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This PROFUSELY illustrated volume, entirely in full color and with nice, large cover and page reproductions, takes you on a fun and wonderfully visual tour of one of the most significant and popular eras of comic book history – 1956 to 1970. The Silver Age redefined and immortalized superheroes as the pop culture titans they are today. You’ll find The Avengers, Hawkman, Superman, X-Men, Spider Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and all the other major characters, with narration from a fan-turned-pro who grew up in that era. And some insider stories of the rise and fall of various publishers.
Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of color comic book covers and original art, this hardcover book chronicles the new frontier of DC Comics adding revamped characters like The Flash and Green Lantern to its lineup; Marvel’s innovative comics featuring Thor and The Fantastic Four; the pop-art years that saw Batman’s “new look” and the TV series; and independent characters, including Fat Fury and T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents.
Since author Tosh works for Heritage Auctions, he treats us to a great number of original art pages, which make this an unusual treat, even mentioning what they sold for, along with high-sales on most of the comics in high-grade condition. So this doubles as an eye-opening look at today's rather wild market for minty-mint copies!
The book also spotlights re-imagined superheroes, like Wonder Woman, who have become central to modern pop culture, and includes the values of these comics, which are popular with collectors.
And it looks at the artists...new talents who came along to shake up the comics world, including Neal Adams and Jim Steranko. And of course we have gorgeous work by Wally Wood, on everything from Marvel's Daredevil to the glorious early years of The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents.
We also have a good look at the minor players who came and sometimes went in a short blaze of glory: Herbie, Fatman, Magnus, Blue Beetle, Captain Atom by Ditko, The Mighty Crusaders, Fly Man, The Shadow, Deadman, The Spectre revamp, The Creeper, Nemesis, Magic Man, Doc Slar, Green Hornet, Nukla, Judo Master, Peacemaker, Fly Man et al.
David W. Tosh has been an avid fan of comic strips, animated cartoons, and comic books for most of his life. Since 2003, he has been a cataloger for Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas, specializing in comic books, original comic and animation art and vintage rock posters.
- Additional Information
Item Code RISEH Publisher Krause ISBN 9781440248160 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 176pg Color Full Color