American Comic Book Chronicles: 1960-64

American Comic Book Chronicles: 1960-64

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The American Comic Book Chronicles is an ambitious new series of FULL-COLOR HARDCOVERS, 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! You'll get a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: DC Comics' rebirth of Green Lantern, Hawkman, and others, and the launch of Justice League of America and multiple earths! Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's transformation of superhero comics with the debut of Marvel's Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, Avengers, and other iconic characters! Plus Batman gets a qnew lookq, the Blue Beetle is revamped at Charlton Comics, and Creepy #1 brings horror back to comic book form, just as Harvey's qkidq comics are booming! These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover. Taken together, the series forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for ANY comic book enthusiast!The news that Congress had passed a bill increasing postage costs (to begin January 7, 1963) was also greeted with concern. a€œThe bill was milder than one originally considered, a€ Peter Bart wrote, a€œbut it would still increase distribution costs by many millions of dollarsa€ (a€œPublishinga€ 426). For other comic book publishers, therea#39;s little doubt that tales of woe were also being told in the offices of Charlton, Harvey, Archie, ACG, Prize, and Hallden. In every office, that is, but Martinanbsp;...

Title:American Comic Book Chronicles: 1960-64
Author: John Wells, Keith Dallas
Publisher:TwoMorrows Publishing - 2013-02-26

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