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Superman (Fictitious character)

Overview
Works: 2,068 works in 4,085 publications in 3 languages and 194,258 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comic books, strips, etc  Superhero films  Action and adventure films  Graphic novels  Superhero television programs  Fiction  Fantasy films  Science fiction films  Film adaptations 
Classifications: PN6728.S9, 791.4372
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Publications about Superman (Fictitious character)
Most widely held works about Superman (Fictitious character)
    Smallville ( visu )
    258 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 8,834 libraries worldwide
    Chronicles the life of Superman as a boy
    Superman by Dave Fleischer( visu )
    53 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,790 libraries worldwide
    When Lexcorp accidentally unearths the intergalactic serial killer Doomsday, Superman must battle the creature head-on in the fight of his life. The world collectively mourns their fallen hero and humanity realizes it will never feel truly safe again. Superman's enemies rejoice, all but Lex Luthor, who grieves the loss in his own demented manner, setting off a chilling chain of events that even he couldn't have foreseen
    Superman Returns by Bryan Singer( visu )
    31 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,698 libraries worldwide
    Following a mysterious absence of several years, the man of Steel returns to Earth. While archenemy Lex Luthor plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the realization that Lois Lane has moved on with her life
    Man of Steel by Henry Cavill( visu )
    44 editions published in 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,596 libraries worldwide
    A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind
    All-star Superman by Grant Morrison( Book )
    29 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,294 libraries worldwide
    Presents a new version of the story of Superman, following his activities as a superhero and his interactions with Lois Lane, Jimmy Olson, and Lex Luthor
    Superman, Batman by Jeph Loeb( Book )
    21 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,709 libraries worldwide
    Superman and Batman work together to battle evil in many forms
    The death and life of Superman : a novel by Roger Stern( Book )
    10 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 1,640 libraries worldwide
    The events leading up to Superman's fatal battle with Doomsday and the strange events after Superman's death. The book was primarily adapted from the story serialized in comic books
    Superman : the ultimate guide to the Man of Steel by Scott Beatty( Book )
    9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,558 libraries worldwide
    Surveys the nature and history of the hero Superman, discussing his birth, career, secrets, equipment, and enemies
    Superman earth one by J. Michael Straczynski( Book )
    11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,551 libraries worldwide
    Gives new insight into Clark Kent's transformation into Superman and his first year as the Man of Steel
    Kingdom come by Mark Waid( Book )
    11 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,467 libraries worldwide
    Kingdom Come-the critically acclaimed Elseworlds saga by Mark Waid and Alex Ross-has been collected into a single-volume hardcover, produced by DC Comics and Graphitti Designs. With the addition of 12 new pages of story and art, previously available only in the deluxe slipcase edition, the hardcover edition offers readers the complete version of the DC Universe's ultimate battle. An extensive 18 page design section includes some of Ross's exhaustive preliminary character illustrations, cover legends, a key to cameo appearances, trading-card art and art originally designed for promotional use
    Superman II by Richard Lester( visu )
    24 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 1,454 libraries worldwide
    With Jor-El in recently discovered key scenes, different Lois Lane scenes to unmask Clark Kent as Superman, this Superman II is an eye-opening alternate experience. Now, for the first time Director Richard Donner's never-before-seen vision is here
    Superman : the high-flying history of America's most enduring hero by Larry Tye( Book )
    8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,337 libraries worldwide
    A history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and performers who made Superman the icon he is today. Here the author reveals a portrait of America over 75 years through the lens the superhero. He chronicles the adventures of men and women who kept the "Man of Tomorrow" aloft and vitally alive through seven decades and counting; the publishers and writers and artists of the comics' Golden Age who ushered in the red-and-blue-clad titan through the changing eras and evolving incarnations, as well as the actors, including George Reeves and Christopher Reeve, who brought the Man of Steel to life on screen. It tells the history of creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's struggle for the recognition and awards rightly due to the architects of the genuine cultural phenomenon known as Superman
    Injustice : Gods among us, Volume 1 by Tom Taylor( Book )
    9 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,136 libraries worldwide
    From the makers of Mortal Kombat comes the critically acclaimed prequel comic to the smash hit fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us! Things in the DC Universe have changed after Superman is tricked into destroying the one thing he loves the most. Now unwilling to let crime go unpunished, the heroes of our world must choose if they are with Superman or against him. But not every country will submit to his new world order and neither will Superman's greatest threat--Batman!
    The last days of Krypton by Kevin J Anderson( Book )
    11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,040 libraries worldwide
    An account of the tragic destruction of Superman's home planet depicts the lives of his parents, Jor-El and Lara, while giving insight into the political factors that doomed the planet and paved the way for such villains as Brainiac and General Zod
    Superman by James Dale Robinson( Book )
    8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
    His name is Atlas. He came from out of nowhere. he will stop at nothing. He is a being of indescribable power, and he wants only one thing: to destroy Superman. And believe it or not, he could actually do it. Superman thinks he's fought tougher opponents than this musclebound brute before ... so why is he in danger of losing his never-ending battle? Superman and his friends and family - Supergirl, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, even his beloved (and dangerous) dog, Krypto - must unravel the secret of this new and deadly enemy before the world lies shattered at his feet
    Balance of power by Scott McCloud( Book )
    9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,033 libraries worldwide
    Kryptonian villain Jax-Ur has shrunk down Superman to two inches tall, and it is up to Professor Hamilton to reverse the process with his size-changing device
    Superman, Batman public enemies ( visu )
    12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,000 libraries worldwide
    A desperate solution for a troubled country: Lex Luthor for president, with the Justice League in the service of the government. Only Batman and Superman stand against the new regime and their disloyalty proves to be exactly what Luthor intended. Using their outcast status to instigate a scandal against Superman, Luthor finally tastes a victory in his vendetta against the Man of Steel
    Superman by Mark Millar( Book )
    13 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 962 libraries worldwide
    "The critically acclaimed Superman: Red Son now collected in a brand new edition! In this vivid tale of Cold War paranoia, the ship carrying the infant who would grow up to become Superman lands in the midst of the 1950s Soviet Union, where he is raised on a collective. As he becomes a symbol to the Soviet people, the world changes drastically from what we know -- bringing Superman into conflict with Batman, Lex Luthor and others. This volume collect Superman: Red Son #1-3"--
    Enemies & allies by Kevin J Anderson( Book )
    10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 926 libraries worldwide
    Shortly after Clark Kent interviews Bruce Wayne for a feature in the Daily Planet, their alter egos cross paths as Batman and Superman are drawn into Lex Luthor's scheme for world domination--a scheme that involves the Soviets, death-ray transmitters, and all the "heat" of the Cold War
    Our hero : Superman on Earth by Tom De Haven( Book )
    6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 416 libraries worldwide
    "Since his first appearance in Action Comics Number One, published in late spring of 1938, Superman has represented the essence of American heroism. 'Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, ' the Man of Steel has thrilled audiences across the globe, yet as life-long 'Superman Guy' Tom De Haven argues in this highly entertaining book, his story is uniquely American. Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in the midst of the Great Depression, Superman is both a transcendent figure and, when posing as his alter-ego, reporter Clark Kent, a humble working-class citizen. An orphan and an immigrant, he shares a personal history with the many Americans who came to this country in search of a better life, and his amazing feats represent the wildest realization of the American dream. As De Haven reveals through behind-the-scenes vignettes, personal anecdotes, and lively interpretations of more than 70 years of comic books, radio programs, TV shows, and Hollywood films, Superman's legacy seems, like the Man of Steel himself, to be utterly invincible."--Jacket
 
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