Graphic genius. The era of the antihero. Unchained from conventions that bound comics since their beginnings, a new generation of writers and artists changed the landscape of the entire medium in the 1980s.
Epic new tales that would be regarded as seminal graphic novels like Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen, and Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman lead the way, and before the era was over, the world mourned The Death of Superman and raced to see Tim Burton’s Batman.
In hundreds of comics, photographs, film stills, and works of original art, the antihero is the star of The Dark Age of DC Comics. Includes an exclusive interview with former DC/MAD magazine president Jenette Kahn!
About the series: Taschen’s series on DC Comics explores the origins of comics’ most enduring legends and the behind-the-scenes stories of the men and women who created them, era by era.
Expanded from the Eisner Award-winning XL book, 75 Years of DC Comics, this new series hits the shelf at a reader-friendly size with essays updated by author Paul Levitz and more than 1,000 new images across five volumes.
Thousands of covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and collectibles have been reproduced to bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to vibrant life, making this an invaluable reference for comics fans.
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