The Great Comic Book Heroes and Other Essays was not included in Series One.
From the Back Cover:
A Novelist who has set the highest standards for his profession (The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Cocksure, and St. Urbain’s Horseman), Mordecai Richler brings to essay writing the same exacting demand for quality, the same well-honed wit, biting satire, and masterful prose style. and the best of it all can be found in this volume, representing selections from his two published collections, Shovelling Trouble and Hunting Tigers Under Glass. In an easy mingling of the journalistic and the literary, Richler informs and delights his readers. Whether he is musing on the comic strips or the movies, putting James Bond in his place, or mocking Canadian provincialism, he is always engaging, always engrossing, and consistently at the top of his form.