IDW and Yoe! Books Celebrate 70 Years of America's Favorite Teenagers
Monday, Aug 30th, 2010
Anniversary edition coming in October
Coming in October, IDW Publishing and Yoe! Books have joined forces with Archie to celebrate the 70th anniversary of this classic comic. Get your piece of this history and pre-order ARCHIE: SEVEN DECADES OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE TEENAGERS at your local comic or book store today! Diamond order code AUG100382E
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From Diamond Daily: "Edited and designed by Craig Yoe,
IDW Publishing's ARCHIE: SEVEN DECADES OF AMERICA'S
FAVORITE TEENAGERS HC (AUG100382E, $49.99) presents the
fascinating history, decade by decade, of one of the industry's
oldest, most respected publishers and its red-headed superstar.
Coming of age in post-World War II America, Archie captured the hearts of generations of children and adults. Archie and his pals remain hugely popular today, appealing to comic fans new and old alike with a blend of timeless stories and classic Americana style. Many popular comic book creators cite Archie as one of their influences, including legendary comic book artist Neal Adams, who did his first professional work at Archie Comics.
Offering a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Archie Andrews, his sexy girlfriends Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge, and his pals, Jughead Jones, Reggie Mantle, Dilton Doily and the rest of Riverdale's most beloved characters, this 224-page, large format coffee table book also includes everything fans want to know about Archie Comics' Golden Age "Red Circle" super-heroes. Plus, artist & writer bios, tons of rare and unpublished art by masters like Bob Montana, Dan DeCarlo, Samm Schwartz, Bob Bolling, and much more.
Other features include:
- A look at the lives and careers of Archie's "fathers," John Goldwater, Bob Montana & Vic Bloom
- Biographies of legendary creators like Dan DeCarlo, Harry Lucey, Joe Edwards, Dan Parent, and others
- Top 10 Covers, showcasing bizarre and wacky covers in categories such as "Aliens & Monsters," "Rock 'n' Roll," "Sexiest," and "What the' ?!?"
- Sections dedicated to the who-what-when-and-where origins of "the Gang," including supporting characters like Mr. Weatherbee, Moose, Midge, Chick, Kevin and Cheryl Blossom
These features and more make it a must-have for Archie fans and
consumers intrigued by the history of comics, a subject near and
dear to the heart of Craig Yoe, author and designer of over 25
books on pop culture. Yoe was Creative Director/Vice
President/General Manager of Jim Henson's Muppets, and a Creative
Director at Nickelodeon and Disney. He's received numerous industry
awards, including the Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators,
the Addy for his MTV Station ID, and the Will Eisner Award.
Vice magazine has called Yoe the "Indiana Jones of comics historians." Publishers Weekly says he's the "archivist of the ridiculous and sublime" and calls his work "brilliant." The Onion calls him "the celebrated designer," and The Library Journal referred to Yoe as "a comics guru." BoingBoing hails him "a fine cartoonist and a comic book historian of the first water."
Previously, IDW and Yoe! Books showcased beautiful, historic work from one of the industry's greatest pioneers with The Art of Steve Ditko HC (SEP090893E, $29.99). Ditko, co-creator of Marvel's Spider-Man and other comic icons, is an idol among many of today's top creators, and remains equally revered by fans, all due to the impact he had on the industry, allowing it to become the multi-million dollar business and time-honored American outlet for creativity it is today.
IDW Publishing also spotlighted another legendary cartoonist in Yoe!'s The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story HC (OCT090994E, $39.99). Creator of He Done Her Wrong - considered by many to be the first graphic novel - Gross made his mark on comic strips in the early and mid-20th century."