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  1. AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES The 1980s

    Regular Price: $48.95

    Sale Price $44.95

    Covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details: a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends. The rise and fall of Jim Shooter at Marvel Comics! The ascendancy of Frank Miller as a comic book superstar with Daredevil, Ronin and The Dark Knight! DC Comics’ reboot with Crisis on Infinite Earths and its renaissance with a British invasion of talent: Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Neil Gaiman! The emergence of Direct Market-exclusive publishers like Eclipse Comics, Pacific Comics, First Comics, Comico, Dark Horse Comics and others! Learn More
  2. AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES The 1940s 1940-1944

    Regular Price: $44.95

    Sale Price $39.95

    I love this book. It's taken me two nights just to get to page 32--it's that detailed and dense--and I'm already learning new details about a period I find fascinating. This is the earliest days of comics--its origins. Mitchell starts in 1934, even touching on the pulps, magazines and radio, and tells how comics came to dominate popular culture. Here's the inside story of the "shops," the eccentric publishers, the trials and errors of the early days. The great editors, the young spunky creators, And then year by year, starting in 1940, what was happening throughout the comics world during its meteoric rise to being part of nearly every kid's world. Learn More
  3. AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES The 1970s
    $41.95

    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! Learn More
  4. AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES 1965-1969
    $39.95

    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. Learn More
  5. AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES 1960-1964
    $39.95

    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! Learn More

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