International Book of Comics HC (1984 Crescent) comic books
1st printing. By Dennis Gifford. This mammoth tomb explores the wonderful and rich history of the comic book medium. From funny animals to war-time to super heroes, this one has it all. Featuring looks at: Funny Folks (world's first comic), Ally Sloper (first comic hero), Comic Cuts, Illustrated Chips, The Funnies, Famous Funnies, nursery comics, Mickey Mouse comics, Charlie Chaplin's Comic Capers, film comics, tv comics, comic kids, Christmas comics, Tom Mix and the riders of the silver screen, western comics, Tarzan, aviation, Superman, Batman, Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman & other super girls, Canadian comics, superheroes during wartime, British comics, giveaway comics, promotional comics, Classics Illustrated, educational comics, crime comics, horror comics, pop music comics, girls' comics, romance comics, sci-fi comics, sports comics, sword & sorcery comics, 3-D comics, underground comics. Includes 125 full color and 325 B&W illustrations from over fifty years of comic book history. Hardcover, 256 pages, 9 1/2-in. x 12 1/2-in., PC/PB&W. Cover price $26.95.