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The Comic Book Story of Baseball by Alex Irvine
May 08, 2018 | ISBN 9780399578953

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“Marvel comics veterans Coker and Smith deliver powerful graphics, tinted lightly with color for a marvelous vintage effect, while Irvine orchestrates a brief, masterly overview of this morale-boosting sport. Fans of any age will love.”
— Library Journal

“. . . a lively and accessible chronicle of America’s pastime, with panels that crack and wallop with image and fact.”
— Boston Globe

“Heroes, villains, long odds, and tall-tales: baseball history should always be presented in comic book form. The Comic Book Story of Baseball is probably the most accessible history of the game I’ve ever held in my hands. I’d recommend this little gem to anyone who wants to learn the history of the game and its colorful characters.”
Dirk HayhurstNew York Times best-selling author of The Bullpen Gospel, former Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays, and commentator for ESPN and TBS

“Two great American art forms collide in The Comic Book Story of Baseball, and the result is a sprawling, comprehensive, tremendously fun look at the national pastime. It’s all here, from the Babe to Buckner, billy goats to Barry Bonds. Writer Alex Irvine and artists Tomm Coker and C.P. Smith exalt baseball’s triumphs while reckoning with its sins, and the result is a rich, thorough history that you’ll return to again and again, just like the grand old game itself.”
Jay Busbee, lead writer for Yahoo Sports

“An intriguing, often mesmerizing retrospective of the national pastime. Some may say that baseball only belongs to the older generation now, but Irvine and co.’s colorful compilation will turn anyone’s head.”
Tim Wendel, author of High Heat and Summer of ‘68

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