Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The Great Superman Book!
I remember when this massive tome came into view. The Great Superman Book was an unusual item for its time, an enormous book dedicated to a single superhero. We are awash in all manner of books about all aspects of comics, superheroes and such, but in 1978 that was not even remotely the case. The success of Superman The Movie had created a swell of interest in Superman and comics in general, as did any such high-profile event which brought attention to the tiny ghetto of comics. I had a copy at one time, but I traded it away many moons ago when I for some reason felt it necessary to trade away most of my DC collection. But here is an article about how the late Michael Fleisher went about creating this impressive volume. It speaks to a time, now in the relatively distant past when such work was much much harder than today. Tomes like this one were really very valuable in a world sans the internet with its avalanche of data on every conceivable subject, the Son of Krypton included.