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Sphere Horror In The Seventies

Michel Parry – Superheroes

Posted by demonik on August 11, 2007

Michel Parry (ed.) – Superheroes (Sphere, 1978)

Michel Parry - Superheroes

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.

One Response to “Michel Parry – Superheroes”

  1. […] and also mentioning a book of superhero short stories he had read – has to be Superheroes, a collection of stories published by Sphere in 1978. There was some good stuff and some bad stuff in it, but possibly the […]

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