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The Comic-Book Book

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Get a feel for the Golden Age of comics with this sequel to the bestselling "All in Color for a Dime". Full of facts about America's favorite reading matter, here is an entertaining excursion into the world of comics. 16 page color section.
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published January 28th 1974 by Arlington House (first published 1974)
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Mike
Jul 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
FYI - There is another version of this book listed on Goodreads which is the original 1973 edition. This one has (according to the co-Editor Dick Lupoff) substantial corrections.

If you have any interest in how people that grew up with older waves of comics viewed them, then this book is for you. If you are looking for a definitive history of the comics industry then this will leave you wanting more. It's not meant as a scholarly tome on the business the artists and the evolution of the product/a
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Dave
Jun 09, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A reprint from the mid 70's with some corrections. It's basically 13 non-cohesive chapters (that read more like disparate essays) written by people who worked on or consumed comics from the "Golden Age." A lot of insider references (asides like "...and working on this comic was none other than a very young Joe Blo!" you, know, expecting you to already know about Joe Blo and why the exclamation point), so the uninitiated (like me) probably miss a lot. It's interesting to witness fans of such a te ...more
Chuck
Sep 16, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Follow up to All in Color for a Dime and just as readable, although you can tell they were running out of characters to talk about. It would be worth it if only for the chapters on Plastic Man and the Spirit. And you'll be happy to know that the trade paperbacks retained the 4 color inserts of comic book covers from the original hardcover editions.
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