Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Book Review - Rise of the Superheroes: Greatest Silver Age Comic Books and Characters by David Tosh

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Like many other children in the United States, comic books played an integral part of my childhood. Batman, Superman, the Punisher is synonymous to my childhood as ice cream and the beach is to the summer. I was super excited when I saw "Rise of the Superheroes" displayed because I remember spending the days on end reading comic books.  The book is part reference and part personal recollection of the author. Tosh speaks about the brief history of comic books during the Silver Age while weaving his personal experience. The book is filled with beautiful photography along with information about sale prices for the comic books. The history is a bit brief so people expecting in-depth analysis or history might be disappointed. However, I found this book to be a fun and engaging read. I like reading the early beginnings of Stan Lee and the many transformations of different comic book heroes. It also makes a perfect coffee table book.

**Disclosure - I received a free  copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion**

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