American Comic Book Chronicles: 1945-1949 (Hardcover)

American Comic Book Chronicles: 1945-1949 By Richard Arndt, Kurt F. Mitchell, Keith Dallas Cover Image


The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of FULL-COLOR HARDCOVERS, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today At long last, this 1945-49 volume covers the comic book industry during the aftermath of World War II, when scores of writers and artists returned from foreign battlefields to resume their careers. It was a period when readers began turning away from the escapist entertainment offered by super-heroes in favor of other genres, like the grittier, more brutal crime comics. It was a time when Joe Simon and Jack Kirby created Young Romance, inaugurating a golden age of romance comics. And it was during this five-year period that Timely and National Comics capitalized on the popularity of Westerns, that Bill Gaines plotted a new course for EC Comics in the wake of his father's death, and that Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster first sued for the rights to Superman. These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover, further documenting the ACBC series' cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history By Richard J. Arndt and Kurt F. Mitchell, with Keith Dallas.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781605490991
ISBN-10: 1605490997
Publisher: Two Morrows Publishing
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English