1,000 Comic Books You Must Read

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Krause Publications, Oct 15, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 272 pages
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1000 Comic Books You Must Read is an unforgettable journey through 70 years of comic books. Arranged by decade, this book introduces you to 1000 of the best comic books ever published and the amazing writers and artists who created them.

  • See Superman from his debut as a sarcastic champion of the people, thumbing his nose at authority, to his current standing as a respected citizen of the world
  • Experience the tragic moment when Peter Parker and a generation of Spider-Man fans learned that "with great power, there must also come great responsibility"
  • Meet classic characters such as Archie and his Riverdale High friends, Uncle Scrooge McDuck, Little Lulu, Sgt. Rock, the kid cowboys of Boys' Ranch, and more.
  • Enjoy gorgeous full-color photos of each comic book, as well as key details including the title, writer, artist, publisher, copyright information, and entertaining commentary.

1000 Comic Books You Must Read is sure to entertain and inform with groundbreaking material about comics being published today as well as classics from the past.


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User Review  - JonathanGorman - LibraryThing

Lots of good comics in a lot of different genres over the decades. I've been out of the comic collecting hobby for a few years now, but this made me tempted to get back in. I collected comics not out ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris177 - LibraryThing

I read this book while I was doing research for my own book about comic books and I found it very fun and useful. The book has tons of color cover images and short descriptions of each comic. Tony ... Read full review

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The Fighting Forties
The Fearful Fifties
The Swinging Sixties
The Surprising Seventies
The Energetic Eighties
The Noisy Nineties
The New Millennium

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About the author (2009)

Tony Isabella has been a comics writer and columnist for more than 35 years. He got his start working for Stan Lee at Marvel Comics as a writer and editor. At DC Comics he created Black Lightning, the company's first headline African-American hero. He's a contributing editor and the lead reviewer for Comics Buyer's Guide, where he has reviewed more comic books than anyone else in the magazine's history.

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