[Pdf New] (Superfolks) by Robert Mayer


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    read Ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ì Robert Mayer Robert Mayer Ì 8 summary read Superfolks This novel was out of print for uite a long time and it almost reached legendary status amongst comics readers several respected writers named it as a major influence on their work eg Kurt Busiek and Grant Morrison I'm willing to take their wo

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    read Ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ì Robert Mayer [Pdf New] (Superfolks) by Robert Mayer Robert Mayer Ì 8 summary This novel is touted as being the precursor to the realistic or at least grittier and less purely heroic portrayal of superheroes that swept through comics in the early to mid 1980s Out of print for over two decades Mayer's book was reprinted in 2005 with a slightly inaccurate foreword by Grant Morrison and blurb from Stan Lee Paul Dini and

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    [Pdf New] (Superfolks) by Robert Mayer read Ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ì Robert Mayer Robert Mayer Ì 8 summary So obviously I'd heard mutterings of this before but it was when it became the latest front in the Grant MorrisonAlan Moore DUEL OF WIZARDS that I got motivated to pop it on the old wishlist Morrison's contention as I recall being

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    read Ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ì Robert Mayer Robert Mayer Ì 8 summary read Superfolks I had been looking for this book on and off for uite a long time now You see once upon a time when I was but a young lad of 13 or 14 I stumbled across a copy of it in my local library It made uite an impression Unfortunately that particular edition of the text had been released under the title Everyman which meant that my subseuent efforts to find it were doomed to be fruitless until I finally managed to Google the ri

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    [Pdf New] (Superfolks) by Robert Mayer Considered to be the original “retired superhero” tale the inspiration for well known works like Watchmen and The Incredibles Too bad it sucks Mayer’s sense of humor seems to be based almost entirely around bad puns and on naming his main characters after famous people Our protagonist David Brinkley Not only is this not funny it’s con

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    [Pdf New] (Superfolks) by Robert Mayer Characters 3Plot 3Universe 3I know this is a cult favorite of many people and I did enjoy it but just didn't fall in love with it

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    [Pdf New] (Superfolks) by Robert Mayer Robert Mayer Ì 8 summary read Superfolks If someone described to you a book that was an influence on the superhero deconstruction stories of Alan Moore and Grant Morrison among others in a satirical style that was not unlike Kurt Vonnegut what kind of book would you imagine?

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    read Superfolks [Pdf New] (Superfolks) by Robert Mayer This is reminiscent of the Roger Rabbit novel The author has found this then untapped rich field for parody He then sets out to develop the f

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    Robert Mayer Ì 8 summary read Ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ì Robert Mayer [Pdf New] (Superfolks) by Robert Mayer I saw this in a store once upon a time flipped through it thought it was good and I'd buy it when I had money and then it was gone But due to the Magic of the Internet I eventually found it again and read itIt hasn't aged well Funny name jokes rarely work on me So calling Kryptonite Cronkite isn't that funny to me even

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    read Ê eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ì Robert Mayer Robert Mayer Ì 8 summary [Pdf New] (Superfolks) by Robert Mayer A satirical look at the life of a retired superhero The book was written in 1977 so some of the humor is dated

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Superfolks summary ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Robert Mayer Ì 8 summary Ounds Now all the heroes are dead or missing and his beloved New York is on the edge of chaos It's up to Brinkley to come to the rescue but he's in the midst of a serious mid life crisis his su. Considered to be the original retired superhero tale the inspiration for well known works like Watchmen and The Incredibles Too bad it sucks Mayer s sense of humor seems to be based almost entirely around bad puns and on naming his main characters after famous people Our protagonist David Brinkley Not only is this not funny it s confusing when someone like Richard Nixon is mentioned who are we then supposed to assume he meansThere s also just somethingunpleasant about this book Little nuggets of sexism and racism that I m sure Mayer would say are part of the satire but which just made me feel icky So while this book may be groundbreaking personally I d rather break in the opposite direction

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Superfolks

Superfolks summary ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Robert Mayer Ì 8 summary Perpowers are failing himAt long last this classic satire that inspired comic books like Watchmen and Miracleman is back in print It's a hilarious thriller that digs deep into the American psyc. This is reminiscent of the Roger Rabbit novel The author has found this then untapped rich field for parody He then sets out to develop the friction between the real world and the subject But something about it feels unprofessional I can t tell you what but it does I think part of it might be the author s decision to place the characters in the world of DC Comics without authorization which lends itself to a weird feeling that the important name brand heroes are too important to show up This is heightened by the fact that the main character is a trope for trope double for Superman A couple of the twists are inventive Once in a while a joke hits the mark The author obviously tried to overcome his naming problems by relying on names from other media but it freights all of his characters with unrelated baggage and confuses the story

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Superfolks summary ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Robert Mayer Ì 8 summary Before there was WATCHMEN there was SUPERFOLKSDavid Brinkley used to be a hero the greatest the world had ever seen until he retired got married moved to the suburbs and packed on a few extra p. So obviously I d heard mutterings of this before but it was when it became the latest front in the Grant MorrisonAlan Moore DUEL OF WIZARDS that I got motivated to pop it on the old wishlist Morrison s contention as I recall being that Moore had not sufficiently acknowledged his borrowings from Mayer in his major early works Wellno The Moore works of which I was reminded here were not Watchmen and Miracleman they were the charming minor pieces Pictopia and Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow both lovely but hardly the stuff on which Moore s legacy rests First off yes this brings a dose of realism to superheroics but given there s no such thing as an objective take on reality realism describes an awful lot of styles This is the realism of the postwar American novel it s worth noting that as well as comic book superheroes grown old and giving up the cast here also includes Holden Caulfield and Portnoy in respectable middle age Plus Snoopy plus Ronald McDonald plus various figures from seventies American politics whose relevance I d never have grasped if I d read this pre Google The tone is larger than life satirical closer in many ways to Mad magazine superhero parodies than Watchmen style realism I should note though that while I don t generally buy into the British literary establishment s love affair with that particular school of novelists it worked here perhaps because of the subject matter I could go along for the ride with Superfolks in a way I couldn t with say HerzogSecond just as Morrison argues with some justification that Moore overstates Moore s own status as a uniue forerunner so Morrison himself in turn exaggerates the uniue prescience of Superfolks I have a paperback anthology called simply Superheroes which came out the next year collecting many stories some new some recent some dating back to the forties which likewise bring a dose of realism to the heroes the most famous is Larry Niven s essay Man of Steel Woman of Kleenex Marvel s early comics in their own clumsy way had tried to do something similar in the early sixties and DC had got in on the act in the early seventies when Green Arrow s kid sidekick became a junkie I m sure the jokes and Tijuana bibles go back to the first years of comics so called Golden Age Humans can t help but dream of something better hence superheroes Then when they see something better they eually can t help making jokes about that superman s knobStill even if I read this book for the worst of reasons drawn into a feud between two of my favourite comics writers that s another sale for a book which definitely deserves them About which I realise I ve said very little directly but then just as I came into it broadly ignorant of the plot of anything bar the most basic premise so in my turn I wouldn t want to give too much away

  • Paperback
  • 240
  • Superfolks
  • Robert Mayer
  • English
  • 20 April 2019
  • 9780312339920