Jones, Gerard and Will Jacobs. The Comic Book Heroes. 2nd ed. Rocklin: Prima Publishing, 1997.
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|Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0-7615-0393-5
BibTeX citation key: Jones1985
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Keywords: Historical account, Superhero, USA
Creators: Jacobs, Jones
Publisher: Prima Publishing (Rocklin)
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.
Table of Contents
A Tip of the Cowl (vii)
I. THE SILVER AGE
II. THE AWKWARD AGE
III. THE GILDED AGE
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