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  • Published: 29 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9781631409257
  • Imprint: IDW Publishing
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $34.99
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Comic Book History Of Comics USA 1898-1972


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The inspiring, infuriating, and utterly insane story of comics, graphic novels, and manga is presented in comic book form! 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, and more! Presented in all-new color!

  • Pub date: 29 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9781631409257
  • Imprint: IDW Publishing
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $34.99

Praise for Comic Book History Of Comics USA 1898-1972

“"Comics has finally gotten the history--and the historians--it deserves. The Comic Book History of Comics is a comic in love with comic books, with the visionaries and madmen that created them, and the poor lunatics so obsessed we still make 'em today. Fred and Ryan have crafted one of the most essential--and most enjoyable--honest and earnest histories of this, the most awful, wonderful, way to make a living yet devised by man. Love comics? You'll love this." –Matt Fraction”


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