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  • The Great Superman Book
    By Michael J. Fleisher
    Encyclopedia of Superman in the comics from the '30s to early '70s
    Many B/W illustrations
    Hardcover and trade paperback
    Warner Books 512pages
    Published by Outlet
    Publication date: February 1979
    ISBN: 0517536773

  • Superman at Fifty: The Persistence of a Legend
    By Dooley, Dennis & Engle, Gary [Ed.]
    Hardcover
    Published by Octavia Press
    Publication date: November 1987
    ISBN: 0940601001

  • Superman at Fifty: The Persistence of a Legend
    By Dooley, Dennis & Engle, Gary [Ed.]
    Reprint Edition
    Paperback
    Published by MacMillan Pub Co
    Publication date: October 1988
    ISBN: 0020429010

  • The Adventures of Superman Collecting
    By Matesky, Harry and Murrah, Amanda
    Voluminous work on Superman merchandise
    Limited edition hardcover, with a slipcase; 1988

  • From Mayfair Games, Inc.'s DC Heroes Role-Playing Game were two sourcebooks on Superman:
    • #233 The Superman Sourcebook by Steve Crow and Chris Mortika, covers the Earth-1 Superman before the 1986 revamp
      paperback 1987

    • #258 Superman - The Man of Steel Sourcebook by Superman writer Roger Stern, covers Superman since the 1986 revamp
      paperback 1992

  • Superman in Action Comics: Featuring the Complete Covers of the First 25 years
    By Mark Waid
    Tiny folio Edition
    Paperback, 320 pages
    Published by Abbeville Press
    Publication date: May 1, 1993
    Dimensions (in inches): 4.49 x 3.99 x .98
    ISBN: 1558595953

  • The Golden Age of Superman: The Greatest Covers of Action Comics from the '30s to the '50s
    By Mark Waid
    Hardcover, 144 pages
    Published by Artabras
    Publication date: September 1, 1993
    Dimensions (in inches): 12.31 x 9.38 x .74
    ISBN: 0896600424

  • Superman in Action Comics: Featuring the Complete Covers of the Second 25 years
    By Mark Waid
    Paperback, 320 pages
    Published by Abbeville Press
    Publication date: April 1994
    Dimensions (in inches): 4.50 x 4.01 x .90
    ISBN: 1558596097

  • The Superman Story
    by Martin Pasko, Marvin Pasko
    Mass Market Paperback
    Dimensions (in inches): 0.45 x 6.89 x 4.19
    Publisher: Tor Books
    Reissue edition (March 1995)
    ISBN: 0812577426

  • The Silver Age of Superman: The Greatest Covers of Action Comics from the '50s to the '70s
    By Mark Waid
    Hardcover, 144 pages
    Published by Artabras
    Publication date: July 1, 1995
    Dimensions (in inches): 12.36 x 9.36 x .70
    ISBN: 0896600556

  • DC Comics: Sixty Years of the World's Favorite Super Heroes
    By Les Daniels
    Volume 1; 1 Ed
    Hardcover
    Published by Bulfinch Pr
    Publication date: October 1, 1995
    Dimensions (in inches): 12.21 x 9.39 x .91
    ISBN: 0821220764
    Synopsis:
    In a fascinating chronicle of America's most popular comic book heroes and the people who created them, Daniels gives us the complete story of DC Comics. In more than 100 short and spirited essays and 600 color illustrations, this volume traces the genesis and careers of dozens of revered heroes and takes the reader behind the scenes and inside the creative process.

  • Superman On Television
    By Michael J. Bifulco
    Paperback
    238 pages
    2 edition
    (April 15, 1998)
    ISBN: 0961959630

  • Superman: The Complete History
    By Les Daniels
    Hardcover
    192 pages
    (November 1998)
    Chronicle Books
    Dimensions (in inches): 0.89 x 10.80 x 8.40
    ISBN: 0811821625

  • Superman: The Complete History
    By Les Daniels
    Paperback: 208 pages
    Publisher: Chronicle Books
    (June 2004)
    ISBN: 0811842312

  • Daniels, Les - Superman Masterpiece Edition: The Golden Age of America's First Super Hero
    Hardcover
    (May 1999)
    Chronicle Books
    ISBN: 0811821110

  • Daniels, Les - Superman: The Golden Age
    Hardcover
    (June 1999)
    ISBN: 0811822192

  • Superman : The New Superman Adventures Official Strategy Guide by Craig Wessel
    Paperback
    110 pages
    (June 1999)
    Brady Games
    ISBN: 1566868637
    Dimensions (in inches): 0.27 x 10.96 x 7.89
    Review: The Man of Steel has never looked better than he does in this excellent action game for the Nintendo 64. But if you're going to help him foil Lex Luthor's schemes and save Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and Professor Hamilton, you'll need some help from BradyGames's excellent strategy guide. This well-written and beautifully designed book includes all of the information you'll need to survive Luthor's "Rides" and challenges. The book starts out with a rundown of the characters you'll encounter in the game, both good and bad. Villains like the Dark Shadows, Brainiac, and Darkseid all stand between you and your friends, so you'll have to be on your toes to defeat them. Fortunately, the book's detailed walkthrough will guide you past every major obstacle in the game, pointing out secret areas and powerups along the way. Follow the tips and tricks provided and you'll have no trouble freeing your friends and escaping from Luthor's nefarious virtual city. Having accomplished that, you can then try out the book's multiplayer tactics in fights and races against your friends. --Mike Fehlauer.

  • Superman Radio Scripts : Superman vs. the Atom Man
    DC Comics (Editor)
    Paperback - 208 pages
    (September 2001)
    Watson-Guptill Pubns
    ISBN: 082308423X

  • Superman: The Ultimate Guide by Scott Beatty
    Hardcover - 128 pages
    Publisher: DK
    ISBN: 0789488531
    (July 1, 2002)
    Description: For 60 years the world famous Man of Steel has used his superpowers to fight for truth, justice, and fair play against the forces of evil and chaos. With unparalleled access to the archives of DC Comics - the creators of Superman - classic art is combined with some never-before-published work to create Superman: The Ultimate Guide. Discover Superman and little known facts about his universe as never before-key locations are revealed, crucial events and characters are profiled, and secrets are unlocked in this comprehensive volume.

  • Justice League: The Ultimate Guide by Scott Beatty
    Reading level: Ages 9-12
    Hardcover - 96 pages
    Publisher: DK
    ISBN: 0789488930
    (November 1, 2002)
    Description: For the last 40 years, DC Comics' Justice League of America has united the most powerful superheroes -- Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Green Lantern -- against some of the most diabolical villains in comic book history. The Ultimate Visual Guide tells the history of the Justice League of America; their epic battles against awesome adversaries such as The White Martians, The Key, and Megaddon; and includes specially commissioned, spectacularly detailed artwork revealing JLA's brand-new headquarters on the moon, Wonder Woman's island home, Aquaman's undersea base, and more.

  • Superman: The Animated Series Guide
    by Scott Beatty
    Hardcover: 48 pages
    Dimensions (in inches): 0.46 x 10.40 x 8.01
    Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
    1st edition (May 2003)
    ISBN: 0789495848

  • 500 Great Comic Book Action Heroes
    by Mike Conroy (Author)
    Paperback: 376 pages
    Dimensions (in inches): 1.05 x 7.16 x 6.96
    Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
    (August 2003)
    ISBN: 0764125818

  • Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross
    by Alex Ross, Chip Kidd
    Hardcover: 272 pages
    Publisher: Pantheon Books
    (October 2003)
    ISBN: 0375422404

  • Superman's Guide to The Universe (DK Readers: JLA)
    by Jackie Gaff
    Reading level: Ages 9-12
    Edition: Paperback
    Paperback: 48 pages
    Publisher: DK Publishing
    1st edition (October 2003)
    ISBN: 0789497549

  • Superman's Guide to The Universe (DK Readers: JLA)
    by Jackie Gaff
    Reading level: Ages 4-8
    Edition: Hardcover
    Hardcover: 48 pages
    Publisher: DK Publishing
    1st edition (November 2003)
    ISBN: 0789497468

  • Batman's Guide to Crime & Detection (DK Readers: JLA)
    by Michael Teitelbaum
    Reading level: Ages 4-8
    Edition: Paperback
    Paperback: 48 pages
    Dimensions (in inches): 0.13 x 8.96 x 5.32
    Publisher: DK Publishing
    1st edition (October 2003)
    ISBN: 0789497557

  • Batman's Guide to Crime & Detection (DK Readers: JLA)
    by Michael Teitelbaum
    Reading level: Ages 4-8
    Edition: Hardcover
    Hardcover: 48 pages
    Dimensions (in inches): 0.36 x 9.46 x 5.86
    Publisher: DK Publishing
    1st edition (November 2003)
    ISBN: 0789498790

  • DC Comics: A Celebration of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes
    by Les Daniels
    Edition: Paperback
    Paperback: 272 pages
    Dimensions (in inches): 0.66 x 11.76 x 8.98
    Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns
    (May 2003)
    ISBN: 0823079198

  • Wonder Woman's Book of Myths (DK Readers: JLA - Level 4)
    by Clare Hibbert, Claire Hibbert
    Hardcover: 48 pages
    Dimensions (in inches): 0.36 x 9.26 x 6.78
    Publisher: DK Publishing
    (February 2004)
    ISBN: 0756602416

  • Wonder Woman's Book of Myths (DK Readers: JLA - Level 4)
    by Clare Hibbert, Claire Hibberd, Moulton Marston (Creator)
    Paperback: 48 pages
    Dimensions (in inches): 0.13 x 8.88 x 6.04
    Publisher: DK Publishing
    (March 2004)
    ISBN: 0756602424

  • Aquaman's Guide to the Oceans (DK Readers: JLA - Level 4)
    by Jackie Gaff, Paul Norris (Creator)
    Hardcover: 48 pages
    Dimensions (in inches): 0.38 x 8.60 x 5.72
    Publisher: DK Publishing
    (March 2004)
    ISBN: 0756602297

  • Aquaman's Guide to the Oceans (DK Readers: JLA - Level 4)
    by Jackie Gaff, Paul Norris (Creator)
    Paperback: 48 pages
    Dimensions (in inches): 0.15 x 8.82 x 6.02
    Publisher: DK Publishing
    (March 2004)
    ISBN: 0756602300

  • Smallville: The Official Companion: Season 1
    by Paul Simpson
    Author Paul Simpson was granted complete access to the set, and brings you the exclusive inside story of this amazing series, with a Foreword by executive producers Al Gough and Miles Millar.
    Paperback: 176 pages
    Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
    (September 1, 2004)
    ISBN: 1840237953

  • Smallville: The Official Companion: Season 2
    by Paul Simpson
    Paperback: 176 pages
    Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
    (March 1, 2005)
    ISBN: 1840239476

  • Smallville: The Official Companion: Season 3
    by Paul Simpson
    Paperback: 176 pages
    Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
    (September 30, 2005)
    Language: English
    ISBN: 1840239522

  • Smallville: The Official Companion: Season 4
    by Craig Byrne (Author)
    Paperback: 160 pages
    Publisher: Titan Books
    (September 4, 2007)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1840239573

  • Smallville: The Official Companion: Season 5
    by Craig Byrne (Author) Looking at a thrilling Smallville season, this companion tells you everything you could possibly need to know about season five, which introduced key Superman elements such as the villain Brainiac and the Fortress of Solitude, and saw the development of the classic love triangle between Clark, Lana, and Lex Luthor. Packed with exclusive interviews, unseen photos, behind-the-scenes secrets, music trivia, and a complete episode guide, fans will also find insights into the world of Smallville, and a stunning full-color 16-page portrait gallery.
    Paperback: 160 pages
    Publisher: Titan Books
    (November 20, 2007)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1845765427

  • Smallville: The Official Companion: Season 6
    by Craig Byrne (Author)
    Smallville, the hit series which follows the adventures of a teenaged Clark Kent and his friends - including Lana Lang and a certain Lex Luthor - is simply one of the hottest shows on TV. This authorised companion tells you everything you could possibly need to know about season six, and is packed with exclusive interviews, unseen photos, behind the scenes secrets, music trivia, and a complete episode guide. Also included are insights into the world of Smallville, with excerpts from the town newspaper. Granted complete access to the set, this companion brings you the exclusive inside story of this amazing series, with a Foreword by Justin Hartley aka Green Arrow.
    Paperback: 176 pages
    Publisher: Titan Books
    (March 25, 2008)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1845766563

  • The DC Comics Encyclopedia
    by Phil Jimenez, Daniel Wallace, Scott Beatty
    Hardcover: 352 pages
    Publisher: DK Publishing Inc
    (October 18, 2004)
    ISBN: 075660592X

  • The Golden Age of DC Comics: 365 Days
    by Les Daniels, Chip Kidd, Geoff Spear
    From the late 1930s to the mid-1950s, DC Comics blazed a creative, innovative trail in popular culture, and the company has remained at the forefront of the comics ever since. In this impeccably researched and brilliantly illustrated "blast from the past," comics historian Les Daniels, graphic designer Chip Kidd, and photographer Geoff Spear dive deep into the DC archives, offering an unprecedented '365 image' visual tour of the world of the DC comic-book heroes and artists.
    Hardcover: 744 pages
    Publisher: Harry N Abrams
    (November 3, 2004)
    ISBN: 0810949695

  • Green Lantern's Book of Great Inventions (DK READERS)
    by Clare Hibbert
    Green Lantern looks at some of the greatest inventions throughout history.
    Reading level: Ages 9-12
    Hardcover: 48 pages
    Publisher: DK CHILDREN
    (April 18, 2005)
    Language: English
    ISBN: 0756610125

  • Flash's Book of Speed, The (DK READERS)
    by Clare Hibbert
    The Flash introduces some of the fastest things in the world, from wildlife to transportation.
    Reading level: Ages 9-12
    Hardcover: 48 pages
    Publisher: DK CHILDREN
    (April 18, 2005)
    Language: English
    ISBN: 0756610141

  • 500 Comic Book Villains
    by Mike Conroy
    Here come the heels and hoodlums! It's an entertaining rogues' review, starring Batman's Joker, Dick Tracy's Flattop and Pruneface, Flash Gordon's Ming the Merciless, Spider-Man's Green Goblin, and hundreds more villains connoisseurs of comics have always loved to hate. Written especially for comic book collectors and nostalgia buffs, 500 Comic Book Villains is a chronicle of fictional wickedness that also touches on Arthurian legend and old-time radio and movies, in addition to the comics. It's an encyclopedia of evildoers that lists and profiles the major recurring villains who for generations have lurked in countless comic book illustrations, flaunting the iniquity that is always vanquished at story's end by heroes who represent truth, justice, law, order, and the American way. This terrific collection, compiled by comic book historian Mike Conroy, serves as a fine companion volume to his recently published 500 Great Comic Book Action Heroes, also available from Barron's. More than 300 color illustrations include reproductions of comic book covers and pages. Readers will also find a handy index and a bibliography.
    Paperback: 376 pages
    Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
    (October 18, 2004)
    Language: English
    ISBN: 0764129082

  • Man from Krypton: A Closer Look at Superman
    by Glenn Yeffeth
    The legend of Superman is the myth of America. Superman was an immigrant, coming to this country with little more than the clothes on his back. He was raised by simple farmers and absorbed their humble values. He grew powerful, and faced many temptations, but always chose to do the right thing, to fight for truth, justice, and the American way. He policed the world, not because he wanted to, and not for personal gain, but because only he could do it. Superman is ultimate American myth because Superman represents America at its best. In The Man from Krypton, leading writers discuss, debate and celebrate the legend of Superman. At turns funny, philosophical, insightful and personal, The Man from Krypton explores every aspect of the Superman legend. With the upcoming and eagerly awaited Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2) epic Superman Returns hitting screens on June 30, 2006, this well-timed tribute to Superman will attract significant attention from fans everywhere.
    Paperback: 240 pages
    Publisher: Benbella Books
    (May 1, 2006)
    Language: English
    ISBN: 1932100776

  • The Krypton Companion
    by Michael Eury, Neal Adams, Curt Swan, Murphy Anderson
    Unlock the secrets of the most influential age of Superman's history-when kryptonite came in multiple colors, super-pets scampered across the skies and Brainiac first invaded Earth - in The Krypton Companion, a behind-the-scenes exploration of the Man of Steel's adventures from 1958 through 1986. Writer/editor Michael Eury explores this classic comics era through all-new interviews with fan-favorite Superman writers and artists; previously unpublished and/or immortal artwork by Curt Swan, Neal Adams, Wayne Boring, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Adam Hughes, Nick Cardy, Jim Mooney and others; Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel's "lost" imaginary story "The Death of Clark Kent;" a roundtable discussion where today's comics pros - including John Byrne, Alex Ross and Mark Waid - discuss the Superman of yesteryear and other revealing features! Plus a (last-page) introduction by Bizarro No. 1 (abetted by Seinfeld writer David Mandel) and a super cover by Watchmen's Dave Gibbons!
    Paperback: 224 pages
    Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
    (July 27, 2006)
    Language: English
    ISBN: 1893905616

  • DC Comics Covergirls (Hardcover)
    by Louise Simonson (Author)
    From the trailblazing Wonder Woman of the 1940s to edgy, girl-power-driven comics series like Birds of Prey, DC Comics Covergirls takes a look at the female characters of DC Comics throughout the company's history, and features many of DC Comics' iconic comic book covers. Written by renowned comic book writer Louise Simonson, the book examines the evolution of the comic book women of DC Comics: the 1942 introduction of the most famous DC heroine, Wonder Woman, and her various incarnations up to the present; the creation of comic book spin-offs based on characters such as Lois Lane; and the recent wealth of fierce, female character-driven comics such as Supergirl, Birds of Prey, Batgirl, and Catwoman, featuring women who have no trouble being both sexy and strong-willed. Famous featured DC Comics artists include Jim Lee, Alex Ross, Adam Hughes, J. Scott Campbell, Michael Turner, Tim Sale, and Jill Thompson. DC Comics Covergirls is a smart and in-depth look at the female comic book characters we've grown up with all these years, and is sure to appeal to new comic book fans and diehard collectors alike.
    Hardcover: 208 pages
    Publisher: Universe
    (May 29, 2007)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0789315440

  • Superman on Film, Television, Radio and Broadway
    by Bruce Scivally (Author)
    Product Details
    Hardcover
    Publisher: Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub
    (October 30, 2007)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0786431660

  • Original Encyclopedia of Comic Book Heroes, The: Superman - Volume 3
    by Michael Fleischer (Author)
    Paperback: 396 pages
    Publisher: DC Comics
    (September 12, 2007)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1401213898

  • The DC Comics Action Figure Archive
    by Scott Beatty (Author)
    For the legions that collect the immensely popular DC Comics action figures, we have good news: the official visual compendium of more than 1,400 characters has finally arrived. The DC Comics Action Figure Archive is the definitive reference for the serious enthusiast. Assembled by lead collector Scott Beatty and the experts at DC Comics, this sturdy hardcover features more than 600 full-color photographs and an easily navigable A-to-Z structure. Here, too, are previously impossible-to-find release dates, variants and "redecoes," as well as detailed information on action figure scales and articulation points. From Ace the Bat-Hound to Zauriel, with lots of Batman and Superman in-between, this collector's must-have guide doesn't miss a beat.
    Hardcover: 208 pages
    Publisher: Chronicle Books
    (December 27, 2007)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0811858324

  • The DC Comics Encyclopedia - Updated & Expanded Edition (Hardcover)
    by Michael Teitelbaum (Author), Scott Beatty (Author), Robert Greenburger (Author)
    As a unique, one-volume encyclopedia of more than 1,000 characters created by DC Comics, this is the book that all comic book fans have been waiting for! Featuring some of DC's most creative artists and heroes and villains from the world famous to lesser known one-offs, this thrilling, one-of-a-kind guide has comic book history exploding off every page.
    Hardcover: 400 pages
    Publisher: DK ADULT
    (September 29, 2008)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0756641195

  • The DC Vault: A Museum-in-a-Book with rare collectibles from the DC Universe (Hardcover)
    by Martin Pasko (Author)
    In 1935, popular culture was forever transformed when DC Comics published the first book of "all new, all original" comic material. To the delight of millions of readers everywhere, the modern comic book was born, and from its pages came leaping an exhilarating cast of characters. Now The DC Vault unlocks DC Comics' most fascinating secrets and deeply buried treasures, presenting a colorful array of historic and never-before-published memorabilia, including early sketches, covers, memos, press materials, and much more. From a working reproduction of a 1942 Junior Justice Society of America decoder, to a series of Public Service Announcements starring Superman and Batman, to the original pencils and inks for Wonder Woman #63, this dazzling chronicle contains more than 25 plastic-encased archival pieces for readers to pull out and examine - all while learning about the artists, writers, and world-famous super heroes that make up the DC Universe. Whether you've been collecting Superman comics since the '40s or have just discovered the amazing Sandman saga, you'll revel in this vibrant treasury!
    Hardcover: 192 pages
    Publisher: Running Press
    (October 6, 2008)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0762432578

  • Age of TV Heroes: The Live-Action Adventures Of Your Favorite Comic Book Characters (Hardcover)
    by Jason Hofius (Author), George Khoury (Author), Alex Ross (Artist)
    The Age of TV Heroes examines the history of the live-action television adventures of everyone's favorite comic book heroes! This handsome, full-color hardcover features the in-depth stories of the actors and behind-the-scene players that made the classic super-hero television programs we all grew up with. From legendary shows like The Adventures of Superman and Batman, to the modern era of The Tick and Smallville, it's colorfully presented in vivid detail, lavishly designed with a bevy of color photographs. Included are new and exclusive interviews and commentary from Adam West (Batman), Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman), Patrick Warburton (The Tick), Nicholas Hammond (Spider-Man), William Katt (The Greatest American Hero), Jack Larson (The Adventures of Superman), John Wesley Shipp (The Flash), Jackson Bostwick (Shazam!), and many more, including comments from Reb Brown, Stephen J. Cannell, Chip Kidd, Stan Lee, Noel Neill, John Romita, Alex Ross, Ilya Salkind, Lou Scheimer, Lorenzo Semple, Lyle Waggoner, and other actors, producers, and crew.
    Hardcover: 192 pages
    Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
    (November 26, 2008)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1605490105

  • Flights of Fantasy: The Unauthorized but True Story of Radio & TV's Adventures of Superman
    by Michael J. Hayde (Author)
    Includes episode logs for radio and television, complete storylines for two unproduced TV episodes, and dozens of "deleted scenes" taken right from the scripts!
    Paperback: 536 pages
    Publisher: BearManor Media; 1st edition
    (May 14, 2009)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1593933444

  • Rough Justice: The DC Comics Sketches of Alex Ross
    Alex Ross, Chip Kidd (Editor)
    Alex Ross opens his private sketchbooks to reveal his astonishing pencil and ink drawings of DC Comics characters, nearly all of them appearing in print here for the first time.
    Hardcover: 224 pages
    Publisher: Pantheon
    (March 30, 2010)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0375714901

  • The Essential Superman Encyclopedia
    Robert Greenberger (Author), Martin Pasko (Author)
    Paperback: 496 pages
    Publisher: Del Rey
    (August 31, 2010)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 034550108X

  • Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes [Hardcover]
    Adam Hughes (Illustrator)
    Collecting the best of Eisner Award winner Adam Hughes's spectacular, sexy covers for WONDER WOMAN, CATWOMAN and other DC series. This amazing collection features the best of Hughes' work for DC Comics, along with commentary from the artist, rarely seen preliminary material and much more!
    Hardcover: 208 pages
    Publisher: DC Comics
    (June 29, 2010)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1401227821

  • DC Comics Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle
    Daniel Wallace (Author)
    For more than 70 years, DC Comics has been entertaining children and adults alike. Here, for the first time, is the chronological account of the adventures of both the characters and the company that created them. The DC Chronicle Year by Year traces DC's fascinating story: the company's beginnings as National Allied Publications in the 1934, and its subsequent change to Detective Comics, Inc. in 1937. The book details all the major DC publishing landmarks and more, displayed clearly, month by month. Highlighting the debuts of Superman and Batman, the geniuses that invented them, and the real-life events-like the Vietnam War, the atom bomb, the Space Race-that shaped the atmosphere of the times, DC Chronicle Year by Year follows the characters' foray into the real world through TV series and blockbuster movies. Features original cover art by well-known DC artist Ryan Sook and a foreword by Paul Levitz, who was president of DC Comics from 2002 - 2009.
    Hardcover: 352 pages
    Publisher: DK Publishing
    (October 18, 2010)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0756667429

  • 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking
    Paul Levitz (Author)
    75 Years of Pow! Bam! Smash! Super heroes from the Atom to Zatara: 75 years of DC Comics. In 1935, DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, published New Fun #1, the first comic book with all-new, all-original comic material - at a time when comic books were mere repositories for the cast-offs of the newspaper strips. What was initially considered to be disposable media for children was well on its way to becoming the mythology of our time - the 20th century's answer to Atlas or Zorro. Over 40,000 comic books later, in honor of the publisher's 75th Anniversary, TASCHEN has produced the single most comprehensive book on DC Comics in an XL edition even Superman might have trouble lifting. Over 2000 images - covers and interiors, original illustrations (including Wonder Woman's invisible jet!), photographs, film stills, and collectibles - are reproduced using the latest technology in digital reproduction to bring the storylines, the characters, and their creators to vibrant life as they've never been seen before. Telling the tales behind the tomes is 35-year DC veteran Paul Levitz, whose in-depth essays trace the company's history, from its pulp origins through to the future of digital publishing. Massive foldout timelines and an in-depth appendix including biographies of the artists, writers, editors, publishers, and actors who cast the spell make this an invaluable reference for any comic book fan. You'll find them all here.
    Hardcover: 650 pages
    Publisher: Taschen
    (November 1, 2010)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 383651981X

  • DC Comics: The Ultimate Character Guide
    Brandon T. Snider (Author)
    From AQUAMAN to ZATANNA, DC Comics: The Ultimate Character Guide is you're A-Z guide to your favorite DC heroes and villains! This compact, informative guide takes you alphabetically through the heroic and villainous characters that make up the DC Universe, shedding new light on your favorite heroes such as SUPERMAN and WONDER WOMAN, but also covering lesser-known characters, including CAPTAIN BOOMERANG and THE QUESTION. Learn more fascinating details about their powers, weaknesses, enemies, and more!
    Reading level: Young Adult
    Hardcover: 208 pages
    Publisher: DK CHILDREN
    (July 4, 2011)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0756682614

  • Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero [Hardcover]
    Larry Tye (Author)
    Seventy-five years after he came to life, Superman remains one of America's most adored and enduring heroes. Now Larry Tye, the prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Satchel, has written the first full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and performers who made him the icon he is today.
    Hardcover: 432 pages
    Publisher: Random House
    (June 12, 2012)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1400068665

  • The Superman Files NEW!
    Matthew Manning (Author)
    The Superman Files chronicles seventy-five years of adventures in one easy-to-understand history of the Last Son of Krypton. Appealing to Superman fans of any age - from new collectors just starting out with the New 52 to longtime readers who have followed the character from his very first adventures - there is something for everyone. With a modern tone and a deep respect for his legacy, The Superman Files is not only entertaining, but it is also a complete and thorough history of the Man of Steel.
    Hardcover: 312 pages
    Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
    (November 5, 2013)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1449447155



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