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All in Color for a Dime Paperback – February 1, 1997


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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publications; 1st Krause Publications ed edition (February 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873414985
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873414982
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,185,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Zack Davisson HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 23, 2000
Format: Paperback
There is a story told, of a poor Italian man who lived in a small house with dirt floors. His only true possession was a painting that has been handed down through his family. He hung it over his fireplace. Well, rumors spread and a investigating Art Historian found that the painting was a lost Bottichelli , valued at several million dollars. After the discovery was made public, the man was forced to sell the painting as he could not afford security or insurance for it. This painting that was once appreciated for its beauty was now appreciated for its large price tag.
The point of this, and there is one, is that comics were once valueless pieces of old paper. People loved them anyways, and loved them enough to write this little book. "All in Color for a Dime" has a secret that modern comic collectors may have lost. It exudes joy for the four-color wonders know as comics. There is so much excitement in recounting the lost but not forgotten Captain Marvel, or even gaining new found respect for Popeye. All those little treasures are recounted in personal stories. Comics for the love of it, and not for the price tag. Reading Golden Age comics for the stories, what a great concept!
However, as a modern comics collector, I seem unable to ignore price tags entirely. I must admit I chucked when one of the writers was astounded to learn that a mint Action Comics #1 could be sold for up to $300.00. Those were the days.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 23, 1998
Format: Paperback
This book by Lupoff and Thompson is a pioneering work. Books on comics used to focus on daily strips and almost always glossed over comic books entirely. This was the first to give us the background of the artists, writers, and the charecters themselves. Well worth the money.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By RevRalph on December 15, 1999
Format: Paperback
I read this book four times when I was in junior high and high school, and I'm so glad to see it in print again. Great history, great pictures, and must have for comic book fans everywhere.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By David K. Taggart on April 27, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a classic reprint. Authentic information from when comics were real.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Christenson / Lunamation on January 24, 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Wow, this book is amazing. Covering the history of comic book & comic strip super heroes, All In Color For a Dime features a color section in the middle in addition to black & white art mixed in the text. And the text is impressive, with articles by Ron Goulart, Harlan Ellison, Ted White, Dick Lupoff and many others. Published in 1970, before comic book collecting was an investment, it's dedicated to Otto Binder (of the Eando Binder writing brothers, I presume?). A must for comic book collectors and science fiction completists.
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