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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Happy 75th Birthday!

DC Comics has reached a milestone--75 years! This birthday is being celebrated in many ways including stories in the media, and the publication of several books.

We recently added one of these books to our Reference collection: DC Comics Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle [R 741.53 DCC]. This large format book lives up to its title and is arranged chronologically. It highlights new releases for each year, and also ties in a bit of social history, too. Plan to spend an afternoon browsing through its colorful pages!

We have other general histories of comic books, one, a two volume set by Ernst Gerber, The Photo Journal Guide to Comic Books, can be found in R 741.5 GER. A multi-volume set, The World Encyclopedia of Comics, resides in our Young Adult area [YA 741.5 WOR].

A particularly interesting NPR interview took place with DC Comics writer and former publisher, Paul Levitz. It can be accessed here.

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