The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS: COMICS FOR ALL #1 from IDW Publishing. Fred Van Lente writes and letters, Ryan Dunlavey draws, and Adam Guzowski colors.

The Comic Book History of Comics is back, and in this issue we’re introduced to the beginnings of the graphic novel. The idea dates back to the 1830s in Europe (well before the idea came about in the US). The boys also go into the differences in the history and social reactions between the US and Europe in the early days, and how the markets reacted to each other.

Because I’m a comics fan and a history buff, the first arc of this book really hit me in the bullseye (like peanut butter and chocolate, one might say). And now it’s back with more, and yet again this book proves to be well researched and well executed, with excellent detail presented with just enough humor to keep any reader interested. And the art does a wonderful job of representing a wide array of styles.

To say I’m excited that this title is back for more would be a gross understatement. The idea of a comic book that can teach me something about history is one that I can always get behind. Go get this book.

COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS: COMICS FOR ALL #1 is available now from your local comic shop, or online at idwpublishing.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )