Fifty years ago the science fiction and television communities bare witness to a new TV series that would eventually go on to worldwide fame.
Trek: The Original TV series premiered on NBC in 1966 and after three years was
eventually canceled. The reason
cited? Low ratings.
several years later in the early 1970s the series was given new life when it
began showing in syndication.
new audience embraced the series, which would eventually go on to be relaunched
as an animated TV series, movies and several TV series.
series' creator, Gene Roddenberry, and the shows’ cast and crew were as
surprised as anyone.
celebration of the series 50th Anniversary, Titan Books presents a special new book commissioned by CBS:
‘Star Trek 50 Artists 50 Years’ featuring a foreword by director/writer
hardbound book showcases 50 new original pieces of art by 50 well-known artists.
inspiration from the original series and its entire offspring, the artists
share their thoughts, sketches and final art in a stunning new collection of
artwork that is sure to please Star Trek fans.
styles range from realistic to abstract, cartoon and more using a variety of
techniques and media--it’s a beautiful collection.
and revised ‘The Marvel Vault: A Visual History’ by Roy Thomas and Peter
Sanderson, updated by Matthew K. Manning, is a Marvel Comics’ fan’s dream come
front true believer!” as readers travel back in time to the very first Marvel
Comic Book publication (then called Timely Comics) and get to witness the birth
of a pop culture phenomenon.
things off with a bang with the special front piece sleeve containing reproductions
of some key Marvel memorabilia.
the pages and explore the decades as you read about the Golden Age, Silver Age,
Bronze Age and Modern Age of Marvel Comics.
sketches, drawings, comic book pages and cover reproductions, Insider insights,
trends, fandom, writers, artists, editorial, key events and characters, movies,
TV, print and much more are covered in great detail.
with color photos and art accompanied by plenty of historical and anecdotal
text the book is wonderful tribute to the ‘greatest comic book publisher’ in
the world. Excelsior!
Comics have conquered the small screen with its current TV series like Gotham,
I-Zombie, Lucifer, Supergirl, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash.
Art and Making of The Flash’ writer Abbie Bernstein examines the popular new TV
series origin and production.
out of the Arrow TV series the show follows the exploits of speedster Barry
Allen as he continues to hone and discover his abilities as the Scarlet
behind the series and learn about character designs, costume and set designs, production,
special effects, storylines and so much more using this colorful collection of
photos, art and text as your guide.
through the book’s pages it struck me as to how complicated and technically
challenging it is to put this series together each week.
design, sets, exotic equipment and weapons and the entire process of producing
such a phenomenal series is truly mind-boggling.