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Marvel Comics : the untold story

Author: Sean Howe
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Interweaves history, anecdotes, and analysis with more than one hundred interviews with Marvel insiders to reveal how Marvel, which introduced brightly costumed caped crusaders in the 1960s, became one of the most dominant pop cultural forces in contemporary America.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Howe
ISBN: 9780061992100 0061992100
OCLC Number: 779265805
Description: 485 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Creations and myths --
The next generation --
Trouble shooter --
Boom and bust --
A new Marvel.
Responsibility: Sean Howe.

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Shows how Marvel's identity has continually shifted, careening between scrappy underdog and corporate behemoth. The author also introduces the men behind the magic, including self-made publisher  Read more...

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"It's about time somebody wrote "Marvel Comics: The Untold Story," and it looks like Sean Howe was the right guy for the job. Howe's clear-eyed history. . . is as full of colorful characters, tragic Read more...

 
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