- $ 12.900,00
How do we climb to the top of a comic?
It's an absurd question, but there are a few comics where this makes sense. In 1967, Wham-O put out a comic book that was 52 pages and two feet high. It was called, naturally, Wham-O Giant Comics. It was not a success. Only one issue came out. Most of the copies never made it to stores; they languished in warehouses.
Now, E. H. Riot, Royal Comic Explorer for the Queen, has taken the task of climbing all 1,500 panels of this comic. In letters written to his wife, he details each feature in the comic. He tells of the artists and the stories. He ponders who the correct audience for this comic was and why it didn't succeed.
Join us for an adventure as Riot climbs up through a giant comic and lives to tell the tale. A different approach to comic history, An Elevation of 1,500 panels is a fun, humorous tour of a forgotten part of comic book history.
The series, The Comic Book Hinterland, allows the reader many odd paths to travel in the world of esoteric comic books. Get your passport and go on the adventure!