Golden Age of DC Comics: 365 Days
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Newcomers and comic-book devotees alike will be amazed by this blast from the past, Golden Age of DC Comics: 365 Days. Entirely new, large-format photography of original comic books in DC Comics archives showcases the fabulous visual world of the DC comic-book heroes. Features iconic superheroes—Superman, Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern and Shazam!—and the artists who brought their adventures to life. Golden Age of DC Comics: 365 Days includes such lost gems such as More Fun Comics and Comics Cavalcade, as well as impeccably researched text, and informative introductory essays. Hardcover, 365 pages; 365 full color images. 9.5" x 6.25".
Golden Age of DC Comics: 365 Days recalls comic books in our National Museum of American History, Behring Center. This Museum's collections of popular entertainment artifacts hold some of the Smithsonian's most beloved artifacts. The ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz reside here, along with the Muppet character Kermit the Frog, and props from popular television series such as M*A*S*H and All in the Family. But as in many of the Museum's collections, the best-known objects are a small part of the story. The collection also encompasses many other artifacts of 19th- and 20th-century commercial theater, film, radio, and TV—some 50,000 sound recordings dating back to 1903; posters, publicity stills, and programs from films and performances; puppets; numerous items from World's Fairs from 1851 to 1992; and audiovisual materials on Groucho Marx, to name only a few.
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