Who Will Change The Way
You See the World
100th birthday: an oversize art book with Kirby’s spectacular pencil
drawings reproduced in fine detail. The book includes some of his
unsurpassed Fantastic Four stories.
Jose-Luis Bocquet and Catel Muller. SelfMadeHero.
A vivid and detailed chronicle of the life of Baker (1906–1975) that
takes readers from her scandalous Parisian stage debut in 1925 (and
admirers such as Picasso and Le Corbusier) to the French Resistance
during WWII, her fight against racial bigotry, and, of course, her 12
adopted multiethnic children.
Songy of Paradise
Gary Panter. Fantagraphics.
Punk original Panter follows up his Dante adaptations by taking on John
Milton’s “Paradise Regained” with a hillbilly named Songy standing in
for Jesus on his 40 days of desert wanderings. Oversized pages give
the trippy narrative all the room it needs.
Tenements, Towers and Trash:
An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City
Julia Wertz. Black Dog & Leventhal.
While the large hardcover format makes this suitable for coffee tables,
the engrossing social history of New York as told through its archi-
tecture and vanishing storefronts makes this a hard book to put down.
The Golden Age Vol. 1
William Moulton Marston et al. DC.
The origin of Wonder Woman’s lasting mythology—her lasso of truth,
golden bracelets, and journey to Man’s World—is all here in her early
stories from the ’40s, along with some oddball philosophizing from cre-
ator Marston. But fans of the movie will still find much to admire. ■
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