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DC: The New Frontier, Vol. 1 - Darwyn Cooke
DC: The New Frontier, Vol. 1
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DC: THE NEW FRONTIER takes readers on an epic journey from the end of the Golden Age to the genesis of a bold new era for the super-hero in the late 1950s! World War II is over. The Cold War has begun. And the Age of the Super-Hero is in decline. But where are the heroes of tomorrow? THE NEW... show more
DC: THE NEW FRONTIER takes readers on an epic journey from the end of the Golden Age to the genesis of a bold new era for the super-hero in the late 1950s! World War II is over. The Cold War has begun. And the Age of the Super-Hero is in decline. But where are the heroes of tomorrow? THE NEW FRONTIER recounts the dawning of the DC Universe's Silver Age from the perspective of those brave individuals who made it happen. Encounter "keepers of the flame" including Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman, who survived the anti-hero sentiment of the Cold War, as well as eager newcomers like test pilot Hal Jordan and scientist Barry Allen, poised to become the next generation of crime-fighters.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781401203504 (1401203507)
ASIN: 1401203507
Publisher: DC Comics
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Series: DC: The New Frontier (#1)
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Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
4.0 Forward into the Past
What I liked about DC: The New Frontier, Vol. 1 1. Seeing the characters restored to a 1960's context. DC has rebooted their comic book universe about once a decade in order to keep pushing the characters up the timeline and maintain them in their late twenties, early thirties. It is refreshing to s...
Booklog
Booklog rated it
5.0 DC: The New Frontier, Vol. 1
Masterful. Darwyn Cooke is amazing. Set in the heyday of the Silver Age, Cooke begins a story that is at once nostalgically heroic and reminiscent of a simpler time, and profoundly complex, dealing with political and sociological issues ignored by writers of the period. In this story is the seed of ...
Booklog
Booklog rated it
5.0 DC: The New Frontier, Vol. 2
What can I say that I haven't already? Comic books just don't get much better than this. From a completely biased point of view, I wish Superman played a bigger role in all of this, but I completely agree with Cooke's focus on Hal Jordan. Jordan is in many ways a Silver Age transitionary figure. A d...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it
5.0
Who knew this would be in a Columbia library? Ah, higher education.Like the first book, (it's all one story anyway) this is incredible. (Also like the first book, I pretty much read it in a day.) The simple and beautiful 1950's style belies just how complex these characters get, and how ready Cooke ...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it
5.0
An incredible piece of work. Cooke manages to take the look and feel of a "simpler time" while exploring some serious issues in the background. So we get not only a loving portrait of the world in which our modern mythological heroes came of age, but one that successfully blends things like the Klan...
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