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Rise of the Superheroes - by David Tosh (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 176

Genre: Literary Criticism

Sub-Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Krause Publications

Author: David Tosh

Language: English

Street Date: May 8, 2018
TCIN: 53342802
UPC: 9781440248160
Item Number (DPCI): 248-63-2249


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.
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3.0 out of 5 stars with 1 reviews

Perfect for any comics fans!

3 out of 5 stars
BookFreakOut - 1 year ago
This book is a fun-filled look at the history of comics that will delight both casual and longtime fans of superheroes from all franchises. The mix of narrative types create an enjoyable reading experience that will leave you feeling informed without ever being overwhelmed or bored by the facts. The nonfiction sections are brief, succinctly distilling the convoluted history of companies and characters by decade and franchise. Personal recollections from the author's childhood create a sense of nostalgia, remembering the joy and excitement of discovering a favorite character or the anticipation of saving allowance money for the latest issue. Above all, the extensive photo spreads are what make this book a success. They will allow new fans to get a sense for where their modern favorites came from, and make for a fascinating contrast with the pages about modern movies and TV shows.
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