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DC Comics: Sixty Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes By Les Daniels Jenette Kahn,

  • Title: DC Comics: Sixty Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes
  • Author: Les Daniels Jenette Kahn
  • ISBN: 9780821220764
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1935, popular culture was transformed forever when DC published its first book of all new, all original comic material To the delight of millions of kids everywhere, the modern comic book was born With the introduction of Superman in 1938 DC Comics made history again, this time with the publication of the first super hero comic book To this day, the Man of Steel remIn 1935, popular culture was transformed forever when DC published its first book of all new, all original comic material To the delight of millions of kids everywhere, the modern comic book was born With the introduction of Superman in 1938 DC Comics made history again, this time with the publication of the first super hero comic book To this day, the Man of Steel remains the most recognized and celebrated hero in the world Inspired by its innovative early success, DC went on to create legions of other superheores Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern, and dozens of the most popular comic book characters ever created In the sixty years since the first super heroes wer ecreated, the artists, writers, and editors of DC Comics have been developing, refining and extending the reach of their comic book characters The DC fictional world has branched into a worldwide profusion of entertainment formats books, toys, movies, radio, television, videogames, and an online computer network Here, for the very first time, is the complete story of America s favorite heroes and their talented, dedicated creators In over 100 short and spirited essays, author Les Daniels offers remarkable new anecdotes about the company s history, traces the complex genealogies of the characters, describes behind the scenes politics that influence the stories, and interviews dozens of artists and writers the real stars of his engrossing tales The reader can open the book anywhere and become immersed immediately in the fantasy world of high adventure and magical mayhem.
    DC Comics Sixty Years of the World s Favorite Comic Book Heroes In popular culture was transformed forever when DC published its first book of all new all original comic material To the delight of millions of kids everywhere the modern comic book was born

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    1. Despite being by the same authour and being on a similar topic, this book is a different animal from Daniels Marvel history While that was a straight chronological history, with the obligatory touchstones of characters and titles, this follows DC s history in a thematic way Each section examines what was happening to the company at a certain point in time by exploring the books it was publishing, the characters it was producing and the people it was employing Also, this book works as a collect [...]

    2. This book was a super resource when it came to the history of DC, as well as the history of super heroes and comics in general Each spread was dedicated to a different significant event in DC s history Whether it was comics, merchandise, films or television, page are splashed with excellent photos and chock full of information The index is incredibly comprehensive and very handy if you are looking for something or someone specific The book covers a lot of ground without coming across as a boring [...]

    3. One of the most fascinating books I ve read Quite reasonably priced, and featuring a very nicely written history of the characters, writers and artists of DC Comics, this volume is highly recommended to anyone who would love to learn about the breadth and scope of this epic universe As a Marvelite, I had a very basic knowledge of the DC U, but now I know the differences between the three Flashes, the JLA and JSA, the various Robins and much

    4. This is a really awesome, image heavy history of DC comics characters Not so much as a coffee table book as it is a serious although not text heavy history for semi fans of DC greats.

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