Saturday, October 27, 2018

A new "New York Times" book about the history of superheroism

Congratulations to my friend and New York Times writer/reporter George Gene Gustines on Amazing Tales of Superheroes and Comic Books, a new hardcover compilation of stories culled from the paper about the history of the comic book industry and superheroes in particular. 

It's offered in a choice of two cover colors…perhaps as a nod to the Superman Red/Superman Blue storyline that began in 1998 (which may have been inspired by a 1963 story)?

George wrote the introduction and the book features more than 20 of his pieces, one of which is his coverage of the 2017 renaming of a Bronx street in honor of Bill Finger (which by extension addresses the campaign to get Bill Finger officially credited on Batman). Also included (to quote George): "obituaries which make me sad but allow me to shine a light on the writer or artist one last time."

Order here.

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