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    The Essential Superman Encyclopedia (Paperback) By (author) Robert Greenberger, By (author) Martin Pasko, Created by Jerry Siegel, Created by Joe Shuster

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    DescriptionNO X-RAY VISION? NO PROBLEM! LOOK WITHIN THE GUIDE THAT REVEALS ALL ABOUT THE WORLD'S GREATEST SUPER HERO! His incredible powers are legendary, his famous red-and-blue costume is unmistakable, and the S-shield emblazoned across his chest is iconic. Born Kal-El on the doomed planet Krypton, 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 the 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-color 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.


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    Title
    The Essential Superman Encyclopedia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Greenberger, By (author) Martin Pasko, Created by Jerry Siegel, Created by Joe Shuster
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 495
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 274 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,451 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345501080
    ISBN 10: 034550108X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    Ingram Subject Code: GV
    BIC E4L: GRA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 42
    DC21: 741.5
    DC22: 741.5
    Libri: I-GV
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.2
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: FXS
    BISAC V2.8: CGN004080
    DC22: 741.5/97303
    LC classification: PN6728.S9 G76 2010
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Del Rey Books
    Publication date
    01 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Robert Greenberger is the creator of Comics Scene, the first national magazine covering comic books, comic strips, and animation. He has worked for DC Comics and Gist Communications, and he served as director of publishing operations for Marvel Comics. Greenberger is the author of numerous novels, including adventures set in the Star Trek universe, and is the news editor for the trendsetting online popular culture site ComicMix. He lives with his wife, Deb, in Fairfield, Connecticut.