What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, and the X-Men—the list of names as familiar as our own. They are on our movie and television screens, in our videogames and in our dreams. But what are they trying to tell us? For Grant Morrison, one of the most acclaimed writers in the world of comics, these heroes are powerful archetypes who reflect and predict the course of human existence: Through them we tell the story of ourselves. In this exhilarating work of a lifetime, Morrison draws on art, archetypes, and his own astonishing journeys through this shadow universe to provide the first true history of our great modern myth: the superhero.
Now with a new Afterword.
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Though hardly devoid of critical insight or memoiristic revelations, the core of Supergods is Morrison’s argument that costumed adventurers represent our hopes for a better, stranger world. But how can he cast these “living ideas” as humanism incarnate while shying away from the inequities of the industry that produces them?Read Full Review of Supergods | See more reviews from National Post arts
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