MARVEL AGE OF COMICS 1961-1978 - 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION


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MARVEL AGE OF COMICS 1961-1978 - 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

ROY THOMAS    Book Number: 88649    Product format: Hardback

"A veritable Bible chronicling Marvel's incredible odyssey" - Le Figaro. Amazing Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Dr Droom, The Fantastic Four, X-Men, Daredevil, The Man In The Ant Hill are now household names! In The Marvel Age of Comics 1961-1978, legendary writer and editor Roy Thomas takes you to the heart of this seminal segment in comic history - an age of triumphant character and narrative innovation that reinvented the super hero genre. With more than 500 colour images cartoon strips and insider insights, the book traces the birth of champions who were both epic in their powers and grounded in a world that readers recognised as close to their own. By the '70s, we see how the House of Ideas also elevated horror, sword and sorcery, and martial arts in its stable of titanic demigods, introducing iconic characters like Man-Thing, Conan, and Shang-Chi and proving that their brand of storytelling could succeed and flourish outside of the capes and tights. Behind it all, we get to know the extraordinary Marvel architects whose names are almost as familiar as the mortals (and immortals!) they brought to life - Stan "The Man" Lee, Jack "King" Kirby, and Steve Ditko, along with a roster of greats like John Romita, John Buscema, Marie Severin, Jim Steranko, and countless others. The result is a behind-the-scenes treasure trove and a jewel for any comic fan's library, brimming with the innovation and energy of an invincible era for Marvel and its heroes alike. 15.6 x 21.7cm, heavy with colour images on every page, 512 pages. Covered endpaper, silver foil hardback. New from Taschen. Colour.
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ISBN 9783836577878
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