What? A book about comics we never heard of? Have we not been paying attention? In this case it’s Invaders From the North, a history of Canadian comics by John Bell. Hour, review the tome:
Indeed, in addition to painting a picture of a rich and exciting Canadian comics scene in terms of the more pulpy, popular comics of yore (he focuses on the historical importance of Superman co-creator Joe Shuster, for example), Bell also draws attention to contemporary artists who deserve a spotlight. Among his focuses are Chester Brown, who forevermore expanded the definition of graphic novels with his bio-comic Louis Riel, as well as notable Montrealers like Rick Trembles, Julie Doucet and Bernie Mireault.