Comic Book Culture: An Illustrated History

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204 Pages In Extraordinary Full Color, 400+ Cover Illustrations; Cat-Man, Batman, Blue Beetle & More By Artists Will Eisner, Jack Cole, Lou Fine, G. Ricca, More. Published At ... Fifty Dollars.---------------- No Prices.Drawing From One Of The Most Extensive Collections In America, Comic Expert Ron Goulart Leads Readers On A Fantastic Cultural Journey Back To The Legends Of Superman, Batman, Captain America, And Many Other Classic Characters From The Golden Age Of Comic Book Art. Full-Color Reproductions Of Over 440 Popular Comic Book Covers, Many Reprinted Here For The First Time, Showcase The Work Of Artists Both Famous And Forgotten. Ron Goulart Has Written Nearly 200 Books And Several 100 Short Stories And Articles. In Addition To Writing Mysteries (He'S Been Nominated Twice For The Mwa'S Edgar Award) And Science Fiction (He'S Been Nominated Once For The Sfwa'S Nebula), He'S Also One Of The Leading Authorities On Comic Strips And Comic Books. Read more Show Less

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Overview

This colorful sequel to the 1998 "Pop Culture Book of the Year," Comic Book Culture, is a visual journey through the most incredible graphic covers of the golden age of comic books. Lavishly illustrated, this volume features the most popular and collectible comic-book covers ever published, including famous figures like Superman, Batman, and Captain America.

Author Bio: Ron Goulart, author of over 160 books, is one of the country's leading authorities on comic books and comic strips.

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Comic Book Culture: An Illustrated History is a misleading title for this visual celebration of comics' Golden Age (mid-1930s through the 1940s) as it is neither an overview of comic book history nor a study of its culture. In the introduction, Goulart states that this is "basically a picture book," and as such, it is tons of fun. More than 400 covers feature an overwhelming array of both still-beloved and long-forgotten heroes, as well as luridly drawn, often racist villains, gorgeous damsels in distress, and even, occasionally, a jungle queen. The art is often striking and the colors brilliant, much of it by legends in the field that include Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Lou Fine, Jack Cole, Alex Schomburg, and Bill Everett. Goulart, the author of over 160 books, including 50 sf and 20 mystery novels, has written more comprehensively on comic book history with The Encyclopedia of American Comics (LJ 1/91). Likewise, The World Encyclopedia of Comics (LJ 11/1/98) does a better job detailing comics' evolution. However, Goulart more than meets his goal here, offering intriguing details of a rich period that, sadly, comic books will never enjoy again.--Chris Ryan, New Milford, NJ Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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  • ISBN-13: 9781888054385
  • Publisher: Collectors Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2000
  • Edition description: 1 AMER ED
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 11.30 (w) x 10.66 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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