1 What If The Greatest Comic Book of All Time Were....- 2 Maus by Art Spiegelman?.- 3 A Short Story by Robert Crumb?.- 4 A Superhero Story by Jack Kirby?.- 5 Written by Alan Moore?.- 6 The Cage by Martin Vaughn-James.- 7 By Rob Liefeld?.- 8 An Archie Comic?.- 9 Not by a White Man?.- 10 Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi?.- 11 Dave Sim's Cerebus?.- 12Hicksville by Dylan Horrocks?.
Bart Beaty is Professor of English at the University of Calgary, Canada. Among other works, he is the author of Twelve-Cent Archie, Comics Versus Art, and Unpopular Culture. Benjamin Woo is Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University, Canada. His research examines contemporary geek media cultures, with a particular focus on the producers, institutions, and audiences oriented to comics and graphic novels.
"I would unhesitatingly recommend The Greatest Comic Book of All Time as one of the most important recent publications in comics studies. ... professional comics scholars of every stripe should read it. ... no one has done a better job than Beaty and Woo of showing us just how much bigger our playground could be." (Ben Saunders, Inks The Journal of the Comics Studies Society, Vol. 1 (2), 2017)