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DC COMICS YEAR BY YEAR: A Visual Chronicle New Edition
Bibliophile price: £20.00
In a large striking graphic designed slipcase featuring DC Comic books heroes like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, this beautiful, in-depth insight into DC Comics history is full of images of original DC Comics artwork. There is historical context for every individual year and each decade is profiled and summarised highlighting key events, and only available in this edition are two stunning and exclusive prints - of Harley Quinn by Guillem March, looking super sexy with her tiny waist and curvaceous figure and the second Detective Comics 1000 1950s Variant Cover by Michael Cho, featuring Batman and Robin to the fore and in colour dozens of caped crusaders and other comic book heroes. From Superman first taking to the skies in 1938 to the Rebirth of the DC Multiverse and the final countdown of the Doomsday Clock, here are the comics, characters and storylines in a visual chronicle written by DC Comics experts. Legendary artists such as Bob Kane and C.C. Beck and latter-day superstars like Jim Lee and Tony Daniel are among many of the finest talents. Open the volume and smell the strong smell of ink, as the glorious colour and high definition leaps from the pages of Action Comics, Sensation Comics, Strange Adventures, Justice League of America, Bat Man, Watchmen, Superman, Captain Marvel's first appearance in Whiz Comics no.2 published February 1940, Slam Bradley in Detective Comics no.1 March 1937, the trend for funny animal stories in Real Screen Comics no.1 Spring 1945, tales of heartbreak in Romance Trail 1949-1950, the debut of Ace the Bat-Hound Batman no.92 June 1955 or Morpheus' return to the Dreaming in The Sandman no.1 January 1989. All genres are covered detailing not only a timeline of the world's greatest heroes but a chronicle of one of the most successful art forms or modern times and a history of America's greatest and longest running comic publisher. Five to eight examples per double page spread and huge comic book double pages in close up detail with explanations like the Secrets of the Bat Cave from 1946. Bursting with colour, 376pp, 26 x 31.5cm. Slipcased and two free frameable prints of same dimensions.
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