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TwoMorrows Announces “Comic Book Fever: A Celebration of Comics: 1976 – 1986”

Comic Book Fever - A Celebration of Comics: 1976-1986US publisher TwoMorrows has announced the upcoming publication of A Celebration of Comics: 1976-1986 by George Khoury, author of The Extraordinary Works Of Alan Moore and True Brit: A Celebration of the Great Comic Book Artists of the UK.

Described as a “love letter” to his personal golden age of comics, 1976-1986, Khoury ‘s new work covers all the things that made those comics great — the top artists, the coolest stories, and even the best ads.

“Remember the days when every comic book captured your imagination, and took you to new and exciting places? When you didn’t apologize for loving the comic books and creators that gave you bliss?

Comic Book Fever captures that era, when comics offered all different genres to any kid with a pocketful of coins, at local establishments from 7-Elevens to your local drug store.”

(And in the case of UK fans of the era, your local newsagent – albeit somewhat erratically).

With cover art and introduction by Alex Ross, the full-colour 240-page hardcover book features new articles, interviews, and images about the people, places, characters, titles, moments, and good times that inspired and thrilled fans in the Bronze Age: Neal Adams, John Romita, George Pérez, Marv Wolfman, Alan Moore, Denny O’Neil, Jim Starlin, José Luis García-López, The Hernandez Brothers, The Buscema Brothers, Stan Lee, Jack Davis, Jack Kirby, Kevin Eastman, Chris Claremont, Gerry Conway, Frank Miller — and that’s just for starters.

A Celebration of Comics: 1976-1986 covers the phenoms that delighted Baby Boomers, Generation X, and beyond: Uncanny X-Men, New Teen Titans, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Love and Rockets, Crisis On Infinite Earths, Superman vs. Spider-Man, Archie Comics, Harvey Comics, Kiss, Star Wars, Rom, Hostess Cake ads, Grit(!), and other milestones!

So take a trip back in time to re-experience those epic stories, and feel the heat of Comic Book Fever once again!

TwoMorrows has been showing fans the future of comics since 1994 and are the publishers of Comic Book Creator, “the voice of the comics medium” and a line of highly respected and award-winning trade paperbacks, encompassing a wide variety of interests.

A Celebration of Comics: 1976-1986
Out: Wednesday 22 June, 2016
ISBN: 1-60549-063-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-60549-063-2

About John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative" who is currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 25 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary, including DEATH'S HEAD II and WARHEADS. At Marvel he wrote strips for THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS, THUNDERCATS, DOCTOR WHO and co-created SHADOW RIDERS with Brian Williamson and Ross Dearsley. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. He has written comics for Marvel UK, Judge Dredd Megazine, Lucky Bag Comic, CGL (an Italian publisher), STRIP Magazine and ROK Comics; and edited some of Titan's British comics collections including Dan Dare and Charley's War. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.
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