The Golden Age of DC Comics By Paul Levitz
This is how it all began From the Man of Steel to Batman and Wonder Woman: the superhero is born. In June of 1938, Action Comics debuted with a new kind of comic book character on its cover: A costumed man with two identities, who possessed extraordinary strength and powers, a man able to protect the public when ordinary measures would not do. He was not the first superhero, but the Man of Steel would become the prototype for all superheroes thereafter. Superman's story, and those of Batman, Wonder Woman, and hundreds of other DC Comics characters are all told in "The Golden Age of DC Comics". The single most comprehensive book on the subject, this volume traces the company's first decades, from its pulp origins up to the comic book burnings of the McCarthy '50s in over 400 pages bursting with comics, art, comics, photographs, and more comics. Plus an exclusive interview with legendary Sgt. Rock/Hawkman artist Joe Kubert! TASCHEN's series on "DC Comics" explores the origin
This is how it all began From the Man of Steel to Batman and Wonder Woman: the super hero is born. In June of 1938, Action Comics debuted with a new kind of comic book character on its cover.