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Newsstands died! Spinner racks vanished! Would comics even survive?

The early 1980s saw a tectonic shift rumble through the world of comic books. The newsstands and mom-and-pop stores that had been comics'' primary distribution points were vanishing, taking with them the familiar "Hey Kids! Comics!" displays. In their place, new world of comic book specialty shops was opening up, changing the medium''s audience--and everything else about the art form.

In the first of three comprehensive volumes exploring this revolutionary decade, former DC Comics president and veteran comics writer Paul Levitz revisits the stories that exemplified this vanishing world: oncedominant genres like war and mystery that were fading from prominence; veteran creative talents doing some of their last--and best--work; and the final stories of the world''s greatest superheroes to be done in the styles typical of the era, before Crisis on Infinite Earths changed everything.

Presented here are milestones in graphic storytelling from a host of comics'' legendary figures, including: Jim Aparo, Mike W. Barr, Cary Bates, Stephen R. Bissette, E. Nelson Bridwell, Rich Buckler, Gerry Conway, Denys Cowan, Johnny Craig, J.M. DeMatteis, Tony DeZunija, Lee Elias, Mark Evanier, Michael Fleisher, Ramona Fradon, Dave Gibbons, Dick Giordano, Sam Glanzman, Mike Grell, Irwin Hasen, Don Heck, Carmine Infantino, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Gil Kane, Bob Kanigher, Joe Kubert, Paul Kupperberg, David Michelinie, Alan Moore, Dennis O''Neil, Nestor Redondo, Kurt Schaeffenberger, Walter Simonson, Tom Sutton, Curt Swan, Rick Veitch, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman, and many more!

They are accompanied by a wealth of never-before-reprinted rarities, including excerpts from DC''s first printed style guide by José Luis García-López, the long-unseen Masters of the Universe Preview, and Alan Moore''s complete proposal for his unpublished Twilight maxiseries--all framed by new essays recounting these amazing events from hands-on participants Elliot S! Maggin, J.M. DeMatteis, Andy Kubert, Jack C. Harris, and Paul Kupperberg.

Look back on a vanished time and smile again at its magic with DC Through the ''80s: The End of Eras--where the modern era of comics was born!

About the Author

Paul Levitz entered comics in 1971 as editor of  The Comic Reader, the first comics newszine, which won two Best Fanzine Comic Art Fan Awards. He has received the Inkpot Award and the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award and serves on the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund board. Levitz is known for his writing, including an acclaimed run on the  Legion of Super-Heroes, a series to which he''s returned. On staff from 1973, Levitz was DC''s youngest editor ever, ultimately becoming publisher in 1989 and president and publisher from 2002 to 2009.

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Doubting Thomas
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Great Content/Bad Binding
Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2020
This is a great assortment of stories, including whole sections on House of Mystery and war comics. Unfortunately this book has glued binding and the gutter loss is significant, making word balloons located near the gutter a struggle to read (you literally have to pry... See more
This is a great assortment of stories, including whole sections on House of Mystery and war comics.
Unfortunately this book has glued binding and the gutter loss is significant, making word balloons located near the gutter a struggle to read (you literally have to pry the pages apart). Fortunately, there are not many splash pages because the art would have suffered due to this gutter loss. Come on, DC! These stories deserve a book with better construction!
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Dale
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THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN...
Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2020
The 80s in the comic world was one of those decades that could truly be seen as the tidal change in the world of brightly colored superheroes... the end of military comics AND their bringing the 2nd great war to a close...and more importantly the shuttering of some of the... See more
The 80s in the comic world was one of those decades that could truly be seen as the tidal change in the world of brightly colored superheroes... the end of military comics AND their bringing the 2nd great war to a close...and more importantly the shuttering of some of the longest running and, at times, fan favorite publishing houses.

This book, edited by Paul Levitz collects those tales from the early 80s that reflected and encapsulated that change.

Breaking down the multiple genres in the comic world, the book itself contains sections on...
Heroes
Mysteries
The Last Battles (Military Comics)
Other Worlds
Endings and Beginnings
...and Heroes Redux that closes out this first book

Included are some of the great stories in the history of DC and especially that period. Couple that with some amazing essays at the end of each section that bring those stories into focus by such greats as:
Elliot S! Maggin
J.M. DeMatteis
Andy Kubert
Jack C. Harris
Paul Kupperberg
...as well as the powerful forward by Paul Levitz himself
this is one of those must have books of comics history.
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Brian Reaves
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A great retrospective of a hard time for comics
Reviewed in the United States on December 23, 2020
This is a nice reprint of some stories we haven''t seen collected before, along with a few that have be reprinted numerous other times. The thing that sets this collection apart is the essays included throughout, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the thinking going on... See more
This is a nice reprint of some stories we haven''t seen collected before, along with a few that have be reprinted numerous other times. The thing that sets this collection apart is the essays included throughout, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the thinking going on at DC as they fought to keep comics alive and relevant to the times in the 80''s. Spinner racks were dying, the audience was changing, and kids weren''t buying comics as much anymore. It was interesting to see the stories develop over time from the early 80''s until the darker end of the decade with the "final" Superman story.

This is supposed to be the first in a trilogy about the 80''s so I hope DC continues on with the others in the series. This is a very well-rounded collection of comics and I think it should appeal to just about any comics fan out there with at least a story or two worth reading. To me, the whole collection was fascinating given the context the essays portrayed.
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CowboyBob
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Great Cross Section of 80s DC
Reviewed in the United States on December 24, 2020
I just received and haven''t read fully but WOW. What a great collection of cross stories from the DC of the 80s. Looking forward to diving whole heartedly into this!
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JMR#1966
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A FANTASTIC TRIP BACK TO THE 80''S! BRONZE AGE DC COMICS AWESOMENESS!
Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2020
One of the best books from DC Comics in a long time (and they''ve had some great one''s!)! Whether you''re nostalgic, a comic book fan, a DC Comics fan, an 80''s fan, an 80''s comic book fan, interested in comic''s history, or all of the above, this book is for you! Very highly... See more
One of the best books from DC Comics in a long time (and they''ve had some great one''s!)! Whether you''re nostalgic, a comic book fan, a DC Comics fan, an 80''s fan, an 80''s comic book fan, interested in comic''s history, or all of the above, this book is for you! Very highly recommended to all! Nice work DC, keep ''em coming! A+++
(sorry my pics aren''t a bit better!)
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John Nulph
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Just beautiful
Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2020
Worth the money for just the Superman story alone. Well done and art is beautiful. Great to see the old school DC artist again.
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Chris Dietz
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Great book, binding weird.
Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2021
Awesome book, the variety of stories takes me back to the day. Jonah Hex, Warlord, sci fi, horror, war stories, plus Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, and the Flash. Felt like I was reading a month''s worth of comics from my youth. Great variety. 4 stars only because of... See more
Awesome book, the variety of stories takes me back to the day. Jonah Hex, Warlord, sci fi, horror, war stories, plus Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, and the Flash. Felt like I was reading a month''s worth of comics from my youth. Great variety. 4 stars only because of the binding.
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Werner Herzog
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Really cool selection of issues, buy if you’re a fan of Dc trying to learn more about the publisher
Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2021
Very high quality book and paper, fascinating additional essays by Paul Levitz, worth the price of admission for “whatever happened to the man of tomorrow” and “twilight of the gods” alone!
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