Subtitled 'The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes', this is a remarkable and fresh book, being a history of the occult influences on comic books. Bringing together key figures and movements in occult history with milestone developments in the history of early superheroes, Knowles shows how occult themes and ideas have been drawn upon in the creation of some of the most well-known heroes, from Superman to the X-Men; Wonder Woman and Electra. Amusingly illustrated by Joseph Michael Linsner.

San Francisco: Weiser Books, 2007. Paperback, xv 233 pages. New.

Our Gods wear Spandex - Comic Books] Christopher Knowles