Tops: The Complete Collection of Charles Biro's Visionary 1949 Comic Book Series

Charles Biro (Author) Michael T. Gilbert (Editor)
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Fantagraphics Books
Publish Date
January 18, 2022
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About the Author

Charles Biro (1911-1972) was one of the early creative pioneers of the comic book industry. He was instrumental in ushering in the crime genre in 1942 with Crime Does Not Pay, an unusually gritty series that became a target of the anti-comics hysteria of the '40s and '50s. His longest professional affiliation was with the forward-thinking Lev Gleason Publications, for whom he edited Daredevil (not THAT Daredevil), Crime Does Not Pay and, in 1949, an experiment to produce comics for an adult readership, Tops
Michael T. Gilbert has been a professional cartoonist since 1973, writing and drawing characters as diverse as Superman and Spongebob Squarepants. Gilbert's signature character remains his creature fighting hero, Mr. Monster, which he created in 1983. Additionally, Michael has written a comic history column for Roy Thomas's Alter Ego magazine since 1998, and has edited Dark Horse's 2014 The Secret Files of Dr. Drew reprint volume.