Discover comic gems from 1930-present, from all genres!
In this fun and enlightening volume, comics scripter and commentator Isabella, a longtime reviewer for the Comics Buyer's Guide, distills a lifetime of comics reading into 1000 wide-ranging and knowledgeable recommendations. His stated intention is to present not necessarily the best or most important comics but 1000 great comics that showcase "the quality and variety of the comics art form." His choices are arranged chronologically. Some are well-known classics (the Fantastic Four's "Galactus Trilogy"; Maus), others are seminal works that introduced heroes such as Superman or the X-Men, and others still are by acknowledged masters such as Will Eisner or Carl Barks. But Isabella also spotlights lesser-known Westerns, war stories, romance, horror, humor, undergrounds, and comics from Europe and Japan. His more unexpected selections include issues of Lassie, Welcome Back Kotter, and the toy tie-in Hot Wheels, plus an educational comic on Crohn's disease. VERDICT Unfortunately, Isabella doesn't note where, or if, these sometimes rare comics have been reprinted. Fans will undoubtedly find personal favorites missing (where's the Korvac Saga?), but they will also find many pointers to unfamiliar, and most likely rewarding, reading. Recommended.-S.R. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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F&W Media, Inc.
November 12, 2009
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