It's a Bird by Steven T. Seagle

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Gorgeously painted by European artist, Teddy Kristiansen, IT'S A BIRD... is a Superman story that doesn't feature Superman at all. Rather, this unique graphic novel explores what the icon of Superman means to the world. Told from the perspective of an author who has written tales about Superman, this book explores the overwhelming effect that the Man of Steel has had on society. A compelling narrative told in a variety of experimental styles, IT'S A BIRD weaves two interlocking stories: one that ultimately explores our own mortality and another that dissects the symbolic and cultural elements which make up Superman's mythic importance. SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS.

About Steven T. Seagle

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Published May 1, 2004 by Vertigo. 134 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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So a story about a comics writer named Steve who's been assigned to write Superman comics but can't come up with a way to write them seems unpromising.

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Entertainment Weekly

Ever wonder how Superman ties into Nietzsche's concept of ''der Ubermensch?'' Never fear, Seagle's deep-thinking, semiautobiographical tale does it for you, and then some.

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USA Today

This hardcover comic book about comic books easily ranks with Spirit creator Will Eisner's memoirs of life in the comic sweat shops and Michael Chabon's best-selling The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

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SciFi Online

Is the guy crazy turning down a shot at writing a Superman story?

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