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Dec 23, 2016

Today's Guest: Tony Isabella, comic book writer, creator, "Black Lightning," author, 1,000 Comic Books You Must Read

1,000 Comic Books You Must Read by Tony Isabella
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I remember the day I met Tony Isabella back in the mid-1970s. I was in the back of my friend Bob Pinaha’s brown Ford Pinto—the car in which I later learned to drive—and we drove to Newark International Airport to pick up Tony for an appearance at a comic book convention we organized.

TONY ISABELLA audio excerpt: "Superheroes have always been a big part of it but I wanted to show how many different kind of comics there have been. I wanted to show every genre; there is a comic in there on colitis!"

I was a star-struck teen fanboy—Isabella was a writer and editor for Marvel Comics! How cool was that?

Black Lightning Vol. 1 created and written by Tony Isabella, DC Comics, Mr. Media Interviews
Black Lightning Vol. 1 created and written by Tony Isabella, DC Comics. Order your copy today by clicking on the book cover above!

Wish I could remember something that Tony and Bob discussed in the car that day, but after “Hello,” the rest is just a blur. We’ve crossed paths a few times since then, most recently when Isabella wrote a more than kind review of my Will Eisner biography for the Comics Buyers Guide. And now it’s my opportunity to return the favor.

Tony Isabella, author, 1,000 Comic Books You Must Read, Mr. Media Interviews
Tony Isabella, author, 1,000 Comic Books You Must Read

Tony just published a new book, 1000 Comic Books You Must Read, and it’s a four-color, four-star, polished gem. I’ve had such a good time reliving so many fun comics of my acne-blemished past while paging through this coffee table book. If you love comics, you’ve gotta get this guide.

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Will Eisner: A Spirited Life by Bob Andelman, Mr. Media Interviews
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