Dec 5, 2011

The Skinny On Comics

The Skinny On Comics
The Most Expensive Comic Book 
For this category the prize goes to Action Comics #1, first published in 1938. Although not recently sold, the highest graded Action Comics #1 could easily fetch US$500,000.00. Written by Jerry Siegel and illustrated by Joe Shuster, this book contained our first 12-page glimpse of the iconic superhero - Superman. Actually, Superman had been introduced as comic strips by the creators several months earlier, but fin this book people can see and read the complete story of the birth of the superhero and how he arrived here on earth.

The Most Controversial Moments In Comic Book History

Like in any other community, the comic world has its share of controversies. It's about September 11, 2001, the shocking day when the world was shaken by the bombing of the WTC towers in the United States. Various comic artists, writers and professionals from the comics industry came together to use art and comics to express their support and grief. The story about the tragedy itself is enough to send readers yammering on the tragic moment on-and-on for months.

The Thickest Comic
Reading a 30-book set of a comic serial that each contains 50 to 60 pages, such as Kung Fu Boy, Conan, or, Dragon Ball, is surely exciting. But what about reading a serial that consists of 300 issues and 6,000 pages? Cerebus, whose first issue was published in 1997 and the last in March 2004, is the longest-running originally English-language comic book series ever by a single creative team. The book stated out as a parody of Conan the Barbarian and features a grey sword wielding aardvark named Cerebus as its main character. The story ended in March 2004 at issue 300 with Cerebus’s death.


The Oldest Comic
There is some controversy info about the oldest comic ever published. Some say that Lenardo and Blandine, which was published in 1781, is the oldest. But others say that Francis Barlow's A True Narrative of the Horrid Hellish Popish Plot, released in 1682, which together with William Hogarth's The Punishments of Lemuel Gulliver, issued in 1726, are two oldest printed comics. In 1884, the first comic strips printed in magazine, created by Ally Sloper and titled Half Holiday, were published. Later in 1895, a comic serial called Hogan's Alley by R.F Outcault was released. This serial was so popular that Hogan's Alley became the turning point of American comic history.
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