DC: The New Frontier, Vol. 1

DC: The New Frontier, Vol. 1

Many of the most famous comic book superheroes were strutting their stuff in the politically-charged 1950s, but for the most part you'd never have known it. Back then, comics were still child's play, and what 11-year old cared how Wonder Woman would react to the mistreatment of female prisoners during one of the "police actions" in southeast Asia? Darwyn Cooke offers that and more in The New Frontier, anchored by vibrant Jet/Space Age-influenced art and a series of interlocking and completely satisfying tales -- including the subtle and spectacular retelling of two well-known origin stories. Cooke shows us some old friends in a new light while giving a note-perfect rendition of the Kennedy-era struggle between post-WWII disillusionment and hope for the future. Note: This is volume one of a two-volume series