Comic Book Comics

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Comic book writer Fred Van Lente and cartoonist Ryan Dunlavey have teamed up to create Comic Book Comics, a concise illustrated history of comic strips, comic books and yes, animated cartoons. I just picked up a copy at my local comics shop this week and all things considered, it’s pretty good. Jack Kirby and Max Fleischer seems to get extra attention in the first issue. Among the names who will be profiled in forthcoming editions are Stan Lee, Walt Disney, Roy Lichtenstein, R. Crumb, Winsor McCay, Will Eisner, Osamu Tezuka, Harvey Kurtzman, Art Spiegelman, Steve Ditko and Bob Kane.


  • Ryan

    Seems good, just read the preview thingy on the website, looks to be worth picking up. Kinda reminiscent of Jeffrey Lewis’s comics. Seen them, anyone?

  • http://weirdocorner.blogspot.com Weirdo

    This looks awesome. I need to get it. The cover of Bimbo vs. Disney is hilarious. Thanks for the heads up.

  • damani

    get him bimbo, get him! LOL

  • http://www.eviltwincomics.com/ Ryan Dunlavey

    What a nice (and completely unexpected) surprise to see my work on one of my favorite blogs.
    Thanks for the plug Jerry – glad you liked it!

  • Paul J. Mular

    I saw this at my comicbook store and it caught me by surprise, I was immediately attracted to it. As soon as I opened it I knew it was a “must-get”. I was fortunate because my comicbook store only ordered one copy!