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Wolk, Douglas: All of the Marvels

An Amazing Voyage into Marvel's Universe and 27,000 Superhero Comics
'Magnificently marvellous' Junot Diaz 'An account of how a motley gang of accidental collaborators created a vernacular mythology out of the dodgiest of commercial occasions .. a revelation' Jonathan Lethem Every schoolchild recognises their protagonists: the Avengers, the X-Men, your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. The superhero comics that Marvel has published since 1961 make up the biggest self-contained work of fiction ever created: over half a million pages and counting. Eighteen of the 100 highest-grossing movies of all time are based on it. And not even the people telling the story have read the whole thing. But Douglas Wolk did. In All Of The Marvels, a critic and superfan takes on the epic to end all epics. What he finds is a magic mirror of the past 60 years, from the atomic terrors of the Cold War to the political divides of our present. The result is an irresistible travel guide to the magic mountain at the heart of popular culture.
B-Format Paperback
Autor Wolk, Douglas
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2022
Seitenangabe 384 S.
Meldetext Noch nicht erschienen, Juli 2022
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Abbildungen integrated
Masse H19.8 cm x B12.9 cm
Coverlag Profile Books (Imprint/Brand)
Verlag Profile Books
'Magnificently marvellous' Junot Diaz 'An account of how a motley gang of accidental collaborators created a vernacular mythology out of the dodgiest of commercial occasions .. a revelation' Jonathan Lethem Every schoolchild recognises their protagonists: the Avengers, the X-Men, your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. The superhero comics that Marvel has published since 1961 make up the biggest self-contained work of fiction ever created: over half a million pages and counting. Eighteen of the 100 highest-grossing movies of all time are based on it. And not even the people telling the story have read the whole thing. But Douglas Wolk did. In All Of The Marvels, a critic and superfan takes on the epic to end all epics. What he finds is a magic mirror of the past 60 years, from the atomic terrors of the Cold War to the political divides of our present. The result is an irresistible travel guide to the magic mountain at the heart of popular culture.
B-Format Paperback
Fr. 20.50
Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-1-78816-929-5
Verfügbarkeit: Noch nicht erschienen, Juli 2022

Über den Autor Wolk, Douglas

Douglas Wolk is the author of the Eisner Award-winning Reading Comics and the host of the Marvel-themed podcast The Voice of Latveria. He has written about comic books, graphic novels, pop music and technology for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Pitchfork.

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