Our major Fred Van Lente Day news of the day is that IDW Publishing will be collecting Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey's great Comic Book Comics mini-series into a collection called The Comic Book History of Comics!
Read on for a description of the series an exclusive first look at the cover of the collection!
Here is the solicitation for the collection:
THE COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS
Written by Fred Van LenteDrawn by Ryan Dunlavey
224pp • B&W • Standard Comic Size: 6.625 x 10.25
For the first time ever, the inspiring, infuriating and utterly insane story of comics, graphic novels and manga is presented in comic book form! The award-winning Action Philosophers team of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey turn their irreverent-but-accurate eye to the stories of Jack Kirby, R. Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Alan Moore, Stan Lee, Will Eisner, Fredric Wertham, Roy Lichtenstein, Art Spiegelman, Hergé, Osamu Tezuka -- and more! "Done with wit, energy, a healthy dose of insolence and a dedication to getting it right." -- NPR. Collects Comic Book Comics #1-6.
And here is the cover...
Awesome news for an awesome collection!