About the Swingin’ 60s Anthology
The Swingin’ 60s Anthology is an anthology inspired by the silver age of comics. It includes five short comics, many of which are drawn and told with the bright colors and intense action of comics from the 60s era. If you love old-school comics, this anthology is worth checking out. The creators of this anthology banded together in hopes of supporting the World Health Organization, so instead of paying for the collection traditionally, they encourage you to grab a copy for free and make a donation. You can also get additional content if you provide proof of your donation.
The Swingin’ 60s anthology is jam-packed with five fantastic and groovy comic stories. Whether you are well-versed in the silver age of comics or new to this stunning and colorful area, you will find fun stories inside of this 43-page anthology.
The Swingin’ 60s Anthology is available now on their website. You can download the anthology for free, and if you make a donation to the WHO and send them a copy of your receipt before June 4th, 2021, they‘ll send you a Behind-The-Scenes Packet.
The Swingin’ 60s Anthology was edited by Zev Hatfield, with co-editing by Adam Burt and Catherine Broxton. Each of the editors also wrote stories for the anthology. Many of the contributors involved found each other through Gail Simone’s #ComicsSchool community.
Other Contributors include:
- Joni Hägg (Writer)
- Michael Norwitz (Writer)
- Vinicius Baltar (Artist)
- Dan Yell (Artist)
- Chris Doray (Artist)
- Samuel Purata (Artist)
- Michael J. Scully (Artist)
The Swingin’ 60s Anthology – Stories and Art
This anthology has colorful and fun stories that genuinely embody the vibe of the Silver Age of comics. Even in the more series stories, the colors are vibrant, and the artwork is action-packed, which quickly calls to mind the glory days of creators like Jack Kirby and Stan Lee.
The stories are adapted to modern audiences, while comics in the 60s tended to be heavy on exposition and dialog, this anthology fits into the current zeitgeist with witty and clever storytelling. There are points in some of the stories where they even point out with visual gags how exposition-heavy these comics could be, which was a joy to see.
Overall this is a fun anthology with dedicated, up-and-coming contributors. So if you want something fun to read to tune out some of the doom and gloom of the real world, it’s worth checking out!
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