Superman’s incredible 84-year journey in comics and various mediums will be explored for the first time in oral history format within the pages of Voices from Krypton: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s the Unofficial Oral History of Superman, written by veteran entertainment journalist Edward Gross and to be published by the Nacelle Company (The Toys That Made Us, The Movies That Made Us).
Culled from over 200 interviews conducted by the author, this book covers it all via oral history through the words of comic writers, artists, editors and historians as well as actors, directors, writers, producers, visual effects technicians, authors and many more.
The journey starts in the days before DC Comics even existed and tracks the Man of Steel from his introduction in the pages of Action Comics #1 through the Golden, Silver, Bronze and modern age of the character in print. Beyond that, inside views are provided on every live action, animated and audio take on the character, ranging from Ray Middleton’s live appearance in the costume at the 1939 New York World’s Fair to the Bud Collyer radio show, Fleischer animated theatrical shorts, Kirk Alyn’s movie serials, George Reeves’ Adventures of Superman, Bob Holiday’s Broadway jaunt, the classic Christopher Reeve films, the Superboy series starring, first, John Haymes Newton and, then, Gerard Christopher; Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Superman: The Animated Series, Tom Welling’s Smallville, Brandon Routh’s Superman Returns, Henry Cavill and the Snyderverse, Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman & Lois and so much more.
Edward Gross is the author or co-author of a wide variety of non-fiction books, among them Planet of the Apes Revisited, Rocky: The Complete Guide and oral histories on such subjects as Star Trek (the two-volume The Fifty-Year Mission), Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (Slayers & Vampires), Battlestar Galactica (So Say We All), James Bond (Nobody Does It Better), Star Wars (Secrets of the Force) and John Wick (July 2022’s They Shouldn’t Have Killed His Dog).
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