Too much of the book is taken up with dramatic veering between history lessons and light readings of comics that offer only the most cursory of critical interpretation. The loose four-age structure is a good starting place for providing order, but neither Morrison or his editor went far enough. Looking at the subtitle "What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us about Being Human," I'm left wondering exactly what they can teach us about being human. Was this book meant to be an argument? A history? A critical reading? An autobiography? It seemingly tries to be everything and winds up doing very little of it as well as it could. Read Full Review
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