Michel Parry – Superheroes
Posted by demonik on August 11, 2007
Michel Parry (ed.) – Superheroes (Sphere, 1978)
Introduction – Michel Parry
Robert Bloch – Stupourman
George E. Clark – The Evil Super-Man
John Russell Fearn – The Golden Amazon Returns
Donald F. Glut – Origin Of A Superhero
Stephen Hitchcock – Captain Amazing
George Alec Effinger – The Awesome Menace Of The Polarizer
John A. Keel – Satyr-Man
Adrian Cole – Transmuto, The Metamorphic Myrmidon
Marion Pitman – Easy Way Out
Norman Spinrad – It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane!
Allen C. Kimball – Up, Up And Away!
Frank Adey – Alternative Ending
Special Non-fiction feature Larry Niven – Man Of Steel, Woman Of Kleenex: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Superman’s Sex Life!
I realise I’m stretching it to include this entertaining Sci-Fantasy heavy collection on a horror listing, but at least two of the featured stories qualify and, as one of these is Donald Glut’s lovable Frankenstein update, I thought I’d make an exception. An even madder mad doctor unleashes The Evil Super-Man (AKA The Test-tube Monster) on the world and heads roll as a consequence in George E. Clark’s pulp romp.