Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe by Tim Leong

By Tim Leong

The comedian ebook universe is adventurous, mystifying, and choked with heroes, villains, and cosplaying Comic-Con attendees. This booklet through considered one of stressed out magazine's paintings administrators traverses the photo international via a suite of pie charts, bar graphs, timelines, scatter plots, and extra. great picture deals readers a distinct examine the elaborate and infrequently contradictory storylines that weave their means via comedian books, and stocks suggestion for navigating the pages of a few of the preferred, longest-running, and best-loved comics and image novels available in the market. From a colourful breakdown of the DC Comics reader demographic to a witty Venn diagram of superhero comedian tropes and a Chris Ware unhappiness scale, this ebook charts the main arbitrary and huge characters, moments, and kit of the vast global of comics.

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On this particular alien planet. 1978 During a time-traveling mission to stop a war between two alien nations, Flash and Superman square off. 1990 After Barry Allen dies, Wally West takes over as The Flash and he too races Superman. The race determines if the villain Mr. Mxyzptlk will have to leave Earth. The triumph sends the evil imp abroad for 90 days. 0-0-1 Tie! 0-0-1 0-0-2 Tie! 0-0-2 1-0-2 Winner! 0-1-2 2-0-2 Winner! 0-2-2 3-0-2 Winner! 0-3-2 SMALL WONDER How Big Is the Miniature City of Kandor?

The triumph sends the evil imp abroad for 90 days. 0-0-1 Tie! 0-0-1 0-0-2 Tie! 0-0-2 1-0-2 Winner! 0-1-2 2-0-2 Winner! 0-2-2 3-0-2 Winner! 0-3-2 SMALL WONDER How Big Is the Miniature City of Kandor? Kandor, the capital city of Krypton, was stolen and shrunk by the alien android Brainiac. Superman keeps the city and its inhabitants in his Fortress of Solitude.

1950 1960 1970 The Man of Steel was a pioneer in more ways than you probably realize. Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman is one of the first (and most successful) superheroes ever. He was also one of the first to wear a logo on his chest, which later became standard superhero fare. What was not standard, though, was what exactly appeared there. The Superman logo shape, like the stories themselves, morphed over time. 1951 George Reeves takes over as Superman in the B-movie Superman and the Mole Men, and later in the first TV series.

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