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A long unavailable comics classic returns Eleven comic book collectors recall their childhood comics. This book was the foundation for my lifelong pursuit of all things comics especially early fanzines The stories told and the history behind so many great comic books companies and creators is something that if done well can ignite a fire in your soul and this book did just thatIn fact I remember buying this for my dad's birthday in the early 70's Not because he was into comics but because it fascinated me especially the pictures And while I know it was wrong that book has become one of my prized possessions 40 years later

Review All in Color for a Dime

All in Color for a DimeHeroes than 100 in all The reprint from the 1970 Arlington House original sports an all new introduct. I second Chuck's thoughts on this I read it a long time ago before I was even aware that Steranko had anything out It gave me an appreciation for the reprints that were common at the time

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All in Color for a Dime Characters Í 7 Ú A long unavailable comics classic returns Eleven comic book collectors recall their childhood comics heroes than 100 in all The reprint from the 1970 Arlington House original sports an all new introduction by Comics Buyer's Guide Editor Maggie Thompson and includes 16 pages of full color comic book artIon by Comics Buyer's Guide Editor Maggie Thompson and includes 16 pages of full color comic book art. This book is not a history of the comic book in the strictest sense of the term It is rather a collection of essays each of which deals with a particular topic with each essay being written by a different author all of them well known at least to SF andor comic fans Most of the essays deal with comic books as such however there are two that don't One deals with the Thimble Theatre comic strip which is where Popeye initially appeared That essay leaves this person wanting to read at least one specific storyline The second one deals with those movie serials which were based on comic stripsThe other essays cover a wide variety of topics including Planet Comics The Justice Society of America Timely's heroes and Captain Marvel among others A special delight is Ron Goulart's article on some of the lesser known super heroes of the Golden Age The title of the book is from a series of essays that originally appeared in the fanzine Xero However as the editors make clear this book is not a simple reprinting of those essays Where an essay was retained it has been re written by the author other essays were not retained for various reasons and new ones have been added If you have an interest in comics in general or particularly in the Golden Age the 1940s then you should find this book worthwhile I have reread it several times in fact my copy is falling apart and never cease to find it informative and entertaining