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Marvel Comics In The 1980s : An Issue-By-Issue Field Guide To A Pop Culture Phenomenon - Pierre Comtois

Marvel Comics In The 1980s

An Issue-By-Issue Field Guide To A Pop Culture Phenomenon

By: Pierre Comtois, John Byrne (Artist), Frank Miller (Artist), Jim Shooter (Artist)

Paperback | 17 February 2015

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  • TwoMorrows Publishing presents Marvel Comics in the 1980s, the thirdvolume in Pierre Comtois' heralded series covering the pop culturephenomenon on an issue-by-issue basis! This new book covers Marvel's finalhistorical phase, when the movement begun by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and SteveDitko moved into a darker era that has yet to run its course. The 1980s saw StanLee's retreat to the West Coast, Jim Shooter's rise and fall as editor-in-chief,the twin triumphs of Frank Miller and John Byrne, the challenge of independentpublishers, and the weakening hold of the Comics Code Authority that led to thecompany's creative downfall - and ultimately the marginalization of theindustry itself. Comics such as the Chris Claremont/John Byrne X-Men,Frank Miller's Daredevil, the New Universe, Roger Stern'sAvengers and Spider-Man, the new wave of dark heroes such asWolverine and the Punisher, and more are all covered, in the analytic detail- and often irreverent manner - readers have come to expect from theprevious 1960s and 1970s volumes. However, the 1980s represented years ofupheaval in the comics industry - with Marvel at the center of the storm- so expect a bumpy ride in the 1980s decade that marked the beginning ofthe end of Marvel Comics as you knew them!

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