If you’re a baby boomer, you grew up watching superheroes on television. The generation before us had Superman and western heroes like The Lone Ranger and Zorro but we had Batman, Wonder Woman, The Incredible Hulk and so many more.
The late sixties through the seventies truly was the golden Age of TV Heroes. Flipping through this full-color glossy book is like spending time with an old friend. If you’re a diehard superhero fan, you probably won’t find any new or startling information in this book. What you will find are conversational reminiscing about the shows authors Jason Hofius and George Khoury grew up with and still love.
The boom opens with a quick timeline of TV heroes, then more than 30 pages of coverage for Superman and Batman. Every chapter is loaded with wonderful photos including full-page pics and rare promo shots.
The chapter on Spider-Man is particularly interesting because it begins with a look at Spidey’s first TV appearance on the educational series The Electric Company. That’s followed by extensive looks at Shazam, The Incredible Hulk and Wonder Woman. Even Swamp Thing gets his fair share of pages.
What really makes this book special are the unexpected profiles that pop up between the big names. You’ll meet Boston’s children’s show host Captain America and you’ll get wet and wild with the Sea World Superfriends Show. We’re talking Batman and Robin as the base of a water ski pyramid with Wonder Woman on top. How cool is that?
Age Of TV Heroes is a fun book for both superhero fans and anyone who loves seventies TV. The book comes from TwoMorrows Publishing and you can buy it now on Amazon.
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