‘Becoming Superman’ Reveals Origin Story for ‘Babylon 5’ Creator

‘Becoming Superman’ Reveals Origin Story for ‘Babylon 5’ Creator

When you look at the foreword to “Becoming Superman” by J. Michael Straczynski, Neil Gaiman explains that Straczynski “works harder than anyone I’ve met in TV and film.”

This description rings true for me while i’m admittedly not a Hollywood insider. Since 1984, Straczynski has been writing for television — everything from campy animation to high-minded sci-fi. He also spent six years writing Marvel’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” flagship comic book, and then he wrote a BAFTA-nominated film starring Angelina Jolie and directed by Clint Eastwood. Other things you may think of Straczynski, you can never accuse the person to be idle.

Even before reading “Becoming Superman” (HarperCollins, July 2019), i usually had the impression that Straczynski wrote so prolifically not because he desired to but because he absolutely needed to. 继续阅读“‘Becoming Superman’ Reveals Origin Story for ‘Babylon 5’ Creator”