75 Years Of DC Comics: The art Of Modern Mythmaking

by Paul Levitz

Taschen America Llc | November 18, 2010 | Hardcover

75 Years Of DC Comics: The art Of Modern Mythmaking is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

  Super heroes from the Atom to Zatara: 75 years of DC Comics

  In 1935, DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson published New Fun No. 1, the first comic book with all-new, original material—at a time when comic books were mere repositories for the castoffs of the newspaper strips. What was initially considered to be disposable media for children was well on its way to becoming the mythology of our time—the 20th century’s answer to Atlas or Zorro. More than 40,000 comic books later, in honor of the publisher’s 75th anniversary, TASCHEN has produced the single most comprehensive book on DC Comics, in an XL edition even Superman might have trouble lifting. More than 2,000 images—covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and collectibles—are reproduced using the latest technology to bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to vibrant life as they’ve never been seen before. Telling the tales behind the tomes is 38-year DC veteran Paul Levitz, whose in-depth essays trace the company’s history, from its pulp origins through to the future of digital publishing.

 Year-by-year timelines that fold out to nearly four feet and biographies of the legends who built DC make this an invaluable reference for any comic book fan.

The 2nd printing of this book is now available. The second printing has a blue cloth cover under the jacket instead of red. We cannot guarantee which edition will be shipped.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 720 pages, 18.25 × 12.5 × 3.5 in

Published: November 18, 2010

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 383651981X

ISBN - 13: 9783836519816

Found in: Graphic Novels

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A stunning book Don't let the cover price stop you from owning this tome. The word 'book' doesn't do enough to explain what we have here. I'm barely through the first 25 pages and can't believe the art, text and accompanying history that makes DC comics the juggernaut that it has come to be. At a mere 20 cents a page, no fan of modern myths should not have a copy. There are probably hundreds of pages of trades that won't come near the excitement found in these pages, so, splurge and buy it. And remember, it's a Taschen -- the BEST art book publisher in the world.
Date published: 2011-01-08

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75 Years Of DC Comics: The art Of Modern Mythmaking

by Paul Levitz

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 720 pages, 18.25 × 12.5 × 3.5 in

Published: November 18, 2010

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 383651981X

ISBN - 13: 9783836519816

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  Super heroes from the Atom to Zatara: 75 years of DC Comics

  In 1935, DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson published New Fun No. 1, the first comic book with all-new, original material—at a time when comic books were mere repositories for the castoffs of the newspaper strips. What was initially considered to be disposable media for children was well on its way to becoming the mythology of our time—the 20th century’s answer to Atlas or Zorro. More than 40,000 comic books later, in honor of the publisher’s 75th anniversary, TASCHEN has produced the single most comprehensive book on DC Comics, in an XL edition even Superman might have trouble lifting. More than 2,000 images—covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and collectibles—are reproduced using the latest technology to bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to vibrant life as they’ve never been seen before. Telling the tales behind the tomes is 38-year DC veteran Paul Levitz, whose in-depth essays trace the company’s history, from its pulp origins through to the future of digital publishing.

 Year-by-year timelines that fold out to nearly four feet and biographies of the legends who built DC make this an invaluable reference for any comic book fan.

The 2nd printing of this book is now available. The second printing has a blue cloth cover under the jacket instead of red. We cannot guarantee which edition will be shipped.

About the Author

About the author:

Paul Levitz is a comic-book fan who has worked as editor/publisher of The Comic Reader, editor of the Batman titles and others, writer of over 300 stories—including an acclaimed run on Legion of Super-Heroes—and a DC Comics executive, finishing his 38-year stint with the company as President and Publisher. He returned to writing in 2010 with a new series of Legion stories and other projects.

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