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The American Comic Book Chronicles is an ambitious new series of full-color hardcovers, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! John Wells covers all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics in the JFK and Beatles era, including: DC Comics' rebirth of Green Lantern and Hawkman and the launch of Justice League of America. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's transformation of superhero comics with Marvel's Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Hulk, and other iconic characters! These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover. Taken together, the series forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history.
Written by Fred Van LenteArt and Cover by Ryan DunlaveyPublished by IDWFor the first time ever, the inspiring, infuriating, and utterly insane story of comics, graphic novels, and manga is presented in comic book form! The award-winning Action Philosophers team of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey turn their irreverent-but-accurate eye to the stories of Jack Kirby, R. Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Alan Moore, Stan Lee, Will Eisner, Fredric Wertham, Roy Lichtenstein, Art Spiegelman, Hergé, Osamu Tezuka -- and more! Collects Comic Book Comics #1-6.
by Seth KushnerLeaping Tall Buildings gives you the truth about the history of the American comic book - straight from the revolutionary artists and writers behind them. These are the masters of the medium, who with their supreme senses of storytelling and imaginative skills, have grabbed the hearts and minds of millions all over the world. A comprehensive look at the medium covering high and low art, mass market work and niche innovations. It is the story of an art form and an insider's look at the creative processes of the artists who bring our heroes to life.
Written by Robert M. Overstreet Art by Various Cover by Joe Jusko There's a good reason The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide has been the definitive guide for collectors and dealers alike since 1970. In addition to being the preeminent source of comic book pricing information, it features a ton of other data as well. The 42nd edition includes all new insights and features and along with the most comprehensive listing of comics, all new entries in the Overstreet Hall of Fame, and more. This edition offers a choice of covers - a vibrant Catwoman caught in the act by signature artist Adam Hughes, and a stunning recreation of John Buscema's Avengers #58 cover by superstar painter Joe Jusko - and is perfect for both new collectors and seasoned enthusiasts. Both covers are available in soft cover and hardcover. Please note: the hardcover editions are printed very close to order.
Scott McCloud, acclaimed illustrator and renowned author of Understanding Comics, focuses his critical analysis on the art form itself, exploring the creation of comics, from the broadest principles to the most minute of artistic details. As Scott put it: Whether you want to draw graphic novels, superheroes, neo-manga, comic strips or webcomics, youre going to be putting one picture after another to tell a story. This is the book where I'll do my best to show you how.Including:-Choosing the right moments to make into panels; what to include, what to leave out.-Framing actions and guiding the readers eyes.-Choosing words and images that communicate together.-Creating varied and compelling characters with inner lives and unforgettable appearances.-Understanding body language and facial expressions.-Creating rich, believable worlds for your readers to explore.-Picking the tools that are right for you, and understanding how those tools evolved.-Navigating the vast world of comics styles and genres.
Scott McCloud's critically acclaimed illustrated study of the sequential art of comics. SC, 224pg, b&w.
by Scott McCloud Writer/artist Scott McCloud returns to the 'great debate' he began in Understanding Comics with a new volume exploring the ways the art and practice of comics are changing with the advent of the digital age. SC, 56pg, b&w
(W) William SchoellThe Silver Age of Comics looks at super-hero comic books that were published in the mid-fifties to late sixties, a period when super-heroes, most of whom had been replaced by science fiction, crime, and romance comics, once again gained popularity and grew to virtually take over the whole comic book industry. The book not only looks at popular and lesser-known series including those from smaller publishers such as Charlton and Gold Key, commenting on the most interesting stories, it also examines the artists who were prominent during this period, and looks at why their work could be so effective on different strips. The book also looks at how different comics reflected - or didn't reflect - the changing mores and attitudes of the turbulent times when civil rights, women's rights, and other social movements got more and more attention.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Fantastic Four #1 with this new book about the two pop-culture visionaries who created the Marvel Universe and a decade in comics that was more tumultuous and awe-inspiring than any before or since. Calling on his years of research, plus new interviews conducted just for this book, regular Jack Kirby Collector contributor Mark Alexander traces both Lee and Kirby's history at Marvel Comics, and the remarkable series of events and career choices that led them to converge in 1961 to conceive the Fantastic Four. It also documents the evolution of the FF throughout the 1960s, with previously unknown details about Lee and Kirby's working relationship, and their eventual parting of ways in 1970. With a wealth of of historical information and amazing Kirby artwork, Stan Lee & Jack Kirby: The Wonder Years beautifully examines the first decade of the Ff, and the events that put into motion the 1960s era that came to be known as the Marvel Age of Comics!
In Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee sets out to teach everything he knows about drawing and comic book characters, The book focuses primarily on action-adventure comics, but will touch upon other genres and styles, such as romance, humor, horror, and the widely influential manga style. From producing concepts and character sketches to laying out the final page of art, the man with no peer - Stan Lee - is the ultimate guide to the world of creating comics.
Written by Stan LeeArt by VariousCover by Jonathan LauComics icon Stan Lee, creator of the Mighty Marvel Universe and characters such as Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk, X-Men, and Iron Man, has set about to teach everything he knows about writing and creating comic book characters. In these pages, aspiring comics writers will learn everything they need to know about how to write their own comic book stories, complete with easy to understand instruction, tips of the trade, and invaluable advice even for more advance writers. From the secrets to creating concepts, plots, to writing the script, the man with no peer--Stan Lee--is your guide to the world of writing and creating comics.Stan Lee sets out to teach everything he knows about drawing and comic book characters, the book focuses primarily on action-adventure comics. From producing concepts and character sketches to laying out the final page of art, the man with no peer-Stan Lee-is the ultimate guide to the world of creating comics.