such as Metropolis and the Fortress of Solitude. Drawings from different eras can be seen side by side, which show how the characters have changed over the years. The format encourages endless browsing. Fans will especially enjoy the lengthy time line that chronicles major events from Superman's first appearance in 1938. A book that will be enjoyed wherever comic-book aficionados are found.-Tim Wadham, Maricopa County Library District, Phoenix, AZ Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789488534
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Ultimate Guides Series
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
10.32(w) x 12.16(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
9 Years

Meet the Author

A former English teacher, radio personality, and magazine editor, Scott Beatty is also the author of DK's Batman: The Ultimate Guide to the Dark Knight.

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