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Welcome to the CAMP AGE, when spies liked their wars cold and their women warm, good guys beat bad guys with a pun and a punch, and Batman shook a mean cape. A massive, highly detailed, and wonderfully illustrated examination of everything camp in the Swinging Sixties, when just about everyone was a super-hero or a secret agent. Back Issue magazine and former DC Comics editor Michael Eury takes you through that coolest cultural phenomenon with this all-new collection.
Did we say profusely illustrated? Did we say thorough? No book has tackled the subject in such depth, and here you will find every zany comic book and hero and heroine ever to be hip in the sixties. Here are nostalgic essays, histories, and theme song lyrics of classic 1960s characters like Captain Action, Herbie the Fat Fury, Captain Nice, Atom Ant, Scooter, ACG’s Nemesis, Dell’s super-Frankenstein and Dracula, the “split!” Captain Marvel, and others!
Featuring interviews with Bill Mumy (Lost in Space), Bob Holiday (It’s a Bird … It’s a Plane … It’s Superman), Ralph Bakshi (The Mighty Heroes, Spider-Man), Dean Torrence (Jan and Dean Meet Batman), Ramona Fradon (Metamorpho), Dick DeBartolo (Captain Klutz), Tony Tallarico (The Great Society Comic Book), Vince Gargiulo (Palisades Park historian), Joe Sinnott (The Beatles comic book), Jose Delbo (The Monkees comic book), and many more!
When the folks at Twomorrows tackle a subject, they leave no stone unturned. Whether you enjoyed the Batman TV series, or Man from U.N.C.L.E., or Doc Savage, or Mad Magzine or Fatman or Harvey Thrillers or Wham-O-Giant Comics or Aurora models, it's all here and lots more. They even look at the strangely issued IW/Super reprint comics, which were illegally reprinting random Golden Age characters like Plastic Man, The Spirit, The Shadow and Dollman. I've always been fascinated by the how's and why's of this strange footnote in publishing history. And they had to camp up the covers, even if the interiors were reprints from 25 years before.
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Item Code HEROAG Publisher TwoMorrows Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781605490731 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 268pg Color Text/Full Color
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