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Zot! The Complete Black and White Collection


576 pages. Black and White.

Finally! All of my black and white stories in one gorgeous volume courtesy of HarperCollins. I spent months fine-tuning the source material and tapping out thousands of words of commentary. I'm really happy with the results and I hope you will be too.

From the catalog:

Long before manga took the American comics market by storm, Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, Making Comics) combined the best ideas from manga, alternative comics, and superheroes into Zot!—a frenetic and innovative exploration of comics' potential that helped set the stage for McCloud's later groundbreaking theoretical work.

Zachary T. Paleozogt lives in "the far-flung future of 1965," a utopian Earth of world peace, robot butlers, and flying cars. Jenny Weaver lives in an imperfect world of disappointment and broken promises—the Earth we live in. Stepping across the portals to each other's worlds, Zot and Jenny's lives will never be the same again.

Now, for the first time since its original publication more than twenty years ago, every one of McCloud's pages from the black and white series has been collected in this must-have commemorative edition for aficionados to treasure and new fans to discover.

Includes never-before-seen artwork and extensive commentary by Scott McCloud

"A brilliant superhero series that still holds up to the test of time 20 years later."

-- New York Daily News

"The classic retrofit of the post-war comics gestalt."

-- William Gibson

"Essential...a stunning revelation...the packaging alone is fantastic...It’s long past time for a critical re-appraisal of these tender, delicate, overwhelmingly ambitious early stories, and what they tried to accomplish as well as what they actually did accomplish."

-- The Onion A.V. Club

"Thoroughly charming...the series’s thoughtful joy spills over into its airy, bouncy design sense."

-- Washington Post Book World

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