Thursday, February 24, 2005

Men of Tomorrow

Today I picked up Gerard Jones's new book, Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book. I'd stopped by Borders a couple of weeks ago looking for it, and they didn't have a copy in stock. This time, bingo.

I've heard terrific things about this book, and have been looking forward to reading it. Gerard Jones is a longtime comics scribe who has worked on practically every major title at both Marvel and DC at one time or another. He's also the co-author (with Will Jacobs) of one of my favorite books ever, The Comic Book Heroes — now sadly out of print, but the most fascinating study of the stories behind the stories during the modern era of comics, beginning in the mid-1950s and continuing into the early '90s. It's the one book that never leaves my bathroom, which is high praise indeed.

When I've finished Men of Tomorrow, I'll give you a thorough review.

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