Book Review: Grant Morrison’s Supergods

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Written by Grant Morrison
Spiegel & Grau
Release Date: July 19, 2011

Spanning from the dawn of the superhero in the golden age to the jaded modern era, Supergods is a personal account of writer Grant Morrison‘s knowledge of and love affair with superhero comics.

Supergods is not a perfect book, but hardly anything is. It poses a bit as a textbook on the history of comic books from the presentation of the work itself including chapter titles, index, and sections. The first few chapters covering the golden age are told mostly as historical information that helps the writer truly learn more about comics and the creation of characters like Superman and Batman. There are a couple of opinionated interjections within these chapters, but most are commonly accepted in the industry as fact. So, that’s perfectly acceptable. You start to realize, however, that this is not a book about the history of comics as much as it is about Grant Morrison’s history with comics. It’s not so much an analysis of superheroes, as much as it is a book about how superheroes affected the life of one of the most fascinating writers in the history of comics.

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Grant Morrison’s ‘Supergods’ Cover Revealed

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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.

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