Retro Pop Culture A-Z: From Atari 2600 to Zombie Films

Retro Pop Culture A-Z: From Atari 2600 to Zombie Films

by Brett Weiss
     
 
Retro Pop Culture A-Z: From Atari 2600 to Zombie Films is a window to the past—a time of 8-bit video games, Silver Age super-heroes, Saturday morning cartoons, rock ’n’ roll music, and scary movies at the drive-in.

The book includes 60 fun-filled, feature-length chapters on such icons of popular culture as Alien, the Batman TV show, the

Overview

Retro Pop Culture A-Z: From Atari 2600 to Zombie Films is a window to the past—a time of 8-bit video games, Silver Age super-heroes, Saturday morning cartoons, rock ’n’ roll music, and scary movies at the drive-in.

The book includes 60 fun-filled, feature-length chapters on such icons of popular culture as Alien, the Batman TV show, the Beatles, Dynamite Magazine, Famous Monsters of Filmland, The Flash, Forbidden Planet, Golden Age arcade games, He-Man, the Intellivision, Jaws, MAD magazine, the Nintendo NES, Ray Bradbury, The Wizard of Oz, and the X-Men.

If you’ve ever stayed up all night trying to beat Super Mario Bros., dressed up as a member of KISS on Halloween, watched Thundarr the Barbarian while eating a bowl of sugary cereal, set a VCR to record your favorite show, or listened to Elvis or the Rolling Stones on a turntable or 8-track tape player, Retro Pop Culture A-Z is for you.

If you haven’t done any of these things, no problem—feel free to dive right in and discover why your parents (or grandparents) are always talking about “the good old days.”

Includes:

*60 essays/articles on nostalgic pop culture favorites
*More than 250 full-color photos
*More than 110,000 words
*Quotes from the experts
*Production histories
*Collectibles pricing
*Author anecdotes
*And much more!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148969426
Publisher:
Dark Dreamers Publishing
Publication date:
12/17/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,040,978
File size:
11 MB
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Meet the Author

A full-time freelancer, Brett Weiss has had articles published in numerous newspapers and magazines, including AntiqueWeek, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Writer, Mystery Scene, Fangoria, Filmfax, Indulge, Panache, Game Informer, Nevada Magazine, Robot magazine, Video Game Trader, Back Issue, Alter Ego, Native Peoples, the Comics Buyer’s Guide, Farm World, Toy Shop, and Toy Car & Model.

He’s also the author of the Classic Home Video Games book series (McFarland Publishers).
Weiss’s next book is The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987, due from Schiffer Publishing in 2014.

Weiss lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife and two teenage children.

For more info, check out www.brettweisswords.com.

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