J. Michael Straczynski is a veteran comics and television writer whose name is celebrated in the industry, as well as a former journalist for the Los Angeles Times and Time. His comic book work includes The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, Rising Stars, and the Superman: Earth One graphic novel, which spent 37 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. He has worked on notable television series The Twilight Zone and Murder She Wrote and created Jeremiah, Crusade, and Babylon 5. His work has earned him two Hugo Awards, the Saturn, Eisner, Inkpot, the Ray Bradbury Award, and many others.
Straczynski’s latest book, Becoming Superman, is a dazzling memoir of how the power of creativity and imagination helped him to overcome the horrors of his youth, dysfunctional family, murder, and a terrible secret. Readers will get the behind-the-scenes look at what helped to shape “one of the greatest science fiction minds of our time.” (Max Brooks, author of World War Z).
Tickets available now!
How to order books & tickets:
This is a ticketed event. Priority tickets to the signing line are given only with the purchase of BECOMING SUPERMAN from Mysterious Galaxy. Tickets are numbered, indicating your place in the signing line, and are sold on a first-come basis. You may purchase your book online, in-store, or over the phone, but all books must be paid in full in order to receive a ticket.
1) You must enter payment method. Books ordered using the 'pay in store' option will not be issued a ticket or guaranteed a book until actual payment is made.
2) Note your intent to attend in the comments section at checkout.
3) All online orders must be submitted by 7:00pm on SEPTEMBER 16TH for your book to be personalized.
You'll be able to pick up your book and ticket from Mysterious Galaxy the day of the event at 10:00am.
Other limitations may apply. The event itself is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come first-served 30-40 minutes before the start of the event. Please read through our FAQ for arrival times, book limitations, and other details. Contact a Mysterious Galaxy bookseller at 858-268-4747 for any questions.