Superheroes - fictional characters fighting evil with superhuman powers, gadgets, and way-out weapons - have fascinated us ever since Superman first donned his cape and tights back in 1938. "The Little Book of Super Heroes" charts the growth of the genre, profiling the most notable superheroes and giving insight into their creation. It's topped off by quotes, trivia and a guide to collectables from Marvel Comics to Corgi Batmobiles.
Michael Heatley graduated from Southampton University in 1976 with a degree in economics. He formed his own company, Northdown Publishing in 1988 after working for a number of respected publishers. He has specialised as a writer in the fields of sport and music and is the author of over 100 biographies, ranging from Robbie Williams to Rolf Harris.