Superheroes – fictional characters fighting evil with superhuman powers, gadgets and way-out weapons – have fascinated us ever since Superman first donned his cape and tights back in 1938. Once the province of comic books, they have made their way first to the small and then the big screen. Batman, for instance, was one of the icons of the Sixties, while the array of villains opposing him, like the Joker, Penguin and Riddler, became every bit as notorious. Not to mention Catwoman, an early female representative.
This fantastic eBook, The Little Book of Superheroes, charts the growth of the genre, profiling the most notable superheroes and giving an insight into their creation. It’s topped off by quotes – every superhero had a catchphrase – trivia and a guide to collectables, from Marvel Comics to Corgi Batmobiles, that fetch the highest prices on the collectors’ market. In short, between these covers is all you'll need to enter the superhero world apart from the costume!