Marvel Comics In The 1980s: An Issue-by-issue Field Guide To A Pop Culture Phenomenon by Pierre ComtoisMarvel Comics In The 1980s: An Issue-by-issue Field Guide To A Pop Culture Phenomenon by Pierre Comtois

Marvel Comics In The 1980s: An Issue-by-issue Field Guide To A Pop Culture Phenomenon

byPierre ComtoisBy (artist)John Byrne, Frank Miller

Paperback | February 17, 2015

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  • TwoMorrows Publishing presents Marvel Comics in the 1980s, the thirdvolume in Pierre Comtois’ heralded series covering the pop culturephenomenon on an issue-by-issue basis! This new book covers Marvel’s finalhistorical phase, when the movement begun by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and SteveDitko moved into a darker era that has yet to run its course. The 1980s saw StanLee's retreat to the West Coast, Jim Shooter's rise and fall as editor-in-chief,the twin triumphs of Frank Miller and John Byrne, the challenge of independentpublishers, and the weakening hold of the Comics Code Authority that led to thecompany's creative downfall — and ultimately the marginalization of theindustry itself. Comics such as the Chris Claremont/John Byrne X-Men,Frank Miller's Daredevil, the New Universe, Roger Stern'sAvengers and Spider-Man, the new wave of dark heroes such asWolverine and the Punisher, and more are all covered, in the analytic detail— and often irreverent manner — readers have come to expect from theprevious 1960s and 1970s volumes. However, the 1980s represented years ofupheaval in the comics industry — with Marvel at the center of the storm— so expect a bumpy ride in the 1980s decade that marked the beginning ofthe end of Marvel Comics as you knew them!
Title:Marvel Comics In The 1980s: An Issue-by-issue Field Guide To A Pop Culture PhenomenonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 10.9 × 8.5 × 0.8 inPublished:February 17, 2015Publisher:TwoMorrows PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1605490598

ISBN - 13:9781605490595

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