The golden age of DC Comics: 365 days

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H.N. Abrams, Oct 20, 2004 - Antiques & Collectibles - 744 pages
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From the late 1930s to the mid-1950s, DC Comics blazed a creative, innovative trail in popular culture, and the company has remained at the forefront of the comics industry ever since. In one milestone after another, DC Comics introduced the fantastic characters that became everyone's favorite super heroes: Superman, Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern, and Shazam! This brilliantly illustrated volume features entirely new, large-format photography of the original comic books, showcasing the fabulous visual world of the DC comic-book heroes and artists.
Comics historian Les Daniels, graphic designer Chip Kidd, and photographer Geoff Spear have delved deep into the DC archives, to which they were granted unprecedented access, highlighting not only the classics that have become pop-culture icons but also lost gems like More Fun Comics and Comics Cavalcade. The 365 images, shot especially for this book, along with the impeccably researched text and informative introductory essays, ensure that this blast from the past will have a huge appeal for both comic-book devotees and newcomers.

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User Review  - John Yelverton - Goodreads

This was an absolute pleasure to read and flip through as you discovered the way the comic books used to be. Read full review

Review: The Golden Age of DC Comics: 365 Days

User Review  - Philip Athans - Goodreads

I actually read this book one page every day for the entire year of 2007. It was fun! Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Les Daniels is the author of the official histories of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, as well as "DC Comics: A Celebration of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes and Abrams' "Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades of the World's Greatest Comics. Chip Kidd is an award-winning graphic designer and author of "The Cheese Monkeys. His work has been featured in "Vanity Fair, "The New Yorker, "Time, "Graphis, and "Entertainment Weekly. Geoff Spear's award-winning photographs have appeared in magazines such as "Vogue, "Entertainment Weekly, "GQ, and "Newsweek, and in numerous books on comics.

Chip Kidd has designed book jackets for Alfred A. Knopf for over a decade. His work has been featured in "Vanity Fair", "Print", "Entertainment Weekly", "The New Republic", "Time", "The New York Times", "Graphis", "New York", and "ID" magazine. He lives in New York City.