Comic Book History of Comics #1

Comic Book History of Comics #1

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Ryan Dunlavey Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 16, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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For the first time ever, the inspiring, infuriating, and utterly insane story of comics, graphic novels, and manga is presented in four-color glory! The award-winning Action Philosophers team of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey turn their irreverent-but-accurate eye to the stories of Jack Kirby, R. Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Alan Moore, Stan Lee, Will Eisner, Fredric Wertham, Roy Lichtenstein, Art Spiegelman, Herge, Osamu Tezuka - and more!

  • 8.3
    Comicsverse - Lindsey Mott Nov 23, 2016

    Although the updated version doesn't add much in terms of real content to the original series, THE COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS still holds up. Van Lente's historical account of a much loved medium is well-researched and approachable, with a healthy dose of humor. His writing coupled with Dunlavey's illustrations creates an informative and approachable history that should be considered essential reading for anyone with more than a passing interest in comics or art history. As comics continue to evolve, it's important to understand both where comics came from and how the medium has always responded to thegreater cultural forces surrounding it. The re-released version is worth picking up,for both those who have and have not read the original version. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Nov 21, 2016

    It might not be any new information for the most intense aficionados but it offers a charming and accessible story for those interested in anything comic-related. Read Full Review

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    AiPT! - Russ Dobler Nov 21, 2016

    Comic Book History of Comics #1 is a lesson on how a beloved medium came to be, told with that medium's same revolutionary techniques by two masters of the art. How could it not be good? Read Full Review

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