THE COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF ANIMATION #1-3 (Fred Van Lente / Ryan Dunlavey)

THE COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF ANIMATION #1

Written by: Fred Van Lente.

Art by: Ryan Dunlavey.

Covers by: Ryan Dunlavey.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: December 9.

THE COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF ANIMATION #2

Written by: Fred Van Lente.

Art by: Ryan Dunlavey.

Covers by: Ryan Dunlavey.

Description: The team behind IDW’s Comic Book History of Comics returns with a brand-new series! From Aardman to Zoetrope, Disney to Miyasaki, Hanna-Barbera to Pixar, and everything in between! In this issue: Sound comes to cartoons, and Walt Disney takes the world by storm with Mickey Mouse, Silly Symphonies, and Snow White! A whole slew of icons are created, from Fleischers’ Betty Boop to Warner Bros’ Looney Tunes stars! But it’s not all fun and laughter for the animation workforce, whose strikes brings the industry to its knees.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: December 23.

THE COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF ANIMATION #3

Written by: Fred Van Lente.

Art by: Ryan Dunlavey.

Covers by: Ryan Dunlavey.

Description: After World War II, « Cartoon Cool » brings a new hipness to toonmakers-but new dangers too! The legendary UPA defies Disney-esque cuteness to redefine the medium… but can they survive the House Un-American Activities Committee? Uncle Walt wades into controversy with The Song of the South. While over at Warner Brothers, Looney Tunes master Chuck Jones revolutionizes the short subject with Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck!

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: February 3.