Superman: The Golden Age. In Color!

"Faster than a speeding bullet - more powerful than a locomotive...": First edition of Les Daniels' Superman: The Golden Age; signed twice by art director and designer Chip Kidd

Superman: The Golden Age. In Color!

DANIELS, Les. [Chip Kidd].


Item Number: 126730

San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1999.

First edition of the early history of the first popular superhero, Superman. Royal octavo, original pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Signed on the title page and rear jacket flap by art director and designer Chip Kidd. Photographs by Geoff Spear. Art direction and design by Chip Kidd. Design assistance by Chin-Yee Lai. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. Jacket photographs by Geoff Spear. Front Jacket art by Fred Ray. Back jacket art by H. J. Ward. Author photograph by Beth Gwinn.

When Superman first landed on Earth in 1938, he wasn't the muscled megahero we know today. And inveterate champion of the downtrodden and oppressed, his personality reflected the imaginations of two teenage creators and the Depression era in which they lived. With his superhuman strengths and very human heart, Superman was a champion America could believe in. A beautifully designed tribute to the beginnings of the world's first, strongest, and most-loved superhero, Superman: The Golden age describes the Man of Steel's life and times from 1938 to 1955 with numerous reproductions of rare comic book art, working sketches, and original character designs.

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