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Comic Books and Other Necessities of Life

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Collecting a selection of "Point of View" columns (including several that have never before been published) by comic book writer, essayist, and historian Mark Evanier. Topics covered range from the state of the art form and its leading practitioners -- including Jack Kirby and Carl Barks -- to convention-going and Mark's old comic book club. His acclaimed columns are ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published March 9th 2003 by Two Morrows Publishing (first published July 1st 2002)
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Rob
Feb 04, 2011 Rob rated it really liked it
This book is a collection of columns Evanier wrote for the magazine Comic Buyer's Guide. Basically, this is a book of comics blogging before the internet made it easy.

What sets Evanier apart from your average fanboy is his work history. Evanier is a comic fan that has found himself working in every position in both the comic and animation industry. The title "apprentice to Jack Kirby" should make you stand up and pay attention. He also apparently glommed on to comic super-genius Sergio Aragones,
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Ryan
Aug 27, 2012 Ryan rated it it was amazing
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An excellent book full of true life stories about youth and comic books among other things. These are the kind of essays that you can truly enjoy...then you realize that you have goose bumps as you finish the last page. The book let me meet many comic book legends that I will never get the chance to meet: John Buscema, Mike Sekowsky, Jack Kirby, Carl Barks and Archie Goodwin. I also got to visit various Los Angeles area used book stores that dealt with comics in the early 60s. And the very best ...more
Jdetrick
I like Mark Evanier's writing and always has. He writes entertaining columns on a wide variety of topics, with a clear and level head and while he may not always be laugh out loud funny, he's always smart and witty.
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Another nonfiction book on my tally... Really good observations on the world of comic books and fandom.
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Mark Stephen Evanier is an American comic book and television writer, particularly known for his humor work.
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