Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels, Volumes 1-2 by M. Keith Booker

By M. Keith Booker

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At a time whilst photograph novels have multiplied past their fan cults to turn into mainstream bestsellers and resources for Hollywood leisure, Encyclopedia of comedian Books and photo Novels serves as an exhaustive exploration of the genre's historical past, its landmark creators and creations, and its profound effect on American existence and tradition.

Encyclopedia of comedian Books and photograph Novels makes a speciality of English-language comics—plus a small number of influential jap and ecu works on hand in English—with distinct emphasis at the new image novel layout that emerged within the Seventies. Entries hide influential comedian artists and writers reminiscent of Will Eisner, Alan Moore, and furnish Morrison, significant genres and topics, and particular characters, comedian publication imprints, and landmark titles, together with the pulp noir a hundred Bullets, the post-apocalyptic Y: The final guy, the revisionist superhero drama, identification hindrance, and extra. Key franchises akin to Superman and Batman are the heart of a constellation of similar entries that come with photograph novels and different imprints that includes an identical characters or fabric.

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Because of this, the art from the Iger Studio has a distinct style and a certain feel to it. ” Clean, crisp lines, neat panels and concise storytelling are the earmarks of Iger Shop artwork. Robert Farrell, who wrote for the Studio in the late ’30s, was always keen to use Iger Shop stories in his comics. An associate at Fox, Superior, and the main man at Ajax, Farrell used the Iger Shop up until the very end, and even a bit beyond. honchos and was handed the keys to their new horror title Tales of Horror.

1959) art possibly by Bob Powell Carl Burgos was. 31 THE WEIRD WORLD OF EERIE PUBLICATIONS Secondly, there is evidence of hasty pasteups, and the scent of mucilage and X-acto knives hangs heavily over these comics. One story is stretched out from five pages to six and there are plenty of instances of bizarrely placed text and titles. Sketchy production values aside, these mags are packed to the gills with tremendous art. A bevy of pre-code artists turned up to fill these books with top-notch horror art.

This cover wouldn’t be In Beware #7 (Trojan, Jan. 1954), Fass’ only self-portrait to see print. Fass’ story “The Life of Riley” has more As 1954 was coming to an ugly close, Fass dismemberment but adds a helping of did some more covers and stories for Beware, cannibalism to the stew, making this one, curiously signed “Myron Fass… Good by” [sic], one of Fass’ more stomach-churning pre-code entries. More interesting still is Fass’ cover to Beware #11 (Sept. 1954), where he draws himself as a comic book artist tortured by his own creations.

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