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Super-Folks by Robert Mayer

Super-Folks (1977)

by Robert Mayer

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Alan Moore got a lot of his ideas (deconstructing superheroes) from this book. ( )
  EricKibler | Apr 6, 2013 |
An aging, flabby, power-fading super-hero is forced out of retirement by a government conspiracy and deadly threats from his past, only to discover that the world is a much darker, more cynical and dangerous place that the one he remembers from his heyday. Lashings of sex, violence and cod-psychological drama... any comic fans who grew up in the late 80s and 90s will now be crying "been there, done that, bought the T-shirt".

But wait - Robert Mayer's novel (minus the graphic) was originally published in 1977...

Read the full review at my blog. ( )
  rolhirst | Aug 19, 2009 |
Love this book. What would it really be like to be a superhero and live a regular life? It's a hoot. ( )
  wrena | Feb 23, 2009 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Robert Mayerprimary authorall editionscalculated
Busiek, KurtIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Morrison, GrantForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
O'Brien, TonyAuthor photosecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ribik, JackCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312339925, Paperback)

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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