Massive 'Superman Files' chronicles life of Man of Steel

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the world's greatest superhero, Andrews McMeel Publishing The Superman Files, a hardcover tome described as "a complete, in-depth life story of the Man of Steel." The 312-page book will arrive Nov. 5.

Compiled in the 31st century by Brainiac 5, better known as author Matthew K. Manning (DC Comics Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle, The Batman Vault), the book outlines Superman's history, offering details about friends like Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Perry White as well as facts about such enemies as Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Doomsday and Bizarro.

Among the features: secrets of the daily life of Clark Kent; Daily Planet newspaper articles and eyewitness accounts of Superman's exploits; childhood mementos and journal entries; top-secret data known only to Superman; favorite destinations in Metropolis; surviving artifacts from Krypton; schematics for the Fortress of Solitude and technology used by Superman; files from Stryker Island Prison; and hundreds of images of Superman's enemies and allies.

You can see a preview below. The Superman Files retails for $75.

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