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MANGA: Sixty Years Of Japanese Comics

A Review By: Jonathan Clements

The following review by Jonathan Clements appeared in Newtype USA.

If it’s hard facts you want, then a look at Paul Gravett’s Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics, published in the UK by art-house publisher Laurence King. Trawling through the numerous styles that manga as to offer in the style of Frederik Schodt, Gravett’s book is heavy on illustrations and devoid of the witless tone of much mainstream manga criticism. His study affectionately places manga within the history of comics worldwide, debunking several popular myths in its stride. This is certainly a worthy addition to any serious manga fan’s coffee-table library.

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