The DC Comics

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Robert Schnakenberg, Paul Levitz
Quirk Books, 2010 - Antiques & Collectibles - 208 pages
3 Reviews
DC Comics: the 75th anniversary poster book celebrates 75 years of DC Comics history by showcasing hundreds of their most famous covers. Arranged in chronological order, each poster honours a milestone in DC Comics history with a full-page posters of a famous cover - like Action Comics #1, easily the most sought-after comic book of all time. The reverse of the poster features brief commentary along with smaller images of related covers, concept sketches, and other archival material. Showcases all of the classic 'capes and tights' covers that DC fans expect - like Batman's first appearance in Detective Comics #27. But also highlighted are plenty of other genres from DC's rich history: romance, war, westerns, horror, science fiction, and more. Along the way, we'll glimpse kooky celebrity comics from Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis. And readers will see how many of America's most pressing social concerns (women's rights in the 1960s, the Vietnam War in the 1970s) were reflected in America's comic books. Our journey ends with the modern-day explosion of graphic novels, with covers for Watchmen, V is for Vendetta, and some of the best work from contemporary Vertigo artists and writers.

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User Review  - AdamBourke - LibraryThing

This is a somewhat different... type... of book than those I normally review. But I'll give it a go! The DC 75th anniversary poster book is quite an impressive collection of 100 posters (as advertised ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ryan Scicluna - Goodreads

An enjoyable read with plenty of visual gems. Some covers are so iconic for the characters and DC comics that they deserve to be bigger. A very interesting history for some of the artists mentioned in the book. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Robert Schnakenberg has written extensively on science fiction and is the author of numerous comic books, including the acclaimed Michelle Obama: Year One.  He lives in New York City. Paul Levitz has worked at DC Comics for more than thirty years, most recently as publisher and president, and is currently writing a new Legion of Super-Heroes comic book series.

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