The crown jewel in any comics fan’s library
In 1935, DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson published New Enjoyable No. 1, the 1st comic guide with all-new, unique material—at a time when comic books were mere repositories for the castoffs of the newspaper strips. What was initially regarded to be disposable media for young children was properly on its way to becoming the mythology of our time—the 20th century’s response to Atlas or Zorro. Far more than forty,000 comic books later on, in honor of the publisher’s 75th anniversary, TASCHEN has developed the single most extensive guide on DC Comics, in an XL edition even Superman might have trouble lifting. Much more than 2,000 images—covers and interiors, authentic illustrations, images, movie stills, and collectibles—are reproduced using the latest engineering to bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to vibrant existence as they’ve in no way been observed prior to. Telling the tales behind the tomes is 38-yr DC veteran Paul Levitz, whose in-depth essays trace the company’s historical past, from its pulp origins by means of to the potential of digital publishing.
12 months-by-yr timelines that fold out to nearly four feet and biographies of the legends who created DC make this an invaluable reference for any comic guide fan.
Winner of the 2011 Eisner Comic Sector Award for Ideal Comics-Associated Book of the 12 months!