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The Resource Comic book implosion : an oral history of DC Comics circa 1978, by Keith Dallas and John Wells

Comic book implosion : an oral history of DC Comics circa 1978, by Keith Dallas and John Wells

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Comic book implosion : an oral history of DC Comics circa 1978
Title
Comic book implosion
Title remainder
an oral history of DC Comics circa 1978
Statement of responsibility
by Keith Dallas and John Wells
Title variation
Oral history of DC Comics circa 1978
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Language
eng
Summary
Things looked bleak for comic books throughout the 1970s because of plummeting sell-through rates. With each passing year, the newsstand became less and less interested in selling comic books. The industry seemed locked in a death spiral, but the powers that be at DC Comics had an idea to reverse their fortunes. In 1978, they implemented a bold initiative: Provide readers with more story pages by increasing the price-point of a regular comic book to make it comparable to other magazines sold on newsstands. Billed as "The DC Explosion," this expansion saw the introduction of numerous creative new titles. But mere weeks after its launch, DC's parent company pulled the plug, demanding a drastic decrease in the number of comic books they published, and leaving stacks of completed comic book stories unpublished. The series of massive cutbacks and cancellations quickly became known as "The DC Implosion." TwoMorrows Publishing marks the 40th Anniversary of one of the most notorious events in comics with an exhaustive oral history from the creators and executives involved (Jenette Kahn, Paul Levitz, Len Wein, Mike Gold, and Al Milgrom, among many others), as well as detailed analysis and commentary by other top professionals, who were "just fans" in 1978 (Mark Waid, Michael T. Gilbert, Tom Brevoort, and more)--examining how it changed the landscape of comics forever!
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
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Dallas, Keith
Dewey number
741.5973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6725
LC item number
.D1926 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Wells, John
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  • DC Comics, Inc
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Cartoonists
  • Superheroes
  • DC Comics, Inc
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Superheroes
  • United States
Label
Comic book implosion : an oral history of DC Comics circa 1978, by Keith Dallas and John Wells
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-135)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Bonus gallery
  • Interlude : Cancelled Comics Cavalcade : the index
  • Interlude : whatever happened to --?
  • DC Comics' lineup of titles : June, July and August 1980
  • Cancellations by month of publication
  • DC Comics' lineup of titles : early 1976
  • Part 1: Pre-explosion (1976-1978).
  • Interlude : ring out the old, ring in the new
  • DC Comics' lineup of titles : early 1977
  • DC Comics' lineup of titles : early 1978 (pre-DC explosion)
  • Part 2: Explosion (1978).
  • DC Comics' lineup of titles : June, July and August 1978 (the DC explosion) ; DC Comics' lineup of titles : June, July and August 1978 (unpublished) -- Part 3: Implosion (1978-1980).
  • DC Comics' lineup of titles : early 1979 (post-DC implosion)
Control code
2017279028
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
135 pages
Isbn
9781605490854
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2017279028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Comic book implosion : an oral history of DC Comics circa 1978, by Keith Dallas and John Wells
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-135)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Bonus gallery
  • Interlude : Cancelled Comics Cavalcade : the index
  • Interlude : whatever happened to --?
  • DC Comics' lineup of titles : June, July and August 1980
  • Cancellations by month of publication
  • DC Comics' lineup of titles : early 1976
  • Part 1: Pre-explosion (1976-1978).
  • Interlude : ring out the old, ring in the new
  • DC Comics' lineup of titles : early 1977
  • DC Comics' lineup of titles : early 1978 (pre-DC explosion)
  • Part 2: Explosion (1978).
  • DC Comics' lineup of titles : June, July and August 1978 (the DC explosion) ; DC Comics' lineup of titles : June, July and August 1978 (unpublished) -- Part 3: Implosion (1978-1980).
  • DC Comics' lineup of titles : early 1979 (post-DC implosion)
Control code
2017279028
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
135 pages
Isbn
9781605490854
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2017279028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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