The Comic Book Heroes: From the Silver Age to the Present Read Ô 107

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The Comic Book Heroes: From the Silver Age to the Present Read Ô 107 ´ The Comic Book Heroes begins with that first issue of the Flash an event that would alter American pop culture forever It’s the story both of the superheroes and their all too human creators From the avuncular chipmunk Julius Schwartz to TodChipmunk Julius Schwartz to Todd McFarlane and his bloody Spawn the writers artists and editors have cast the heroes for generations of American kids in the mold of their own personalities and inner strugglesFrom. This book provides a now somewhat dated but thoroughly researched look at the silver age of comics on into the Bronze Age Not surprisingly the best and most interesting chapters involve the factors and creators that developed that period and analysis of the results While I don’t always agree with their takes on the comics themselves the reporting on the creators and circumstances seems to be spot on Unfortunately I read the first edition which ends around 1984 I’d have been interested to read the material added for the second edition which discusses such developments as the Vertigo line Despite these shortcomings this was a worthy read and is particularly recommended for any with an interest in the comics medium

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The Flash’s 1956 debut until his death in 1986 from the relevance movement of the `70s to the ultra violence of the `90s and from the kid driven market of the past to the speculator driven market of the presen. One of the first in depth examinations of modern comics and well researched

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The Comic Book Heroes From the Silver Age to the PresentThe Comic Book Heroes begins with that first issue of the Flash an event that would alter American pop culture forever It’s the story both of the superheroes and their all too human creators From the avuncular. Jones' book is an opinionated insider's history of superhero comics Careers in comics rarely get second acts and aging creators tend to look on their successors with bitterness and disgust while looking back on their own predecessors with nostalgia and hero worship Jones unloads on the Vertigo and Image creators that eclipsed his generation of superhero writers and artists The results are fun and informative if a little depressing at times