From the publisher:
Sense of Wonder is the personal, often funny, sometimes poignant recollections of Bill Schelly's years as a comic book collector and fanzine publisher in the 1960s and 1970s.
Fandom's leading historian recounts his strange-but-true encounters with Steve Ditko, Dr. Frederic Wertham, Jim Shooter, Bob Kane and more, in this beautifully-written, highly readable text. It's all here: the fans, the dealers, the comicons, and more, including a special introduction by Rascally Roy Thomas!
"[Sense of Wonder is] charmingly nostalgic, intimate and heart-warming. Schelly's trip through the wilderness years of fandom echoes what so many of us felt when we made a magic connection with other comics fans." -- Paul LevitzFrom the back cover:"Bill Schelly has an obsessive yet intelligent passion for things many might consider marginal if not bizarre--always the mark of an interesting mind." -- Tom Robbins Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates"
Despite the fact that my discovery of comic books pre-dates Bill Schelly's by decades, our experiences were eerily similar. I had a vivid recall of reading Action Comics starring Superman in the late 1930s. If you've ever liked comic books, you'll love SENSE OF WONDER." -- Joe Kubert Legendary Comics Artist
Bill Schelly's fascinating story is accompanies by more than 150 photographs and illustrations, including rare work by...Neal AdamsC.C. BeckDave CockrumSteve DitkoDick GiordanoMike KalutaGil KaneJack KirbyDon Newton Joe SinnottWally Wood ...and many more!