The Essential Superman Encyclopedia

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger held senior editorial roles at both Marvel and DC Comics before becoming a freelance writer and editor. He has written many books, both fiction and non-fiction, including: The Essential Batman Encyclopedia, The DC Comics Encyclopedia, as well as novels for Batman, Hellboy, Predator and Star Trek.

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Martin Pasko

A veteran writer and editor in a variety of media, including comics and TV. TV credits include The Twilight Zone, The Tick, and Batman: The Animated Series. He has written Superman stories for syndicated newspaper strips, TV animation, interactive content, and comics.

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His incredible powers are legendary, his famous red-and-blue costume is unmistakable, and the S-shield emblazoned across this chest is iconic. Born Kal-El on the doomed planet Krypton, he rocketed to Earth, and raised by the kindly Kents, he was destined to battle evil as Superman, the Man of Steel. Here’s your guide to absolutely everything about the high-flying hero who’s been thrilling comics fans for more than seventy years—an amazing A-to-Z compendium that spans the spectrum of all things Superman, including:

Superman’s debut in the now legendary Action Comics #1

Biographies of all the classic Superman characters: Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Jor-El and Lara, Jonathan and Martha Kent, Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, and the supporting ladies in Superman/Clark Kent’s life—including Supergirl, Lana Lang, and Lori Lemaris; plus Superboy, Krypto the Super-Dog, and the Man of Steel’s many diabolical archenemies, from Brainiac and Doomsday to Darkseid, Bizarro, and the mischievous Mr. Mxyzptlk.

Superman’s membership in the Justice League of America alongside the likes of Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Flash; his early adventures as Superboy; his numerous incarnations across the multiverse of worlds; and the stunning “Death of Superman” storyline that rocked the comics world.

Classic black-and-white comic book artwork throughout, two sixteen-page full-colour sections, and an original cover painting by DC fan favorite Ryan Sook.

Co-written by Robert Greenberger, author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia, and veteran Superman comics and TV scripter Martin Pasko, with an Introduction by award-winning Superman scribe Geoff Johns, this fact-packed vault of a volume will be the go-to guide to the celebrated Man of Tomorrow for ages to come.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780857681065
  • Dimensions: 276 x 215mm
  • Paperback: 512pp
  • Publication date: 3 September 2010
  • Illustration detail: b&w illos throughout, 2 x 16pp colour inserts
  • All authors:
    Robert Greenberger , Martin Pasko
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