DC Comics : The 75th Anniversary Poster Book Paperback
"The Covers Collection" celebrates 75 years of DC Comics history by showcasing hundreds of their most famous covers - including 100 full-size posters that are perforated and ready-to-frame.
Arranged in chronological order, each poster honors a milestone in DC Comics history with a full-page perforated poster of a famous cover-like "Action Comics number 1", easily the most sought-after comic book of all time.
The reverse of the poster will feature brief commentary along with smaller images of related covers, concept sketches, and other archival material.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages, 500+ 4-Color Illustrations
- Publisher: Quirk Books
- Publication Date: 04/09/2010
- Category: General arts
- ISBN: 9781594744624
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Review by AdamBourke
This is a somewhat different... type... of book than those I normally review. But I'll give it a go!The DC 75th anniversary poster book is quite an impressive collection of 100 posters (as advertised on the cover. The covers themselves cover both the greatest, most important comics in the history of DC, and some of the weirder ones as well (Mr District-Attorney, for example).Each poster consists of a full-page cover on one side, with a brief description (~200 words) of the history of the cover on the reverse, and two small similar covers beneath the description.But all of them or of high quality, on good, thick paper, and very easy to remove from the book. They are easy to frame,although I have to admit, I wouldn't personally frame a comic cover unless it was an original/1st edition. But they can be stuck onto walls with blu-tack easily, and with-great effect. In fact, my flatmates liked them so much we put many of them up in our kitchen.The only issue I had with the content was that in the plentiful batman covers, the only famous villain to be displayed was the joker (and and odd harley quinn). I would have liked to have seen two-face, poison ivy or maybe the riddler. A couple of them appeared on the small covers on the back of the posters, but not on the main posters.But otherwise, this book was anything a DC or comic-poster fan could ask for, and especially for those who are avid fans of DC through the years. This is the best poster book I've seen. I love this book, and look forwards to the 100th anniversary...