The first volume, which focuses on the superhero revival years of 1960-64, is out this month. You can check out a generous, 50-page preview here. Looks good!
Here's what Twomorrows has to say:
The American Comic Book Chronicles features TwoMorrows' top authors documenting every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! John Wells leads off with the first of two volumes on the 1960s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics in the JFK and Beatles era! You'll get a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: DC Comics' rebirth of Green Lantern, Hawkman, and others, and the launch of Justice League of America and multiple earths! Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's transformation of superhero comics with the debut of Marvel's Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, Avengers, and other iconic characters! Plus Batman gets a "new look", the Blue Beetle is revamped at Charlton Comics, and Creepy #1 brings horror back to comic book form, just as Harvey's "kid" comics are booming! These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover.1960-64 Volume: (224-page FULL-COLOR HARDCOVER) $39.95(Digital Edition) $11.95 • ISBN: 978-1-60549-045-8 • NOW SHIPPING!COMING IN MARCH:1980s Volume: (288-page FULL-COLOR HARDCOVER) $41.95(Digital Edition) $12.95 • ISBN: 978-1-60549-046-5 • Diamond Comic Distributors OrderCOMING SOON:1950s Volume: Ships Summer 20131970s Volume: Ships Fall 20131965-69 Volume: Ships Spring 20141940-44 Volume: Ships Summer 20141990s Volume: Ships Fall 20141945-49 Volume: Ships Spring 2015Taken together, the series forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for ANY comic book enthusiast!