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Gladiator: The Enduring Classic That Inspired the Creators of Superman!

Gladiator: The Enduring Classic That Inspired the Creators of Superman!

By: Philip Wylie, Gerard Jones

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Thanks to his father's genetic experiments, Hugo Danner is born with superhuman levels of strength, speed, and intelligence. Hugo feels compelled to conceal his gifts from a suspicious and uncomprehending world, but he doesn't take on an identity as a costumed crusader. Instead, his struggles to find a place in society that will accommodate his extraordinary skills lead to a checkered career as a boardwalk strongman, Foreign Legionnaire, politician, and archeologist.
Gladiator, first published in 1930, preceded Superman's debut by eight years and formed the archetypes further developed in subsequent superhero comics and literature. Fans of comics, graphic novels, science-fiction, and fantasy literature will be captivated by this timeless tale of an outsider's search for acceptance and fulfillment. Introduction by Gerard Jones, author of Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book.

Reprint of the Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1930 edition.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486799344
ISBN 139780486799346
Author/EditorPhilip Wylie, Gerard Jones
FormatBook
Grade level4 and Up (ages 11 and up)
Page Count256
Dimensions5 x 8

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