American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1950s

American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1950s

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The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of FULL-COLOR HARDCOVERS, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! Bill Schelly authors the volume on the 1950s era of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, with a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: the rise of the great EC a€œNew Trenda€ titles (Tales of the Crypt, Weird Science), Harvey Kurtzmana€™s Mad, and Carl Barksa€™ classic work on Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge! The re-tooling of the Flash in Showcase #4 that kicked off the Silver Age of Comics, and the introduction of DCa€™s Martian Manhunter, Adam Strange and the new Green Lantern! Plus the return of the Timely heroes Captain America, the Human Torch and Sub-Mariner, and the birth of Joe Simon and Jack Kirbya€™s Fighting American and The Fly! Read about the publication of Dr. Fredric Werthama€™s notorious anti-comics book Seduction of the Innocent and the Senate hearings on juvenile delinquency that led to the creation of the Comics Code, changing the face of comics for decades to come! These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive full-color hardcover! Taken together, American Comic Book Chronicles forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for ANY comic book enthusiast!... Know about Comic Books.a€ November 6: Starting with issue #86, Superman is no longer published bi-monthly. Its frequency is increased to eight issues a year. November: Marvel Family #89 (cover date Jan. 1954) arrives at newsstands. It marks the last appearance of Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr., and Mary Marvel from Fawcett. December 30: The first color television sets go on sale, although not at a price that most Americans can afford. An Admiral color set costs $1, 175.

Title:American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1950s
Author: Bill Schelly, Keith Dallas
Publisher:TwoMorrows Publishing - 2013

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