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Explore the worlds of comics, graphic novels and manga through my blog, reviews & articles, creator profiles, books, exhibitions and things to do listings. As The Man At The Crossroads, I have been involved in comic publishing and promotion since 1981. Paul Gravett


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The Secret History of Wonder Woman

From Michael Fleisher's obsessively detailed Wonder Woman: The Encyclopedia Of Comic Book Heroes, Vol. 2 in 1976 (re-issued in 2007 & 2010) to Les Daniel's ground-breaking Wonder Woman: The Complete History in 2000 which first revealed how her creator, William Moulton Marston, lived with both his wife and another woman, our Amazonian princess has been the subject of plentiful research and analysis. As part of her 75th anniversary, several further fascinating studies have also appeared in the last few years... More...

RECENT ARTICLES

The Secret History of Wonder Woman:
An Interview With Jill Lepore

The Harvard historian digs deep into the story behind our favourite Amazon’s unconventional creator. More...
Posted: January 10, 2016


My Top Ten Comics Of 2015:
Graphic Novels, Manga & More

Paul Gravett selects seven Top Tens of his favourite graphic novels, manga, reprints & books about comics. More...
Posted: January 1, 2016


Pablo Holmberg aka Kioskerman:
Re-Entering The Gates Of Eden

The Argentine cartoonist shows how four panels can build up over time into a world of ideas and feelings. More...
Posted: December 29, 2015


Top 17 Best Graphic Novels:
March 2016

Paul Gravett selects his 17 most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: December 26, 2015


Miriam Katin:
Coming To Terms

Aged 62, Katin sketched out her first graphic novel about her and her mother's escape from the Nazis. More...
Posted: December 17, 2015


RANDOM ARTICLES

PG Previews:
May 2011

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: March 27, 2011


PG Tips No. 2:
Paul Gravett's Recommended Reading

Paul Gravett reviews books of and about comics from his recommended reading list. More...
Posted: May 28, 2006


London Super Comic Convention:
A First-Year Report

A rare example of a mass-appeal comics expo without a movie-star or other media celebrities in sight. More...
Posted: May 9, 2012


Dave Gibbons:
Visions Of The Future

An interview with the Watchmen co-creator & star guest at BD & Comics Passion this weekend. More...
Posted: October 4, 2011


Books To Read: Best Graphic Novels:
PG Previews March 2014

Paul Gravett selects the most interesting comics, manga and graphic novels from the publisher advance listings. More...
Posted: January 6, 2014


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NEW TO COMICS?

Comics Art:
The 21st Century Medium

Paul Gravett introduces previews from & reviews of his new book from Tate Publishing & Yale University Press. More...
Posted: November 4, 2013


1001 Comics:
You Must Read Before You Die

Paul Gravett explains the motivation behind his gigantic new 960-page guide to comics. More...
Posted: October 1, 2011


Graphic Novels:
An Introduction

What are graphic novels? The term has become distorted with prejudices and preconceptions. More...
Posted: June 6, 2009


Manga:
An Introduction

The flood of translated manga is only the tiniest toenail clipping of the big, scary Godzilla that is manga. More...
Posted: April 23, 2006


Great British Comics:
An Introduction

Contrary to some claims that British comics are dead, in fact they continue to this day and are thriving. More...
Posted: July 30, 2006


Best Crime Comics:
Every Shade Of Noir

Fasten your seat belt, you're in for a foot-to-the-floor ride through a compendium of the cream of crime comics. More...
Posted: August 24, 2008


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