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The Comic Book Heroes

Jones, Gerard; Jacobs, Will

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ISBN 10: 0761503935 / ISBN 13: 9780761503934
Published by Rocklin, CA, 1997
Condition: Near fine Soft cover
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Quarto in black and grey illus. glossy wraps; b/w illus. 400 p., 28 cm. Over 120 illustrations. Near fine copy with slight curling to cover at lower right corner; gently used wraps; else excellent, secondhand copy; pages are bright and free of marks and creases; binding is tight. Completely revised and updated edition; first. Bookseller Inventory # 83993

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Title: The Comic Book Heroes

Publisher: Rocklin, CA

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Near fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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The Comic Book Heroes begins with that first issue of the Flash, an event that would alter American pop culture forever. It’s the story both of the superheroes and their all-too-human creators. From "the avuncular chipmunk," Julius Schwartz, to Todd McFarlane and his bloody Spawn, the writers, artists, and editors have cast the heroes for generations of American kids in the mold of their own personalities and inner struggles.

From the Flash’s 1956 debut until his death in 1986, from the relevance movement of the `70s to the ultra-violence of the `90s, and from the kid-driven market of the past to the speculator-driven market of the present, The Comic Book Heroes shows how America has changed since the `50s—and makes some provocative points about what America’s kids are reading today.

Completely revised and updated from the 1985 edition, The Comic Book Heroes is the most complete, engaging, and opinionated history of comics ever. Mind-blowingly detailed, breathtakingly informative, and fascinating reading, this is the one history of comics you absolutely must have!

About the Authors

Gerard Jones has written the adventures of the world’s greatest heroes, including the Justice League, Batman, and Green Lantern for DC Comics, and the X-Men, the Hulk, and his own creation, Prime, for Marvel Comics.

Will Jacobs is a former contributing editor to The National Lampoon and the cocreator (with Jones) of the comic book series, The Trouble with Girls.

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