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-- Covers artists' lives and careers, their contributions and style, and their influence on other artists
-- Comics entries include information on artists who worked on them, description of plot, theme and character, and their place in the history of comics
-- Extensive glossary illuminates the lingo of the industry
-- Bibliography, listings of comic book publishers and syndi...more
Unknown Binding, 2 pages
Published January 1st 1976 by Chelsea House Publications
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Paul
A very handy resource book to have.
Although it is dated (1976), anything published prior to that is pretty much covered. I'd find it personnaly very difficult to find anything that wasn't.
And anyway, anything published post-1996 can pretty much be Googled nowadays anyway.
Jeff Boggs
My parents bought this book for me when I was nine years old. The dust jacket is gone and it needs to be rebound, but I cherish this book. It fired not just my imagination, but my interest in pop culture, print media, history and other world cultures.
Rick
Jun 18, 2012 Rick rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Maurice Horn's indispensable reference work remains essential even in our instant data-saturated Internet age. Countless pieces of comic book history remain buried inside this massive, oversized 790 page tome that have yet to make it online. Even though it was updated in 1998 as a multi-volume edition, the original remains fascinating reading some 40 years after its publication. Littered with black and white illustrations and smart, concise entries, The World Encyclopedia of Comics remains an es...more
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