ComicStoryworld – Recommended Reads

Though this list appears in the book, any list of great literature needs to be updated more often than a book can be. So, on this page, I’m going to add books that you should read for a complete picture of all the comics medium has to offer. I also keep a ComicStoryworld Pinterest board of articles and research items I have collected in the writing of the book and continued research for the site.

THE GOLDEN AGE of COMICS

Here’s a list of books you should check out to get a full picture of the birth of the comic book:

And even though they’re not comic books, here are four collections of pulps and newspaper strips that are fantastic reads and paint a better picture of the entertainments that converged into comic books.

 

THE SILVER AGE OF COMICS

The Silver Age was a time of great upheaval in comics, and the creation of one of the most vibrant shared universes in the media world. It was a time of rebirth, of renewed vigor, and a reflection of the times in which they were created. As the times changed, so did the comics. Here are a group of titles you should check out to get a better picture:

 

THE BRONZE AGE of COMICS

The age of transition and the age of a new generation…

 

THE MODERN AGE

The best examples of modern comic storytelling

 

BOOKS ABOUT COMICS & STORYTELLING

 

As with any list, this is just a smattering of the books and pieces you should check out. This list will be constantly updated.