Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Comic Book History of Comics: Comics for All #1

   I'm happy to see this series return!

   The Comic Book History of Comics launches a new series here (following up on its excellent first series), which manages to balance serious history with a welcome touch of humor.

   This issue focuses on the true origins of the graphic novel, and of comics in general, and its contents should make serious historians happy.

   That's because it gives proper credit to Switzerland's Rodolphe Topffer, the real father of comics.

   It also looks at the origins of graphic novels and answers the much debated question: did Will Eisner invent the graphic novel?

    As always, great work by the creative team. This issue's a bit more text-heavy than usual, but it's a very entertaining way to convey lots of important info about the origin of comics.

   Highly recommended!

Grade: A-


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