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On the origin of superheroes

Chris Gavaler

On the origin of superheroes

from the big bang to Action Comics no. 1

by Chris Gavaler

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Superheroes in literature,
  • Heroic virtue,
  • Heroes,
  • Mythology,
  • Heroes in literature,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesSuperheroes
    StatementChris Gavaler
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN56.5.H45 G38 2015
    The Physical Object
    Pagination295 pages
    Number of Pages295
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27195478M
    ISBN 101609383818
    ISBN 109781609383817
    LC Control Number2015008647
    OCLC/WorldCa907651852

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