lash forward: The Super Hero in the Space Age
With Super Heroes nearly extinct at the start of the 1950s,
reignited the fire that would make them central to modern popular culture by infusing
them with science fiction elements. To circumvent the limitations of the self-censoring
Comics Code Authority, DC Comics writers and editors spun ever-more fantastic tales,
bringing Super Heroes and Bob Hope alike into the realm of sci-fi. The results were
transformative, delivering the first-ever reboot of Golden Age greats with the
as well as the hit TV show
The Silver Age of DC Comics
chronicles it all, right down to the wacky shenanigans of televisions
, which made him the embodiment for the camp sensibility of the 60s and further
as a pop culture icon for generations to come.
Plus a new exclusive interview with
artist Neal Adams!
About the series: TASCHENs 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
-winning XL book,
75 Years of DC Comics
, this new series hits the shelf at a reader-friendly size with essays updated by author
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.