DC Comics: A Visual History

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Dorling Kindersley, 2015 - Comic books, strips, etc - 376 pages
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Updated and expanded edition, with 16 new pages to cover 2010-2014! Featuring a new slipcase design along with two NEW prints packed inside.

Trace DC's fascinating story: the company's beginnings as National Allied Publications in the 1934, and its subsequent change to Detective Comics, Inc. in 1937. The book details all the major DC publishing landmarks and more, displayed clearly, month by month.

Highlighting the debuts of iconic super heroes like Superman and Batman, the geniuses that invented them, and the real-life events, like the Vietnam War, the atom bomb, and the Space Race, that shaped the atmosphere of the times, "DC Comics: A Visual History" follows the characters' foray into the real world through TV series and blockbuster movies.

Foreword by Paul Levitz, former president of DC Comics (2002 - 2009.)

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About the author (2015)

Alan Cowsill started out as a comic dealer before becoming a writer and editor. He co-created Stormwatcher for Acme/Eclipse before working on Panini UK's Marvel line, writing the first UK-originated Spider-Man strips for over a decade. He also created the award-winning Classic Marvel Figurine Collection and DC Super Hero Collection for Eaglemoss Publications and is the author of Colin the Goblin, published by Egmont Books.

Matthew Manning has written numerous comics for a variety of publishers, including Marvel and DC. His work has appeared in the pages of The Batman Strikes!, Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century, Justice League Adventures, Spider-Man Unlimited, Looney Tunes, and Marvel Romance Redux. For DK, he has penned Wolverine: Inside the World of the Living Weapon, the updated versions of Spider-Man: The Ultimate Guide and Hulk: The Incredible Guide, the children's reader Marvel Heroes: Greatest Battles, and contributed to Marvel Chronicle. Manning currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife Dorothy, and a collection of comics much too large for any normal-size apartment.

Alex Irvine is a fantasy and comic book writer.

Daniel Wallace is the author of numerous Star Wars books including several in the Essential Guide series and sourcebooks for the Star Wars Roleplaying Game. Daniel was educated at Michigan State University receiving an advertising degree. He is currently pursuing an MBA degree at Wayne State University.

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