The Year's Best Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga

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Byron Preiss, Howard Zimmerman
Macmillan, Dec 13, 2005 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 272 pages
3 Reviews
Called "maybe the most interesting fiction in America today," by the New York Times, graphic novels, comics and manga have recently been soaring in popularity. The medium maintains one of the most diverse readerships and more significantly, graphic novels and manga have garnered critical acclaim from every major national publication for such works as Maus, Persepolis and Akira.
Now, for the first time ever,The Year's Best Comics and Manga will feature the best of this genre published between June, 2003-December, 2004. With selections and excerpts from leading works by commercial and independent publishers of graphic novels, comics and manga, The Year's Best Comics and Manga will provide insight and entertainment to the casual and passionate comics reader alike.

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User Review  - N.Nebeluk - LibraryThing

An interesting showcase of different comics and mangas that ultimately falls short. They took 5-10 page exerpts from a variety of source, sometimes from the middle of a series that often left you ... Read full review

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User Review  - kayejuniper - LibraryThing

Disappointing. Each selection was so short that even with the graphic novels, etc. that I'd already read I couldn't get a decent feel for the work. Also, flimsy publishing. Workbook or coloring book style--floppy cover, newsprint-like pages. Not recommended. Read full review


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BYRON PREISS was one of the first publishers of graphic novels starting in 1976. He has produced graphic novels based on the works of Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, Isaac Asimov and many others. HOWARD ZIMMERMAN co-created and edited the first nationally distributed magazine devoted to comic books and strips, Comics Scene. He has worked with both Marvel and DC Comics and produced numerous award-winning graphic works.

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