The Ages of Superman: Essays on the Man of Steel in Changing Times

The Ages of Superman Essays on the Man of Steel in Changing Times Since Superman first appeared on the cover of Action Comics in the superhero has changed with the times to remain a relevant icon of American popular culture This collection explores the evolu

  • Title: The Ages of Superman: Essays on the Man of Steel in Changing Times
  • Author: Joseph J. Darowski
  • ISBN: 9780786463084
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since Superman first appeared on the cover of Action Comics 1 in 1938, the superhero has changed with the times to remain a relevant icon of American popular culture This collection explores the evolution of the Superman character and demonstrates how his alterations mirror historical changes in American society Beginning with the original comic book and ending with theSince Superman first appeared on the cover of Action Comics 1 in 1938, the superhero has changed with the times to remain a relevant icon of American popular culture This collection explores the evolution of the Superman character and demonstrates how his alterations mirror historical changes in American society Beginning with the original comic book and ending with the 2011 Grounded storyline, these essays examine Superman s patriotic heroism during World War II, his increase in power in the early years of the Cold War, his death and resurrection at the end of the Cold War, and his recent dramatic reimagining By looking at the many changes the Man of Steel has undergone to remain pertinent, this volume reveals as much about America as it does about the champion of Truth, Justice, and the American Way.

    One thought on “The Ages of Superman: Essays on the Man of Steel in Changing Times”

    1. As a historian with research interests in comic books and Superman specifically, I was happy to find a book that took an analytic approach to the Man of Steel's history. In my experience, most comic histories focus on the character's creation and development in the real world (such as his foray into film and television) and the various changes that took place at DC. This book, by contrast, works to illustrate the ways in which the first superhero has remained relevant for over seven decades by e [...]

    2. To be honest, I only read one essay which I needed as research for my dissertation. It wasn't a bad piece, but not terribly insightful.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *