Books The Great Comic Book Heroes Jules Feiffer by Jules Feiffer Paperback, 80 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $8.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Great Comic Book HeroesSubtitleJules FeifferAuthorJules Feiffer Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary The editorial cartoonist examines the American art form which produced comic book heroes such as Batman, Superman, and Captain Marvel in the nineteen-thirties and forties. Genres: Nonfiction Art & Design History & Society Also by Jules Feiffer The Long Chalkboard The Phantom Tollbooth The Odious Ogre Kill My Mother Which Puppy? Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Great Comic Book Heroes Summer Books 2008: Excerpts Excerpt: 'The Great Comic Book Heroes' July 3, 2008 Jules Feiffer offers a critical history of comic books. He labels comics "junk" — only to vigorously defend our need for them. Critics' Lists: Summer 2008 Holy Bookworms! Superheroes Take To The Page July 3, 2008 Quake in fear, puny humans! Spandex-clad superbeings have engineered a mass escape. From big screens and billboards to bus ads and even bookshelves: this summer, nowhere is safe from superheroes.