TwoMorrows Publishing (www.twomorrows.com)
Trade Paperback (240 pages)
Interviews and art of:
Marv Wolfman, Denny O’Neil, Len Wein, Jerry Siegel, Murphy Anderson,
Curt Swan, Gerry Conway, Wayne Boring, George Perez, Alan Moore, etc.
| 04/22/07 - 12:12 am: The Krypton Companion is a great book, and I
highly recommend it, but I think the only Pérez content within its
pages is a reprinting of the cover of Crisis on Infinite Earths #7. (And George's name being mentioned a couple of times.)
Sat, 21 Apr 2007 15:37:45 CST
Publishing 2007 Preview Catalog
Unlocks the secrets of Superman’s Silver and Bronze
Ages, when kryptonite came in multiple colors and
super-pets flew the skies! Features all-new interviews
with ADAMS, ANDERSON, CARDY, GARCÍA-LÓPEZ,
GIFFEN, MOONEY, O’NEIL, OKSNER, PASKO,
ROZAKIS, SHOOTER, WEIN, WOLFMAN, and
others, plus tons of rare and unseen art! By BACK
ISSUE magazine’s MICHAEL EURY!
(240-page trade paperback) $29 US
Diamond Order Code: MAY063443
Reading list for Jan-Apr, 2007
Title: Krypton Companion
Author: Michael Eury (editor)
Publisher: Two Morrows Publishing
What: A collection of (all-new) interviews, articles and indexes
regarding Superman during the Silver and Bronze ages of comics, ranging
from the second part of the years the character was edited by Mort
Weisinger (from 1958 on) up to the last days under Julius Schwartz in
‘86 (before the John Byrne reboot).
Comments: This is gold for any comics reader. Wow. Extensive interviews
and articles about Marv Wolfman, Denny O’Neil, Len Wein, Jerry Siegel
(obviously), Murphy Anderson, Curt Swan, Gerry Conway, Wayne Boring,
George Perez, Alan Moore, etc etc etc etc. This is an amazing
back-stage pass at the moment in time when Superman’s mythology was
still cooling down and forming from raw dreamstuff… It’s all in this
book: The introduction of Supergirl, Krypto, the Fortress of Solitude,
and so on, up to the aftershocks of the Christopher Reeve movies, and
well beyond that. It is just packed with never seen before artwork,
it’s very richly-illustrated (even though it’s b&w).
But the best part? The book is incredibly light on indexes and
technical stuff, and 90% focused on the creators themselves. There’s a
long “roundtable discussion” among many Superman professionals talking
simultaneously about the same Superman-related subjects. So you got
Mark Waid and Kurt Busiek and John Byrne and Roy Thomas and Jon
Bogdanove, and many others, just going at it and letting it all out at
each other. Fantastic!
I recommend this book to anyone who’s ever wondered where Superman’s
popularity stems from, and why and how the character got to become part
of worldwide popular culture and he’s today.