Tuesday, August 5, 2014

How The World Was: A California Childhood & other GREAT graphic novels this week of 8/6/14!

I read this week's release of How The World Was: A California Childhood by Emmanuel Guibert back in February when Gina Gagliano of First Second distributed some early copies to ComicsPRO members. To say this was one of my most anticipated graphic novels is an understatement, especially for those of you who have read and remembered how much I LOVED Guibert's previous graphic novel also from First Second, titled Alan's War.

Alan Cope, befriended French cartoonist Emmanuel Guibert in the late 1990s and How The World Was is about his growing up in Southern California prior to World War II. Cope, was also the subject of Alan's War (about his World War II experiences). Both How The War Was and Alan's War can be read independently of each other and they are both fantastic accounts of a quiet life, richly lived. Like Harvey Pekar's American Splendor, Guibert's How The World Was (and Alan's War) don't have as their subject matter sensationalistic heroic or tragic events, but that doesn't mean that Alan Cope's life was any less wonderful. Highest possible recommendation from Ich Liebe Comics! and Alternate Reality Comics!

As if the release of How The World Was isn't reason for living unto itself, just look at all of these other great, varied graphic novels that are on this weeks menu! A new Thanos graphic novel by creator, Jim Starlin!! Two beautiful graphic novels illustrated by P. Craig Russell!! This display is like an early gift giving suggestion for that special someone in your life, including yourself!

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Happy New Comics Wednesday 7/18/18 - Life of Captain Marvel, Magic Order #2 (we still have #1 too!), conclusion of Infinity Countdown, Justice League edition!

 Hope all of my friends going to the San Diego Comic-Con this week have a GREAT time!