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Archie: A Celebration of America's Favorite Teenagers
     

Archie: A Celebration of America's Favorite Teenagers

by Craig Yoe, Victor Gorelick, Bob Bolling, Samm Schwartz, Dan DeCarlo
 
  • The fascinating history, decade by decade, of the major comics company
    Archie. This behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Archie, his sexy girlfriends, Bettie & Veronica, and his pals, Jughead and Reggie, as well as the Golden Age of superheroes, features artist and writer bios, plus tons of rare and unpublished art by masters like Bob Montana,

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  • The fascinating history, decade by decade, of the major comics company
    Archie. This behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Archie, his sexy girlfriends, Bettie & Veronica, and his pals, Jughead and Reggie, as well as the Golden Age of superheroes, features artist and writer bios, plus tons of rare and unpublished art by masters like Bob Montana, Dan DeCarlo, Sam Schwartz,
    and Bob Bolling.
  • As with the entire line of Yoe Books, the reproduction techniques employed strive to preserve the look and feel of expensive vintage comics. Painstakingly remastered, enjoy the closest possible recreation of reading these comics when first released.

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Library Journal
Ah, the expanding Archie Universe! Going older, Archie has started alternate Betty/Veronica married lives, neither one smooth. Going younger, Archie Babies just debuted in graphic novel form. Going wider, story lines include gay characters, crime-noir satire, social change work, and politics. So it's a good time for this colorful look at Archie since his 1941 debut and the people behind the Riverdale gang. This collection works as a history, with text plus copious and delightful illustrations (many never before published) complementing each other like, well, comics. After the "origin story" come profiles of the main characters and supporting cast. Next, profiles of prominent artists and writers. Then, the down low about everything else: Archie via TV, radio, music; classic covers; Archie Christian comics; a realistically drawn hard-boiled tale about Archie's cousin, a cold war foreign correspondent; and, finally, profiles of the current leadership. The very first Archie story is reprinted, too. VERDICT This beautifully produced banquet is designed for leisure reading, not reference (ergo, no table of contents, and the index is incomplete). With strong appeal for Archie-philes of all ages and those interested in comics history.—M.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600107542
Publisher:
Idea & Design Works, LLC
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 11.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Craig Yoe runs the New York design firm YOE! Studio with Clizia Gussoni, and is the author of over 30 books, including The Art of Mickey Mouse. Yoe has won the Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators, two Addys, the Mobius, and an Eisner Award. Stan Lee is a writer, editor, and comic book creator, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.

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