- Full Description
The American Comic Book Chronicles is an ambitious new series where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! John Wells leads off with the first of two volumes on the 1960s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics in the JFK and Beatles era!
You get a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and powerful trends, including: DC Comics' rebirth of Green Lantern, Hawkman, and others, and the launch of Justice League of America and multiple Earths! Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's transformation of superhero comics with the debut of Marvel's Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, Avengers, and other iconic characters!
Plus Batman gets a "new look", the Blue Beetle is revamped at Charlton Comics, and Creepy #1 brings horror back to comic book form, just as Harvey's "kid" comics are booming! Mad Magazine was becoming a cultural icon...and an organized comics fandom was starting to influence comics and create their own publications. These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover. Taken together, the series forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for ANY comic book enthusiast!
Includes timelines and many page reproduced from the original artwork.
- Additional Information
Item Code ACB01H Publisher TwoMorrows Publish Date 2012 ISBN 9781605490458 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 9x11 # Pages 222pg Color Full Color