Superheros are often maligned as being only for children and geeks; "Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics" (powerHouse Books, $35), from the founders of comics website Graphic NYC, attempts to put the history of the comic book into their proper context.
A major part of the book is the art of photographer Seth Kushner, who has captured remarkable images of some of the biggest living names in comics. Click below to see a slideshow.
Images from Leaping Tall Buildings by Seth Kushner and Christopher Irving, published by powerHouse Books.
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