Wednesday, July 06, 2011 Celebrates Epic Heroes for an Epic Age

Superhuman strength. Virtual invulnerability. Motivated to defend the world from criminals and madmen. Possessing a secret identity. And they even have fashion sense—they look great in long underwear and cat suits. These are the traits that define the quintessential superhero.
Now includes all those characters whose impossible feats graced the pages of comic books during comics' Golden, Silver and Bronze Ages. They are all here: Batman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Catwoman, Superman, X-Men and hundreds of others.
Informative and fun, is the ultimate compendium of everyone's favorite superheroes and anti-heroes and their sidekicks, villains, love interests, superpowers, and modus operandi. It covers the best-loved and historically significant comic book, movie, television, and graphic novel superheroes—mainstream and counterculture, famous and forgotten, best and worst.
These characters repeatedly saved planet Earth from the well-laid plans of supervillains, larger-than-life aliens, and Nazi infiltrators. By the mid-twentieth century, heroes had evolved from the All-American boy fantasy to multidimensional characters who clearly reflected the dreams and fears of our world more

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