With An Introduction By Neil Gaiman In This Dazzling Memoir, The Acclaimed Writer Behind Babylon 5, Sense8, Clint Eastwood S Changeling And Marvel S Thor Reveals How The Power Of Creativity And Imagination Enabled Him To Overcome The Horrors Of His Youth And A Dysfunctional Family Haunted By Madness, Murder And A Terrible Secret.For Four Decades, J Michael Straczynski Has Been One Of The Most Successful Writers In Hollywood, One Of The Few To Forge Multiple Careers In Movies, Television And Comics Yet There S One Story He S Never Told Before His Own.Joe S Early Life Nearly Defies Belief Raised By Damaged Adults A Con Man Grandfather And A Manipulative Grandmother, A Violent, Drunken Father And A Mother Who Was Repeatedly Institutionalized Joe Grew Up In Abject Poverty, Living In Slums And Projects When Not On The Road, Crisscrossing The Country In His Father S Desperate Attempts To Escape The Consequences Of His Past To Survive His Abusive Environment Joe Found Refuge In His Beloved Comics And His Dreams, Immersing Himself In Imaginary Worlds Populated By Superheroes Whose Amazing Powers Allowed Them To Overcome Any Adversity The Deeper He Read, The He Came To Realize That He, Too, Had A Superpower The Ability To Tell Stories And Make Everything Come Out The Way He Wanted It But Even As He Found Success, He Could Not Escape A Dark And Shocking Secret That Hung Over His Family S Past, A Violent Truth That He Uncovered Over The Course Of Decades Involving Mass Murder.Straczynski S Personal History Has Always Been Shrouded In Mystery Becoming Superman Lays Bare The Facts Of His Life A Story Of Creation And Darkness, Hope And Success, A Larger Than Life Villain And A Little Boy Who Became The Hero Of His Own Life It Is Also A Compelling Behind The Scenes Look At Some Of The Most Successful TV Series And Movies Recognized Around The World.
Joseph Michael Straczynski born July 17, 1954 , known professionally as J Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski or JMS, is an American writer and television producer He works in films, television series, novels, short stories, comic books, and radio dramas He is a playwright, a former journalist, and author of The Complete Book of Scriptwriting He was the creator and showrunne
- 480 pages
- Becoming Superman
- J. Michael Straczynski
- 14 February 2019 J. Michael Straczynski