The Comic Book Story of Video Games, Book Review

The Comic Book Story of Video Games
The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution

By Jonathan Hennessy, art by Jack McGowan

A complete, illustrated history of video games--highlighting the machines, games, and people who have made gaming a worldwide, billion-dollar industry/artform--told in a graphic novel format.

Author Jonathan Hennessey and illustrator Jack McGowan present the first full-color, chronological origin story for this hugely successful, omnipresent artform and business. Hennessey provides readers with everything they need to know about video games--from their early beginnings during World War II to the emergence of arcade games in the 1970s to the rise of Nintendo to today's app-based games like Angry Birds and Pokemon Go. Hennessey and McGowan also analyze the evolution of gaming as an artform and its impact on society. Each chapter features spotlights on major players in the development of games and gaming that contains everything that gamers and non-gamers alike need to understand and appreciate this incredible phenomenon.

My Thoughts: I was super happy to get this book from the publisher because it's pretty rare that I get to review a comic book! Of course as usual all opinions are my own. The whole book was so much fun! I loved the retro comic book artwork. It goes through a history of video games and touches on a lot of different characters in the field. I was impressed with how much that was included and the book was still fun! 

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