Sunday, May 29, 2011

Review: Age of TV Heroes

From the moment I first saw Jackson Bostwick leap just slightly off camera I've been hooked on the combination of TV with superheroes. In my lifetime, I've endured them all, the Captain America with the clear shield, the Hulk, Exo Man, even Mandrake and the Spirit movie, I'm an addict and happy to admit it.

Oh Ghetto Man, why are there no further adventures?

That's why this  book by Twomorrows (a publisher who seems to get more of my money than anybody else these days) is pretty amazing to me. I've seen other books on TV Superheroes but they were usually kind of lifeless affairs. Age of TV Heroes is a colourful, insightful love letter to this genre.

It's design gets you lost in the different eras and it's content could have easily been focused on bigger successes like "Batman" and "The Incredible Hulk" but you see less discussed shows like "Swamp Thing" and "The Tick" in the mix as well.

This is my version of porn.

If that wasn't enough, authors George Khoury and Jason Hofius have added an incredible chapter about the "Superheroes at Sea World" show (a favourite subject of mine here) that has to be seen to be believed, it's more than I ever hoped for.

There is no way I can't rave about this fun book, if you're a child of the 60s, 70s or 80s, this book will sing to you.


John III said...

Holy Flashbacks Batman!

Cheap LED TV said...

This is great! Holy flashbacks indeed.


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