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Super Graphic

Super Graphic

A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe

By Tim Leong


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The comic book universe is adventurous, mystifying, and filled with heroes, villains, and cosplaying Comic-Con attendees. This book by one of Wired magazine’s art directors traverses the graphic world through a collection of pie charts, bar graphs, timelines, scatter plots, and more. Super Graphic offers readers a unique look at the intricate and sometimes contradictory storylines that weave their way through comic books, and shares advice for navigating the pages of some of the most popular, longest-running, and best-loved comics and graphic novels out there. From a colorful breakdown of the DC Comics reader demographic to a witty Venn diagram of superhero comic tropes and a Chris Ware sadness scale, this book charts the most arbitrary and monumental characters, moments, and equipment of the wide world of comics.

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Size: 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 in;
Pages: 192 pp;
6-page gatefold, die-cut cover, full-color images throughout
Format: Paperback
Publication: July 2013
ISBN: 9781452113883
ISBN10: 1452113882
Tim Leong founded and edited the Eisner Award–nominated magazine, Comic Foundry and has served as the Design Director at Complex Magazine and Director of Digital Design at WIRED Magazine. He organizes his graphic novels by color and lives in San Francisco, California.

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