- Full Description
This ambitious series continues with another full-color hardcover revealing with incredible detail each year from 1970-1979! Covering all the pivotal moments, issues, titles, creators and behind-the-scenes details of the emerging Bronze Age of comics! Including: the "dawn of relevance" with Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams's Green Lantern! Jack Kirby's Fourth World saga! Revisions to the Comics Code that opened the floodgates for monsters and the supernatural! Jenette Kahn's arrival at DC and the subsequent DC explosion! The coming of Jim Shooter and creation of the direct market, vastly expanding the role of comic book specialty stores!
The inside stories are here, the ups and downs of creators at the beginnings and ends of their careers, the explosive new series, such as Conan, Elfquest and Cerebus, Heavy Metal, 1984 and the world of Underground Comics and R. Crumb, the first appearance of Wolverine, Kiss, Red Sonja, and Howard the Duck. The first graphic novels such as A Contract with God by Will Eisner, The Silver Surfer by Lee and Kirby, and much, much more.
These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive volume. Taken together, American Comic Book Chronicles forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history.
No other history has ever offered such complete coverage of comic book history.
- Additional Information
Item Code ACB05H Publisher TwoMorrows Publish Date 2014 ISBN 9781605490564 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 288pg Color Full Color