From the beginning superheroes represented the hopes and fears of the time. In this detailed history, Brian Robb takes the reader through the diverse history of superheroes, from the first creations -- Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman -- to the DC and Marvel feud and the darker versions of the 1980s, ending with their rebirth at the movies.
About the Author
Brian J. Robb is the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling biographer of Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, and Brad Pitt. He's also written acclaimed pop-culture books on silent cinema, the films of Philip K. Dick, Wes Craven, and Laurel and Hardy, and the TV series Dr. Who and Star Trek. He is co-editor of the Sci-Fi Bulletin.