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#1 dogpoet

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 12:15 PM

Anybody in the habit of reading these? I've just got hold of a copy of Dez Skinn's "Comix" (a history of underground comix, obvs), which made me think that I have quite a few like this: Martin Barker's book on pre code horror comics, the slings and arrows guide, a few encyclopedia. Like that.

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 04:02 PM

I own the history of Marvel Comics one by Les Daniels. Other than that, I prefer to get books that collect the comics. I have a number of the pre-code horror anthologies that have been released over the years. One on the Undergrounds does sound interesting though.
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Posted 06 October 2016 - 05:05 PM

Is the Les Daniels one the really uncritical write up from the '90s?

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 02:05 AM

Morrison's Supergods probably is the only book I own that's about comics. And my dad got me a copy of Doring-Kindersley's Ultimate X-Men Guide for Christmas once, it might still be around his house somewhere.

There were these two books that I used to check out from my library in my youth, though. Don't remember the titles and I don't think the library carries them now, but one was an encyclopedia of comic book villains and the other an encyclopedia that covered a broad swath of comics from both the mainstream and underground. I think that latter encyclopedia was where I first read about Neil Gaiman's Sandman.

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 05:47 AM

Is the UXM the one with a foreward by Chris Claremont? I got a copy of that one also. It wasn't bad, if you're a X-Men fan, and since it was my first series, I am.
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Posted 07 October 2016 - 12:09 PM

Was the villains thing one of MIke Conroy's?

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 04:13 PM

View PostChristian, on 07 October 2016 - 05:47 AM, said:

Is the UXM the one with a foreward by Chris Claremont? I got a copy of that one also. It wasn't bad, if you're a X-Men fan, and since it was my first series, I am.
It did have Claremont's foreward. I used to be a big X-Men fan in my youth but I've fallen out of touch with the recent comics.

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Was the villains thing one of Mike Conroy's?
Googled it, and I believe it was his 500 Comic Book Villains.

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 05:27 PM

There's a heroes book as well. They're not a bad read, but very superficial, iirc.




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