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101 Superheroes of the Silver Screen

By John L. Flynn, Ph.D.


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101 Superheroes of the Silver Screen (July 2007) by John L. Flynn. Since the debut of Superman in 1938, superheroes have been a ubiquitous part of our popular culture. They have dominated American comic books for nearly 70 years, and their stories have crossed over into other media. They have been featured in daily comic strips, filled the pages of pulp magazines, figured in radio dramas, appeared on television, and headlined cinema marquees around the world. In many ways, their legendary tales of courage and derring-do form a modern mythology that has deep roots in our culture, our moral and spiritual beliefs, and our whole way of life. Myths are, after all, nothing more than narratives about heroic beings that are intended to explain some broader truth about the universe and our place in it. Superheroes represent our innermost desires and ideals. They show us how we wish to see ourselves. This book is a celebration of the 101 superheroes who have made the transition from page to screen and continue to reflect our bravery and the noblest part of human nature. Click the "Buy Now" button to obtain an eBook version.
 

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