Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe

By Tim Leong

The comedian ebook universe is adventurous, mystifying, and choked with heroes, villains, and cosplaying Comic-Con attendees. This booklet through one in every of stressed magazine's artwork administrators traverses the photograph international via a suite of pie charts, bar graphs, timelines, scatter plots, and extra. tremendous image deals readers a different examine the complex and occasionally contradictory storylines that weave their manner via comedian books, and stocks suggestion for navigating the pages of a few of the most well-liked, longest-running, and best-loved comics and image novels available in the market. From a colourful breakdown of the DC Comics reader demographic to a witty Venn diagram of superhero comedian tropes and a Chris Ware unhappiness scale, this publication charts the main arbitrary and enormous characters, moments, and kit of the large international of comics.

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