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1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die Universe Publishing – General Editor: Paul Gravett – Released: 2011   Coming in at over 900 pages of comics spanning 80+ years, 1001 COMICS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE is a fantastic reference book and a must have for anyone looking to expand their knowledge in comics or are simply interested in what…

Last updated on February 23rd, 2015 at 07:28 am Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human by Grant Morrison, 2011. There are two Grant Morrisons for me and I’m not sure which I like more: First is the well-known counterculture comic book writer for DC and Marvel, famous for…

This book makes me angry…I’m bitter that books this great weren’t around when I was a kid. Draw Out the Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics by local cartoonist Brian McLachlan and released mid 2013 is a must have if you have kids, and even if you don’t, I still can’t recommend it enough.  This book is fun,…

Last updated on November 28th, 2014 at 02:09 pmI love me some instructional books. I’m always looking for anything that’ll help me be a better comic writer and you know I’ve learned two things in my pursuit of the perfect book: 1) There are a lot of bad books out there, and 2) the ones that get it right, are…

Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art is a beautiful 319 pages of glorious comic covers throughout the years. Although the images are vibrant and stunning, its real strength is in understanding the subtlety and absurdity of what makes a memorable cover. It’s a great read! It’s also a large book, 14 inches in height, so keep that in mind.…