HERE to read the 5-star review of our book by Robert J. Sodaro, a well-known writer on comic books and the medium's history. His original review appears on the Examiner.com website. Here's some of Sodaro's commentary:
"This is an amazing book, as well as a wonderful addition to anyone’s
library who wishes to know more about this amazingly unique art form we
"Blake Bell and Dr. Michael J. Vassallo...not only gives us a completely new look at something that many of us “old timers” always knew, but actually presents us with an alternate theory of why Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko left their long-time associations with Marvel."
"For page after page of this well-written, very informative, and
thoroughly entertaining book, the authors go on to point out that
Goodman was more interested in making money than in either producing
anything of any quality, or paying other people to produce anything that
he was selling (Goodman famously once stated that fans weren’t
interested in quality)."
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