Last Night, A Superhero Saved My Life

Last Night, A Superhero Saved My Life

Neil Gaiman, Jodi Picoult, Brad Meltzer, and An All-star Roster on the Caped Crusaders That Changed Their Lives

Book - 2016
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"As broad as our exponentially growing cultural fascination with caped crusaders is, it runs just as deep as this long awaited anthology underscores. Liesa Mignogna the VP, Editorial Director at Simon Pulse and editor of this anthology can expound on the virtues of Batman (her wedding was even Batman-themed) but it's her retelling of incredibly harrowing yet ultimately inspiring encounters with The Dark Knight over the years, as she struggled to coexist with the supervillains in her own family that birthed this collection. Last Night, A Superhero Saved My Life gives readers the chance to connect to their beloved authors, while those same authors connect to their beloved superheroes, and within that feedback loop of respect and admiration lies a stellar, and phenomenally accessible, anthology full of thrills, chills, and spills. Contributors include New York Times bestsellers Christopher Golden, Leigh Bardugo, Brad Meltzer, Neil Gaiman, Carrie Vaughn, Jodi Picoult, and Jamie Ford, as well as award-winners and mainstays like Joe R. Lansdale, Karina Cooper, and Ron Currie, Jr among many others. Last Night, A Superhero Saved My Life's authors share their most hilarious and most heart wrenching experiences with their chosen defender to explain why superheroes matter, what they tell us about who we are, and what they mean for our future"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250043924
Characteristics: xv, 284 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Mignogna, Liesa
Call Number: 741.5352 LAS


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Some New York Times bestselling authors that you know and love come together to write about themselves and some superheroes that they know and love. It’s a book nerd’s dream.

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JCLAmyF Oct 27, 2016

This was a great collection of short commentary by authors on their first (or greatest) comic book loves. It touched on a variety of topics from handling trauma to falling in love to dealing with the day to day grind of existence. Only one of the stories ticked me off - impressive for an anthology!

KateHillier Jun 29, 2016

I really enjoyed this little collection. I didn't get into reading comics until I was a little older (I got my fix from Batman: The Animated Series, and the X-Men cartoon for the most part along with movies) so it was really neat to see different writers' stories on how meeting the right superhero at the right time, or just meeting them early, shaped them or shaped their approach to things. Not just Superman and Batman either. There were even two superheroes that I've never heard of!

Fast read, good fun, and if you like comics you'll definitely find a familiar person here.


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