Comic Book Encyclopedia
The Ultimate Guide to Characters, Graphic Novels, Writers, and Artists in the Comic Book UniverseBook - 2004
A lavishly illustrated collection of top comics published since the 1930s provides detailed information on key characters, graphic novels, writers, artists, and the universes of prominent series, in a single-volume reference for both novice collectors and long-time aficionados. 35,000 first printing.
A 4–colour, illustrated best–of–the–best of the comic book world – with writers/creators who launched an industry (Jack Kirby, Stan Lee), amazing graphic novels (Preacher, The Watcher), legendary artists (Jim Lee) and characters as wide–ranging as Archie, The Gay Ghost, Batman, Blue Devil and the Fantastic Four.
Never before has there been a single volume of superheroes, graphic novels, strange comic icons, legendary writers and artists of the comic world.Comic Book Encyclopedia is the multiverse of comic legend and lore for every comic–book fan, and for everyone who wants to understand the characters, history, and universal appeal of this world.
Collected into a single volume, this is the best–of–the–best of comics. From the 1930s to today, it includes everything a young, budding comic reader – or an experienced pro – needs to know and/or read.
Blackwell North Amer
The Comic Book Encyclopedia is a one-stop shopping guide to the best comics, graphic novels, artists, writers, and characters of the comic book universe. The encyclopedia spans more than seventy years, and within its pages you will find the origins of superman and the X-Men, underground comic gurus like Robert Crumb, foreign sensations like Tintin, and individual writers and artists who changed the landscape of comics forever. Get an overview of major milestones in comics history with the opening time line or just flip through the book for Archie, Casper, Batman, Wonder Woman, and all the rest as you get hooked on the history of art-driven storytelling - and never look at a comic book or graphic novel the same way again.