Taschen Verlag udgiver Paul Levitz’ “75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking”

Taschen Verlag udgiver til oktober en lækker bog om tegnserier fra DC Comics … pendantforlaget til Marvel Comics. Der er tale om mammutbogen “75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking” (skrevet af Paul Levitz), der får en ditto mammutpris på 1500,-

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Super heroes from the Atom to Zatara: 75 years of DC Comics

75-years-of-dc-comics-the-art-of-modern-mythmakingIn 1935, DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, published New Fun #1, the first comic book with all-new, all-original comic material—at a time when comic books were mere repositories for the cast-offs of the newspaper strips. What was initially considered to be disposable media for children was well on its way to becoming the mythology of our time—the 20th century’s answer to Atlas or Zorro.

Over 40,000 comic books later, in honor of the publisher’s 75th Anniversary, TASCHEN has produced the single most comprehensive book on DC Comics in an XL edition even Superman might have trouble lifting. Over 2000 images—covers and interiors, original illustrations (including Wonder Woman‘s invisible jet!), photographs, film stills, and collectibles—are reproduced using the latest technology in digital reproduction to bring the storylines, the characters, and their creators to vibrant life as they’ve never been seen before. Telling the tales behind the tomes is 35-year DC veteran Paul Levitz, whose in-depth essays trace the company’s history, from its pulp origins through to the future of digital publishing.

Massive foldout timelines and an in-depth appendix including biographies of the artists, writers, editors, publishers, and actors who cast the spell make this an invaluable reference for any comic book fan. You’ll find them all here.

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 over 300 stories—including an acclaimed run on Legion of Super-Heroes—and a DC Comics executive, finishing his 35-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.

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