Taschen has just published a giant tome (that’s the only word I can think of to describe this book) chronicling the history of DC Comics. I saw a copy at the comic shop and this thing is massive.
From DC’s The Source:
It’s finally here! Clocking in at nearly 15 pounds and with 720 pages, this is a whopper of a book, and it’d have to be, to contain as much of the rich history that is so integral to DC Comics.
As you know, in honor of DC Comics’ 75th anniversary, TASCHEN has produced the single most comprehensive book on DC Comics, in an XL edition that the Man of Steel himself might have trouble lifting. The book’s pages — which feature over 2,000 images, including covers, interiors, original illustrations, photos, film stills and more –are reproduced using the latest technology to bring DC’s iconic stories, characters and creators to life like they’ve never been seen before.
And if anyone’s well versed in the history of DC, it’s the book’s writer — Paul Levitz, former DC Comics Publisher and current LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES and ADVENTURE COMICS scribe. Paul’s in-depth essays trace the history of DC Comics, from its pulpy beginnings to the modern era.
The book also features massive fold-out timelines and an in-depth appendix that includes bios on artists, writers, editors, publishers and actors — what more info do you need? Not much, I’d hope. 75 YEARS OF DC COMICS: THE ART OF MODERN MYTHMAKING is on sale today.