KC has a new column up at Westfield Comics in which he covers essential reading about superhero comics.
We were both surprised how many books we considered classics were no longer in print. Look at all of these!
- Comix: A History of Comic Books in America
- All in Color for a Dime
- The Comic Book Heroes
- The Steranko History of Comics Book 1
- The Steranko History of Comics Book 2
- Comic Book Artist Collection Volume 1
- The Warren Companion
- The Slings & Arrows Comic Guide (It’s been five years since this incredible encyclopedia came out — I’d love to see an update, but I don’t envy the amount of work needed to do it!)
- The Great Comic Book Heroes (That’s the original version, with the story reprints. The essay material is back in print, but I like the original presentation.)
Yet Seduction of the Innocent is back in print. Who knew?
Thankfully, you can still find these books used, which is why I’ve included links to Amazon, which I find the most reliable source, due to their buyer protection program. Anyway, go read the column to see why he recommends these and which other titles he lists that are more easily available.