Monday, January 17, 2011

Upcoming Comics - Bissette on sidekicks

Steve Bissette has a massive book coming out from Black Coat Press, TEEN ANGELS & NEW MUTANTS, about superhero sidekicks, in particular Rick Veitch's BRAT PACK.

Rick Veitch's Brat Pack® and the Art, Karma, and Commerce of Killing Sidekicks
by Stephen R. Bissette
Introduction by Charles Hatfield

Writer/artist Rick Veitch's career bridges the underground comix of the 1970s, mainstream DC and Vertigo Comics, and the self-publishing revolution of the 1980s and 1990s. In that extraordinary body of work, Brat Pack® remains a landmark, and Teen Angels & New Mutants is the first book-length, in-depth study of a creator and graphic novel worthy of the autopsy. En route, Teen Angels offers a crash-course on teen pop culture and superhero sidekick history, fresh analysis of Dr. Fredric Wertham's seminal books, ponders real-world "new mutants" like Michael Jackson, The Olsen Twins, and Jason Bieber, and charts the 1980s comicbook explosion and 1990s implosion--and more.

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