The official DC Comics blog revealed today the cover of Grant Morrison‘s Supergods, a non-fiction account of superheroes, and the traditional archetype for the book, which is set to be released through Spiegel & Grau on July 19, 2011.
See the cover here at right (click for larger, full view).
I cannot express how excited I am for this book. After watching the amazing documentary Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods from Halo Eight, I’ve realized how amazing Grant Morrison’s take on superheroes actually is.
I love his comic book work, but his interpretation, as seen in the documentary, of superheroes is on a completely different plane of understanding. It’s incredibly intriguing and I urge anyone and everyone to check out that documentary, which should give you some idea as to the direction of the forthcoming book.
So, here’s the official description of Supergods to get everyone like me excited!
From one of the most acclaimed and oracular writers in the world of comics comes a thrilling and provocative exploration of humankindâ€™s great modern myth: the superhero.
For Grant Morrison, possibly the greatest of contemporary superhero storytellers, these heroes are not simply characters but powerful archetypes whose ongoing, decades-spanning story arcs reflect and predict the course of human existence: Through them, we tell the story of ourselves. In this exhilarating book, Morrison draws on history, art, mythology, and his own astonishing journeys through this alternate universe to provide the first true chronicle of the superhero-why they matter, why they will always be with us, and what they tell us about who we are.