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Looking for Superheroes origin book from 1970?


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   smithb

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Posted October 30 2011 - 02:04 AM

I received two hardback books (comic reprints) when i was a kid, back around 1970. One was a Dick Tracy collection and the other had various superheroes in what appeared to be origin or close to origin stories Both were oversized with the Dick Tracy book having a yellow cover and the superhero book a white cover. Bother also lost or given away many years ago. I've found the Dick Tracy, as well as newer volumes depicting all the stories, but I can't locate the superhero book. I can't remember the actual title. I remember a Batman story in it introducing the Joker. Anyone with ideas as to what the title of this book may have been, or can recommend a good replacement like book? Thanks.

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted October 30 2011 - 07:16 AM

Probably not it, since the cover isn't white (the back cover is). According to a review, it had a dust jacket. Maybe it was white underneath? http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/ http://www.amazon.co...20002004&sr=1-1

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Posted October 30 2011 - 04:59 PM

I saw that one earlier but with the black cover and 1976 release date I dismissed it. However, looking more closely now I think it is it. Maybe this is a re-release 6 years later. Thanks.

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted October 30 2011 - 06:02 PM

I can give you some content information. It doesn't look like there's a Joker origin:

1st printing. Written by Dennis O'Neil. Content information compiled by Tyler Swagger. Cover by Neal Adams. Introduction by Carmine Infantino. Featuring the history and creation of DC characters herein featured. Origins included in this book: Superman: Action Comics #1 and Superman Metropolis Edition from 1973; Batman: Detective #33 and Batman #47; Flash: Flash #1 and howcase #4; Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman #1 and #20; Green Lantern: All-American #16 and Showcase #22; Green Arrow: More Fun #89 and Adventure #256; Hawkman: Flash #1 and Brave & Bold #34; The Atom: All-American #19 and Showcase #34; Captain Marvel: Whiz #1; Plastic Man: Police #1. Hardcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 240 pages, full color. Cover price $10.95.