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DC Comics : a celebration of the world's favorite comic book heroes

Author: Les Daniels
Publisher: New York : Billboard Books, 2003.
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Traces the history of DC Comics from 1935, when the company published the first-ever book of all new comic material, to DC's sixtieth anniversary and beyond, with information on the development of popular heroes such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and others, and over six hundred illustrations.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Les Daniels
ISBN: 0823079198 9780823079193
OCLC Number: 52453250
Notes: Originally published: Boston : Little, Brown, 1995.
Description: 272 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.
Contents: Birth of the super hero 1935-1940: Major innovation --
In search of a hero --
Under new management --
Birth of Superman --
Superman's debut --
Liberation of Lois Sane --
superman villains --
Superman style --
Superman --
Birth of Batman --
Batman's debut --
Recruiting Robin --
Batman villains --
Batman style --
Our fighting forces 1941-1945: Batman --
Old black magic --
Comic book competitors --
All American comics --
Flash comics --
Green lantern --
Justice society of America --
Super groups --
Birth of Wonder Woman --
Wonder Woman's debut --
Wonder Woman --
Comic books go to war --
Superman on radio --
Superman cartoons --
Newspaper strips --
Superman toys --
Superman merchandise --
Batman serials --
Batman's equipment --
Superman's powers --
Superman serials --
Matinee madness --
Also-rans --
Saga of Superboy --
Diehards --
Comic explosion 1946-1955: Doing the right thing --
Animal antics --
That's show business --
Go west --
Sweet mystery of life --
Tour of tomorrow --
Back to the battlefield --
What's love got to do with it? --
Superman on TV --
Man who was Superman --
Toys of the 1950s --
Comics code crunch --
Comic-book comeback 1956-1966: Flashback --
Superman family --
Kryptonite --
Legion of super-heroes --
Green Lantern lit again --
Justice league of America --
Super hero revival --
Silver age --
Earth-two --
teen Titans --
Oddballs --
Batman comes to TV --
Batman conquers TV --
Batmania - Saturday morning cartoons --
Superman on Broadway --
Pop art. Beyond pop 1967-1984: Room at the top --
Square pegs --
Time to be topical --
Revamping the classics --
Haunted houses --
Swamp thing --
Horror --
Fourth world --
Looking backward --
Shazam! --
Wonder Woman on TV --
Moving forward --
Superman the movie --
Superman II --
New markets, new formats --
Super stuff --
More super movies --
Swamp thing on screen --
Action figures --
Super hero reborn 1986-1992: Crisis on infinite earths --
Dark Knight returns --
Man of steel revised --
Amazon redeemed --
Watching the watchmen --
Superboy on TV --
Who killed Robin? --
Batman goes big-time --
Gotham City --
Sandman's coming --
Novel approach --
Graphic novels --
Gone in a flash --
Batman returns --
Batmania II --
State of the art 1993-2002: Death of Superman --
Animated Batman --
It's in the cards --
On the verge of vertigo --
Vertigo --
Superman resurrected --
Doing it by the book --
Landmark of milestone --
Knightfall --
Lois & Clark --
Paradox of paradox --
Keep smiling --
Super heroes overseas --
Too cool for kids --
Zero hour --
Kingdom come --
Projecting Batman --
Superman's marriage --
Vortex of vertigo --
Darkest Knight --
Running wild --
DC direct --
Smallville --
DC universe --
Future.
Responsibility: Les Daniels ; introduction by Jenette Kahn.
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Traces the history of DC Comics from 1935, when the company published the first-ever book of all new comic material, to DC's sixtieth anniversary and beyond, with information on the development of popular heroes such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and others, and over six hundred illustrations.

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