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The Silver Age of DC Comics

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Flash forward. The Super Hero in the Space Age
With Super Heroes nearly extinct at the start of the 1950s,DC Comicsreignited the fire that would make them central to modern popular culture by infusing them with science fiction elements. To circumvent the limitations of the self-censoring Comics Code Authority, DC Comics’ writers and editors spun ever-more fantastic tales,
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Published July 15th 2013 by Taschen
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Joseph
Nov 13, 2016 Joseph rated it it was amazing
Paul Levitz turns his archivist eye to the Silver Age of DC, beginning in the mid 1950s to 1970. Centering mostly on reproductions of covers, interior art, merchandising, pop culture, and of course thr Batman tv show, this book is a wonderful trip down memory lane.

The book is not arranged chronologically or by topic, but meanders through the Silver Age, stopping to touch upon the very diverse DC line of the time. There is an interesting interview with Neal Adams and snippets from other DC creato
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Luke Goldstein
Jan 24, 2014 Luke Goldstein rated it really liked it
I grew up reading comics from the mid-1980s through early 94 and for much of that time it the only reading I did outside of Stephen King novels. I would shake with excitement each week as I walked into my local comic shop where I had standing orders for a number of titles. I could just walk through the door, up to the front desk and the clerk would hand me a stack of varying size each week. It was beautiful, and only made more so by my mother paying for it. Even though I eventually moved on to ...more
Chris Aylott
Mar 21, 2014 Chris Aylott rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the artwork of Taschen's previous collection of Golden Age DC, but it's the Silver Age that has my heart. Barry Allen on the front cover, Hal Jordan on the back, and lots of Legion of Superheroes and Superboy pages in between -- what a wonderful book!
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