HOT PRESS BOOK REVIEW: Golden Age Of DC Comics

31 03 2013

Here’s a reprint of my review of that lovely DC Comics table book I blogged about a few weeks ago.

THE GOLDEN AGE OF DC COMICS 1935-1956

PAUL LEVITZ

TASCHEN

Chronicling the early days of the so-called “Golden Age” of comics (which foisted, among others, the world’s first super-hero Superman out onto the public realm, forever changing pop culture in a single bound) this over-sized, painstakingly put together coffee table book charts those tentative first forays of Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel and many more. The first of five volumes charting the continuing legacy of the publisher, former DC editor and writer Paul Levitz really pulls out all the stops to reprint the best bits from the company’s past (as well as some of the most bizarre). Including an insightful interview with the recently departed and hugely influential artist Joe Kubert and packed with a veritable treasure trove of old covers, photos and stories, the book is a must for fans of the sub-culture and packs a punch as powerful as the Man of Steel himself.

EDWIN McFEE 

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