Epub ñ 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die ï 960 pages

Epub 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die

Epub ñ 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die ï 960 pages ✓ 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 dessinées have evolved intoOf 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 alik 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

Paul Gravett à 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die Book

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 dessinées have evolved into a phenomenally popular influential and uniue 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 block 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 indyundergroundforeign 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 DCMarvel mainstream and larger popular independents Some concessions are made to titles and characters with too obvious to be denied pop culture impactBut the major omissions and comics as literature snob bias are evident and in play hereThis is a useful guide to the interesting works to be found outside the mainstream andor that may appeal to readers who wouldn't usually pick up a gasp comic book It also makes the debatable decision to include again selected comic strips along with comic books graphic novels and manga well after the two related genres deviated enough to be considered in their own rightsI could go on at length about the omissions but I'll just point out a conspicuous fewNo John Byrne as writer or artist other than X MenNo George PerezNo Mike GrellNo Matt WagnerNo post 70s Walt SimonsonLike I said I could go on onThere are some goodies here but it really is the second 1000 you should read It just seems like so much trying to justify comics as something respectable for adults to enjoy Well keep your hipster snobbery I'm not ashamed to admit I like a wide array of comics from classic 4 color adventures to complex literary philosophical tales This tome undersells the former and over represents the latter

Pdf õ 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die à Paul Gravett

1001 Comics You Must Read Before You DieBuster 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 seuential art graphic literature comics and comic strips past and presentAn international survey this engaging volume is organized according to the year of first publication in the country 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 we'd all choose a different set of 1001 but because not every comic is shown some are just described and because the prose is uneven as it is drawn from a host of reviewers Still a fun thing to flip through with a friend seeing who remembers what and noticing the dominance of Belgians