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- DescriptionVisually amazing, this critical history of comic books, manga, and graphic vels is a must-have for any comic buff or collector. Over the centuries, comic books and their offshoots, such as graphic vels, manga, and bandes dessinees, have evolved into a phemenally popular, influential, and unique art form through which we can express our opinions, our fantasies, our nightmares, and our dreams. In short: comics are emphatically longer just for kids. This volume is the perfect introduction to a dynamic and globally popular medium, embracing every graphic genre worldwide to assess the very best works of sequential art, graphic literature, comics, and comic strips, past and present. Packed with fantastic reproductions of classic front covers and groundbreaking panels, this book is visually stunning as well as a trove of information-- perfect for the passionate collector and casual fan alike.
- Author BiographyPaul Gravett was hailed by The Times of London as the greatest historian of the comics and graphic novel form. Gravett co-edited the important British magazine Escape (1983-89), and was an independent exhibition curator, journalist, lecturer, and broadcaster. He is the author of Manga: 60 Years of Japanese Comics (2004), Graphic Novels (2005), Great British Comics (2006), Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics (2008), and Incredibly Strange Comics (2008).
- PublisherRizzoli International Publications
- Date of Publication25/03/2014
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRizzoli International Publications
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight2041 g
- Width170 mm
- Height221 mm
- Spine64 mm
- Edited byPaul Gravett
- Foreword byTerry Gilliam
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards,With dust jacket
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