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1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die characters Ø 107 Ì 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 poVisually 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. I skimmed through this book and found it interesting and informative It's a bit heavy for light reading and I think the pun is intended By heavy I mean literally heavy There were some good ideas for some comics I'd like to read someday but I wasn't ambitious enough to take notes so I'll have to check it out again from the library one of these days Or perhaps the list is online somewhere

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Of 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. As a librarian I approached this book mainly as a collection development tool and in that mindset this book is solid The entries are encyclopedic encompassing a selection of works from all over the world and over a vast period of time reaching back into the 19th century Each entry is well written containing alternative titles titles in the original language occasional read a likes creator publisher and a blurb on basic plot and impact on the formNow some of the weakness of the book as selection toolis the entries really do not go into detail on how certain titles are in print To make things even confusing sometimes individual tales or short stories are cited rather than a standalone issue or book Many times it is very hard to tell if a story is even printed in a book at all; many titles are newspaper strips which can have very eclectic publishing history This book can also be frustrating in its entries for long running series particularly for the superhero titles that are cited which little context to names of specific story arcs collections or just general places to start I'm also not crazy about organizing the book by publication date as it makes it a little trickier to skim through the book to find interesting titles Even though it had its flaws too I liked how Gene Kannenberg Jr's 500 Essential Graphic Novels sorted titles by genre which at least helped with the flow and organization of the book I know genre fying titles is tricky and clumsy but I still liked this better than the decision hereOverall I would not hesitate to recommend this volume to folks trying to get their head around the format It is especially strong in its selection of international titles and the sheer volume of content it covers is impressive Just expect to do leg work if you are using this as a selection tool

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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