Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Review of READING COMICS by Douglas Wolk

Rating: 4 out of 5

Comics and graphic novels are a really interesting storytelling medium. I've always particularly enjoyed the superheroes of comics. READING COMICS by Douglas Wolk is an entertaining and informative book for comic lovers. Wolk writes on the history if comics and what makes them appealing to people.

While the first part of the book covers the theory behind comics and their history, the second part of the book is the most interesting. The second part of the book delves into specific comics and their creators, presenting them in a review type of style. While I recognized the likes of Frank Miller, Alan Moore, and Grant Morrison, many of the others presented an introduction to some artists I wasn't familiar with.

READING COMICS is a fun book if you're interested in a broad view of comics throughout the course of their existence.

Review copy provided by Da Capo Press

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