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Wells, John: American Comic Book Chronicles. The 1960s: 1960–64. Raleigh: TwoMorrows, 2012. (224 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1-60549-045-8
BibTeX citation key: Wells2012
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Categories: General
Keywords: Historischer Überblick, USA
Creators: Wells
Publisher: TwoMorrows (Raleigh)
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The American Comic Book Chronicles is an ambitious new series of full-color hardcovers, where TwoMorrows’ top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! John Wells leads off with the first of two volumes on the 1960s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics in the JFK and Beatles era! You’ll get a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: DC Comics’ rebirth of Green Lantern, Hawkman, and others, and the launch of Justice League of America and multiple earths! Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s transformation of superhero comics with the debut of Marvel’s Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, Avengers, and other iconic characters! Plus Batman gets a “new look”, the Blue Beetle is revamped at Charlton Comics, and Creepy #1 brings horror back to comic book form, just as Harvey’s “kid” comics are booming! These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover. Taken together, the series forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history

Table of Contents

Introductory Note about the Chronological Structure of American Comic Book Chronicles (4)
Note on Comic Book Sales and Circulation Data (5)
Introduction & Acknowlegments (6)

1. 1960: Pride and Prejudice (8)
2. 1961: The Shape of Things to Come (40)
3. 1962: Gains and Losses (74)
4. 1963: Triumph and Tragedy (114)
5. 1964: Don’t Get Comfortable (160)

Works Cited (214)
Index (220)
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