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A history of DC Comics during the Bronze Age of comic books?a period from 1970 to 1985 when comic books tackled the tough social issues of the day?features insightful essays;... Read more
A history of DC Comics during the Bronze Age of comic books?a period from 1970 to 1985 when comic books tackled the tough social issues of the day?features insightful essays; hundreds of full-color illustrations, photos, film stills and collectibles; and an original interview with Green Lantern/Green Arrow writer Denny O'Neil.
The Bronze Age of DC Comics Hardback edition by Paul Levitz
Paul Levitz is a comic book fan who has worked as editor/publisher of "The Comic Reader," editor of the "Batman" titles and others, writer of more than 300 stories--including an acclaimed run on "Legion of Super-Heroes"--and a DC Comics executive, finishing his 38-year stint with the company as President and Publisher. He returned to writing in 2010 with a new series of "Legion "stories and other projects.
Being a twenty-something medical student has its own share of problems, but throw a new, unexpected identity as a superhero powered by an ancient mystic force on top of it? Things get pretty hairy quickly. Egyptian-American Brooklynite Khalid "Kent" Nassor stumbles upon the helmet of Fate, which transforms him into the all-new Doctor Fate!
Khalid's quest for answers leads the young Doctor Fate to his ancestral homeland of Egypt, where he discovers that malevolent supernatural forces have conspired to make life a lot harder for humanity than it should be. It's as if Julius Caesar himself has returned from the grave to resume his campaign against the Egyptian people.
Khalid Nassour was just a first-year med student when he was chosen by the spirit of the sorcerer Nabu to be the new bearer of the helmet of Doctor Fate. Since then, he's been learning about the world of magic and what it means to be a hero...but not without making a few almost deadly mistakes along the way....
Fully revised and updated for its second edition, The Power of Comics remains the most authoritative introduction to comic books and graphic novels ? the history of the medium, its many forms and manifestations and their place in contemporary culture. ...
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