"RAYGUN STUNS WITH ITS GREAT PHOTOS" says the San Jose Mercury News
"A PAEN TO PULPY FANTASIES OF SCI-FI HEROISM--AND A POP CULTURE HISTORY OF HOW OUR NOTIONS OF SPACE CHANGED AS WE DID...DELICIOUSLY VIBRANT COLOR" says the Los Angeles Times
Called "a knockout," "glorious," and a "nomination for pop-culture book of the year" by critics, Raygun is a stunning visual survey of toy rayguns produced in the United States, Europe, and Japan from the 1930s through the 1960s. Lavishly illustrated with glossy, full page, color images, this book celebrates the flamboyant forms and whimsical designs of such wondrous creations as the Hubley Atomic Disintegrator, the Dan Dare Cosmic Ray Gun, and the Buck Rogers Super Sonic Pistol. With text by Eugene Metcalf, art direction by Frank Maresca, and photographs by Charles Bechtold, Raygun offers both a cultural history and sumptuous visual record of these remarkable artifacts of the 20th century.
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