The Marvel Age of Comics 1961-1978


Author: Roy Thomas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783836567763
Category: Comic books, strips, etc
Page: 400
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The Marvel of Age of Comics: 1961-1978 takes you through nearly two decades of titanic creativity by Marvel's architects. Fans still celebrate the House of Ideas for its pantheon of "heroes with problems," misunderstood monsters, and noble villains who populated a world readers recognized as close to their own. The Marvel Age of Comics is a behind-the-scenes treasure trove, curated from TASCHEN's 75 years of Marvel Comics, including hundreds of images and insider insights to explore the making of these groundbreaking heroes and the legendary writers and artists who brought them to life.--book jacket

75 Years of Marvel Comics

From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen
Author: Roy Thomas
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836548458
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 711
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A mighty history: Building the House of Ideas From the very first issue of pulp impresario Martin Goodman's Marvel Comics in 1939, the comic book creators of Marvel's Golden Age flipped the traditional fantasy script by placing the inhuman and the invincible into the real world. With the likes of the fiery android Human Torch, vengeful sea prince Sub-Mariner, and pip-squeak-turned-paragon Captain America, Marvel created a mythological universe grounded in a world that readers recognize as close to their own, brimming with humor and heartache. In the early 1960s, this audacious approach launched the creation of heroes who have since become household names—Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the Avengers, Thor, the X-Men—the list goes on. Fans still celebrate it as the Marvel Age of comics, an era populated by a pantheon of bickering heroes, misunderstood monsters, and noble villains. In celebration of Marvel's 75th anniversary, TASCHEN presents a magnum opus of the most influential comic book publisher today, with an inside look not only at its celebrated characters, but also at the "bullpen" of architects whose names are almost as familiar as the protagonists they brought to life—Stan “the Man” Lee, Jack “King” Kirby, along with a roster of greats like Steve Ditko, John Romita, John Buscema, Marie Severin, and countless others. With essays by comics historian and former Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas, this book delves into the heart of thousands of costumed characters who continue to fight the good fight in comics, movies, and toy aisles of the world. The XL-format book includes: • More than 700 pages of near 2,000 images including vintage comic books, one-of-a-kind original art, behind-the-scenes photographs and film stills, as well as rare toys and collectibles • A four-foot accordion-fold timeline, suitable for framing! • Biographies of more than 300 artists, writers, editors, and famous fans who helped shape Marvel's history © MARVEL

Slugfest

Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle between Marvel and DC
Author: Reed Tucker
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306825473
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 304
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The first in-depth, behind-the-scenes book treatment of the rivalry between the two comic book giants. THEY ARE THE TWO TITANS OF THE COMIC BOOK INDUSTRY--the Coke and Pepsi of superheroes--and for more than 50 years, Marvel and DC have been locked in an epic battle for spandex supremacy. At stake is not just sales, but cultural relevancy and the hearts of millions of fans. To many partisans, Marvel is now on top. But for much of the early 20th century, it was DC that was the undisputed leader, having launched the American superhero genre with the 1938 publication of Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel's Superman strip. DC's titles sold millions of copies every year, and its iconic characters were familiar to nearly everyone in America. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman--DC had them all. And then in 1961, an upstart company came out of nowhere to smack mighty DC in the chops. With the publication of Fantastic Four #1, Marvel changed the way superheroes stories were done. Writer-editor Stan Lee, artists Jack Kirby, and the talented Marvel bullpen subsequently unleashed a string of dazzling new creations, including the Avengers, Hulk, Spider-Man, the X-Men, and Iron Man. Marvel's rise forever split fandom into two opposing tribes. Suddenly the most telling question you could ask a superhero lover became "Marvel or DC?" Slugfest, the first book to chronicle the history of this epic rivalry into a single, in-depth narrative, is the story of the greatest corporate rivalry never told. Complete with interviews with the major names in the industry, Slugfest reveals the arsenal of schemes the two companies have employed in their attempts to outmaneuver the competition, whether it be stealing ideas, poaching employees, planting spies, or launching price wars. The feud has never completely disappeared, and it simmers on a low boil to this day. With DC and Marvel characters becoming global icons worth billions, if anything, the stakes are higher now than ever before.

The little book of the avengers. Ediz. multilingue


Author: Roy Thomas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783836570381
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 192
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Juntos pelos ícones de quadrinhos Stan Lee e Jack Kirby , os Vingadores são o super-time para vencer todos os super-times! Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Wasp e Hulk foram os primeiros, mas muitos heróis já serviram desde então. Este é o seu guia definitivo para os melhores momentos dos Vingadores !

The Golden Age of DC Comics 1935-1956


Author: Paul Levitz,Josh Baker
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836535731
Category: Art
Page: 415
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"In June of 1938, Action Comics debuted with a new kind of comic book character on its cover: A costumed man with two identities, who possesed extraordinary strength and powers, a man able to protect the public when ordinary measures would not do. He wasnot the first super hero, but the Man of Steel would become the protoype for all super heroes thereafter. Superman's story, and those of Batman, Wonder Woman, and hundreds of other DC Comics chacters are all told inThe Golden Age of DC Comics. The singlemost comprehensive book on the subject, this volume traces the company's first decades, from its pulp origins up to the comic book burnings of the McCarthy '50s in over 400 pages bursting with comics, art, comics, photographs, and more comics. Plus an exclusive interview with legendary Sgt. Rock/Hawkman artist Joe Kubert!."--Dust jacket.

75 Years of Dc Comics

The Art of Modern Mythmaking
Author: Paul Levitz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783836554565
Category: Art
Page: 720
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The Crown Jewel of Comics The DC universe as never seen before In 1935, DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson published New Fun No. 1-the first comic book with all-new, original material-at a time when comic books were mere repositories for the castoffs of the newspaper strips. What was initially considered to be disposable media for children was well on its way to becoming the mythology of our time-the 20th century's answer to Atlas or Zorro. More than 40,000 comic books later, TASCHEN has produced the single most comprehensive book on DC Comics. More than 2,000 images-covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and collectibles-are reproduced using the latest technology to bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to vibrant life as they've never been seen before. Telling the tales behind the tomes is 38-year DC veteran Paul Levitz, whose in-depth essays trace the company's history, from its pulp origins through to the future of digital publishing, alongside year-by-year timelines and biographies of DC legends. The original XL edition of 75 Years of DC Comics was winner of the 2011 Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Comics-Related Book of the Year. This new edition brings you all the same DC glory in a more compact format.

Wonder Woman: The War Years 1941-1945


Author: Roy Thomas
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 078583284X
Category: Art
Page: 304
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New compilation of comic books from the early years of Wonder Woman detailing her involvement in WW2. First time ever look at Wonder Woman in this view of war. Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded such a passionate following.

The Secret History of Marvel Comics

Jack Kirby and the Moonlighting Artists at Martin Goodman's Empire
Author: Blake Bell,Michael J. Vassallo
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1606995529
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 304
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The Secret History of Marvel Comics digs back to the 1930s when Marvel Comics wasn't just a comic-book producing company. Marvel Comics owner Martin Goodman had tentacles into a publishing world that might have made that era’s conservative American parents lynch him on his front porch. Marvel was but a small part of Goodman’s publishing empire, which had begun years before he published his first comic book. Goodman mostly published lurid and sensationalistic story books (known as “pulps”) and magazines, featuring sexually-charged detective and romance short fiction, and celebrity gossip scandal sheets. And artists like Jack Kirby, who was producing Captain America for eight-year-olds, were simultaneously dipping their toes in both ponds. The Secret History of Marvel Comics tells this parallel story of 1930s/40s Marvel Comics sharing offices with those Goodman publications not quite fit for children. The book also features a comprehensive display of the artwork produced for Goodman’s other enterprises by Marvel Comics artists such as Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, Alex Schomburg, Bill Everett, Al Jaffee, and Dan DeCarlo, plus the very best pulp artists in the field, including Norman Saunders, John Walter Scott, Hans Wesso, L.F. Bjorklund, and Marvel Comics #1 cover artist Frank R. Paul. Goodman’s magazines also featured cover stories on celebrities such as Jackie Gleason, Elizabeth Taylor, Liberace, and Sophia Loren, as well as contributions from famous literary and social figures such as Isaac Asimov, Theodore Sturgeon, and L. Ron Hubbard.

The Full-Color Guide to Marvel Silver Age Collectibles

From Mmms to Marvelmania
Author: J. Ballmann
Publisher: Totalmojo Productions, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780981534909
Category: Collectibles
Page: 174
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Over twelve years in the making, this second edition of THE FULL COLOR GUIDE TO MARVEL SILVER AGE COLLECTIBLES: FROM MMMS TO MARVELMANIA is a comprehensive guide to Marvel toys, fan club items, gumball trinkets, records, cards, stickers - you name it - with over 1400 color pictures from no less than the greatest Marvel collections in the world. This guide provides prices, pictures, historical information, and anecdotes regarding all aspects of Marvel's rise in the 1960s and also presents the most detailed histories ever written regarding the Merry Marvel Marching Society and the Marvelmania International fan clubs. The specific 1960s Marvel memorabilia covered in this book include early correspondence items such as letters, postcards, and no-prizes; Bullpen pin-ups; Ben Cooper Halloween costumes, masks, and playsuits; fan club kits from both phases of the MMMS, the Super Heroes Club, and the Marvelmania International fan club; t-shirts and sweatshirts; the 1965 Swingin' Stationery Kit; iron-ons; posters, such as the 1965 Spider-man pin-up, plus all the Personality Posters and Marvelmania club posters; gumball items such as flicker rings, snap-on rings, Mini-Books, flexi-rings, rubber figures, sticker strip comics and puzzles; Golden Records and the GR reprint comics; SPC and Freddie McCoy records; Button World pinbacks; Aurora Plastic model kits; Lincoln International Spider-man copter gun; Karim Spider-man watch; Pressman Captain America kite; Transogram Flying Captain America; Lakeside Captain America Super-Flex action figure; all Marvel Captain Action sets; Marvel Super-Heroes TV show promotional poster, record, brochure, pennants, and bumper stickers; Donruss card set; Philadelphia Chewing Gum sticker set; Topps Marvel Flyer airplanes and Krazy Little Comics; all 1960s Marvel books; all Marvel products from Ideal Toys, Kenner, Whitman, and Milton Bradley; all Marvel Marx figures, scooters, friction cars, spinners, license plates, tricycles, and the Marx Super Hero Express train mint in box; the Power Comics pennant set; Ohio Art Marvel Flyers; Massachusetts Art pillows; all Marvelmania International fan club merchandise including pinbacks, stationery kit, magazines, and portfolios; and much much more. This guide is an indispensible resource for anyone involved in buying, selling, trading, or collecting Marvel Silver Age collectibles and especially for any fan who is interested in any aspect of Marvel's explosive growth into a pop-culture phenomenon in the 1960s as a result of the Herculean efforts of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and the rest of the Mighty Marvel Bullpen. 'Nuff said!

The Silver Age of DC Comics, 1956-1970


Author: Paul Levitz
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836535762
Category: Art
Page: 395
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Collects original comic book artwork that depicts the 1950s science fiction rebirth of DC Comics' most significant characters, a time that "rebooted" the Flash, Green Lantern, and Hawkman, and was the impetus for the Batman television series.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao


Author: Junot Daz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1594483299
Category: Fiction
Page: 339
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Living with an old-world mother and rebellious sister, an urban New Jersey misfit dreams of becoming the next J. R. R. Tolkien and believes that a long-standing family curse is thwarting his efforts to find love and happiness. A first novel by the author of the collection, Drown. Reprint.

The Bronze Age of DC Comics


Author: Paul Levitz,Dennis O'Neil,Josh Baker,Nina Wiener
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836535793
Category: Art
Page: 400
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A history of DC Comics during the Bronze Age of comic books—a period from 1970 to 1985 when comic books tackled the tough social issues of the day—features insightful essays; hundreds of full-color illustrations, photos, film stills and collectibles; and an original interview with Green Lantern/Green Arrow writer Denny O'Neil.

The little book of Spider-Man. Ediz. multilingue


Author: Roy Thomas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783836570411
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 192
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Mordido por uma aranha radioativa, o adolescente comum Peter Parker assume o manto de Spider-Man e começa uma missão para livrar a cidade de Nova York de bandidos. Mais de 50 anos desde sua estréia na web , ele se tornou o super-herói mais popular do mundo ! Esta homenagem à web-head preferida de todos possui 192 páginas de batalhas com uma das melhores galerias de bandidos em quadrinhos.

Kirby

King of Comics (Anniversary Edition)
Author: Mark Evanier
Publisher: Abrams ComicArts
ISBN: 9781419727498
Category:
Page: 240
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Jack Kirby created or co-created some of comic books most popular characters including, Captain America, The X-Men, The Hulk, and The Fantastic Four. More significantly, he created much of the visual language for fantasy and adventure comics. Official Kirby biographer Mark Evanier delivers this authorized celebration of the one and only King of Comics and his groundbreaking work.

Jack Kirby Pencils and Inks Artisan Edition


Author: Jack Kirby
Publisher: IDW Publishing
ISBN: 9781631407581
Category:
Page: 160
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Jack Kirby has been called the King of Comics, and rightfully so. For more than 40 years he was the most vital and groundbreaking artist in the medium. There have been dozens of books on Kirby over the years, including several oversized Artist's Editions showcasing his original art. This book will present Kirby's art in a new and unprecedented way, as side-by-side examples of his work, both in PENCIL and INK! Three Key first issues are showcased: The Demon #1, Kamandi #1 and Omac #1, along with a number of additional pieces presented. This is a perfect way to see Kirby art in its rawest form, from photocopies made from the original pencils as each page was completed, then next to it, the finished inks. We would almost call this a textbook of comic art except it's too much fun!

The Myth of the Superhero


Author: Marco Arnaudo,Jamie Richards
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421409534
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 206
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A refugee from his broken planet who saves earth (more than once), Superman was sent to America as his father’s final act before dying. Does this make him the ultimate immigrant success story? Disillusioned with a crime-filled world, Bruce Wayne seeks guidance from a shaman and transforms himself into the flawlessly moral Batman. Through a series of close readings of DC and Marvel comics, Marco Arnaudo explores the influence of religion and myth on superhero stories as well as their relationship to the classical epic and baroque style. Superheroes embody the most positive and inclusive aspects of American culture. Arnaudo asserts that, amidst the exciting action, tender love stories, and tales of self-sacrifice, superheroes are role models for tolerance and moral decision making. Translated for the first time into English, The Myth of the Superhero looks beyond the cape, the mask, and the superpowers, presenting a serious study of the genre and its place in a broader cultural context.

Heads

A Biography of Psychedelic America
Author: Jesse Jarnow
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306822563
Category: History
Page: 512
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Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America uncovers a hidden history of the biggest psychedelic distribution and belief system the world has ever known. Through a collection of fast-paced interlocking narratives, it animates the tale of an alternate America and its wide-eyed citizens: the LSD-slinging graffiti writers of Central Park, the Dead-loving AI scientists of Stanford, utopian Whole Earth homesteaders, black market chemists, government-wanted Anonymous hackers, rogue explorers, East Village bluegrass pickers, spiritual seekers, Internet pioneers, entrepreneurs, pranksters, pioneering DJs, and a nation of Deadheads. WFMU DJ and veteran music writer Jesse Jarnow draws on extensive new firsthand accounts from many never-before-interviewed subjects and a wealth of deep archival research to create a comic-book-colored and panoramic American landscape, taking readers for a guided tour of the hippie highway filled with lit-up explorers, peak trips, big busts, and scenic vistas, from Vermont to the Pacific Northwest, from the old world head capitals of San Francisco and New York to the geodesic dome-dotted valleys of Colorado and New Mexico. And with the psychedelic research moving into the mainstream for the first time in decades, Heads also recounts the story of the quiet entheogenic revolution that for years has been brewing resiliently in the Dead's Technicolor shadow. Featuring over four dozen images, many never before seen-including pop artist Keith Haring's first publicly sold work-Heads weaves one of the 20th and 21st centuries' most misunderstood subcultures into the fabric of the nation's history. Written for anyone who wondered what happened to the heads after the Acid Tests, through the '70s, during the Drug War, and on to the psychedelic present, Heads collects the essential history of how LSD, Deadheads, tie-dye, and the occasional bad trip have become familiar features of the American experience.

Egyptomania Goes to the Movies

From Archaeology to Popular Craze to Hollywood Fantasy
Author: Matthew Coniam
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476668280
Category: History
Page: 200
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"The discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922, by a sensation-hungry world newly united by mass media, created a wave of fascination unlike anything before. This study traces the origins of 20th century cinema's obsession with Ancient Egypt through previous eras and relates its recurring themes and ideas to the historical reality of the land of the Pharaohs"--

Boy A


Author: Jonathan Trigell
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847654843
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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WINNER OF THE WORLD BOOK DAY - BOOKS TO TALK ABOUT PRIZE 2008 WINNER OF THE JOHN LLEWELLYN RHYS PRIZE 2005 WINNER OF THE WAVERTON GOOD READ PRIZE 2005 ?A is for Apple. A bad apple.? Jack has spent most of his life in juvenile institutions, to be released with a new name, new job, new life. At 24, he is utterly innocent of the world, yet guilty of a monstrous childhood crime. To his new friends, he is a good guy with occasional flashes of unexpected violence. To his new girlfriend, he is strangely inexperienced and unreachable. To his case worker, he?s a victim of the system and of media-driven hysteria. And to himself, Jack is on permanent trial: can he really start from scratch, forget the past, become someone else? Is a new name enough? Can Jack ever truly connect with his new friends while hiding a monstrous secret? This searing and heartfelt novel is a devastating indictment of society?s inability to reconcile childhood innocence with reality.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication


Author: Wolfgang Donsbach
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118789318
Category: Social Science
Page: 704
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This concise volume presents key concepts and entries from the twelve-volume ICA International Encyclopedia of Communication (2008), condensing leading scholarship into a practical and valuable single volume. Based on the definitive twelve-volume IEC, this new concise edition presents key concepts and the most relevant headwords of communication science in an A-Z format in an up-to-date manner Jointly published with the International Communication Association (ICA), the leading academic association of the discipline in the world Represents the best and most up-to-date international research in this dynamic and interdisciplinary field Contributions come from hundreds of authors who represent excellence in their respective fields An affordable volume available in print or online