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DC Comics Year By Year: A Visual Chronicle (2010)

by Alan Cowsill(Favorite Author)
4.27 of 5 Votes: 2
0756667429 (ISBN13: 9780756667429)
DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
review 1: This is an amazing work that chronicles the major events, both storytelling and publishing, year by year in the DC universe. This work may overwhelm the casual fan, but for those interested in the history of DC (especially their superhero works), this is a fantastic read. I was entertained, educated and reminisced. I was actually happily surprised (and slightly disturbed) at how much I knew about the works and events discussed, especially as I prefer Marvel over DC.
review 2: This DC comics chronicle is fascinating, even for a new girl to the comic book world. Whenever a discussion of DC and its many past adventures pops up in geek conversation it's easy to get really lost, really fast for those of us who haven't been around since the hight of comics. I didn't
... moregrow up with DC and I didn't have my very own comics Yoda to teach me the ways of the ever evolving and remastered stories, so coming across DC Comics Year by Year was something I couldn't pass up reading. When I first got this from the library I was very impressed with what I had found. I wasn't expecting it to be as expansive and beautiful as it really was. The art on each page is printed beautifully, it is a huge book and has pages upon pages of interesting facts and useful information. I actually busted out my post it notes so I could tab the comic mentions that I personally found interesting so I could Google them the nearest chance I got. This book wasn't only incredibly fun to read and just look at, but it had so much information that even though it could be tiring at times to sift through, was well worth it for the most surprising little facts and notations. From the evolution of characters and their books, to the evolution of art, tone, style, politics, everything you can think of is covered here. The general history of DC comics and all the sunshiny, awe inducing stuff you love to see from your favourite heroes. I have a lot to learn when it comes to comic books and I found this visual chronicle to be one of the best resources I've come across. Diving head first into years upon years of comic book history can be intimidating, especially since this is only a small part of a much bigger picture but this was as fun and informative as I needed it to be. Recommended for anyone looking to take a expansive glimpse at all of DC's properties past and present. less
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Only for the most hardcore fan. But if you are hardcore then this is for you.
An entertaining look at one of the biggest names in comics
Much better than the similar item from Marvel Comics.
Great History Of DC Comics Hits all the high points.
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