The Fire Wire 2010 Holiday Gift Guide: 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking

For the comic book aficionado in your family, Taschen Books has produced the most comprehensive art book detailing the illustrious history of DC Comics. Clocking in at nearly 15 pounds and with over 650 pages, 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking ($200) features more than 1,500 images — including covers, interiors, original illustrations, photos, film stills and collectibles — using the latest digital reproduction technology to bring you the characters, stories and the creators that brought them to life as they’ve never been seen before.

And the man behind the story, telling the tales? None other than Paul Levitz, former DC Comics Publisher and upcoming Legion of Super-Heroes and Adventure Comicswriter. Paul’s in-depth essays trace the history of DC Comics, from its pulpy beginnings to the modern era.

The book also features massive fold-out timelines and an in-depth appendix that includes bios on artists, writers, editors, publishers and actors. Look for this gorgeous, comprehensive coffee table art book to be in stores for the holidays.

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