American Comic Book Chronicles - the 1970s
Hardcover ISBN: 1605490563
The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of full-coplor hardcovers, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! Jason Sacks and Keith Dallas coordinate this volume on the 1970s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of the emerging Bronze Age of comics! You'll get a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: the dawn of relevance with Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams' Green Lantern! Jack Kirby's Fourth World saga! Revisions to the Comics Code that opens the floodgates for monsters and the supernatural! Jenette Kahn's arrival at DC and the subsequent DC Implosion! The coming of Jim Shooter and the Direct Market! Taken together, American Comic Book Chronicles forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for ANY comic book enthusiast!
American Comic Book Chronicles The 1960s
Hardcover ISBN: 1605490458
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 theA 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' Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, Avengers, and other iconic characters! Plus Batman gets a "new look", the Blue Beetle is revamped at Charlton Comics, and Creepy #1 brings horror back to comic book form, just as Harvey's "kid" 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 Batman Files
2nd Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1449481329
Discovered in the Batcave, The Batman Files is Bruce Wayne's secret journal, containing all the intricate information needed to carry on his mission, just in case ... Batman is a cultural, super-hero icon. First introduced in 1939, the alter ego of Bruce Wayne has been known through countless DC comics, a TV series, and mega hit movies. Unearthed from the depths of the Batcave by Mathew K. Manning, The Batman Files begins with Wayne's childhood drawings and continues along a time line of significant events in Batman's life. Complete and authentic in every way possible, all of Batman's friends and foes--from Poison Ivy, Catwoman, the Riddler, and Penguin, to the Joker, Batgirl, Mr. Freeze, and of course, Robin--appear throughout the dossier to provide a framework of the Caped Crusader's entire career. Completely outlining Batman's war on crime, The Batman Files includes in-depth computer files, news articles, crime scene photos, blueprints, schematics, and actual maps of Gotham City that were collected, and in many cases even drawn, by the Caped Crusader himself. Each detail of Batman's life is carefully and faithfully detailed with the involvement of DC Comics inside The Batman Files--destined to be the must-have gift for every avid Batman fan and collector.
The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics
Paperback ISBN: 1603601422
- From the team behind The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide comes the first new Overstreet-branded book in more than a decade. How do you collect comics? How do you care for them? Grade them? Sell them? How do you turn your comics hobby into a job in the industry? Who have been the greatest comic creators? The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics offers answers and insights into these questions and more facing new collectors and experienced enthusiasts alike. This edition features a Spider-Man cover by renowned painter Joe Jusko.
A Parent's Guide to the Best Kid's Comics
Choosing Titles Your Children Will Love
Paperback ISBN: 1440229945
"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." --Author Emilie Buchwald Filled with beautifully illustrated reviews and a wealth of recommendations, A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics lovingly and thoughtfully reveals a world of graphic novels sure to capture the imagination and curiosity of your child. Children's literature experts and library professionals Scott Robins and Snow Wildsmith select and review 100 age-appropriate books, and recommend another 750 titles for children from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade in this full-color, first-of-its-kind guide. You'll also find an educator's bibliography, website recommendations, and a bounty of resources to make this magical journey informative as well as delightful. Jeff Smith and Vijaya Iyer, producers of the highly acclaimed and award-winning Bone series, provide a Foreword for the book.
Picker's Pocket Guide Comic Books
How to Pick Antiques Like a Pro
Paperback ISBN: 1440244987
COMICS PACK PUNCH! Comic book values are soaring. Superman's debut, Action Comics #1, sold for $3.2 million. The first appearance of Batman inDetective Comics #27 fetched $1 million. Exceptional examples? Certainly, but you don't need X-ray vision to see everyone from collectors to savvy investors covets vintage comic books. Discover for yourself what insiders have long known with this hands-on, how-to guide to picking comic books. You'll uncover: - The best comics to hunt, from the 1930s-1980s and beyond - Where to find hidden treasures - Practical strategies for buying and selling comic books - How to flip comics for profit and fun - Common reprints and facsimiles - Restoration and repair Whether for pleasure or profit, the Picker's Pocket Guide is a real find.
Rise of the Superheroes
Greatest Silver Age Comic Books and Characters
Hardcover ISBN: 1440248168
They Could Be Heroes Rise of the Superheroes--Greatest Silver Age Comic Books and Characters is a visual and entertaining adventure exploring one of the most popular and significant eras of comic book history. From 1956 to 1970, the era gave us Spider-Man, The Avengers, X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and a flurry of other unforgettable and formidable characters. The Silver Age redefined and immortalized superheroes as the massive pop culture titans they are today. Lavishly illustrated with comic book covers and original art, the book chronicles: - The new frontier of DC Comics, with a revamped Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, and new characters including Hawkman - Marvel's new comics featuring Thor and The Fantastic Four - The pop art years that saw Batman's "new look" and the TV series - Independent characters, including Fat Fury and T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents - Spotlights new and re-imagined superheroes, like Wonder Woman, who have become central to modern pop culture - Includes values of these comics, which are popular with collectors Thanks to the Silver Age, superheroes are bigger and badder than ever.
The Science of Superheroes
The Secrets Behind Speed, Strength, Flight, Evolution, and More
Paperback ISBN: 1631582119
The concept of the superhero has permeated our culture. They fascinate their fans with their incredible superhuman abilities and impressive technology. But do you ever wonder if any of it is plausible or rooted in fact? Enter The Science of Superheroes, which address more than fifty topics that span the worlds of your favorite superheroes and villains. Explore and examine their amazing abilities and fantastic gadgets with a detailed scientific lens. The scientific questions examined within this book include: - Can an Iron Man suit be made? - How does Thor?s hammer work? - Could any known forms of radiation cause superpowers? - How many calories does Superman need each day? - Could you cross a Lamborghini and a hummer to make the Batmobile Tumbler? - And many more! Whether you?re a movie or comic buff, this book is certain to entertain and open your eyes to the truth behind these amazing characters.