dannybook.jpgMy pal Danny Fingeroth (comic book writer extroaordinaire) has a new book on a favorite subject of mine: Superheroes. You should check it out here. “Superman On The Couch” explores the reasons why the superhero is myth for our times and our culture.

With its roots in ancient mythologies and modern obsessions, the idea of the superhero is one that permeates our entertainment as well as our daily lives. The superhero adventure story–in comics, film or on TV–is the vehicle for our own modern mythology.
“Superman On The Couch” examines how the key superhero archetypes-Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, the X-Men-touch primal needs and experiences in Western culture. There is much about the superhero that transcends its four-color origins.
Says Danny, “My book, Superman On The Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society is finally going on sale the beginning of April. There’s a publication party at the new MOCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) Soho headquarters on Thursday, March 25th, 6-8 pm, if you’re by any chance in NYC then.”

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