Books (History of Comics)

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These are books which are concerned with the history of comics in general. They are primarily textual, and generally structured either chronologically, or with long chapters based around well-defined conceptual ideas.

There is a lot of overlap with our list of Books (Encyclopedia & Guides), and if the book you're looking for isn't found here, then maybe it's over there instead – especially if it is large, and heavily illustrated.

Where a book is specifically concerned with the life and career of one or two specific real-world individuals, then it will generally be found over in Books (Biographies & Profiles).

Where a book is predominantly artwork and illustrations rather than text, it is probably to be found in Books (Art).

  The Steranko History of Comics 1
Review:  No Review Yet
Summary: Spider-Man on Cover
Publisher: Supergraphics
Writer: Jim Steranko
Cover Art: Jim Steranko
  Comix: A History of Comic Books in America
  The Steranko History of Comics 2
Review:  No Review Yet
Summary: Spider-Man on Cover
Publisher: Supergraphics
Writer: Jim Steranko
Cover Art: Jim Steranko
Second Edition
  The Comic Book Makers
Summary: Biography of Joe Simon (includes Untold Origin of Spider-Man)
  From Aargh To Zap!
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Story: “Harvey Kurtzman's Visual History of the Comics”
Summary: Spider-Man on Cover; Featured in "The Super-Hero Revival" Chapter
  Funny Papers: Behind the Scenes of the Comics
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Summary: Spider-Man on Cover; Reprints Spider-Man Newspaper Strip from September 1, 1993
Publisher: Morrow Junior Books
Writer: Elaine Scott
Photographer: Margaret Miller
  Comic Book Culture: Fanboys and True Believers
  Comic Wars
Summary: History of the 1990's War for Marvel (and Spider-Man)
Publisher: Broadway Books
Writer: Dan Raviv
  Baby Boomer Comics
Summary: The Wild, Wacky, Wonderful Comic Books of the 1960s (Spider-Man Appears)
Publisher: Krause Publications
Writer: Craig Shutt
Illustrator: Jim Mooney
  Comics Creators on Spider-Man
  Age of TV Heroes
Review:  No Review Yet
Summary: Book detailing the various TV super-hero shows: Spider-Man Chapter
Writer: George Khoury, Jason Hofius
Cover Art: Alex Ross
  Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture
  DKW: Ditko Kirby Wood
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Story: “The Mysterious Steve”
Summary: Spider-Man Cameo
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Editor: Eric Reynolds
Writer/Artist: Sergio Ponchione
  Marvel Comics: The Untold Story Hardback
Summary: Spider-Man Article
Publisher: Harper
Writer: Sean Howe
  The Secret History of Marvel Comics
Review:  No Review Yet
Summary: Spider-Man Article
  Comic Characters (Wow! Facts)
Summary: Children's Book about the History of Comics (UK)
  Superhero Confidential Volume 1
Story: “Articles about Super-Hero Movies (Includes Spider-Man: From Cannon to Cameron)”
Summary: Spider-Man Article
Publisher: BearManor Media
Writer: Edward Gross
  Song of Spider-Man
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