Monday, December 9, 2013

1987 A Special Year

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The DC Comics Year by Year A Visual Chronicle is an over sized hardbound (352 pg) book that's pretty much what you would expect based on the title. I recently got this thing as a gift. Each year is it's own chapter that consists of several pages highlighting the notable issues and mini-series of each year. Also pretty cool is that each page along the bottom has a foot note of the big world wide and or national news story of that particular month for each year/chapter.
As you can see Suicide Squad #1 gets a shout out for the months  March - December for the1987 chapter. But you can see some other milestone issues on these two pages which I actually used to have except for that Batman issue. The other Squad issue that shows up in the book is Suicide Squad #23 (1989 chapter) because it was the first time Oracle (Barbara Gordon) initiated contact with Belle Reve effectively making that issue Oracle's first appearance in the DC Universe. A Google search (images tab) with key words DC Comics Year by Year A Visual Chronicle will show you more of the book and you can also find reviews on Youtube for it as well.

12 comments:

  1. I had that book as a present last Christmas - it's fantastic for just browsing through, picking out random dates and seeing what was around then.

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    1. agreed, i liked reading the summaries for both the issues i have and the ones i had read some where over the years. i also like reading about the stuff i had some familiarity with but was never able to get my hands on and give a thorough reading to.

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  2. How much is this 'cause it looks damn good!

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  3. Well that's going on my wish list. Which is already too long, but hell. A girl can dream, right?

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    1. well then how about some California wet dreamin? aside from having this book i also do live next to the water after all so get your ass over here.

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    2. Aside from the most excellent company, that sounds incredible. It's freezing here.

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    3. I'm afraid we're having a cold snap here too : (

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    4. I'll bet your cold snap is warmer than my cold snap.

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    5. Me right along with you. My list has gotten so long it's filled up two notebooks.

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  4. That looks like an awesome book - I just like looking at how covers have changed alone. If people need to shut me up over Christmas, this will be waiting under the tree. Wait, that's not my tree! Whose house is this? Where am I? Ohh M&M's....

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