Comic Book Comics, the six-issue miniseries by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey that retold the history of comic books in comic books, finally gets collected on May 9th in an IDW trade paperback collection titled The Comic Book History of Comics: The Inspiring, Infuriating, and Utterly Insane Story of the American Comic Book History. ComicsAlliance will be running exclusive previews from each of the issues each week until the release, continuing today with a chapter titled "The House of Fear," about the success of Max Gaines's All-American Comics, its most popular character, Wonder Woman, and how it all lead to the birth of Tales from the Crypt publisher EC Comics!

Stay tuned for more excerpts from The Comic Book History of Comics. How did comics fandom lead to the rise of the greatest artist of underground comix? Tune in and find out!

Preview #1: The Birth of Superman