BAM! POW! A History Lesson In Comic Book Heros

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It all started in 1938 when Action Comics introduced a costumed character with two identities. The man possessed powers and extraordinary strength. He used these gifts to protect the defenseless. This man went by the name Man of Steel, and not only was he a superhero; he was a prototype for all future models, including Batman, and Wonder Woman.

The Golden Age of DC Comics by Taschen is a comic book nerd’s study guide to the world of superheroes and comic book history. And we all know you don’t have to wear tape around your glasses to be a nerd.

The book chronicles from 1935 to 1956 and traces DC Comics’ first decades, which starts out with pulp origins and continues on to discuss topics like book burnings and McCarthyism. Taschen’s latest book also includes an exclusive interview with Joe Kubert, a legendary comic book artist who is well known for Sgt. Rock and Hawkman.

Taschen explores the origins of well known legends but also gives the reader a behind the scenes look with stories about the men and women responsible for bringing colorful fiction to the many happy kids of yesteryear.

Author Paul Levitz is a comic book fan and has worked as an editor and publisher of The Comic Reader. He was an editor of the Batman titles and has written more than 300 stories. H also acted as the president of DC Comics from 2002 – 2009.

So come on, embrace your geeky side and pick up a copy here.