Abrams ComicArts Blog

Publisher Abrams make some good books, such as the new Shazam! by designer Chip Kidd, and they’ve just launched a blog focusing on behind the scenes info. Their latest post is a pretty interesting one as it reveals how some of their books, such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Mom’s Cancer got picked up.

Upcoming Abrams Comic Arts Books

There’s a bunch of great new books being released in the coming weeks from Abrams ComicArts, from Archie’s recent weddings to a celebration of Captain Marvel.

Jerry Robinson
Ambassador of Comics
Written by N. C. Christopher Couch
Illustrated by Jerry Robinson
Introduction by Pete Hamill
Foreword by Dennis O’Neil 

Jerry Robinson, legendary creator of the Joker, has been an influential teacher, curator, and tireless champion of artists’ rights. This rich, fully illustrated collection of his work was written in collaboration with the artist himself.

“We live in the world of popular art. . . . Jerry Robinson helped invent that world.”
—Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

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The Night Bookmobile
By Audrey Niffenegger 

A haunting tale of transcendence and the passion for books,The Night Bookmobile features the evocative full-color pen-and-ink work of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers and bestselling author of The Time Traveller’s Wife.

The Night Bookmobile is a love letter, both elegiac and heartbreaking, to the things we have read, and to the readers that we are.”
—Neil Gaiman, award-winning author of the New York Timesbestsellers The Graveyard BookCoralineStardust, and The Sandman

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>> Enter to win a copy


The Horror! The Horror!
Comic Books the Government Didn’t Want You to Read!
Selected, edited, and with commentary by Jim Trombetta
Introduction by R. L. Stine 

A rare treasury of some of the most important and neglected stories in American literature—the pre-Code horror comics of the 1950s. Included with the book is a bonus DVD of Confidential File, a rarely seen ’50s TV show about the “evils” of comic books.

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>> Watch the book trailer


Archie Marries . . .
Written by Michael Uslan
Illustrated by Stan Goldberg and Bob Smith
Introduction by Danica McKellar 

This pivotal series of seven issues is bound in hardcover, encased in a double diecut slipcase, and packaged with a reprint of a classic Archie comic. Bonus material included in this edition: script outtakes, never-before-seen sketches, annotations, vintage covers, and exclusive interviews with the creators.

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Coming in December! 

Shazam!
The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal
By Chip Kidd
Photography by Geoff Spear

Relive the glory days of World’s Mightiest Mortal in this first fully authorized celebration of ephemera, artwork, and one-of-a-kind toys, and recapture the magic that was Shazam!

“Back when comic books were king, the World’s Mightiest Mortal reigned supreme. Chip Kidd has created a tribute to my personal favorite super hero—one that he has always deserved.”
—Alex Ross, artist, Shazam! Power of Hope

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