Noted comic historian and former Marvel/DC writer/editor Roy Thomas has three new books being released that detail how Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman stories of the 1940’s dealt with World War II. The stories not only show how the heroes were involved in their comic universe, but also how the stories in general inspired and uplifted the nation during the war. I can’t wait to check these out. I’m a huge Roy Thomas fan and welcome the insight he’ll have on the 20+ stories presented in each volume.
Three new books by noted comics writer Roy Thomas chronicles America’s greatest super-heroes and their involvement in World War II and how their stories helped lift the spirits of a weary country. Each hardcover book is over 300 pages, each presenting over 20 of the original comics in full-color.
Batman: The War Years 1939-1945 details The Dark Knight’s involvement in the war and his fight against some very real villains. Created in 1939, on the brink of World War II Batman, along with Robin, quickly became a hero to millions during a volatile and turbulent period. This new book presents over 20 classic full length Batman tales from the DC comics vaults. Preview the title here
Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, the Man of Steel is one of the most recognized characters in pop culture and has inspired millions, especially during wartime. Superman: The War Years 1938-1945 features over 20 classic stories, showing how Superman’s introduction at the start of World War II lifted the spirits of a weary country and brought people the hero they so desperately needed.
Wonder Woman, warrior princess of the Amazons, is among the most famous heroes of all time. From her introduction in 1941, she has been a shining example of feminism and the strength of womankind. But what was her role during the wartime of her creation? Wonder Woman: The War Years 1941-1945 details how she used her super speed, strength, and Golden Lasso of Truth during World War II to bring peace and justice to a turbulent world.