The Golden Age of DC Comics: 365 Days

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Harry N. Abrams, Nov 3, 2004 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 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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The golden age of DC Comics: 365 days

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This gorgeous full-color volume, part of Abrams' line of "365 Days" illustration books, presents early comics as Pop Art. In a horizontal format, it spotlights isolated images from DC Comics spanning ... Read full review

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A nice, thick slab of Golden Age wonderfulness, great for nostalgia, and great super-hero leverage for literacy & derring-do both! Read full review

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Les Daniels is the author of several pop culture histories, including "Superman: The Complete History", "Batman: The Complete History", and "Wonder Woman: The Complete History" . He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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.

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