American Comic Book Chronicles 1960-1964 (2013)
Twomorrows | English | CBR | 226 pages | 151.03 MB
The American Comic Book Chronicles is an ambitious new series of FULL-COLOR HARDCOVERS, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! John Wells leads off with the first of two volumes on the 1960s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics in the JFK and Beatles era! You'll get a year-by-year account of theA most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: DC Comics' rebirth of Green Lantern, Hawkman, and others, and the launch of Justice League of America and multiple earths! Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's transformation of superhero comics with the debut of Marvel' Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, Avengers, and other iconic characters! Plus Batman gets a "new look", the Blue Beetle is revamped at Charlton Comics, and Creepy #1 brings horror back to comic book form, just as Harvey's "kid" comics are booming! These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover. Taken together, the series forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for ANY comic book enthusiast!
Alter Ego Collection Vol1 (2006)
English | CBR | 202 pages | 102.61 MB
Editor Roy Thomas' acclaimed magazine Alter Ego first took the world by storm in the 1960s as the premier 'zine about comics. After abandoning it for a two-decade career as a major writer and editor for Marvel and DC Comics, Roy resurrected it in 1999, and this trade paperback collects the first two issues, plus 30 pages of new material!
Modern Masters Vol. 28 (Eric Powell) (2012)
English | CBR | 122 pages | 82.85 MB
Eric Powell is a sick, sick man. Sick... but brilliant. How else would he have been able to come up with a concept like The Goon - a smarter-than-he-looks brute raised by carnies, who runs the city's underworld while protecting it from being overrun by zombies? How could anyone not love that idea? Now's your chance to take a look inside the sick mind of this Modern Master, courtesy of co-authors Jorge Khoury and Eric Nolen-Weathington. Through a career-spanning interview and heaps of fantastic artwork, including rare and unseen treasures from Powell's personal files, this book documents his amazing career and details his creative process - it even includes a gallery of commissioned pieces in full-color. Experience the work and wonder of this master of modern comic art: Eric Powell!
Modern Masters Vol. 27 (Ron Garney) (2011)
English | CBR | 125 pages | 90.10 MB
Ron Garney knows how to tell a story on the comics page. He can draw cinematic blockbuster action with the best of them, as his iconic runs on Captain America, Wolverine, and Weapon X will attest. But he also excels at depicting the quiet moments. There is emotional nuance in his work, which elevates every story he illustrates. Join authors George Khoury and Eric Nolen-Weathington-along with Jason Aaron, Tom Palmer, Alex Ross, and friends-as they present the art and career of Ron Garney, Modern Master! This book documents his stellar career by virtue of an exhaustive interview with Garney, where he explains his creative process, and presents a wealth of rare and unseen art, including a gallery filled with drawings from his private sketchbooks, many in full-color. Like never before, this book lets you experience the work and wonder of this master of modern comic art: Ron Garney!
Lou Scheimer Creating The Filmation Generation (2012)
English | CBR | 293 pages | 212.57 MB
Hailed as one of the fathers of Saturday morning television, Lou Scheimer was the co-founder of Filmation Studios, which for over 25 years provided animated excitement for TV and film. Always at the forefront, Scheimer s company created the first DC cartoons with Superman, Batman, and Aquaman, ruled the song charts with The Archies, kept Trekkie hope alive with the Emmy-winning Star Trek: The Animated Series, taught morals with Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, and swung into high adventure with Tarzan, The Lone Ranger, and Zorro. Forays into live-action included Shazam! and The Secrets of Isis, plus ground-breaking special effects work on Jason of Star Command and others. And in the 1980s, Filmation single-handedly caused the syndication explosion with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and its successors. Now, with best-selling co-author Andy Mangels, Lou Scheimer tells the entire story, including how his father decked Adolf Hitler, memories of the comic books of the Golden Age, schooling with Andy Warhol, and what it meant to lead the last all-American animation company through nearly thirty years of innovation and fun! Profusely illustrated with photos, model sheets, storyboards, presentation art, looks at rare and unproduced series, and more plus hundreds of tales about Filmation s past, and rare Filmation-related art by Bruce Timm, Adam Hughes, Alex Ross, Phil Jimenez, Frank Cho, Gene Ha, and Mike McKone this book shows the Filmation Generation the story behind the stories!
Secrets In The Shadows The Art And Life Of Gene Colon (2005)
English | CBR | 196 pages | 133.30 MB
From Daredevil to Dracula, from Batman to Brother Voodoo, from Howard the Duck to Stewart the Rat, Secrets in the Shadows: The Art & Life of Gene Colan is the ultimate retrospective on one of comics' all-time unique artists. Featuring rare childhood drawings, photos, recently-discovered wartime illustrations, and original art and sketches from throughout his nearly 60-year career, this book offers new insight on the inspirations, challenges, and successes that shaped Gene 'the Dean' Colan. Among the highlights are: A comprehensive overview of Gene's glory days at Marvel Comics! Marv Wolfman, Don McGregor and other favorite writers share plot/script samples and anecotes of their Colan collaborations! Tom Palmer, Steve Leialoha, and other noted artists show how they approached the daunting task of inking Colan's famously nuanced penciled pages! Plus: a new portfolio of never-before-seen collaborations between Gene and such masters as John Byrne, Michael Kaluta, and George Perez, and all-new artwork created specifically for this book by Gene Colan, who is still inspired by the Secrets in the Shadows.
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