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Dooley, Dennis and Gary Engle, eds. Superman at Fifty: The persistence of a legend. Cleveland: Octavia, 1987. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 940601001
BibTeX citation key: Dooley1987
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Superman", Collection of essays, Superhero, USA
Creators: Dooley, Engle
Publisher: Octavia (Cleveland)
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Preface 11

The Origins
Dennis Dooley: The Man of Tomorrow and the Boys of Yesterday 19

The Evolution
Curt Swan: Drawing Superman 37
Dennis O'Neil: The Man of Steel and Me 46
Harvey Pekar: The Man Who Changed the Comics (cartoon panel, illustrated by R. Crumb and Gary Dumm) 59
Philip Skerry/Chris Lamber: From Panel to Panavison 62

The Persistence of a Legend
Gary Engel: What Makes Superman So Darned American? 79
Patrick L. Eagan: A Flag with a Human Face 88
Frederik N. Smith: Reading Superman 96
David B. Guralnik: Superstar, Supermom, Super Glue, Superdooper, Superman 103
Joanna Connors: Female Meets Supermale 108
David Galloway: Pop Goes the Hero 116
Edward Mehok: St. Clark of Krypton 123
John D. McGervey: The Art and Science of Leaping Tall Buildings 130
Jane W. Kessler: Superman and the Dreams of Childhood 137
Lester Roebuck: The Good, the Bad and the Oedipal 143
Lee K. Abbott: Necessary Heroes 153

The Unanswered Questions
Lighthearted Meditations and Trivial Speculations (Arvydas Berkopec, John J. Boyle, Rosa Maria DelVecchio, Dick Feagler, Tim Gorman, Mary Grimm, Buster Jackson, Stuart Kollar, Scott Raab, Melissa Spirek and John H. Tidyman) 161

Contributors Notes 183
Index 186
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