The Silver Age of DC Comics
By Paul Levitz
Hardcover, 397 pages ($59.99 / Taschen)
Levitz, a comics fan, writer, expert and former DC president and publisher, examines the company’s formidable impact from 1956 to 1970 in this second handsome installment of Taschen’s DC series. Packed with hundreds of color reproductions of covers, pages and panels, as well as other images, plus a running narrative that explains DC’s crucial role in bringing comic books back to life by bridging superheroes and science fiction, it’s a pop-culture treat for anyone who remembers the (cheap) thrills of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Sgt. Rock or any other of the many colorful characters who made up the DC universe during those powerfully pulpy times.