“The Comic Book History of Comics” is a graphic novel that belongs on the shelf of any self-respecting comics fan. IDW has been serializing a colorized, revised, and corrected version of the book, which has recently hit its second volume, “Comic Book History of Comics: Comics For All.” There is also a new backup feature focused on women in comics, and a series of variant covers highlighting comics from all over the world. It’s a really cool way to bring the book into the floppy market, without just reprinting it.
In this, the second issue, creators Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey highlight the Jack Kirby-led fight for more rights for creators, as well as the so-called ‘British Invasion’ of the 1980s. These two instances represent a sea change in the industry, and are among the most important comic events, perhaps along with the creation of Image, that would go on to define the 1990s in comics. We are thrilled to share an exclusive first look at the issue, which drops on January 24th.
Written and Lettered by Fred Van Lente
Illustrated by Ryan Dunlavey
Colored by Adam Guzowski
The FULL-COLOR history of funny books moves into the 1980s! In comics that doesn’t mean feathered hair and bad sweaters, but the fight for CREATORS’ RIGHTS, highlighted by Jack “King” Kirby’s attempt to liberate his artwork and THE BRITISH INVASION spearheaded by Moore, Gibbons, Gaiman and Morrison! All this and a brand-new HER-story of Comics (and World History of Comics variant cover) too!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
· Featuring variant covers with all new historically inspired comic strips by Van Lente and Dunlavey!
· Plus, another new HER-story of Comics backup each month!
Thanks to IDW for the preview, and make sure to pick up the issue on Wednesday!