|Cover art by Alex Ross.|
COMIC BOOK FEVER, the long-awaited new book by GEORGE KHOURY (author of The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore and Kimota: The Miracleman Companion), will be finally published this summer by TwoMorrows. I can't wait to read it so... go and order your copy!
From the publisher's site.
Comic Book Fever
A Celebration of Comics: 1976-1986
240-page Hardcover - by George Khoury
George Khoury [...] presents a “love letter” to his personal golden age of comics, 1976-1986, covering all the things that made those comics great—the top artists, the coolest stories, and even the best ads! Remember the days when every comic book captured your imagination, and took you to new and exciting places? When you didn’t apologize for loving the comic books and creators that gave you bliss? Comic Book Fever captures that era, when comics offered all different genres to any kid with a pocketful of coins, at local establishments from 7-Elevens to your local drug store. Inside this full-color hardcover are new articles, interviews, and images about the people, places, characters, titles, moments, and good times that inspired and thrilled us in the Bronze Age: Neal Adams, John Romita, George Pérez, Marv Wolfman, Alan Moore, Denny O’Neil, Jim Starlin, José Luis García-López, The Hernandez Brothers, The Buscema Brothers, Stan Lee, Jack Davis, Jack Kirby, Kevin Eastman, Chris Claremont, Gerry Conway, Frank Miller—and that’s just for starters.
It covers the phenoms that delighted Baby Boomers, Generation X, and beyond: Uncanny X-Men, New Teen Titans, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Love and Rockets, Crisis On Infinite Earths, Superman vs. Spider-Man, Archie Comics, Harvey Comics, Kiss, Star Wars, Rom, Hostess Cake ads, Grit(!), and other milestones! So take a trip back in time to re-experience those epic stories, and feel the heat of Comic Book Fever once again! With cover art and introduction by Alex Ross!
I contacted Khoury and he replied with few extra bits of info: "There are many layers to this book. There are many things that I wanted to talk about. One thing I wanted to show was the evolution of the comics medium and industry over the years of 1976 to 1986. How comics went from a medium for kids into one for adults. How we began with Jack Kirby and ended with Alan Moore via this evolution."
Go and order your copy!