Author(s): Alan Cowsill
Updated and expanded edition to cover 2010-2014 plus two new prints.
Discover the world behind the DC Universe! For more than 70 years, DC Comics has been entertaining children and adults alike. Here, now newly updated and expanded, is the chronological account of the adventures of both the characters and the company that created them.
DC Comics A Visual History traces DC's fascinating story: the company's beginnings as National Allied Publications in 1934, and its subsequent change to Detective Comics, Inc. in 1937. The book details all the major DC publishing landmarks and more, displayed clearly and with amazing detail.
It highlights the debuts of key characters like Superman and Batman, the geniuses that invented them, and the real-life events (like the Vietnam War, the atom bomb, the Space Race) that shaped the atmosphere of the times. DC Comics A Visual Historyalso follows the characters' foray into the real world through TV series and blockbuster movies. DC Comics A Visual Historyis a vibrant, visually spectacular history of DC Comics and an exciting, century-spanning voyage through seven thrilling decades.
The authors are all well known and respected DC contributors: Alex Irvine, Dan Wallace, Matthew K. Manning, Mike McAvennie, and Alan Cowsill. The foreword is by Paul Levita, who was president of DC Comics from 2002-2009. He also wrote the foreword for the updated DC Comics Encyclopedia.
"This is truly a must-have for anyone who reads or collects the DC Universe." - New Orleans Advocate -This is truly a must-have for anyone who reads or collects the DC Universe.- - New Orleans Advocate