1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die: The Ultimate Guide to Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Manga




      1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die: The Ultimate Guide to Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Manga
Visually amazing, this critical history of comic books, manga, and graphic novels is a must have for any comic buff or collector Over the centuries, comic books and their offshoots, such as graphic novels, manga, and bandes dessin es, have evolved into a phenomenally popular, influential, and unique art form with which we can express our opinions, our fantasies, our nightmares, and our dreams In short comics are emphatically no longer just for kids This diverse, constantly evolving medium is truly coming into its own in the 21st century, from Hollywood s blockbuster adaptations of super powered caped crusaders to the global spread of Japan s manga and its spinoffs, and from award winning graphic novels such as Maus and Persepolis to new forms such as online webcomix This volume is the perfect introduction to a dynamic and globally popular medium, embracing every graphic genre worldwide to assess the very best works of sequential art, graphic literature, comics, and comic strips, past and present.An international survey, this engaging volume is organized according to the year of first publication in the country of origin An opening section acknowledges pioneering pre 1900 masterpieces, followed by sections divided by decade, creating a fascinating year by year chronicle of the graphic medium worldwide The material includes the very earliest one off albums to the latest in online comics and features some series and characters that have run for decades Packed with fantastic reproductions of classic front covers and groundbreaking panels, this book is visually stunning as well as a trove of information perfect for the passionate collector and casual fan alike. Read 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die: The Ultimate Guide to Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Manga Author Paul Gravett – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 960 pages
  • 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die: The Ultimate Guide to Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Manga
  • Paul Gravett
  • English
  • 26 October 2018
  • 0789322714

10 thoughts on “ 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die: The Ultimate Guide to Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Manga

  1. Robert Wright says:

    If you think that Alan Moore is a genius that can do no wrongIf you think the Comics Journal is the ultimate reading guide to comicsIf you only love indy underground foreign comicsIf you re too cool for the mainstreamThen this is the comics guide for you I m not saying there s anything bad here, just that something that purports to be the ultimate guide should do a better job of representing the DC Marvel mainstream and larger, popular independents Some concessions are made to If you think that Alan Moore is a genius that can do no wrongIf you think the Comics Journal is the ultimate reading guide to comicsIf you only love indy underground foreign comicsIf you re too cool for the mainstreamThen this is the comics guide for you I m not saying there s anything bad here, just that something that purports to be the ultimate guide should do a better job of representing the DC Marvel mainstream and larger, popular independents Some concessions are made to titles and characters with too obvious to be den...

  2. Sara says:

    I skimmed through this book and found it interesting and informative It s a bit heavy for light reading and I think the pun is intended By heavy, I mean literally heavy There were some good ideas for some comics I d like to read someday but I wasn t ambitious enough to tak...

  3. Erica says:

    MmmmmI dunno that I d agree this compilation of abstracts is really a MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE bucket list as much as it is a shopping list of things to read so you can talk to other people at parties who read these things I ve maybe read 20 of the titles listed I was pleased to see my favorite Yotsuba , Vol 01 right after karen s beloved Fluffy and my interest was piqued over some titles I d previously overlooked because they didn t sound interesting at the time, but as a READ MmmmmI dunno that I d agree this compilation of abstracts is really a MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE bucket list as much as it is a shopping list of things to read so you can...

  4. Nancy says:

    Of course I m glad this joins the 1001 series, and the chronological order is fun, and the international scope interesting but but but But what I kept being bothered by the typeface of the titles which are meant to look like they are filled with tiny lines but only look like their printer ribbon was low which can t really be the problem, but may indicate the somewhat sloppy approach to editing this admittedly big beast Perhaps this book is doomed to be unsatisfying not because Of course I m glad this joins the 1001 series, and the chronological order is fun, and the international scope interesting but but but But what I kept being bothered by the typeface of the titles which are meant to look like they a...

  5. Lestat says:

    Talk about a thorough compendium of the comic book industry As one of the resident geeks at work, I received a copy of this book for review purposes, and I have to say, at first I was drawn in and gripped, but later on the choice of entries began to baffle and bewilder me The book traces comics to its very origins the alleged first comic book ever was by a French speaking Swiss named Rodolphe T pffer whose adventures of Mr Vieux Bois was published in 1837, before being pirated across many Talk about a thorough compendium of the comic book industry As one of the resident geeks at work, I received a copy of this book for review purposes, and I have to say, at first I was drawn in and gripped, but later on the choice of entries began to baffle and bewilder me The book traces comics to its very origins the alleged first comic book ever was by a French speaking Swiss named Rodolphe T pffer whose adventures of Mr Vieux Bois was published in 1837, before being pirated across many other countries.Early entries are dedicated to comics and comic strips published in the 1800s and early 1900s The majority of these titles were unknown to me, though some remain iconic to this day, including Rube Goldberg inventions 1914 , Felix the Cat by Otto...

  6. Bryson Kopf says:

    As a librarian, I approached this book mainly as a collection development tool and in that mindset, this book is solid The entries are encyclopedic, encompassing a selection of works from all over the world, and over a vast period of time reaching back into the 19th century Each entry is well written containing alternative titles titles in the original language , occasional read a likes, creator, publisher, and a blurb on basic plot and impact on the form.Now some...

  7. Michelle Nogales says:

    This book is terrible It is making me want to read obscure comic books that I m sure I ll never be able to find Help

  8. Tamahome says:

    I can t really claim to have read all 960 pages, but it seems like a very good reference I don t know how you can buy a lot of these older comics.

  9. Kenny says:

    Waiting for the new edition Otherwise It s a good starting point with lots of surprises and bon mots.

  10. Clint says:

    I intermittently read this in chronological order over a 6 month timespan and loved the brief hooks it offered for titles covering a huge breadth of styles in its doorstopper width mainstream US comics of all sorts, Japanese manga, Korean manhwa, Franco Belgian bandes dessines BD which Id recognized as a distinctly European style before but didnt know had a name equally long parallel tradition to US comics , and tons of smaller indie comics from all over the world though admittedly I intermittently read this in chronological order over a 6 month timespan and loved the brief hooks it offered for titles covering a huge breadth of styles in its doorstopper width mainstream US comics of all sorts, Japanese manga, Korean manhwa, Franco Belgian bandes dessines BD which I d recognized as a distinctly European style before but didn t know had a name equally long parallel tradition to US comics , and to...

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