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DC Through the Decades 1980s

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Published: February 2020
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BIC Subject: Graphic novels
 
Published: 25-Feb-2020
Format: Paperback, 400 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781779500878
Stock Code: 9500878
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The '80's were a rad time for comic books. DC was killing it with groundbreaking titles like Crisis on Infinite Earths, The Man of Steel, Batman- The Dark Knight Returns and the most iconic graphic novel of all time, Watchmen. Paul Levitz helps curate this radical collection. Paul has has been part of the DC family for over 45 years and was at the helm of DC in the '80s. He helped the comics industry transition from a newsstand-based industry for kids to the talent-driven, story-focused entertainment industry it is today.The '80's were a rad time for comic books. DC was killing it with groundbreaking titles like Crisis on Infinite Earths, The Man of Steel, Batman- The Dark Knight Returns and the most iconic graphic novel of all time, Watchmen. Paul Levitz helps curate this radical collection. Paul has has been part of the DC family for over 45 years and was at the helm of DC in the '80s. He helped the comics industry transition from a newsstand-based industry for kids to the talent-driven, story-focused entertainment industry it is today.
Paul Levitz was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1956, and entered the comics industry in 1971 as editor/publisher of The Comic Reader, the first mass-circulation fanzine devoted to comics news. He continued to publish TCR for three years, winning two consecutive annual Comic Art Fan Awards for Best Fanzine. His other fan activities included editing the program books for several of Phil Seuling's legendary New York Comic Art Conventions. He received Comic-Con International's Inkpot Award in 2002, the prestigious Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award in 2008 and the Comics Industry Appreciation Award from ComicsPro (the trade association of comic shops retailers) in 2010. Levitz also serves on the board of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
Levitz is primarily known for his work for DC Comics, where he has written most of their classic characters including the Justice Society, Superman in both comics and the newspaper strip, and an acclaimed run on The Legion of Super-Heroes, a series he's recently returned to write. Readers of The Comics Buyers' Guide voted his Legion- The Great Darkness Saga one of the 20 best comic stories of the last century, and visitors to the site comicbookresources.com selected the same story as #11 of the Top 100 Comic Book Stories of All Time. DC Comics has just issued a new hardcover edition of Legion- The Great Darkness Saga, which made the New York Times' Graphic Books Bestseller List.
Cumulatively, Levitz has written over 300 stories with sales of over 25 million copies, and translations into over 20 languages. As a DC staffer from 1973 on, Levitz was an assistant editor, the company's youngest editor ever and in a series of business capacities, became executive vice president & publisher in 1989 and then served as President & Publisher from 2002-2009.
His current writing projects include Taschen's 75 YEARS OF DC COMICS- THE ART OF MODERN MYTHMAKING, which the LA Times praised for its colossal ambitions, insights and collected rarities and the New York Times called richly conceived history.
 
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