The DC Book: A Vast and Vibrant Multiverse Simply Explained (Hardcover)
Travel the myriad worlds of the DC Multiverse.
If you want to truly understand DC Comics, The DC Book is your one-stop guide to the DC Multiverse. It is a unique and insightful examination of this mind-boggling comics universe that takes readers on a compelling journey from the dawn of Super Heroes to the formation of the Dark Multiverse... and beyond.
Meticulously researched and expertly written, The DC Book is packed with stunning, painstakingly selected artwork, illuminating infographics, and incisive, specially curated essays that shed new light on the ever-evolving DC Multiverse. From the world's finest Super Heroes such as Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, to iconic villains like the Joker, Lex Luthor, and Darkseid, to mythic realms like Apokolips and Themyscira, to cosmic energies like The Source and The Speed Force, The DC Book explores the key concepts, characters, and events that have defined and shaped DC Comics over the past 80 years.
The book's content is divided into key subject areas--The Multiverse, Dark Multiverse, and Metaverse; Weird Science and Super Tech; Down to Earth; Mysteries from Space; Mystic Realms and Dream Worlds; and Time Warps and Other Earths--that form the foundations of DC Comics. The DC Book is an invaluable roadmap to DC Comics that no fan will want to miss!
About the Author
Stephen "Win" Wiacek has worked in all areas of the comics industry since 1981, as a writer, artist, editor and designer. While running his own art and design consultancy, he worked in radio, film and television; taught and lectured on comics creation and production; and worked as a cartoonist, journalist and consultant for TV and movies. From 1997-2007, he was chairman of the UK's professional body the Comics Creators Guild.
As a freelance copywriter and reviewer, he writes about comics for the DC Super Hero Collection, The Slings & Arrows Graphic Novel Guide, and for books such as The DC Comics Encyclopedia and DC Comics: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, from Dorling-Kindersley.
In his spare time he suggests that people change their reading habits on his Now Read This graphic novel review blog (www.comicsreview.co.uk/nowreadthis).