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Marvel Comics

The Untold Story

By Sean Howe

“Sean Howe’s history of Marvel makes a compulsively readable, riotous and heartbreaking version of my favorite story, that of how a bunch of weirdoes changed the world…That it’s all true is just frosting on the cake.”
—Jonathan Lethem

“Exhaustively researched and artfully assembled, this book is a historical exploration, a labor of love, and a living illustration of how the weirdest corners of the counterculture can sometimes become the culture-at-large.”
— Chuck Klosterman

In the early 1960s, Marvel Comics introduced a series of bright-costumed superhero characters—including Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, and the Amazing Spider-Man—that would evolve into a modern American mythology for millions of readers. Over the last half-century, these characters have been passed along among generations of brilliant editors, artists, and writers who struggled with commercial mandates, a fickle audience, and, over matters of credit and control, one another. Written by Sean Howe, former comic book reviewer and editor at Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Comics: The Untold Story is a gripping narrative of one of the most extraordinary, beloved, and beleaguered pop cultural entities in America’s history.

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9780061992100


Format: Book
Author: Howe, Sean
Title: Marvel Comics : the untold story / Sean Howe.
Publisher Date: New York : Harper, c2012.
Subject: Marvel Comics Group Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- History and criticism BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History. HISTORY / United States / 20th Century. COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Superheroes.
Isbn: 9780061992100 (hardback)
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System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 741.5973 How
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Bib Id: 407728

Format: Book
Author: Howe, Sean
Title: Marvel Comics : the untold story / Sean Howe.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Harper, c2012.
Description: 485 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Marvel Comics Group
Subjects: Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- History and criticism
Subjects: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History.
Subjects: HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
Subjects: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Superheroes.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 439-459) and index.
LCCN: 2012015058
ISBN: 9780061992100 (hardback)
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 741.5973 How