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DC Treasure Trove

I’ve had a bit of luck with my eBay sales lately, so I ordered up a few books from Amazon (so much for reducing The Accumulation).

a different kind of DC trinity

I considered getting Paul Levitz’s 75 Years of DC Comics, but I couldn’t get it into my house without a crane, so I’m happy to settle for these smaller volumes, by the same author and drawing on the same material. The Golden Age of DC Comics and The Silver Age of DC Comics are the first in a five (?) volume reprint/reconfiguring of that original book, published on a more human scale. Along with DC Comics Year-By-Year: A Visual Chronicle, these tomes will fill in some DC history for me for a new blogging project here at Longbox Graveyard, where I will look at one significant comic per year, from 1938 to the present day.

Action Comics #1

I’ve already completed the 1939 blog (examining Marvel Comics #1), but I want to publish 1938 first (which naturally will look at Action Comics #1), so it will be awhile yet before this series debuts. And at one year per blog, published once every several weeks, the series will take approximately … forever … to run its course.

In the meantime, I have some DC history to read.

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Revelations and retro-reviews from a world where it is always 1978, published once a month or so at www.longboxgraveyard.com!

Posted on January 22, 2014, in IT COMES IN THE MAIL and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Sounds like it will be a pretty cool series once you get it up and running.

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    • I’m enthused for it — the series is more of a straight history project than most of the posts I’ve done here at the blog, will be curious to see how it goes over. I’m also working on a separate post about Roy Thomas’ Earth-2 work at DC that isn’t part of the year-by-year series but has a similar tone — it should be posted here in mid-February.

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  2. That 75 Years of DC Comics looks awesome! However, I could never justify the cost to my boss, er, wife. Anyway, I’m looking forward to your upcoming series.

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  3. I was lucky enough to get a really good deal on the original. But the individual books look great too. Taschen always does a beautiful job with these things.

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    • I missed the original. I’d heard through the grapevine that Paul Levitz was doing a DC history but didn’t connect the dots. Glad to have these smaller volumes, though they are more in the nature of coffee table browsing books than information-laden reference volumes.

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  4. Rather sadly, I bought the original suitcase of a book ( which is awesome), and am also buying the individual volumes, as they will contain more artwork and extra text. Bit of DC fan, as you might surmise…..!

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    • Ha! You double-dipped! It’s the book equivalent of buying the monthly comics AND the trade paperback, but in reverse.

      Regardless, they are handsome volumes, and I doubt doubt you can sell them on in the future if you grow tired of them, or if they make your bookshelf collapse. Postage will be a bitch for the master volume, though!

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