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1964 New York Comicon True Story Behind Worlds 1st Comic Con

(W) J. Ballman. This book tells the epic story of the first comic collectors and their efforts to organize the world's first comic book convention. Featured is a complete blow-by-blow account of the convention with over 300 photographs and 45 pages of known biographical information about the 56 original attendees, including a 15-year-old future Game of Thrones writer George R. R. Martin and a young Len Wein, years before he created Wolverine and the new X-Men. Also presented are early 1960s interviews with Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Julius Schwartz, and more, along with long-lost art by Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, and Curt Swan, and a complete reprinting of the 1964 New York Comicon program booklet..