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“A very "raw" version of Superman. He is not the "Goody Two Shoes" that we always thought about but more the rough and tumble hero who was portrayed in the 1940's cartoons. This is
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It's Superman!: A Novel
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Praise for Tom De Haven’sIt’s Superman!

“Delightful…It’s Superman!fills in the early years of its hero with energy and imagination…De Haven’s cartoon world will entertain readers for a long time to come.”
--The New York Times Book Review

“De Haven lets it all unfold with melodramatic relish, reviving the pulp noir of vintage comic books and Saturday morning serials… With cheeky aplomb, luscious period details, and a generous affection for his characters, De Haven accomplishes his own kind of superhuman feat -- he leaps above cliches in a single bound and fashions a stylish, rollicking good yarn from the legend of the Man of Steel.” —The Boston Globe 

It's Superman!is textured with authentic faces, places, and attitudes.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Sometimes even icons have to grow up.” —The Onion

“Funny, poignant and exciting… my favorite book of the year.” —Rocky Mountain News

“A smashing read that offers a comic book's stripped-down, telegraphic storytelling quality as well as a novel's more sustained narrative momentum… an impressive achievement, indeed.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

“It's Superman!... and it's terrific.” —Palm Beach Post

“A must for all superman fans.” —The Philadelphia Weekly News

“De Haven's novel shows that, nearly 70 ...
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ISBN-10: 0345493923
ISBN-13: 978-0345493927
Author: Tom De Haven
Publisher: Ballantine Books

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