Topic: Comic Book History
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3790 - I received a preview copy of this book direct from the publisher this past week, thanks to the Editor of the book, Rick L. Phillips.
What's the book about?
Here's what the promo piece has:
"This book has a series of fictional short stories as it follows one particular issue of Amazing Fantasy #15, that has the very first story to star the Amazing Spider-Man, from the time it is purchased in 1962 to the present. It shows how the story influenced the people that come in contact with it and the adventures they have because of its influence. A group of celebrated writers and up and coming authors have joined together to share those stories in this book. Now follow this classic comic book on its journey from one person to another as it makes its trip through time."
Okay, so now you can see how the front cover of the book, and the title of the book fit in!
At first I didn't get it... I had to read the back cover of the book again to figure out what it was about.
But a few stories into the book... I got it!
You know... It wasn't preachy, and it wasn't boring either.
There are over twenty different stories by thirteen different authors in this book. How the stories tie together is done pretty well in my opinion. Especially the last half of the book.
Some of the authors include: Ron Athey, Paul Castiglia, John Glecker, Brian K. Morris, Zac Pensol, and Brian Reaves.
The fact that the thirteen different authors could tie their story with another author's story was pretty neat. I would suggest this book to someone who either likes Spider-Man or Marvel Comics.
Additionally this book can be considered to be an 'inspirational book', which is something I don't see enough of when reviewing publications / books that come in for possible review.
My comic book grade for this book is a Very Fine Plus (VF+) 8.5 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale.
Here is the info on how to order:
You can order it from Lulu.com, as seen in this link.
My thanks to Rick L Phillips for bringing his newest book to my attention!
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