About the Author
Michael Heatley is a journalist and musician of 30 years' standing who writes for Guitar and Bass magazine in Britain and has penned over 100 music books since editing the History of Rock. He has met and interviewed guitarists as diverse as Slash (Guns N' Roses), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Brian May (Queen), Mike Oldfield, Steve Miller and Steve Vai. He's based in the UK.
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Superheroes - fictional characters fighting evil with superhuman powers, gadgets and way-out weapons - have fascinated us ever since Superman first donned his cape and tights back in 1938. This fantastic 128-page hardback book charts the growth of the genre, profiling the most notable superheroes and giving us insight into their creation. It's topped off by quotes - every superhero had a catchprase - trivia and a guide to collectibles, from Marvel Comics to Corgi Batmobiles, that fetch the highest prices on the collectors market.