Paul Levitz created a book with publisher Taschen in 2011 that really was a gem in the realm of comics history, pinning down 75 years of the history of DC Comics in a glorious single and highly-illustrated extra-large volume. But with a price tag of $200, 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking might not have been within the grasp of many fans on a limited budget.
The great news is that this book has just been released by Taschen in a more compact format with a significantly reduced price of $79.99.
Described by Taschen as “the single most comprehensive book on DC Comics” yet published, the book contains more than 2,000 images, including covers and interior art, original illustrations, photos, film stills, collectibles, and more, all relating to the history of DC Comics. Industry veteran and DC insider Paul Levitz’s essays guide us through the history of the company from “pulp origins” through to “digital publishing”. The book also contains year-by-year timelines and biographies of DC figures.
The original edition of 75 Years of DC Comics was the winner of the 2011 Eisner Award for “Best Comics-Related Book” and this new edition contains all of the original award-winning material, presented in a new compact format at 9.8 x 13.5 inches and running to 720 pages.
75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking is currently available from Taschen.