The world has never seen the like of the American comic book. In their heyday, the top 500 comics sold over 60 million copies a month and are still avidly collected. Taking us from the 1930s into the 1950s, Nicky Wright tells the fascinating story of the rise of this highly creative popular art form through its decline due to the self-censorship imposed by Congress and the churches.
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Highly illustrated with a huge range of front covers, comic strips, iconic heroes such as Superman and Batman, and ravishing females such as Wonder Woman and Lorna of the Jungle, the book also documents the artists and editors who created them to provide a history of the industry that will enlighten newcomers and delight collectors.