Grant Morrison, author of the influential Batman: Arkham Asylum — still the bestselling original graphic novel in history — was at the heart of the post-Dark Knight Returns/Watchmen comics explosion. So you could scarcely ask for a better guide through the history of sequential art. Over 464 pages, Morrison guides us from the birth of Superman in Action Comics #1, through the medium’s many milestones, and brings us right up to date with Hollywood’s current obsession with comic-book heroes. Erudite, accessible, entertaining, informative... this book kicks a thousand kinds of ass.
Reviewed by David Hughes