The Marvel Age of Comics 1961–1978.
40th Anniversary Edition
Welcome to the Marvel Age of Comics, a triumphant era of comic and pop culture innovation which redefined the super hero genre. This behind-the-scenes treasure trove of images and exclusive insights reveals the making of such household characters as the Hulk and Spider-Man as well as the legendary architects who brought them to life, from Stan “The Man” Lee to Jack “King” Kirby.
An Era of the Invincible
The making of household heroes and mythological universes
It was an age of mighty heroes, misunderstood monsters, and complex villains. With the publication of Fantastic Four No. 1 in November 1961, comics giant Marvel inaugurated a transformative era in pop culture. Through the next two decades, the iconic Hulk, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and the X-Men leapt, darted, and towered through its pages.
Captain America was resurrected from his 1940s deep-freeze and the Avengers became the World’s Greatest Super Heroes. Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and dozens more were added to the pantheon.
Nearly 60 years later, these thrilling characters from the 1960s and ’70s are more popular than ever, fighting the good fight in comics, toy aisles, and blockbuster movies around the world.
In The Marvel Age of Comics 1961–1978, legendary writer and editor Roy Thomas takes you to the heart of this seminal segment in comic history—an age of triumphant character and narrative innovation that reinvented the super hero genre.
This edition includes:
- With more than 500 images and insider insights, champions were both epic in their powers and grounded in a world that readers recognized as close to their own.
- Relatable heroes with problems, struggles, and shortcomings.
75 Years of DC Comics.
The Art of Modern Mythmaking
The DC universe as never seen before
The single most comprehensive book on DC Comics with more than 2,000 images—including covers, illustrations, film stills, and collectibles—and in-depth essays by DC veteran Paul Levitz.
“Gorgeous pop artwork and insider dish
on the creation of the modern superhero genre.”
– Vanity Fair
The Golden Age of DC Comics
The Super Hero Is Born
Get the ultimate insights on the heyday of DC Comics.
Spanning from 1935 to 1956, more than 600 pages of covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and ephemera chart the creators, the stories, and the game-changing super heroes Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.
“The best present you could buy a comics buff.”
– The Hollywood Reporter
From the Man of Steel to Wonder Woman
In June of 1938, Action Comics debuted with a new kind of comic-book character on its cover: a costumed man with two identities, who possessed extraordinary strength and powers—a man able to protect the public when ordinary measures would not do. He was not the first super hero, but the Man of Steel would become the prototype for all super heroes thereafter.
Superman’s story, and those of Batman, Wonder Woman, and hundreds of other DC Comics characters, are all told in The Golden Age of DC Comics. Expanded from the Eisner Award–winning XL book, 75 Years of DC Comics, this edition offers readers the ultimate insight on DC’s first decades, from its pulp origins up to the comic-book burnings of the McCarthy ’50s.
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The Little Book of Captain America
Against Injustice … Against Intolerance!
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Available from June 2021
More than 600 pages of covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and ephemera bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to vibrant life. Also included is an exclusive interview with legendary artist Joe Kubert.
The sentinel of liberty
He made his debut in late 1940 in Captain America Comics No. 1, fighting Nazis at every turn. Twenty years after World War II, he was found frozen in ice. Now a man living in the wrong time, he became the leader of the Avengers, and fought some of the Marvel Universe’s greatest villains: Red Skull, Baron Zemo, Batroc the Leaper, MODOK—and even Cap’s former sidekick, now known as the Winter Soldier. With 192 pages of images, and text by Roy Thomas, The Little Book of Captain America is your ultimate guide to comics’ greatest super patriot!’”
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