<<•>> edited by Blake Bell <<•>> Bill Everett was most widely known for creating The Sub-Mariner, one of the defining characters of the Golden Age of comic books, who remains a highly popular character to this day. He was a comics pioneer who was present at the birth of comic books and spanned five decades. This volume takes us back to the very beginning, when Everett helped forge the dynamic page layouts that came to be synonymous with comic books. While no one surpassed the one and only Jack Kirby in this regard, Bill Everett and a unique approach to the page – angular yet sleek and streamlined – that was quite different from Kirby's and was a formative influence on generations of comics artists. This book collects Everett's work from comic books that, taken together, would set you back tens of thousands of dollars to purchase if not for this book. So, thanks once again to Fantagraphics for letting the 99% get their hands on these great works in this excellent, 240 page, full color hardcover volume that does it right. Get a head start with this whoppin' 23 page preview! Bell's editorial input leaves much to be desired, as Dan Nadel's brief take on the book makes clear, so it will be up to readers of this book to start formulating critical and historical responses to the material. That means you! NOW ON SALE!