The Resource On the origin of superheroes : from the big bang to Action Comics no. 1, Chris Gavaler

On the origin of superheroes : from the big bang to Action Comics no. 1, Chris Gavaler

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On the origin of superheroes : from the big bang to Action Comics no. 1
Title
On the origin of superheroes
Title remainder
from the big bang to Action Comics no. 1
Statement of responsibility
Chris Gavaler
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Language
eng
Summary
"Most readers think that superheroes began with Superman in 1938, but that Kryptonian rocket didn't just drop out of the sky. By the time Superman's creators were born, the superhero's most defining elements--secret identities, aliases, disguises, signature symbols, traumatic origin stories, extraordinary powers, self-sacrificing altruism--were already well-rehearsed standards. Superheroes have a sprawling, action-packed history that predates Superman by decades and even centuries. On the Origin of Superheroes is a quirky, personal tour of the mythology, literature, philosophy, history, and grand swirl of ideas that have permeated western culture in the centuries that led up to the first appearance of superheroes as we know them today: Superman's appearance in Action Comics, no. 1 in 1938"--
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Gavaler, Chris
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.5.H45
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Heroes in literature
  • Superheroes in literature
  • Heroic virtue
  • Heroes
  • Heroes
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Heroes
  • Heroes in literature
  • Heroes
  • Heroic virtue
  • Superheroes in literature
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
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On the origin of superheroes : from the big bang to Action Comics no. 1, Chris Gavaler
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-275) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781609383824
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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remote
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22573/ctt20p4xxp
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  • (OCoLC)921843528
  • (OCoLC)ocn921843528
Label
On the origin of superheroes : from the big bang to Action Comics no. 1, Chris Gavaler
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-275) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609383824
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt20p4xxp
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921843528
  • (OCoLC)ocn921843528

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