A Complete History of American Comic Books

A Complete History of American Comic Books

by Shirrel Rhoades
     
 

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This book is an updated history of the American comic book by an industry insider. You’ll follow the development of comics from the first appearance of the comic book format in the Platinum Age of the 1930s to the creation of the superhero genre in the Golden Age, to the current period, where comics flourish as graphic novels and blockbuster movies. Along the

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This book is an updated history of the American comic book by an industry insider. You’ll follow the development of comics from the first appearance of the comic book format in the Platinum Age of the 1930s to the creation of the superhero genre in the Golden Age, to the current period, where comics flourish as graphic novels and blockbuster movies. Along the way you will meet the hustlers, hucksters, hacks, and visionaries who made the American comic book what it is today. It’s an exciting journey, filled with mutants, changelings, atomized scientists, gamma-ray accidents, and supernaturally empowered heroes and villains who challenge the imagination and spark the secret identities lurking within us.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
«One part history and one part how-to add up to a book that really puts the ‘Pow’ back into comics.» (Joe Quesada, Editor-in-Chief, Marvel Comics)
«Shirrel Rhoades reflects on his journey through the world of comics as a reader, collector, and executive, offering a very personal perspective on a unique American art form and industry.» (Paul Levitz, President and Publisher of DC Comics)
«It’s a rare treat to read a book on this peculiar medium by a man who knows it as well, from the inside, as Shirrel Rhoades - and a fast, fun, crystal-clear book it is.» (Gerard Jones, Author of ‘Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangster, and the Birth of the Comic Book’)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433101076
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Pages:
353
Sales rank:
1,411,316
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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