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This continues the ambitious series of full-color hardcovers where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! This is the second volume on the 1960s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics during the stormy cultural upheaval of 1965-1969. You get a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including the transformation of Marvel Comics into a pop phenomenon, and DC's resurrection of heros like The Spectre, to new creations like Deadman and Doom Patrol.
Wally Wood's Tower Comics storms on the scene with the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents while Charlton's Action Heroes strike a blow of their own! Batmania sweeps the nation as the hit Adam West TV show pushes superhero comic sales into orbit! Roy Thomas, Neal Adams, Berni Wrightson, and Denny O'Neil lead a wave of fresh young talents in the comic book industry!
Gold Key unlocks a new format with its digest line. ACG gets into the superhero circus. And Charlton. The Archies and Josie & the Pussycats. Mad magazine. Even the underground comics like Zap get coverage here, as well as rare magazines like Marvel's adult Pussycat and Wally Wood's giant-sized Whammo Comics. These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover.
I'm very impressed with the oh-so-thorough coverage here. This doesn't just cover the highlights all fans may be familiar with, it looks at EVERYTHING. There are at least 2 or 3 illustrations on every page, often 5 or more. Timelines for every year, tons of covers, panels and even original art never before compiled.
- Additional Information
Item Code ACB04H Publisher TwoMorrows Publish Date 2014 ISBN 9781605490557 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 288pg Color Full Color