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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd (5 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500290962
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500290965
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 3 x 25.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Packed with the very best illustrations. --The Bookseller

Ambitious ... worth reading for the wealth of graphic novels it draws attention to. --Sunday Herald

The authors' sweep is commendably broad. --The World of Interiors

Comprehensive, in-depth ... an impressive reference book that is a must in every comics library. --Publishers Weekly

Richly illustrated. --Boston Globe

Smart and interesting, and might make you laugh, too. --The Observer

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Good overview of comics history since 1968, mainly in The US, Japan and the Franco-Belgian territories, with a few selected titles mentioned from other territories (Italy's Hugo Pratt and Guido Crepax, etc). The book is mostly about comics for older readers, so don't expect a lot of coverage of children's comics. Superheroes are mostly covered when the artist or writer has an 'artistic' edge, like in the case of Jack Kirby, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, etc. Newspaper strips are not covered, so no Calvin and Hobbes.

What the book HAS got is a stunning overview of a lot of fascinating comics that would interest modern graphic novel readers, including a lot of foreign stuff that hasn't previously been covered in similar English language books. Some of this material has already been translated, some will hopefully be translated in the coming years.

If that's what you're looking for, then this book is pretty definitive.

Illustrations are well selected and well printed. It's a visually good looking book.
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By Paris1952 on 25 Nov. 2014
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I have bought this for a gift. It looks perfect to me and an ideal Christmas present
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By nek on 13 Jan. 2015
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fantastic book
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nerys williams on 24 Jun. 2014
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I brought this as a present for my father's birthday, he was very happy with it and has enjoyed reading it.
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Good overview for readers of 'mature reader' comics and graphic novels 12 Sept. 2014
By Michael 'De Smurführer' Thomsen - Published on Amazon.com
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Good overview of comics history since 1968, mainly in The US, Japan and the Franco-Belgian territories, with a few selected titles mentioned from other territories (Italy's Hugo Pratt and Guido Crepax, etc). The book is mostly about comics for older readers, so don't expect a lot of coverage of children's comics. Superheroes are mostly covered when the artist or writer has an 'artistic' edge, like in the case of Jack Kirby, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, etc. Newspaper strips are not covered, so no Calvin and Hobbes.

What the book HAS got is a stunning overview of a lot of fascinating comics that would interest modern graphic novel readers, including a lot of foreign stuff that hasn't previously been covered in similar English language books. Some of this material has already been translated, some will hopefully be translated in the coming years.

If that's what you're looking for, then this book is pretty definitive.

Illustrations are well selected and well printed. It's a visually good looking book.
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Five Stars 3 Oct. 2014
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Great
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I am giving this a 5 star rating without even ... 7 Aug. 2014
By kprattsmith - Published on Amazon.com
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I am giving this a 5 star rating without even reading it due to the fact that the writer did Not separate the creators named by chapter based on gender. Thank You!
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