Morrison makes no effort to separate his personal philosophy from his narration of comics history, tending towards polemic in the book's second half. The observations about superheroes are generally brilliant, as one would expect from Morrison's fantastic comics output, but the book's structural inconsistency and forced New Age-y conclusions are a bit disappointing. The book works as yet another profession of Morrison's love for superheroes as a form of life-changing magic, but it's neither a complete history nor a coherent statement of how to make superheroes work for you, self-help style. But it makes you desperately want to read the books he describes, and perhaps that's enough.
Fri/5, 7 p.m.
51 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera
All-ages signing, Sat/6, 2-5 p.m., $28 (includes copy of Supergods)
Supergods celebration, Sat/6, 8 p.m.-midnight, $40 (includes copy of Supergods)
326 Fell, S.F.