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Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Silver Age Of Comic Book Art Revised Edition


Artist/writer/designer Arlen Schumer loves old comic books.  So much so that he lectures around the country talking about them, especially the Silver Age comic books and artists.
His book, The Silver Age Of Comic Book Art, has been around for awhile and is highly-prized by Silver age comic book fans such as myself.
Recently Arlen updated and revised his book (published by Archway Publishing) including a whole new section on additional comic book artists from that era.
The book is a visual treat as it delves into the stellar work of such comic book greats as Neal Adams, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko, Gene Colan, Gil Kane, Joe Kubert and Carmine Infantino.
Any Silver age fan worth his or her weight in newspaper print knows about the breakout work on such titles as Deadman, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, The Flash, The Fantastic Four, Sgt. Rock, Nick Fury, Green Lantern and other projects that benefited from their creativity.
In this revised edition comic book artists Murphy Anderson, Wally Wood, John Buscema, Nick Cardy and Curt Swan are given their just dues.
Hawkman, Superman, The Avengers, The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and The Teen Titans are just a few of the titles they worked on.

Filled with colorful illustrations and accompanied by insider and informative text the book is a 'must-have' for any comic book collector.