“The Silver Age of Comic Book” Is The Art Book You Need

Carmine Infantino, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Gil Kane, Joe Kubert, Gene Colan, Jim Steranko, and Neal Adams are some of the greatest comic book artists of their generation, who created some of their greatest work during the Silver Age of Comics (circa 1956 1970). They not only drew definitive versions of the medium s greatest characters, but set trends in the art of comic book storytelling. Now, this popular and influential body of work, along with each artist s thoughts, ideas, and commentary, is presented in The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, a coffee-table comic and art history book written and designed by comic book historian and illustrator Arlen Schumer, and published in hardcover and digital/e-book editions by Archway Publishing (from Simon & Schuster). By creating a comic book history that reads like a comic book, Schumer succeeds spectacularly in making you see, as if for the first time, the comics you’ve been reading your whole life.