Drew Friedman on Maltin on Movies #105
"Drew Friedman is an amazing artist. More Heroes Of The Comics is absolutely stunning. It stirred memories of long ago when I met and worshipped some of these stars on the nascent comic book world. This is a trove of sweet nostalgia." –Al Jaffee
"This large book has 100 meticulous color paintings of people who were involved in the early days of comic books, painted by Drew Friedman, the great portraitist of our time. The two volume Heroes set, is scholarly and popular at the same time, and represents a milestone in the early history of comic books. Drew Friedman himself is a hero of comics for making it." —boingboing
"Drew Friedman’s More Heroes of the Comics is a comics nerd’s delight. Friedman’s voice on the subject of comics is always a treat." —Steven Heller PRINT
Featuring approximately 75 full-color portraits of the pioneering legends of American comic books, including publishers, editors, and artists from the industry’s birth through the brilliant artists and writers who fueled the industry’s first few decades, all lovingly rendered and chosen by Drew Friedman, a cartooning legend in his own right. Featuring subjects popular and obscure, men and women, as well as several pioneering artists of color. Each subject features a short essay by Friedman, including Otto Binder, Gene Colan, Mickey Spillane, Don Heck, James Warren, Curt Swan, Patricia Highsmith, Jules Feiffer, H. G. Peter, Robert Kanigher, Audrey Blum, Nick Cardy, Ben Oda, Vince Colletta, Dan DeCarlo, John Romita, John Buscema, Kurt Shaffenberger, Mort Weisinger, Gladys Parker, Frank Robbins, Larry Lieber, and many more!