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SILVER AGE The Second Generation of Comic Book Artists

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Signed & limited, 100! Highly Recommended. By Daniel Herman. Art by Fradon, Adams, Kane,Kirby, Toth, Dan Barry et al. Signed on the limitation page by the author and by Ramona Fradon, below a composite illustration, probably created especially for this edition, of many of her Silver Age characters, like Metamorpho and the Metal Men. Coffee-table books of vintage comics no rarity, but this is something else entirely: much of the artwork is reproduced from original artwork, and Herman provides perceptive insights into each artists' work. The focus is on the second generation of comic-book creators, beginning in 1956. Includes a quickly signed letter from the publisher, on his business letterhead. It reads "3-15-05/Best Wishes/Daniel Herman." Very Fine. It is not new, but is as close as it gets.

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Signed on the limitation page by the author and by the famous DC artist Ramona Fradon, on a special page with a composite illustration of many of her Silver Age characters: Metamorpho, Aquaman, Metal Men. Coffee-table books of vintage comics are no rarity, but this is something else entirely: most artwork is reproduced from original art, and Herman provides perceptive insights into each artist's work. The focus is on the second generation of comic-book creators, beginning in 1956: western, war and the best superheros of the 1960s..

It began with the revival of the Flash by DC, and the Silver Age ran to the end of the 1960s, when Marvel had become the predominant publisher but DC was still in there with some wonderful books, including a new generation of artists emerging, such as Neal Adams.

He pays tribute to the best-known artists, such as Jack Kirby and Gil Kane; praises the less-renowned, equally deserving likes of Alex Toth and Dan Barry; and nods appreciatively to a host of talented journeymen. While vividly presented artwork will draw casual comics readers, hardcore buffs will prize Herman's authoritative commentary. Gordon Flagg

Note: This is an out of print, rare book. It is nearly perfect condition, in very fine. Includes a quickly signed letter from the publisher, on his business letterhead. It reads "3-15-05/Best Wishes/Daniel Herman."

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Item Code RB05
Publisher Hermes
Publish Date 2004
Print Status Out of Print
Condition Very Fine. It is not new but is as close as it gets.
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 9x12
# Pages 224pg
Color Partial Color
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