MARVEL COMICS: THE UNTOLD STORY, a behind-the-scenes story of Marvel Comics three years in the researching, by HiLobrow friend Sean Howe, hits bookstores today!
Check out these glowing encomia:
“Sean Howe’s history of Marvel makes a compulsively readable, riotous and heartbreaking version of my favorite story, that of how a bunch of weirdos changed the world. That it’s all true is just frosting on the cake.”
— Jonathan Lethem
“A warts-and-all, nail-biting mini-epic about the low-paid, unsung ‘funnybook men’ who were unwittingly creating twenty-first century pop culture. If you thought the fisticuffs were bare and bloody on the four-color page, wait ‘til you hear about what went down in the Marvel bullpen.”
— Patton Oswalt
“Sean Howe is to Marvel Comics what Procopius was to the Byzantine Empire: a court gossip of breathtaking thoroughness and exactitude, and a sly and nuanced writer. It is imperative that this work not fall into the hands of alien species, or we’re done for.”
— Luc Sante
Sean will be celebrating the book’s release with an onstage conversation with Chuck Klosterman, at the PowerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, at 7pm this evening.