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Superfolks

Robert Mayer; Foreword by Grant Morrison

St. Martin's Griffin

Before there was WATCHMEN, there was SUPERFOLKS.... David Brinkley used to be a hero, the greatest the world had ever seen--until he retired, got married, moved to the suburbs, and packed on a few extra pounds. Now all the heroes are dead or missing, and his beloved New York is on the edge of chaos. It's up to Brinkley to come to the rescue, but he's in the midst of a serious mid-life crisis--his superpowers are failing him.

At long last this classic satire that inspired comic books like Watchmen and Miracleman is back in print. It's a hilarious thriller that digs deep into the American psyche.

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BEFORE THERE WAS WATCHMEN, there was SUPERFOLKS.

BEFORE THE INCREDIBLES, there was SUPERFOLKS.

BEFORE DICK CHENEY, there was SUPERFOLKS.


Introduction

I’d been writing comics for money for more than ten years when I first heard about this mythical, inspirational ‘Superfolks’ book but none of the local stores knew what I was talking about when I went looking for the damned, elusive thing. In the end, someone finally palmed me a battered US paperback edition, with a cover painting of a morose, chubby man in spandex. There he was, slumped by a miserable yellow table

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"It is gorgeous. It is splendid. It is funny as hell... He writes like an angel."

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Robert Mayer; Foreword by Grant Morrison

  • Robert Mayer is a former, award-winning journalist. He lives in New Mexico. During a mid-life crisis, he got in touch with his inner superhero and created Superfolks, his first novel, which was originally published in 1977.
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Robert Mayer; Foreword by Grant Morrison

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