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Supergods by Grant Morrison

Summary from Goodreads :  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, these heroes are powerful archetypes who reflect and predict the course of human existence: Through them we tell the story of ourselves. In this exhilarating work of a lifetime, Morrison draws on art, archetypes, and his own astonishing journeys through this shadow universe to provide the first true history of our great modern myth: the superhero. Supergods, chronologically traces the evolution of caped crusaders through four eras: The Golden Age, The Silver Age, The Dark Age and the Renaissance in what I think is a thorough approach. Grant Morrison covers everything from the characters, the writers and creators, the cover and panel layout, the societal and politi

September 2015: Required Reading

August 2015 Required Reading Report 1. Ubik by Philip K. Dick - (5/5 Stars) I now understand PKD's reputation as being among the sci-fi greats. Ubik is a story that can be interpreted in so many different ways, it's mind boggling.    2. Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human by Grant Morrison - (4/5 Stars) The arrangement of ideas and topics is somewhat chaotic that one can get confused as to whether what kind of book Morrison is actually aiming for. But Morrison's passion for comic books shines through his writing.     3. Fables by Bill Willingham (issues 41-48) - (3-4/5 stars) An old favorite of mine and one of those comic book series that has gone on for a quite a long time, wrapping up only this July. It has 150 issues compiled inside 22 volumes. Issues 41-48 brings with it a lot of revelations and some interesting of backstories for some of the lesser characters.   September 2015 Re