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Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe

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The comic book universe is adventurous, mystifying, and filled with heroes, villains, and cosplaying Comic-Con attendees. This book by graphic designer Tim Leong (formerly art director for Complex, Fortune and Wired, currently creative director at Entertainment Weekly) 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.

Published by Chronicle Books

Softcover, 192 pages, full color, 7.25 × 9.24 inches

ISBN: 978-1-4521-1388-3