American Comic Book Chronicles by John Wells
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After a period of the creative and economic doldrums, the comics industry was starting to revive – Wells’ Chronicles does an admirable job capturing that era.
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The American Comic Book Chronicles is an ambitious new series of FULL-COLOR HARDCOVERS, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! John Wells leads off with the first of two volumes on the 1960s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics in the JFK and Beatles era! You'll get a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: DC Comics' rebirth of Green Lantern, Hawkman, and others, and the launch of Justice League of America and multiple earths! Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's transformation of superhero comics with the debut of Marvel' Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, Avengers, and other iconic characters! Plus Batman gets a "new look", the Blue Beetle is revamped at Charlton Comics, and Creepy #1 brings horror back to comic book form, just as Harvey's "kid" comics are booming! These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover. Taken together, the series forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for ANY comic book enthusiast!
 

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Dr. John Wells is well known in the driver training profession as a specialist author ADI and PDI training materials. He works closely with the leading trade body in the industry, The Driving Instructors Association (DIA). John has provided a consultancy service for those wishing to register with ORDIT, advising on training techniques and quality, and worked extensively with the Driving Instructors Register of Ireland (DIR), writing approved training materials as Eire moves towards compulsory registration of driving tutors. He is a member of the DIA Education Committee and driver training consultant for BUSK.
 
Published February 26, 2013 by TwoMorrows Publishing. 224 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Arts & Photography.
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Reviewed by Bill Sherman on Apr 12 2013

After a period of the creative and economic doldrums, the comics industry was starting to revive – Wells’ Chronicles does an admirable job capturing that era.

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