Karen: I just heard that writer Les Daniels, who wrote a number of top-notch reference books on comics, has passed away. I have his Marvel:Five Fabulous Decades and enjoyed reading it. I'm very sorry to hear of his demise.
Doug: Thanks, Karen -- I'd not heard this until I saw your post. A quick jump over to Wikipedia produced a list of the treasure trove of comic book literature Daniels produced. I've "bolded" the books I own, and must say that I am happy to have them. Indeed, he will be missed.
- Comix: A History of the Comic Book in America (1971)
- Living in Fear: A History of Horror in the Mass Media (1975)
- Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades of the World's Greatest Comics (1991)
- DC Comics: Sixty Years of the World’s Favorite Comic Book Heroes (1995)
- Superman, the Complete History: The Life and Times of the Man of Steel (1998)
- Superman: Masterpiece Edition (1999)
- The Complete History: The Life and Times of the Dark Knight Batman (1999)
- The Complete History: Wonder Woman (2000)
- The Golden Age of the Amazon Princess: Wonder Woman (2001)
- The Golden Age of DC Comics: 365 Days (2004)