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The Captivating, Creative, Unusual History of Comic Books

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Colossal strength, mind-blowing powers, and twisted villains make for amazing block-buster movies. But comic books existed long before they exploded across the big screen. Trace the history of the ever-evolving world of comics, from its meager beginnings to its prized position in pop culture today.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published August 1st 2010
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Glenda Peterman
This informative book about comic books is written in a comic book format. Information regarding the origins of comic books, superhero characters, and the progression of comic books are featured in talk bubbles, panels, and drawings along with traditional non-fiction features like headings, labels, and captions. The book also discusses controversies in comics and how comics have influenced culture.

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Aug 30, 2012 Elisabeth W. Rauch rated it really liked it
I didn't think there was much more I needed to know about comics, then I read this book. Now I think I really know all there is to know. That said, this was an enjoyable read (and in comic book format, sorta!). Kids would like this a lot.
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This book is about the history of comic books. This is probably my favorite that I read because it is so interesting. It was also very well written.
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Marc Tyler Nobleman is the author of "Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman" (which inspired the Hulu documentary "Batman & Bill" and a TED talk), "Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman," and "Brave Like My Brother." Upcoming titles include "The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra," "Thirty Minutes Over Oregon," and "Fairy Spell."

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