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Jerry Robinson

Post by Phoenix » 07 Mar 2018, 00:11

I was wandering down Bold Street after checking out the artwork for sale in Rennies this afternoon when my attention was caught by the cover of a book on a display stand in one of the windows of the British Heart Foundation. I went in to check it out. Its title is Jerry Robinson - Ambassador Of Comics by N. C. Christopher Couch. It was in near mint condition with a complete dustwrapper, and as I needed to get a bit of a lick on to catch my train home from Liverpool Central, I decided to take a chance on it even though it was £6. I'm glad I did, but when I will find time to read it I've no idea. But then if I hadn't bought it I wouldn't have that problem, would I?

I've just noticed that it is an American book, published by Abrams ComicArts, New York.

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Post by stevezodiac » 07 Mar 2018, 10:03

It would be an American book as Jerry was one of the original Batman artists in the thirties and forties. I think I have an Alter Ego that covers his work which was excellent. Wish I'd come across that book.

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Re: Jerry Robinson

Post by Phoenix » 07 Mar 2018, 11:08

This is the front of the dustwrapper, Steve. The book has 224 pages.
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Re: Jerry Robinson

Post by stevezodiac » 07 Mar 2018, 12:03

Just won an unread copy on eBay for 99p plus £2.95 postage.

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Post by Phoenix » 07 Mar 2018, 13:21

stevezodiac wrote:Just won an unread copy on eBay for 99p plus £2.95 postage.
Good on you, Steve. :cheers: It is interesting though how much is owed to chance. Yesterday, for example, if I hadn't gone to look at the artwork for sale in Rennies, I wouldn't have used that route to get to Central Station. Ergo, I wouldn't have seen the book. Furthermore, if I hadn't posted about it you wouldn't then have searched for it on eBay, so you wouldn't have acquired the book either. :)

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Post by stevezodiac » 07 Mar 2018, 13:58

And the auction only had one hour left to go. I have a large collection of Alter Ego, Comicbook Marketplace and similar fanzines. I love reading about the creators from the golden and silver age.

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Re: Jerry Robinson

Post by tony ingram » 07 Apr 2018, 16:06

I have this book, but I have to admit I found myself irritated by Robinson's apparent belief that comics were an American invention...

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