Ron Goulart is an Award-Winning Mystery and Science Fiction Writer Who is Also Considered One of the Leading Experts on Comics, Both Nationally and Internationally. He Has Written Numerous Comics and Published Many Books on the Subject, Including Great American Comic Books and Comic Book Culture. He Lives in Connecticut With his Wife.
To Receive Notice of Author Events and New Books by Ron Goulart, Sign up at www.authortracker.com.ENTER THE WORLD OF THE COMIC BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA A MUST-HAVE, FULLY ILLUSTRATED COMPENDIUM OF THE GREATEST COMICS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, CHARACTERS, ARTISTS, AND WRITERS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY. WHETHER YOU'RE A COMIC BOOK NEWBIE OR A DIE-HARD FAN, THIS IS THE ONE AND ONLY BOOK YOU'LL EVER NEED FOR A COMPLETE OVERVIEW OF THIS EXCITING WORLD! INSIDE YOU'LL FIND: * MORE THAN 400 COMIC COVERS, INTERIORS, AND IMAGES * A HISTORIC TIME LINE FROM THE '30S TO TODAY * A SELECTION OF TOP GRAPHIC NOVELS * THE ORIGINS OF YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS * BIOGRAPHIES OF TOP WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!Featuring characters and strips dating from the 1930s to the present day, this comic book compendium includes all the need-to-know information regarding the history, writers, artists and characters of comics and graphic novels.The COMIC BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA NEVER BEFORE HAS THERE BEEN A SINGLE VOLUME LIKE THE COMIC BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA, A ONE-STOP SHOPPING GUIDE TO THE BEST COMICS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, ARTISTS, WRITERS, AND CHARACTERS OF THE COMIC BOOK UNIVERSE. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA SPANS MORE THAN SEVENTY YEARS, AND WITHIN ITS PAGES YOU WILL FIND THE ORIGINS OF SUPERMAN AND THE X-MEN, UNDERGROUND COMIC GURUS LIKE ROBERT CRUMB, FOREIGN SENSATIONS LIKE TINTIN, AND INDIVIDUAL WRITERS AND ARTISTS WHO CHANGED THE LANDSCAPE OF COMICS FOREVER. GET AN OVERVIEW OF MAJOR MILESTONES IN COMICS HISTORY WITH THE OPENING TIME LINE OR JUST FLIP THROUGH THE BOOK FOR ARCHIE, CASPER, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN, AND ALL THE REST AS YOU GET HOOKED ON THE HISTORY OF ART-DRIVEN STORYTELLING-AND NEVER LOOK AT A COMIC BOOK OR GRAPHIC NOVEL THE SAME WAY AGAIN!A 4-colour, illustrated best-of-the-best of the comic book world - with writers/creators who launched an industry (Jack Kirby, Stan Lee), amazing graphic novels ( Preacher, The Watcher ), legendary artists (Jim Lee) and characters as wide-ranging as Archie, The Gay Ghost, Batman, Blue Devil and the Fantastic Four. Never before has there been a single volume of superheroes, graphic novels, strange comic icons, legendary writers and artists of the comic world. Comic Book Encyclopedia is the multiverse of comic legend and lore for every comic-book fan, and for everyone who wants to understand the characters, history, and universal appeal of this world. Collected into a single volume, this is the best-of-the-best of comics. From the 1930s to today, it includes everything a young, budding comic reader - or an experienced pro - needs to know and/or read.Never before has there been a single volume like the Comic Book Encyclopedia , a one-stop shopping guide to the best comics, graphic novels, artists, writers, and characters of the comic book universe. The encyclopedia spans more than seventy years, and within its pages you will find the origins of Superman and the X-Men, underground comic gurus like Robert Crumb, foreign sensations like Tintin, and individual writers and artists who changed the landscape of comics forever. Get an overview of major milestones in comics history with the opening time line or just flip through the book for Archie, Casper, Batman, Wonder Woman, and all the rest as you get hooked on the history of art-driven storytelling -- and never look at a comic book or graphic novel the same way again! A must-have, fully illustrated compendium of the greatest comics, graphic novels, characters, artists, and writers from around the country. Whether you're a comic book newbie or a die-hard fan, this is the one and only book you'll ever need for a complete overview of this exciting world! Inside you'll find: more than 400 comic covers, interiors, and images A historic time line from the '30s to today A selection of top graphic novels The origins of your favorite characters Biographies of top writers and illustrators and much, much more!Never before has there been a single volume like the Comic Book Encyclopedia, a one-stop shopping guide to the best comics, graphic novels, artists, writers, and characters of the comic book universe.This one-stop shopping guide to the best comics, graphic novels, artists, writers, and characters of the comic book universe spans more than 70 years, and includes the origins of Superman and the X-Men, underground comic gurus like Robert Crumb, and more.
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