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Zot!: The Complete Black and White Collection: 1987-1991

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Publisher Comments:

Long before manga took the American comics market by storm, Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, Making Comics) combined the best ideas from manga, alternative comics, and superheroes into Zot! — a frenetic and innovative exploration of comics' potential that helped set the stage for McCloud's later groundbreaking theoretical work.

Zachary T. Paleozogt lives in the far-flung future of 1965, a utopian Earth of world peace, robot butlers, and flying cars. Jenny Weaver lives in an imperfect world of disappointment and broken promises — the Earth we live in. Stepping across the portals to each other's worlds, Zot and Jenny's lives will never be the same again.

Now, for the first time since its original publication more than twenty years ago, every one of McCloud's pages from the black and white series has been collected in this must-have commemorative edition for aficionados to treasure and new fans to discover.

Includes never-before-seen artwork and extensive commentary by Scott McCloud.

Review:

Before Scott McCloud became the majordomo of American comics theory with "Understanding Comics" (1993), he wrote and drew the thoroughly charming series "Zot!," about the relationship between Zachary T. Paleozogt, a hyper-optimistic teenage superhero from a glorious parallel Earth where it's always a futuristic 1965, and a reserved, introspective girl from our own world. This collection compiles stories... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Review:

"With a smart-looking trim size and a sharp design that includes cover flaps and a stark-but-beautiful cover, Zot!: The Complete Black and White Collection is an admirable addition to one's bookshelf." Greg McElhatton, Comic Book Resources

Review:

"[Zot!: The Complete Black and White Collection] is full of little pure moments like that, skewering comic books by slavishly adhering to their logic, then using the corpse to build something fresh, deep, and most of all, fun. Honestly, comics just don't get any better than this." Gary Tyrrell, Fleen.com

Review:

"Zot! remains a unique storytelling experience....McCloud's essentially humanistic take runs counter to the hard-boiled cynicism so prevalent in mainstream comics of its day. His art beautifully mirrors this." Blog Critics Magazine

Review:

"These are vital comics works, as exciting as when they were first published, and this book should find thousands of eager readers across the country...I hope, particularly, that this makes it way into a lot of Young Adult collections, where it will be loved." Andrew Wheeler, ComicMix.com

Synopsis:

The cult classic series Zot!, first created by McCloud in the mid-1980s, is back with an arresting collection of the entire black and white series (1987–1991) for veteran fans to enjoy once again and for new fans to discover.

About the Author

Scott McCloud has been writing, drawing, and examining comics since 1984. Winner of the Eisner and Harvey awards, his works have been translated into more than sixteen languages. Frank Miller (Sin City, 300) called him "just about the smartest guy in comics." He lives with his family in southern California. His online comics and inventions can be found at scottmccloud.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061537271
Subtitle:
The Complete Black and White Collection: 1987-1991
Author:
McCloud, Scott
Author:
by Scott McCloud
Publisher:
It Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Science fiction comic books, strips, etc
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20080722
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.44 in 32.08 oz

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Product details 576 pages Harper Paperbacks - English 9780061537271 Reviews:
"Review" by , "With a smart-looking trim size and a sharp design that includes cover flaps and a stark-but-beautiful cover, Zot!: The Complete Black and White Collection is an admirable addition to one's bookshelf."
"Review" by , "[Zot!: The Complete Black and White Collection] is full of little pure moments like that, skewering comic books by slavishly adhering to their logic, then using the corpse to build something fresh, deep, and most of all, fun. Honestly, comics just don't get any better than this."
"Review" by , "Zot! remains a unique storytelling experience....McCloud's essentially humanistic take runs counter to the hard-boiled cynicism so prevalent in mainstream comics of its day. His art beautifully mirrors this."
"Review" by , "These are vital comics works, as exciting as when they were first published, and this book should find thousands of eager readers across the country...I hope, particularly, that this makes it way into a lot of Young Adult collections, where it will be loved."
"Synopsis" by , The cult classic series Zot!, first created by McCloud in the mid-1980s, is back with an arresting collection of the entire black and white series (1987–1991) for veteran fans to enjoy once again and for new fans to discover.
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