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The Resource Slugfest : inside the epic fifty-year battle between Marvel and DC, Reed Tucker

Slugfest : inside the epic fifty-year battle between Marvel and DC, Reed Tucker

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Slugfest : inside the epic fifty-year battle between Marvel and DC
Title
Slugfest
Title remainder
inside the epic fifty-year battle between Marvel and DC
Statement of responsibility
Reed Tucker
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Inside the epic 50-year battle between Marvel and DC
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"THEY ARE THE TWO TITANS OF THE COMIC BOOK INDUSTRY--the Coke and Pepsi of superheroes--and for more than 50 years, Marvel and DC have been locked in an epic battle for spandex supremacy. At stake is not just sales, but cultural relevancy and the hearts of millions of fans. Slugfest, the first book to chronicle the history of this epic rivalry into a single, in-depth narrative, is the story of the greatest corporate rivalry never told. Complete with interviews with the major names in the industry, Slugfest reveals the arsenal of schemes the two companies have employed in their attempts to outmaneuver the competition, whether it be stealing ideas, poaching employees, planting spies, or launching price wars. The feud has never completely disappeared, and it simmers on a low boil to this day. With DC and Marvel characters becoming global icons worth billions, if anything, the stakes are higher now than ever before."--Amazon.com
Summary
"The most bruising battle in the superhero world isn't between spandex-clad characters; it's between the publishers themselves. For more than 50 years, Marvel and DC have been locked in an epic war, tirelessly trading punches and trying to do to each other what Batman regularly does to the Joker's face. Slugfest, the first book to tell the history of this epic rivalry into a single, juicy narrative, is the story of the greatest corporate rivalry never told. It is also an alternate history of the superhero, told through the lens of these two publishers."--Publisher's description
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10581876
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
338
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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inside the epic, 50-year battle between Marvel and DC
Label
Slugfest : inside the epic fifty-year battle between Marvel and DC, Reed Tucker
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
DC becomes the industry's eight-hundred-pound gorilla -- Mighty Marvel comes out swinging -- The rivalry catches fire -- DC desperately chases Marvel -- The "devilish competition" pulls off a headline-worthy heist -- The universes collide at last -- DC reboots to take on Marvel -- You will believe a man can fly -- The battle moves to a new arena--the comic shop -- DC's big, bold gamble -- From humongous boom to hideous bust -- The war gets uncivil -- Superhero movies and TV shows take over the world -- The rivalry moves from the comic rack to the corporate boardroom -- Epilogue
Control code
972386162
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780306825460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)972386162
Label
Slugfest : inside the epic fifty-year battle between Marvel and DC, Reed Tucker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
DC becomes the industry's eight-hundred-pound gorilla -- Mighty Marvel comes out swinging -- The rivalry catches fire -- DC desperately chases Marvel -- The "devilish competition" pulls off a headline-worthy heist -- The universes collide at last -- DC reboots to take on Marvel -- You will believe a man can fly -- The battle moves to a new arena--the comic shop -- DC's big, bold gamble -- From humongous boom to hideous bust -- The war gets uncivil -- Superhero movies and TV shows take over the world -- The rivalry moves from the comic rack to the corporate boardroom -- Epilogue
Control code
972386162
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780306825460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)972386162

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