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Comic Book History of Comics by [Van Lente, Fred]
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"Comics has finally gotten the history--and the historians--it deserves. The Comic Book History of Comics is a comic in love with comic books, with the visionaries and madmen that created them, and the poor lunatics so obsessed we still make 'em today. Fred and Ryan have crafted one of the most essential--and most enjoyable--honest and earnest histories of this, the most awful, wonderful, way to make a living yet devised by man. Love comics? You'll love this." –Matt Fraction

About the Author

Fred Van Lente is the #1 New York Times bestselling writer of comics like Archer & Armstrong (Harvey Award nominee, Best Series), Action Philosophers! (ALA Best Graphic Novel for Teens), and Cowboys & Aliens (with Andrew Foley), the basis for the feature film. His other titles include Resurrectionists, The Comic Book History of Comics, The Incredible Hercules (with Greg Pak), Marvel Zombies and The Amazing Spider-Man. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, playwright Crystal Skillman, and some ungrateful cats.

Ryan Dunlavey spends his days drawing cool stuff for the world's most charming and attractive art directors. He's the artist of the award-winning graphic novels Dirt Candy: A Cookbook (with Amanda Cohen); Action Philosophers, Action Presidents, and The Comic Book History of Comics (all with Fred Van Lente); and the comic strip Li'l Classix (with Grady Hendrix). On the occasions when he leaves his 100% cat-free home studio (allergies) he can be seen with graphic designer Liza Pagano and their two children as they explore New York City.

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  • File Size: 203090 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: IDW (May 23, 2012)
  • Publication Date: June 20, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008S2MZRS
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