American Comic Book Chronicles, 1960-1964

American Comic Book Chronicles 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 s to today John Wells lead

  • Title: American Comic Book Chronicles, 1960-1964
  • Author: J.C. Wells
  • ISBN: 9781605490458
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 yThe 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 theA 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 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, sure to be an invaluable resource for ANY comic book enthusiast

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    1. There are few who can research a far ranging field of information and then compose it into a comprehensible and entertaining history of comics. John Wells has done an excellent job in the inaugural installment in TwoMorrow's history of the field. Publisher John Morrow wisely split the busiest decade in comics into two volumes. This starts with 1960 and we watch as ACG, Archie, Dell, Gold Key and others struggle to find their footing the early post-Comics Code years. Then everyone saw Marvel succ [...]

    2. Another fascinating history of comics, this time taking in the beginning of the Marvel Age and such DC "highlights" as the new-look Batman and the reborn, reinvented Silver Age heroes, along with pretty much every other major, and some minor, publishers.The detail is incredible, although as per the previous volume, sometimes repeated. The colour reproductions of covers an interior art just brilliant.This volume covers the beginning of my own collection (except for a handful of earlier issues) an [...]

    3. I am not actually finished this book yet but I've read more than half and have no intention of stopping; it's just that I am reading it slowly since it is so awesomely entertaining and figure I've read enough to review it. If you have any certain love for the comics and their history, whether you be an old pro or a relative newbie, I can't see any comic fan not just adoring this book. It takes a behind the scenes walk through the comic book history year by year, publisher by publisher. Absolutel [...]

    4. A lot happened in comics in the early 1960. // American Comic Book Chronicles: 1960-64// looks at comics from 1960 to 1964, exploring major events in Marvel, DC, and other lines. Each chapter also provides a timeline of historical events that happened in the same years, as well as events that were big enough to note, but not actually discuss. The comics are covered in depth, with past events put in perspective of the current events, as well as how they affected events down the road.Each chapter [...]

    5. Overall, an excellent survey of comic books in America during the first half of the 1960s. (Volumes on the second half of the 60s and all of the 70s are due out later this year.) Wells has done an outstanding job of research, not only of the comics themselves and how they came to be published, but also the historical and cultural events of the times, which greatly determined, in many ways, the direction comics took.The only criticisms I have are nitpicks: the comic covers and panels from various [...]

    6. Another great volume in this Two Morrows series. Wells brings surprising detail to such a broad sweep of timerprising because the book is not overly long. However, unlike the 1950s volume, which was maybe a little longer than this one, the 1960s focus is extended over two separate volumes. The second comes out this spring, and I'll read it when it comes out. Can't wait. Perhaps I'll read the '80s volume before that.

    7. An amazing history of the comics from 1960 - 1964. First times I've seen this done in chronological order, really puts things into perspective. A must read for comics fans.

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