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 23 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. This week, our exclusive preview from the The Comic Book History of Comics deals with the British comics industry and their Wertham-esque purges in the 1950s, the complex history of the (Captain?)Marvel (Miracle?)Man character, and the rise of a writer named Alan Moore.

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