Supergods : what masked vigilantes, miraculous mutants, and a sun god from Smallville can teach us about being human / Grant Morrison.

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, t...

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Main Author: Morrison, Grant (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2012]
Edition:Spiegel & Grau trade paperback edition.
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