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Jess Nevins’ Encyclopedia of Golden Age Superheroes
Jess Nevins’ Encyclopedia of Golden Age Superheroes

Jess Nevins’ Encyclopedia of Golden Age Superheroes


334 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $50.00 (US $50.00) (CA $67.00)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9781613180235

Rights: US & CA

High Rock Press (Oct 2017)

Price: $50.00


This unique, one-volume encyclopedia contains entries on the more than 2000 superheroes, private eyes, cowboys, pilots, and adventure heroes who appeared in comics during the Golden Age (1935-1949) of superhero comics. Every heroic character from the Golden Age has been included; no one has been left out. Each entry contains a description of the hero, their significant villains, their creator credits, their first appearance, and their number of appearances in comics of the Golden Age. This collection is a one-of-a-kind compendium of superheroes that no fan of comics or superhero gaming should be without.


"Another remarkable work from Jess Nevins, exposing and exploring the roots of the forms of weird adventure fiction that continue to dominate 21st Century culture. Essential archaeology."  —Warren Ellis, author, Back on the Street  

"As always, Jess Nevins is the ultimate historical source for pulp fiction. This book is like if Encyclopedia Brown had grown up obsessed with superheroes and make the ultimate guide to them."  —Ed Brubaker, author, The Man Who Laughs

Author Biography

Jess Nevins is a reference librarian at a community college. He is the author of A Blazing World and Heroes & Monsters. He lives in Naperville, Texas.