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The Comic Collectors Handbook (On CD)

$8.99

If you prefer to have this coffee table sized book on CD for less it is now available. 

 

The Comic Collector's Handbook is loaded with over 120 black & white illustrations and 24 magnificent full color pages commissioned especially for this edition, including the exclusive, innovative artwork of William “Mr. Bill” Johnson. It features articles by prominent professionals: Professor William Foster III, on the history of blacks in comics; Henry Springs, on the role of women in comics; and Nick Walden, with an in-depth profile of the Batman.

 

If you want the “nuts and bolts” of comic collecting, go to the library. If you just want the “nuts” ... here we are.

Contents include:

 

Contents

DEDICATION III

CONTENTS IV

PREFACE 1

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 6

CONTRIBUTORS 7

INTRODUCTION 8

THE BIG PICTURE 8

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATIONS 14

COVER ART: 14

THE ILLUSTRATIONS OF “MR. BILL”: 14

THE OTHER ARTISTS: 16

CHAPTER ONE 18

A SKEWED AND DEMENTED HISTORY OF COMICS. 18

AN ABBREVIATED HISTORY OF BLACKS IN COMIC BOOKS 48

MAINSTREAM CHARACTERS 50

MILESTONE COMICS 54

CHARACTERS FROM INDEPENDENT BLACK COMIC BOOKS 56

WOMEN IN COMICS 60

BATMAN: 79

A HISTORY OF THE DARK KNIGHT OF GOTHAM 79

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DARK KNIGHT 90

BATMAN ON TV AND IN THE MOVIES 97

TIME LINE OF THE DARK KNIGHT 108

PORTFOLIO 112

COMICS IN COLOR 112

CHAPTER TWO 138

COMICS AS LITERATURE… “YOU’RE KIDDING, RIGHT?” 138

MY KIDS ARE READING WHAT? 140

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 149

COMICS ON EBAY 155

CHAPTER THREE 158

YOUR PERSONAL COLLECTION 158

YOUR GUIDE TO WHAT TO BUY 158

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR COMICS .CHEAP & EASY 160

A NERD’S GUIDE TO COMIC CHEMISTRY 162

MAKING THE GRADE 173

OTHER FACTORS 178

SAN DIEGO COMICCON: HOW TO DO IT RIGHT. 179

CHAPTER FOUR 189

THE MIRROR CRACK’D: REFLECTIONS OF OUR CULTURE 189

DOWNSIZING IN COMIC BOOK AMERICA 200

CHAPTER FIVE 222

USING THE COMIC BOOK TO EDUCATE AND INFLUENCE 222

CHAPTER SIX 255

MARKET TRENDS, PART ONE 255

ETERNIA-LY YOURS 256

I AM MANGA !!! 266

A CRY FOR HELP 279

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 281


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