COMIC BOOK COMICS is the first-ever comic book about the history of the comics industry, written by Fred Van Lente and drawn by me. All the facts are real, all the jokes are fake. The long delayed fourth issue hits comic stores this wednesday. This was a crazy issue, and a heck of a lot of fun to do - the highlight of which is the 14 page story "Tales To Marvel At" on the Marvel Comics super hero renaissance of the early 60's. From the birth of the Fantastic Four all the way through to the now-legendary creative split between Stan Lee and his chief collaborators Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. Here's a preview that ran on Newsarama last week:
We also cover crime comics, the rise of underground comics (with a heavy emphasis on Robert Crumb of course), and the beginning of the post World War 2 European comics movement. 40 pages of comix history goodness, cover-to-cover. No matter how big a comic fan you are or how familiar you are with these stories I can guarantee you'll learn something new and that you've NEVER heard these stories told the way we tell them, so check it out!