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Historical, biographical, market-related, and overviews of the comic, cartoon, graphic novel world.

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  1. AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES The 1940s 1940-1944

    Regular Price: $44.95

    Sale Price $39.95

    I love this book. It's taken me two nights just to get to page 32--it's that detailed and dense--and I'm already learning new details about a period I find fascinating. This is the earliest days of comics--its origins. Mitchell starts in 1934, even touching on the pulps, magazines and radio, and tells how comics came to dominate popular culture. Here's the inside story of the "shops," the eccentric publishers, the trials and errors of the early days. The great editors, the young spunky creators, And then year by year, starting in 1940, what was happening throughout the comics world during its meteoric rise to being part of nearly every kid's world. Learn More
  2. AMERICAN NEWSPAPER COMICS AND ENCYCLOPEDIC REFERENCE GUIDE
    $150.00

    From its earliest appearance in the 1890s, the first comprehensive, authoritative reference work to document this fascinating history, listing over 7,000 different comic strip and cartoon features from American newspapers, including running dates, syndicate, creators and special notes. Previous books typically concentrated on the most popular strips and panels--this is all-inclusive with detailed information on previously overlooked artists and features.  Apart from a short illustrated overview, this is primarily all text. However, the book includes a CD with samples of more than 2,000 cartoon features, including some that may be new to even the most ardent fan or collector. Learn More
  3. FROM SUNBEAMS TO SUNSET The Rise And Fall of the Australian Comic Book 1924-1965
    $45.00

    John Dixon and Stanley Pitt. These two brilliant artists are just about the extent of what I know about Austrialian comics. Until this book, that is. Beginning in the 1930s, and with an entire history of its own in the 1940s and 1950s, discover not only covers of more than two hundred comics you’ve probably never seen, but also quotes from the comic books themselves, and biographies of the artists, writers and publishers. A fourteen page index covers more than 2500 topics. It’s the most detailed examination of Australian comic books ever. Learn More
  4. GLADYS PARKER A LIFE IN COMICS, A Passion for Fashion

    Regular Price: $59.99

    Sale Price $52.50

    Explores the history behind Mopsy, the 1940s-60s comic strip star, who also was in her own comic book series, and her creator Gladys Parker! This beautiful book will also provide a rarely seen collection of Mopsy stories and many of Parker’s earlier strips. Parker was unique in comics. As with Frida Kahlo, it was impossible to tell where her art left off and its creator began. Parker mixed fashion and comics, also creating hand-made clothes for film stars--and the lovely and strong-willed Mopsy was an exact double for Parker herself. Learn More
  5. THE STAN LEE STORY

    Regular Price: $200.00

    Sale Price $179.00

    First published as a signed Collector's Edition at $1500, this sold out within a week after Stan passed away. It was his final book collection, and what a work. An unparalleled account of the life and times of “the Man”, written and edited with his full cooperation. His tale is told by Roy Thomas, who brings "you are there" insights to Lee's journey alongside never-before-seen photographs, original comic art, and rare comic book facsimiles. "Of all the tributes to the late Marvel legend, The Stan Lee Story is perhaps the largest and most ambitious...for a collector's item, it's hard to beat." - syfy.com Learn More
  6. COMIC BOOK IMPLOSION An Oral History of DC Comics Circa1978

    Regular Price: $21.95

    Sale Price $19.95

    A series of massive cutbacks and cancellations in 1978, quickly became known as “The DC Implosion.” One of the most notorious events in comics gets an exhaustive oral history from the creators and executives involved (Jenette Kahn, Paul Levitz, Len Wein, Mike Gold, and Al Milgrom, among many others), as well as detailed analysis and commentary by other top professionals, who were “just fans” in 1978 (Mark Waid, Michael T. Gilbert, Tom Brevoort, and more)—examining how it changed the landscape of comics forever! Learn More
  7. DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Volume 10
    $10.00

    Interview: Author, editor, and publisher James Reasoner delves into his stories for Mike Shayne; his Redemption series, the Wind River series. Ward Smith remembers Armed Services Editions—digests that are not digests. Peter Enfantino tackles Startling Mystery Stories No. 1–18, and a keen assessment of Manhunt 1954 July–Oct. Vince Nowell, Sr. dissects Sol Cohen’s tactics to save Amazing Stories. Richard Krauss examines Charlie Chan’s media empire, with special emphasis on Renown Publications’ digest magazine. Learn More
  8. COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE 49th Edition 2019-20 Batman's Rogue Gallery Hardcover

    Regular Price: $35.00

    Sale Price $29.95

    Batman's 80th anniversary, Zorro's 100th anniversary, and a remembrance of Stan Lee are included in the highlights of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #49 as the Bible of serious comic book collectors, dealers and historians returns with its newest edition! The Guide has been your source for new prices, new feature articles, new additions to the Overstreet Hall of Fame, new market reports and more. Available with three covers: the cover by Tony Daniel features The Joker, Catwoman, The Riddler, Poison Ivy and The Penguin, some of Batman's deadliest foes; the Firefly cover featuring Mal, Zoe, and Jayne by Diego Galindo; and this year's Hall of Fame cover features Zorro by Michael Kaluta. Note: the hardcover editions will be printed to orders, so be sure to order your copy! Learn More
  9. COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE 49th Edition 2019-20 Batman's Rogue Gallery

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Sale Price $25.95

    Batman's 80th anniversary, Zorro's 100th anniversary, and a remembrance of Stan Lee are just three highlights this year. Your source for prices, new feature articles, new additions to the Overstreet Hall of Fame, new market reports and more. Learn More
  10. COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE 49th Edition 2019-20 Zorro
    $29.95

    Batman's 80th anniversary, Zorro's 100th anniversary, and a remembrance of Stan Lee are included in the highlights of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #49 as the Bible of serious comic book collectors, dealers and historians returns with its newest edition! The Guide has been your source for new prices, new feature articles, new additions to the Overstreet Hall of Fame, new market reports and more. Available with three covers: the cover by Tony Daniel features The Joker, Catwoman, The Riddler, Poison Ivy and The Penguin, some of Batman's deadliest foes; the Firefly cover featuring Mal, Zoe, and Jayne by Diego Galindo; and this year's Hall of Fame cover features Zorro by Michael Kaluta. Learn More

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