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DC Comics Year by Year a Visual Chronicle Hardcover – 1 October 2010
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- Publisher : Penguin UK (1 October 2010)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1405350806
- ISBN-13 : 978-1405350808
- Item Weight : 500 g
- Dimensions : 26.1 x 3.9 x 31.9 cm
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Would loved to have seen a little more about the early period, perhaps covering the More Fun, New Comics etc a little more - as well as the ins and outs of the changing titles and characters. Also, some 'important' issues (such as the last issue etc of runs) didn't get a mention which was a pity, also perhaps more coverage of some of the minor characters such as 'Robot Man' 'Johnny Quick' issues would have been useful. Loved the references to Streaky and Rex the Wonder Dog (they definitely need a new series)
Also lots of information on the romance, crime, war comics and other genre comics
The coverage of the 50s was good and in many ways gives the impression that there was hardly any loss of the superhero or gap between the Golden Age and the Silver Age (it was only about 5 years but I assume the audience for comics was slightly different). Would love to understand why DC didn't decide to just bring back the original Flash and not the 1956 Barry Allen Flash? or the original Green Lantern (perhaps like an Atlas Revival) as well as the total neglect until well into the 60s / 70s of some of their other heroes (and villains). Perhaps not the book for those kinds of things, as well as being a pointless what-if.
The 80s and 90s etc are well covered and useful for me as that was period that I totally ignored DC comics, so most of the titles and storylines are only vaguely remembered, so this book is a really useful catchup reference
Superb book throughout, and pretty weighty ..
As with the DC Poster Book, I waited until I could get if for a more affordable price than the publisher's rather high RRP. It's a lovely book for the comic fan. While hitting all the obvious comics, it still manages to come up with some weird and wonderful stuff you've never even heard of. If you're into comics nostalgia, comic art, comics reference books, then it's a great time to be a DC fan. Many hours of fun to be had from a medium that was once considered childish ephemera. Not any more.
* Teen Beat, cover dated Dec '67. Only one other issue published and renamed Teen Beam.