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Potted Review: Joe Kubert - Man Of Rock

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MAN OF ROCK - A BIOGRAPHY OF JOE KUBERT by BILL SCHELLY

As anyone knows I rarely do reviews - why? I don't get sent copies of books nor do I get paid for them, unlike some other web-sites you see that are dedicated to reviewing comics (the difference is they'll not tell you that Marvel, DC, Image etc etc send over books and a little cash on the side for someone telling the world that an item is worth reading). I do get asked to do reviews from time to time and I consider them carefully, but each and every review I do, unless I state otherwise, is because I like a book and I've gone out and bought it. Having said that I'll be damned if this isn't one of the best comic book biographies I've read since Bill Schelly's tome on Otto Binder. Schelly has a unique gift when it comes to writing these books, and that gift is showing the rest of us how these books should read. He's set the bar high with his previous volumes and this is no exception - it's a b…