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Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal (Hardcover)

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    Shazam made his debut in Whiz Comics in 1940, and outsold his biggest competitor, Superman, by 14 million copie......more

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Shazam made his debut in Whiz Comics in 1940, and outsold his biggest competitor, Superman, by 14 million copies a month. It wasn’t long before a variety of merchandise was licensed—secret decoders, figurines, buttons, paper rockets, tin toys, puzzles, costumes—and a fan club was created to keep up with the demand. These collectibles now sell for outrageous prices on eBay or in comic book stores and conventions. Seventy years later, an unprecedented assortment of these collectibles are gathered together by award-winning writer/designer Chip Kidd and photographer Geoff Spear. Join Kidd, Spear, and the World’s Mightiest Mortal in this first, fully authorized celebration of ephemera, artwork, and rare, one-of-a-kind toys, and recapture the magic that was Shazam!

Praise for Shazam!:

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Superman has always gotten more press, but Captain Marvel may be the greatest expression of comics' optimism: A young boy says a magical word and turns into the World's Mightiest Mortal. Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear's gorgeous new book, Shazam! The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal (ABRAMS) pays tribute to the hero's bright colors and medium-spanning stories, all lovingly displayed in Kidd's signature style . . . It's a coffee-table book that provides a glimpse into a world where the powers of the gods are just an acronym away."
-The Onion's A.V. Club

"VERDICT: Despite the quite reasonable price, this features typical ABRAMS art and production quality. Fans will grab this Marvel-ous piece of Americana faster than you can say 'Shazam!'"
-Mike Rogers, Library Journal Express

"A handsome follow up to Bat-Manga!"
--ComicsAlliance.com


"This is a collector's dream: Page after page of Captain Marvel art, premiums, posters, toys, and ephemera from the bi...

Chip Kidd is an award-winning graphic designer and writer, and an editor-at-large for Pantheon Books. His books on comics include Bat-Manga!, Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz, and Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross. He lives in New York City.

Geoff Spear is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared on numerous book covers. He lives in New York City.

Author:
Kidd, Chip
Genre:
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Superheroes
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Publisher:
Harry N Abrams Inc
Publish Date:
12/01/2010
Copyright Year:
2010
ISBN:
9780810995963
Height:
12.5 in
Wdth:
9.0 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
3.15 lb
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