Comics

13. august 2014

“The Silver Age of DC Comics” af Paul Levitz

Taschen har udgivet Paul Levitz’ The Silver Age of DC Comics, der kronologisk udgør andet bind i Taschens planlagte fembindsværk om historien bag DC Comics og deres superhelte. Bogen, der er på 396 sider, måler 23,8 x 32,4 cm. Hvis man er superheltefan, og man gerne vil have styr på DC Comics’ historie, så er denne serie, sammen med Taschens mastodontbog, et must på reolen. Bogen, der er proppet med lækre billeder og fotografier, er skrevet med vid og bid.

Om bogen skriver forlaget

With Super Heroes nearly extinct at the start of the 1950s, DC Comics reignited the fire that would make them central to modern popular culture by infusing them with science fiction elements. To circumvent the limitations of the self-censoring Comics Code Authority, DC Comics’ writers and editors spun ever-more fantastic tales, bringing Super Heroes and Bob Hope alike into the realm of sci-fi. The results were transformative, delivering the first-ever “reboot” of Golden Age greats with the Flash, Green Lantern, and Hawkman as well as the hit TV show Batman. The Silver Age of DC Comics chronicles it all, right down to the wacky shenanigans of television’s Batman, which made him the embodiment for the camp sensibility of the ’60s and further immortalized the Dark Knight as a pop culture icon for generations to come. Plus a new exclusive interview with Green Lantern/Batman artist Neal Adams!

About the series: TASCHEN’s series on DC Comics explores the origins of comics’ most enduring legends and the behind-the-scenes stories of the men and women who created them, era by era. Expanded from the Eisner Award–winning XL book, 75 Years of DC Comics, this new series hits the shelf at a reader-friendly size with essays updated by author Paul Levitz and more than 1,000 new images across five volumes. Thousands of covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and collectibles have been reproduced to bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to vibrant life, making this an invaluable reference for comics fans.

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Om skribenten

Robert Rasmussen
Jeg er film- & litteraturskribent, kulturafhængig, kunstelsker og mag.art. i litteraturvidenskab med en magisterkonferens om maskemonstre i moderne horrorfilm fra 1960 til i dag. Jeg er også tegneseriesluger, horrornørd, tv-serienarkoman, filmafhængig samt bogorm & læsehest med skrive- og ordkløe. Jeg dyrker 80'ernes kulturprodukter i usund grad, og jeg har en forkærlighed for filmkitsch, de fantastiske genrer samt Spielberg & Co. Jeg er filmmerchandisesamler, Disney-aficionado, animationselsker samt stifter af Fiktion & Kultur. Mit forhold til ovenstående er kronisk og uhelbredeligt. Læs (meget!) mere her.




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