It's an attractive package put together by comics writer Nat Gertler, and it's welcome, indeed. GRADE: A -- Comics Buyer's Guide issue 1483
There aren't many books that pass for "invaluable references" in our field, but this qualifies. -- Steven Grant's Permanent Damage column, April 3rd, 2002
About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the New York Times best-selling author of American Gods and Sandman.
Nat Gertler, contributor to and editor of Panel One has written for dozens of publishers. He was nominated for an Eisner award due to his self-published alternative superhero miniseries The Factor.
Dwayne McDuffie co-founded Milestone Media, the most successful black-owned comic book company ever. He co-created Static and writes for the TV adaptation of that series, Static Shock.
Trina Robbins is one of comics leading historians, and her book The Great Women Cartoonists was on the top 10 list for the year 2001 at Time magazine's website.
Greg Rucka was already a respected novelist when he turned to comics, where he quickly garnered awards for his antarctic thriller Whiteout.
Jeff Smith is the cartoonist behind the popular fantasy series Bone. His work on Rose is a rare example of him writing comics for another artist to draw.
Kevin Smith set the independent film world ablaze with his black-and-white film Clerks. He is the writer, director, and star of such popular films as Chasing Amy and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back!. He has brought his own characters to comics, as well as bringing the second-string superheroes Daredevil and Green Arrow up to superstar status.
Marv Wolfman wrote Crisis on Infinite Earths, voted the second best comics story of the 20th century. His long run on Tomb of Dracula included the introduction of the character "Blade", the basis for a series of films.