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Eury, Michael: Hero-A-Go-Go. Campy Comic Books, Crimefighters, & Culture of the Swinging Sixties. Raleigh: TwoMorrows, 2017. (272 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1-60549-073-3
BibTeX citation key: Eury2017
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Categories: General
Keywords: Bildband, Subkultur, Superheld, USA
Creators: Eury
Publisher: TwoMorrows (Raleigh)
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Welcome to the camp age, when spies liked their wars cold and their women warm, good guys beat bad guys with a pun and a punch, and Batman shook a mean cape. Hero-a-Go-Goe celebrates the camp craze of the Swinging Sixties, when just about everyone—the teens of Riverdale, an ant and a squirrel, even the President of the United States—was a super-hero or a secret agent. Back Issue magazine and former DC Comics editor Michael Eury takes you through that coolest cultural phenomenon with this lively collection of nostalgic essays, histories, and theme song lyrics of classic 1960s characters like Captain Action, Herbie the Fat Fury, Captain Nice, Atom Ant, Scooter, ACG’s Nemesis, Dell’s super-Frankenstein and Dracula, the “split!” Captain Marvel, and others! Featuring interviews with Bill Mumy (Lost in Space), Bob Holiday (It’s a Bird … It’s a Plane … It’s Superman), Ralph Bakshi (The Mighty Heroes, Spider-Man), Dean Torrence (Jan and Dean Meet Batman), Ramona Fradon (Metamorpho), Tony Tallarico (The Great Society Comic Book), Vince Gargiulo (Palisades Park historian), Joe Sinnott (The Beatles comic book), Jose Delbo (The Monkees comic book), and many more!
  
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