The book-length history of comic fandom’s early years…now revised and expanded. The Fanzines! The Dealers! The Comicons! An American grass roots movement from its humble origins to its status as a true cultural phenomenon. Covers life before the Golden Age, the birth of Alter-Ego, the advent of the amateur comic strip, the first comicons of the 1960s, and much more. Fanzine mania, regional fan scenes, the coming of pro-zines, the first Overstreet Guide (1970), and finally the 1997 fandom reunion in Chicago. From Bill Schelly, who lived through this entire era and was a fan publisher himself, and later co-editor of Alter-Ego. Bill provides us an intimate look at the early shakers and movers of fandom, the fans-turned-pros, great photos of all the youngsters, early comicon pictures, lots of artwork. This is a must-have book for any comics enthusiast. This is the origin of so much that we take for granted today: creator-owned characters, independent publishers, comic stories and comic-cons. Fully indexed (I have a picture from 1968 and six entries), a who’s-who of amazing people who started with ditto fanzines and no budgets, to become famed publishers and creators.
The Golde Age of Comic Book Fandom
The Fanzines! The Dealers! The Comicons!
SKU: 9780964566941 Categorias: Livros, Livros Importados
|Dimensões||28 × 21 × 2 cm|