13 November 2013

History in Comics Form

Over at Boston 1775, I look at how Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey lay out the life of George Washington in Action Presidents!, #1.

My favorite comics work by this comics team is The Comic Book History of Comics, which covers a lot of detail in only five or six issues. I suppose that one could argue that series left out a lot, as I found Action Presidents! did. But it continues to surprise me how much history Van Lente and Dunlavey found space for, including the European and Japanese comics scenes and the retail ups and downs of the 1990s.

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