Thursday, February 28, 2008

TPO review: "Absolutely excellent."

Got back late from That Fancy London last night, after a madcap round trip involving much dashing around, excellent and stuff I can't talk about yet. [Ask me again in a couple of months.] Meanwhile, American comics writer Steven Grant has posted a lovely online review of THRILL-POWER OVERLOAD, my hardcover tome detailing the history of iconic British comic 2000 AD. Here's a few excerpts from what he had to say...
Coffee table books about comics tend to pretty tepid "official versions," watered down histories to put the subject matter, and creators, in the best possible light. This excellent history of 2000 AD, one of the pivotal comics of the '70s, isn't one of those ... author David Bishop gets it exactly right, neither snarky nor obsequious, freely cuing us in on both the praiseworthy and the warts ... ridiculously entertaining tribute to a little magazine that ended up an incredible phenomenon. Absolutely excellent.
You can read the full review and much, much more at Steven Grant's thoughtful, thought-provoking column, Permanent Damage.

1 comment:

potdoll said...

sounds exciting David - hope this means one of your goals is going to get a tick by it. x