Fans of comics may read more about the pre-war pulp novel decade that brought us the story that would eventually give us our beloved superheroes. In a new book, readers may look at the era of storytelling and how it influenced some of our favorite authors. The book also features a forward written by Frank Miller.
Miller is "regarded as one of the most well-known and well-known artists in the entertainment industry today," but many are familiar with him for his work in Batman: Year One and the gritty noir aesthetic he brings to his work. He clearly has a connection back to this world, which he describes as "a pre-Batman, pre-Superman golden era of American creativity and artistic excellence," which included two main characters: The Shadow and Doc Savage.
The story "gives readers a special insight into the prewar pulp novel period of the 1930s, a time of sweeping action and adventure storytelling that ultimately led to the creation of the comic book and the superheroes we know and love today."
So many of us know the world of comics and the characters there we love, but it''s interesting to see Pulp Power rise in popularity because it is an era that we''ve seemingly forgotten. We all know about DC Comics and Marvel, but we don''t know much about what inspired creators to tell these superpowered tales.
A forward by Miller is incredible because he is recognized as one of the most creatives in the art. On July 26, 2022, you may get your own copy of Pulp Power: The Shadow, Doc Savage, and the Art of the Street & Smith Universe, and what a way to commemorate the era before our favorite superheroes?
Here''s how to read more about the book.
The renowned publisher of these novels, Street & Smith, provided bold and original cover artwork for their publications, and in Pulp Power, hundreds of these eye-catching covers are reproduced as a collection for the first time. According to Neil McGinness, the author has given a fascinating narrative about the characters and era, and how Glenn Johnson, and his wife, Anna, have played a major role in the development of these novels.
A collection of Shadow ephemera, cover art from the paperback boom of the 1960s and 1970s, and a look at the past, present, and future of the Street & Smith characters in comics are also included in the book.
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