(May 2012)

IDW, 2012 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
21.99 USD
Pages
228
On-sale Date
2012-05-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IDW Publishing
Brand
IDW
ISBN
978-1-61377-197-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
978716137719 76
Editing
Chris Ryall [editor-in-chief]; Fred Van Lente ? [original editor]
Color
Color Cover; Black and White Interior
Dimensions
standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Cardstock Cover; Bond Interior
Binding
squarebound; trade paperback
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

2012 graphic novel, originally published in comic format by Evil Twin Comics in 2008.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Colors
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Introduction (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Spurgeon (signed March 2012)
Letters
typeset

Legalese! (Table of Contents: 2)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Trademark and copyright information of characters used in the main story.
Reprints
  • US from Comic Book Comics (Evil Twin Comics, 2008 series) #3 ([February] 2008) [Artwork rearranged and reduced to fit inside two pages.], #1 (March 2008) [Artwork rearranged and reduced to fit inside two pages.], #2 (October 2008) [Artwork rearranged and reduced to fit inside two pages.], #4 (October 2009) [Artwork rearranged and reduced to fit inside two pages.], #5 ([March] 2011) [Artwork rearranged and reduced to fit inside two pages.], #6 ([November] 2011) [Artwork rearranged and reduced to fit inside two pages.]
  • US in The Comic Book History of Comics (IDW, 2016 series) #1 (November 2016)

Funnies Get Famous (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Traces the origins of comic art, including Outcault's Yellow Kid and McCay's Little Nemo, plus how the animation work of Max Fleischer grew up contemporaneously.
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Amazing Spicy Science Mystery Stories! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Recounts the rise of pulp magazine adventures and how they inspired young Jack Kirby and Jerry Siegel, leading to Kirby's employment by Max Fleischer.
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Toon Feud (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Recounts Kirby's time employed by Max Fleischer and how Fleischer originally found more success than Disney by being cost-conscientious, but Fleischer's labor troubles and Disney's success with Snow White saw Disney eclipse Fleischer before the end of the 1930s.
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New Action Fun (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Explores the creation of Superman and the beginning of Kirby's career in comic books.
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America [Heart]'s Comics (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Recounts Joe Simon & Jack Kirby's time working for Martin Goodman, creating Captain America. Eventually they leave for DC Comics, believing that Stan Lee had betrayed them to Goodman.
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Our Artists At War! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Characters
Real people: Joe Simon; Charles Addams; Will Eisner; Walt Disney; Walt Kelly; Bert Christman; Jack Kirby.
Featured characters/properties: Morticia Addams; Uncle Fester; The Spirit; Beetle Bailey; Mickey Mouse; Pogo; The Sandman.
Synopsis
As the USA joins World War II, many comic book creators find themselves working for the military.
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All You Need Is Love (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Recounts how readers' tastes in comic books changed after World War II, with Archie comics and romance books taking the lead.
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Crime Oh Man, Does It Pay! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Recounts how Charles Biro helped launch a wave of crime comics, but his partner Bob Wood was eventually arrested for murder.
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The House Of Fear (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Recounts how William Gaines' comics helped lead to a new wave of horror and crime comics, while Fredric Wertham began denouncing the comics medium.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; war
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This Isn't A Senate Hearing! This Is... Madness (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
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Fanbase Presents... (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Recounts the rise of comic book fandom, the return of DC's super heroes in the Silver Age and Jack Kirby's reluctant return to working for Stan Lee.
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Tales To Marvel (At) (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Recounts the rise of Marvel Comics in the 1960s and the special attention Stan Lee received from the media, at the cost of his working relationship with Kirby, while Ditko's objectivist outlook likewise drove him from the company.
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Pop (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Recounts Roy Lichtenstein's appropriation of comic book art, the 1960s' Batman TV show and their lasting impact on how comic books were perceived.
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The Texas Mafia! (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Recounts how the underground comic book movement began.
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Feed Your Head (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Recounts the career of Robert Crumb and the rise of other underground cartoonists.
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Mouse Pirates (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Recounts the legal battle the Disney corporation launched against the publication of Air Pirates Funnies.
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Heavy Mettle (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Recounts stories of the French comic book marketplace from Tintin to M├ętal Hurlant and how while US comics fell out of favor in France, the French influence opened up a space for creator-owned comic books in the USA.
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The Grabbers (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Recounts the many legal battles in the comic book industry, from Siegel & Shuster over Superman to Jack Kirby seeking the return of his Marvel Comics art.
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It Rhymes With Traffic Hovel (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Describes the history of the term "graphic novel" and the troubles behind classifying comic books as literature.
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1986 AD (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Recounts how Alan Moore developed Marvelman and Watchmen, leading to an influx of imitators and work for many other British comics writers in the US market.
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The God Of All Comics (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Recounts the rise of manga in Japan, primarily through the career of Osamu Tezuka and how manga in turn influenced US comic books.
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No More Wednesdays (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Pencils
Ryan Dunlavey
Inks
Ryan Dunlavey
Letters
Ryan Dunlavey

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Recounts the rise of the direct market, the black & white comic book crash of the 80s, Marvel's bankruptcy in the 90s and the threat of online piracy.
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Notes On Sources (Table of Contents: 26)

text article / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Van Lente
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Bibliography used by Fred Van Lente.

Indexer Notes

A more extensive listing is found on http://www.eviltwincomics.com/cbc_notes.html.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Introduction
  3. 2. Legalese!
  4. 3. Funnies Get Famous
  5. 4. Amazing Spicy Science Mystery Stories!
  6. 5. Toon Feud
  7. 6. New Action Fun
  8. 7. America [Heart]'s Comics
  9. 8. Our Artists At War!
  10. 9. All You Need Is Love
  11. 10. Crime Oh Man, Does It Pay!
  12. 11. The House Of Fear
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. This Isn't A Senate Hearing! This Is... Madness
  15. 14. Fanbase Presents...
  16. 15. Tales To Marvel (At)
  17. 16. Pop
  18. 17. The Texas Mafia!
  19. 18. Feed Your Head
  20. 19. Mouse Pirates
  21. 20. Heavy Mettle
  22. 21. The Grabbers
  23. 22. It Rhymes With Traffic Hovel
  24. 23. 1986 AD
  25. 24. The God Of All Comics
  26. 25. No More Wednesdays
  27. 26. Notes On Sources
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