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The Little Book of Vintage Horror Paperback – April 1, 2012


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Product Details

  • Series: Little Book of Vintage
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Ilex Gift; Comes with refrigerator magnet edition (April 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190815036X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908150363
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 0.1 x 4.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #642,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

The Golden Age of horror comics is over, but now you can relive these fantastical frighteners with this digest of the best. Inside, you’ll find the usual ghoulish gallery of vampires, werewolves, and zombies, but they’re also keeping company with deadly witch doctors, Egyptian mummies, grisly ghosts, and the devil himself! Dare you open this terrifying tome?

About the Author

Tim Pilcher is a comic book expert, historian, journalist, and lecturer. He has worked as an assistant editor at DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, and has written comic strips for the BBC, DeAgostini, Weldon Owen, and the Young Telegraph. As a journalist he has written for Deadline, Comic World, Tripwire, Education Today, Comics Forum, and Criminal Justice Matters. He was also associate editor of Comics International. He has written numerous books on comics including The Complete Cartooning Course and The Essential Guide to World Comics with Brad Brooks and Erotic Comics: A Graphic History Volumes 1 & 2, which were finalists in the UK Erotic Awards 2010 for Publication of the Year. He has also contributed to numerous other books including, Comix: The Underground Revolution, 500 Comicbook Action Heroes, The Slings and Arrows Comic Guide (1st Edition), 500 Essential Graphic Novels and War Comics: A Graphic History. He is a co-founder and current Chair of The Comic Book Alliance, "The voice of the British comics industry."


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Tim Pilcher is a pop culture expert and has worked in and around the comics industry for over 20 years as a writer and editor. He initially started as an assistant editor at DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, based in London, working on ground-breaking titles like The Extremist by Peter Milligan & Ted McKeever; Enigma and Face by Peter Milligan & Duncan Fegredo; The Mystery Play by Grant Morrison & Jon J Muth, Rogan Gosh by Peter Milligan & Brendan McCarthy; and Kill Your Boyfriend by Grant Morrison & Phillip Bond.

In 1992 he co-founded of the bi-lingual comics publishing house, Les Cartoonistes Dangereux, with Paul Peart, Brad Brooks, Dylan Horrocks and others. They published several critically acclaimed one-off graphic novels in English and French, including White Death by Robbie Morrison & Charlie Adlard, The Malice Family by Fareed Choudhury, Aunt Connie and the Plague of Beards by Jonathan Edwards and the first appearance of Fred the Clown by Roger Langridge.

He has written comics for the BBC, DeAgostini, Weldon Owen and the Young Telegraph and has worked for numerous book publishers including Penguin Children's Books and Dorling Kindersley.

As a journalist he has written for Deadline, Comic World, Tripwire, Education Today, Comics Forum, Criminal Justice Matters and G-Spot Magazine and Star Trek Magazine. Pilcher became an associate editor at Comics International, the UK's then-only comic book trade paper, alongside Dez Skinn. Pilcher has written numerous books on comics including The Complete Cartooning Course and The Essential Guide to World Comics with Brad Brooks. He has also contributed to numerous other books including, Comix: The Underground Revolution, 500 Comicbook Action Heroes, The Slings and Arrows Comic Guide (1st Edition), 500 Essential Graphic Novels and War Comics: A Graphic History. His Erotic Comics: A Graphic History Volumes 1 & 2,were the first serious survey of this genre in over 20 years. The books have been translated into French, German, Polish and Czech and were Publication of the Year finalists in the 2010 UK Erotic Awards.

He regular gives talks on everything from Tijuana Bibles, Indian comics, the history of Ecstasy and other esoteric subjects, and is currently commissioning editor at Ilex Press and is the Chair of The Comic Book Alliance (www.comicbookalliance.co.uk), a not-for-profit organization a not-for-profit organisation and "The Voice of the British Comics Industry" promoting graphic novels, webcomics and sequential art in its many forms. He occasionally updates his intermittent blog, Sex, Drugs and Comic Books (www.sexdrugsandcomicbooks.blogspot.com).

He has also written several non-comic related books including: e: The Incredibly Strange History of Ecstasy, Spliffs 2 & 3, and the bestselling The Cannabis Cookbook. He lives in Brighton, England.

He has just launched his first Kickstarter project, a memoir of working at Vertigo UK called Comic Book Babylon: A Cautionary Tale of Sex, Drugs and Comics. You can find it here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2016810024/comic-book-babylon-a-cautionary-tale-of-sex-drugs?ref=home_location

It ends on 3 May 2013.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jaime B. on June 9, 2012
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These little books are beautifully designed, beautiful print quality, flex soft covers and high quality papers. The subject of this volume is pre-code 1950s horror comics. The contents consists of covers of the old horror comics, blown up panels, mail order advertisements, ads for various horror comics, and some text pieces. Not bad for $5.95 plus shipping costs. However, these books are about one inch taller than a pack of Brand X 100s and about three and a half inches wide. Don't let their smallness scare you off, they are cool little books. Cheers
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mconner74 on January 25, 2013
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This book is really cool. Artwork is first rate. I just wish this book was a large format book. However, totally worth the $6.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael jeffries on January 13, 2014
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While the art inside the book is great, I thought that there would actually be a story in this book. Instead it's just a collection of comic panels that are difficult to even look at since the book is so small.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Allen Kracalik on June 7, 2013
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Like its companion volume, the format is too small to be practically readable--a novel idea that just plain doesn't work.
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Too small. I tore out the pages and use them for bookmarks. Good graphics but make sure you realize this thing can literally fit in your back pocket.
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