List Price: $18.99
Save: $5.20 (27%)
FREE Shipping on your first order. Details
Arrives: Sunday, Aug 16
Fastest delivery: Thursday, Aug 13 Details
In Stock.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
FREE Shipping on your first order. Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships direct from Amazon!

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$19.74
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Publisher Direct
Add to Cart
$3.91
+ $16.36 shipping
Sold by: WYEMART USA
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 7 images

Follow the Authors

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution Paperback – Illustrated, October 3, 2017

4.6 out of 5 stars 102 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Paperback, Illustrated
$13.79
$3.91 $4.98

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Free book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now.
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution
  • +
  • Game On!: Video Game History from Pong and Pac-Man to Mario, Minecraft, and More
  • +
  • The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox
Total price: $40.17
Buy the selected items together

Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews

Review

"For anybody wondering how we went from Pong to Pokémon Go in just a few decades, this history is a great starting point." Publishers Weekly

“A highly entertaining book that will resonate with gamers and nongamers alike. Grades 9 and up.”School Library Journal
 
“Full of interesting information and insight.”Kirkus

"[A] thorough, entertainingly illustrated account of an often overlooked corner of pop-culture history."
—Peter Blenski, Booklist

“The idea of telling the history of video games in a graphic novel is a radically inventive idea, and Jonathan Hennessey and his team have done an amazing job of it. It is chock full of fascinating stories about the people who laid the foundation for the technologies we take for granted today. I wish my history textbooks from high school had been this cool. I highly recommend this book!” —Warren Davis, designer/programmer of Q*Bert

The Comic Book Story of Video Games is fun, smart, and informative, all at the same time. Hennessey manages to be scholarly, too, as he blends forty years of sources, putting mysteries in context and settling controversies. The illustrations by Jack McGowan are terrific and appear lively enough to spring from the page.” —Dona Bailey, Atari programmer of Centipede

About the Author

JONATHAN HENNESSEY is the author of three previous nonfiction graphic novels, The U.S. Constitution, The Gettysburg Address, and The Comic Book Story of Beer, as well as the history-based time travel series Epochalypse. Based in Los Angeles, he works in film and television. JACK McGOWAN is an illustrator and designer based in Boston, working in marketing and branding.

Product details

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5
102 customer ratings
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?
Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2018
Verified Purchase
9 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2018
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2018
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2020
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2019
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2018
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2020
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2018
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Top international reviews

Thingsfallapart
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 28, 2018
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Beefy Bridges
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing quirky gift for the nerd in your life.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 31, 2018
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Veronika Dias
5.0 out of 5 stars Meets expectations. No issues.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 25, 2019
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Sally Course
4.0 out of 5 stars When you don't know what to give someone for their birthday.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 4, 2018
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Laura Garcia Betancourt
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad quality
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 4, 2018
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
M.J.D. Palmer
1.0 out of 5 stars Disegni veramente orribili e narrazione solo accettabile.
Reviewed in Italy on September 18, 2019
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Miguel Angel Pastor Monterde
5.0 out of 5 stars Si eres fan de video juegos este comic book es para ti
Reviewed in Mexico on January 7, 2018
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Richardjf
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful book to read
Reviewed in Australia on January 3, 2020
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Vivek Saripalli
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly done
Reviewed in India on November 21, 2018
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Hannah
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely!
Reviewed in Canada on November 14, 2017
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
john batman
5.0 out of 5 stars Must own
Reviewed in Canada on December 31, 2019
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Jérémy M
5.0 out of 5 stars Superbe bande dessinée
Reviewed in France on February 9, 2020
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse