The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal



ISBN: 9781419737473 Category:

Chip Kidd


Shazam made his debut inWhiz Comicsin 1940, and outsold his biggest competitor,Superman, by 14 million copies a month. It wasn’t long before a variety of merchandise was licensed-secret decoders, figurines, buttons, paper rockets, tin toys, puzzles, costumes-and a fan club was created to keep up with the demand. These collectibles now sell for outrageous prices on eBay and in comic book stores and conventions. Seventy years later, an unprecedented assortment of these artifacts are gathered together by award-winning writer/designer Chip Kidd and photographer Geo Spear. Join Kidd, Spear, and the World’s Mightiest Mortal in this first, fully authorized celebration of ephemera, artwork, and rare, one-of-a-kind toys, and recapture the magic that wasShazam!

Additional information

Weight 875 g
Dimensions 19.6 x 25.8 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 5 March 2019
Number of pages 246
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Photographs by Geoff Spear
Dimensions 19.6 x 25.8 cm
Weight 875 g
Chip Kiddis an award-winning graphic designer and writer, and an editor-at-large for Pantheon Books. His books on comics includeBat-Manga!, Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz,andMarvelocity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross. He lives in New York City.Geoff Spearis an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared on numerous book covers. He lives in New York City.