The Golden Age of DC Comics 1935-1956

The Golden Age of DC Comics 1935-1956

by Paul Levitz


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Pow! Biff!! smash!!!  A myth in the making . . .the super hero is born!  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. The single most comprehensive book on the subject, this volume traces the company’s first decades, from its pulp origins up to the comic book burnings of the McCarthy ’50s in more than 400 pages bursting with comics, art, comics, photographs, and more comics. Plus a 2011 interview with legendary artist Joe Kubert!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783836569620
Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
Publication date: 09/26/2017
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 23,299
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 12.80(h) x 1.50(d)

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 more than 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. Joe Kubert‘s extraordinary career spanned the history of the comic book in America. He began drawing comics in 1938 and continued to be a vital cartoonist, writer, and educator until his death in 2012. Kubert embarked on a decade of drawing DC heroes in 1943, and later helped to define the look of features including Sgt. Rock and Hawkman. In 1976 he founded The Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art.

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