How to Read Comics Show Notes

Issue #2 – World Ender: A Compact History of Comics

This one is a big one! There is so much history behind the creation of the comic book world we know today. We hope that you enjoyed the dive into the history, but know there is so much we didn’t have time to cover. There is tons of history about comics from Europe and Japan too! (stay tuned for those episodes in the future!)

 

Below we’ve curated some specific suggestions broken down by the era of comics. Yes those names are what comics nerds actually call those periods.

 

We also talked about how comic books are written, so here’s a link to a repository of comic book scripts. Scripts Archive – Comics Experience

 

Your homework for our next podcast is to read some Batman comics! If you are a first time Batman reader, we suggest you start with these:

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Thanks,

Nick & Jason

 

Comic Book Eras & Samples

Pre-Golden Age Comics

Krazy Kat

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/73/24/3c/73243c79a9516e32baa0d006399a2c6d–classic-comics-graphic-novels.jpg

http://www.ignatzmouse.net/pics/archives/kk/images/1916-04-30-b.jpg

Little Nemohttps://biblioklept.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/little_nemo_moon.jpg

Bayeux Tapestry (world’s oldest comic?): http://www.bayeuxtapestry.org.uk/

 

Golden Age Comics (1938-1954)

Action Comics 1:http://www.reading-room.net/Action1/Action1Cover.html

Detective Comics 27:http://reading-room.net/Detective27/Detective27Cover.html

Whiz Comics 2: http://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=20715

 

Silver Age Comics (1956 – early 70s)

Amazing Fantasy 15: http://reading-room.net/AmazingFantasy15/AF15Cover.html

Showcase 22: http://reading-room.net/SC22/SC22cover.html

X-men 1: http://reading-room.net/XMen1/X-MenCover.html

 

Bronze Age (early 70s – 1985)

The Amazing Spider-Man 121: http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/The-Amazing-Spider-Man-1963/Issue-121?id=4352

Giant Size X-Men 1: http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Giant-Size-X-Men/Issue-1?id=49832

Green Lantern/Green Arrow 1: http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Green-Lantern-Green-Arrow/Issue-1?id=68183

 

Modern Age (1985 – current)

Batman: Dark Knight Returns 1: http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Batman-The-Dark-Knight-Returns/Issue-1?id=81434

Miracle Man 1 http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Miracleman/Issue-1?id=2168#1

Wolverine 1 http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Wolverine-1988/Issue-1?id=10369

 

For a smattering of old comics, check out The Reading Room