Calling All Superheroes The first encyclopedic reference work that profiles superheroes from all companies and in all media, The Superhero Book is the ultimate A-Z compendium. Its 300 full entries provide information on more than 1,000 mythic overachievers, covering the best-loved and historically significant heroes in comics, film, television, and works of fiction. The Superhero Book provides more than 150 full-color illustrations, including dozens of classic comic covers. The encyclopedia comprehensively profiles its heroes, detailing their mythology, sidekicks, proteges, villains, love interests, superpowers, weapons, costumes, vulnerabilities, nicknames, and modus operandi-as well as the many twists and turns they've taken in their careers and their changing status in the popular culture. You'll find tons of trivia, never-before-revealed facts and finds, and loads of insider information, written with enthusiasm and insight by a devoted team of comic-book, film, and pop culture experts. With The Superhero Book, you'll be reminded why we love and need them, why they were chosen to save the world, what they do for their day jobs, and of their very human conflicts and problems.Misiroglu, Gina is the author of 'Superhero Book The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes', published 2004 under ISBN 9781578591541 and ISBN 1578591546.