The World’s Greatest Super-Heroes

October 17, 2005 | Trades


The World’s Greatest Super-Heroes
Paul Dini, Alex Ross
DC Comics
$69.99 (Hardcover)
***** (out of five)

Paul Dini is a great writer.
Of course, to put your words onto paintings by Alex Ross you’d kind of have to be.
Sure, it’s easy to look at the spectacular collection of The World’s Greatest Super-Heroes and instantly get lost in Ross’ sublime art, depicting long-standing DC Comics’ characters like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in the most true-to-life way any creator ever has.
But reading these inspired stories of The Man Of Steel battling global hunger, the Dark Knight’s war on poverty and Wonder Woman taking on the exploitation of women is equally moving.
Dini, the Emmy Award-winning producer of Batman Beyond, gets inside these iconic characters in a way few writers have and gives them depth and humanity. The monologues are exactly what you’d imagine the heroes to be thinking.
To match the accomplishment of these outstanding creators is a package that does them justice. In addition to these six unique stories are scores of behind-the-scenes material, sketches and reflections, all in an over-sized hardcover, wrapped in a gorgeous slipcase illustrated by Ross.
The World’s Greatest Super-Heroes is truly a delight for your eyes, your heart and your mind.

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