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GREAT BRITISH COMICS

A Review By: The Observer

Roger Sabin is an arts journalist, lecturer at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design and author of Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels: A History Of Comic Art first published in1996. The following review appeared in The Observer on 14 January 2007.

Great British Comics: Celebrating A Century Of Ripping Yarns & Wizard Wheezes is a delightful survey of characters great and small - not just Dan Dare and Dennis the Menace, but also Wilson ‘the barefoot athlete’ (Hornet) and Belle of the Ballet ‘the orphan of the dancing school’ (Girl). Although modern comics are included, the book is mostly a gleeful, face-pulling, nosh-eating reminder of the days before graphic novels and before the critics had their say.

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