05/07/2012 04:39 pm ET

'Leaping Tall Buildings' Showcases Amazing Images Of Comic Book Writers (PHOTOS)

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.