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Superman (Fictitious character)

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Works: 2,416 works in 3,943 publications in 3 languages and 186,456 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  Film adaptations  Superhero films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films 
Classifications: PN6728.S9, 741.5973
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Publications about Superman (Fictitious character)
Most widely held works about Superman (Fictitious character)
    Superman returns by Bryan Singer( visu )
    26 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,643 libraries worldwide
    After eliminating General Zod & the other Kryptonian arch-villains, Ursa & Non, Superman leaves Earth to try to find his former home world of Krypton after astronomers have supposedly found it. When he finds nothing but remnants, he returns home to Earth - to find out that Lois Lane is engaged to a relative of his boss, and that Lex Luthor is at it again - after swindling an elderly, terminally ill woman. The psychopathic Luthor, whose plans to destroy California failed because of Superman's heroics, vows vengeance against the Man of Steel and contrives a new sinister plot - using the crystals of Krypton to build a continent that will wipe out most of North America! Embedded in the continent's structure is Kryptonite - the lethal substance that is Superman's only weakness. Upon learning of Luthro's sinister scheme, Superman must again race against time to stop the psychopathic Luthor before millions - possibly billions - are killed
    Man of Steel by Henry Cavill( visu )
    38 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2,458 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
    Boys of steel : the creators of Superman by Marc Tyler Nobleman( Book )
    3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,263 libraries worldwide
    Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, two misfit teens in Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent than Superman. Both boys escaped into the worlds of science fiction and pulp magazine tales. In 1934, they created the superhero, but it was four years before they convinced a publisher to take a chance on their Man of Steel in a new format--the comic book
    All-star Superman by Grant Morrison( Book )
    26 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,180 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 earth one by J. Michael Straczynski( Book )
    4 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,664 libraries worldwide
    Gives new insight into Clark Kent's transformation into Superman and his first year as the Man of Steel
    Superman by Richard Donner( visu )
    31 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 1,535 libraries worldwide
    The planet Krypton is doomed and Jor-El sends his infant son to refuge on a distant planet where he develops superhuman powers that he must hide from the mortals around him
    Superman : the ultimate guide to the Man of Steel by Scott Beatty( Book )
    7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,454 libraries worldwide
    Surveys the nature and history of the hero Superman, discussing his birth, career, secrets, equipment, and enemies
    Kingdom come by Elliot S Maggin( Book )
    6 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 1,439 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 )
    17 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,348 libraries worldwide
    This epic takes up where Superman, the movie leaves off. Superman deals witha trio of villains whose powers rival Superman's own
    Superman : the high-flying history of America's most enduring hero by Larry Tye( Book )
    7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,328 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
    The never-ending battle by Mark Millar( Book )
    20 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,275 libraries worldwide
    Contains five Superman adventures in which the Man of Steel rescues Bruce Wayne from the Mad Hatter, foils Luthor's plot to replace him with a brainwashed Metallo, nearly falls victim to Mr. MXYZPTLK's plan to be rid of him, and fights Darkseid and Bizarro to save his friends
    Superman, Batman by Jeph Loeb( Book )
    12 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,151 libraries worldwide
    The popular superheroes join forces to thwart evil President Lex Luthor's plan to try an innocent Superman for crimes against humanity
    The last days of Krypton by Kevin J Anderson( Book )
    11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,074 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 Richard Donner( visu )
    23 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,003 libraries worldwide
    A child from a dying planet is sent to Earth, where he is brought up by human parents and poses as a newspaper reporter, becoming Superman when necessary to use his special powers to save others
    Enemies & allies by Kevin J Anderson( Book )
    11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 936 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
    The death and life of Superman : a novel by Roger Stern( Book )
    5 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 917 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
    Super boys : the amazing adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster---the creators of Superman by Brad Ricca( Book )
    7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 875 libraries worldwide
    A comprehensive literary biography of the creators of the Superman character draws on a decade of research and new discoveries to provide coverage of such lesser-known topics as the real inspiration for Lois Lane, Siegel's secret work during World War II and the story behind Siegel's father's suspicious death
    Smallville ( visu )
    14 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 872 libraries worldwide
    Chronicles the life of Superman as a boy
    Superman by Mark Millar( Book )
    9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 864 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"--
    Our hero : Superman on Earth by Tom De Haven( Book )
    6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 417 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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