Fri
Mar 29 2013 2:45pm

Superman: The Unauthorized Biography Sweepstakes!

In Superman: The Unauthorized Biography, NPR book critic and resident comic book geek Glen Weldon explores our enduring admiration for the Man of Steel and his changing place in our culture over the last seventy-five years of his action-packed, tights-wearing adventures. 

You can get the real scoop on the Big Blue Boy Scout before Weldon's book comes out from Wiley on April 1st. We've got 10 copies, so comment in the post to enter!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 or older. To enter, comment on this post beginning at 3:45 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on March 29, 2013. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 p.m. ET on April 2, 2013. Void outside of the 50 US, and DC where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tor.com, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

158 comments
Philip Pauli
1. Sarastro
Sign me up. This looks like an interesting read.
SoCalJayhawk
2. SoCalJayhawk
My turn.
SoCalJayhawk
3. NeoMachina
I would like one as well.
SoCalJayhawk
7. dreadbeat
Very cool.
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9. Justin Steiner
I'm a big fan of Glen due to Pop Culture Happy Hour and would love to win a copy.
SoCalJayhawk
10. Linda Auclair
I would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity, and congrats to Glen!!
SoCalJayhawk
11. Jon J
I've been hearing about this book for a while from Weldon's podcast...looks like a good read!
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13. arzvi
so badly need this
Laurence Brown
14. Lbllotl
I'm intrigued, and the cover looks great too. Please sign me up.
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15. Jason Malcolm Stewart
Sounds like a fun read. Put me in as well.
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16. Christopher Joy
Looking forward to this.
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17. tony garza
up up and away .....
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18. mee
Looks like a great book. Can't wait to check it out.
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19. That Neil Guy
Up, up and away.
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21. poisonivory
I'm in!
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23. NoAliasIsAvailable
cool.
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24. Al G
After hearing so much about Glen was writing a book...
SoCalJayhawk
25. Darith3duh
I want! Love me some Clark Kent :D
SoCalJayhawk
26. jc1960
What a fun idea! I'm sure there are tidbits to learn :D
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27. BigJim
Up Up and Away!
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28. dutchflorence
Yes please!! Superman has always been my hero.
SoCalJayhawk
29. mnemenomorph
Sounds great!
Aaron Nuttall
32. Ichthyarch
Glen Weldon is so much cooler than Orson Scott Card.
SoCalJayhawk
33. kamandi
Been looking forward to this book!
SoCalJayhawk
34. AbigailM
Love Glen Weldon! His writing never fails to entertain me.
SoCalJayhawk
35. Shane14
Fantastic! A great addition to my collection.
Wayne McCoy
36. gawain07
Big guy looks pretty darn spry for 75, doesn't he?
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40. Joshua Levesque
Fantastic!
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43. Aaron Muguerza
I will read anything!
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44. pirateslife
Love it!
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45. KHC
Love Glen on Pop Culture Happy Hour, so I want up read this, even though superheroes aren't really my thing.
SoCalJayhawk
46. BubbaCoop
Sounds like a great read!
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47. Karl Stansell
Been a fan since childhood, can't wait to read this 'biography' !
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48. LarryB
kriptonite kriptonite kriptonite
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49. C. Christy Concrete
Comment.
Frank Nagy
50. fjnagy
This book should go up, up and away into my hands!
SoCalJayhawk
51. ReaderlyGeek
I'd definitely like one. Crosses fingers. . .
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52. Zephyr Stone
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy -- I sure hope the luck of the draw is on my side!
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53. wizard clip
Yes, please.
Joanne Mielczarski
55. jtmswim
I love all things Superman, so this would be great to read.
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56. C Oppenheimer
Sounds good
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57. Desmond
Count me in, please!
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58. NormanM
Sounds good, I want in on this!
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59. Jeff Wetherington
Great Scott! I hope I win this.
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61. JayHawk
Faster than a ...
did this post already?
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62. Hilary
Superman rocks!
Lonnie Rivenbark
64. fuddster
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a book! For me!!!
Kelly Kilcoyne
65. kellykelly
Oooo! I've been looking forward to this for ages, thanks to the long tease from PCHH!
SoCalJayhawk
69. RLBrown
Dude! This book looks really super, man!
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70. MDHillman
This looks absolutely Super! I would LOVe to win a copy, please pick me! Thanks for the giveaway!
SoCalJayhawk
78. Luiswho
Glen is amazing in PCHH and if this book is even half of that, it would still be fantastic to win a copy to go along with my digital edition!
SoCalJayhawk
79. Laurraine
I grew up reading Superman.
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82. Cnote56
Uuuumm, yeah...give me me some of the good stuff.
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83. Philosophaster
Please count me in
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84. Nehemiah
Ooo ooo pick me, pick me!
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86. JDK
Like, I've been saying....
I've got my reasons.
SoCalJayhawk
87. Steve Lynch
Please enter me.

Superman's creation as told by Brad Meltzer's "Book of Lies" by teenagers Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster gave me a better appreciation for the big boy scout... Than several thousands of comics in my collection.

His creation sprang out of Siegel's mourning of the tragic loss of his Father and a desire for A Messianic figure of the ages to rival Moses, Samson ... And some would say, Jesus. His Kryptonian name of "Kal-El" is Hebrew for "the perfect God".
SoCalJayhawk
88. Trotsky
I've already got a copy on order, but can now give one away as a gift!
SoCalJayhawk
89. Scott Colburn
Congrats on the release Glen!
SoCalJayhawk
90. laurie_PDX
If this book is half as much fun as Glen is on PCHH (and it sounds like it is), count me in.
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91. Marc Hirsh
Well, I would like to win this, if such a thing were possible.
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92. Erinwithans
A whole book by Glen Weldon? Sign me up! (Though an audio version would be great too - love him on PCHH!)
SoCalJayhawk
94. Joe Composer
Yes, please! Big PCHH fan, looking forward to reading this. (And to giving it as a gift, too--but that would be a different copy.)
SoCalJayhawk
96. Chris Wukasch
and... I'm in.
SoCalJayhawk
97. Crystal Land
I've never been a big fan of Superman, but I am a fan of PCHH, and of Glen Weldon--even when he's busy taking over my Twitter feed with Pope/Easter/Maundy-whatever jokes that fly over my head. That's why I've been looking forward to reading this book of his. And since the only thing better than reading a book I've been waiting for would be to read it for free, I really, really hope I win!
SoCalJayhawk
98. Mary Couling
Yes. Awesome.
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99. MrsFridayNext
I've only been awaiting this book FOR A YEAR OR MORE. Eager to throw my hat in the ring for a free one as it will make forcing it on all my friends that much easier.
SoCalJayhawk
100. wildwoodlisa
I have been hearing about this book on PCHH - and harbor a secret desire to see it - having followed superman (superboy, supergirl, superdog, superhorse) since DC Comics sold for a dime. I lost track of them when they started selling for so much more and the drawings got harsher and more edgy. Would not mind dipping my toe back in - perhaps electronically.
SoCalJayhawk
101. Kristy McNutt
Pick me! Pick me! (Hand waving frantically in the air)
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102. Angela Kaye
The book looks great! PS I never confuse Glenn with Trey on PCHH ;)
SoCalJayhawk
103. Megan S.
Recently discovered Glen and PCHH and I am in LOVE! Plus, the world needs more serious discourse on the influence and reach of superheroes. And nothing is more scandalous really, then an unauthorized biography. Maybe Glen will finally uncover the reason behind CK's obsession with phone booths...
SoCalJayhawk
105. MikeM
This sounds like a good read. I'd love to check it out.
SoCalJayhawk
106. Kalyn
Big fan of Superman and Glen Weldon!
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107. Taylor Cole
I love Glen's presence on pop culture happy hour, and an so excited for his book!
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108. Emily Matchett
I'm a big fan of Glen and PCHH, so sign me up!
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109. William Gardner
This could be awesome, and mildly hilarious.
SoCalJayhawk
110. Tom Triumph
Glen rocks! My fav on PCHH.
SoCalJayhawk
111. SHP
I'm actually reading it on my Kindle now -- you guys, it's SO GOOD -- and my hard copy is on pre-order, but would be delighted to win a hard copy and give it to a friend. Because have I mentioned that it is fantastic?
SoCalJayhawk
112. TheMadLibrarian
Do want, as a fan of the BBBS.
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113. haasing1986
Darn. Closed to South African entrants.

Still wont stop Glen from going global.
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115. Yellow bean
I would love a copy!!
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116. Juli
I've heard so much about this book on PCHH that I've been looking forward to it for months!
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118. Baramos
Sounds fun.
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119. LouWW
Please, it was my birthday yesterday, and I'd like a present!
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122. Johnnyqcat
Can't wait to enjoy!
Clare Nowlan
123. caramia732
Looks interesting. I would really enjoy this!
SoCalJayhawk
124. TRo
As a fan of Glen's from PCHH, I would love a copy of his book.
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125. katofrafters
I'm in. This looks really cool.
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126. Karen M
I'm a huge fan of Glen's from PCHH, so I'd be delighted to get to read this.
SoCalJayhawk
127. anyara
sounds neat
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128. Chaz Diddy
This will have to do until they adapt Glen's "Jesus Christ,Superfrog" idea. Love Glen's work from PCHH, can't wait to read this.
SoCalJayhawk
130. robbadler
I would absolutely add this to my shelf, after devouring of course.
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131. Lauren M.
Please sign me up. I would love to read this book.
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133. Mike Poteet
Sounds like a great read! Please enter me to win.
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134. Dick S.
My favorite superhero growing up...
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135. Darth Touma
They call me the space cowboy..
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136. Lightning 2-1
radio check, over
SoCalJayhawk
137. SciFiChick
I have heard that this "reading" and those "book" things are entertaining..
SoCalJayhawk
138. MattG
What a great title! Yes, please.
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140. TaddyCrow
Nanananananananana... wait...
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141. Nomie
I'm always a fan of Glen on Pop Culture Happy Hour so I'd love a chance to read his book!
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142. Colin Josselyn
My childhood aqua man underoos and I stand by you Mr Weldon!!
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143. Julia duMais
Oh, gosh, yes please!
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144. izandra
Would love to win this! Big fan of Glen's from PCHH, and of superheroes.
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145. Euell Thomas
Glen is my favorite pop culture misanthrope
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146. Tina S
Can't wait to read it! I'm a big Weldon and PCHH fan and have loved hearing the progress.
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147. NoNeinNyet
I'd love a copy. Glen wrote a book!
SoCalJayhawk
148. LC
This is so awesome! Huge Glen Weldon and PCHH fan!
SoCalJayhawk
149. Lisa Shykuka
Truth! Justice! Free book!
SoCalJayhawk
150. KM
Congratulations, Glen!
SoCalJayhawk
151. esme
so excited to read this! would love to win a copy!
SoCalJayhawk
152. Frankster
And so the dayjob countdown begins. Buy this book!
SoCalJayhawk
153. Mike!
I'm not sure which I'll relish more, winning this book or knowing that I've just reduced everyone else's odds of winning.

Okay, probably the book. But it's close.
SoCalJayhawk
154. Cristobal
I want to go to there.
SoCalJayhawk
155. Rev. Zeke
Look! Up in the sky-

-it's a bird!
-it's a plane!

Nope, never mind. It's just some schmutz on the sunroof.
SoCalJayhawk
156. zandy1123
Superman is awesome :D
SoCalJayhawk
158. Anna cho
I love superman!

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