The Steranko History of Comics #1 - 1970

I wasn't originally going to include these, since they're not comic books, per se, but--you demanded it!

This is volume one of a two-volume set chronicling nothing less than the history of comics by one of its greatest innovators, (Jim) Steranko.

Features articles (with lots of covers and art)on the beginning of comics, including the pulps, adventure strips, Superman, Batman, Captain America, and the early days of DC and Marvel. Dedicated to Jack Kirby, with an introduction by...Federico Fellini! Wow!

Interesting bit--as you can see, the cover depicts Spider-Man, the Hulk the FF, and other 60s Marvel stars, but this book (and its successor) never makes it past the mid 40s, timeline-wise.

(Sorry for the stitched-together covers...these things are impossible to scan!)

88 pages, cover by Steranko (hey...where's Aquaman?).

The Steranko History of Comics #2 - 1970

This is volume two of a two-volume set chronicling nothing less than the history of comics by one of its greatest innovators, (Jim) Steranko.

This one features articles (with lots of covers and art)on the Marvel Family, flying heroes, other comics publishers, plus a whole section devoted to Will Eisner's The Spirit. It even reprints a full-length Spirit Sunday strip from 1948! Think Eisner's work couldn't possibly look any cooler? Try it at treasury size!

(Sorry for the stitched-together covers...these things are impossible to scan!)

132 pages, cover by, again, Steranko (also again...where's Aquaman?).

 
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