What Fools These Mortals Be: The Story of Puck (2014) – By Jason S. Lockard

The  Library of American Comics and IDW Publishing has joined forces to bring us some of the best comics in American history. One such comic is the legendary American humor magazine, Puck, that helped turn political cartooning into a fine art form.

Puck was published from 1877 to 1918 and focused on major political themes. Puck was ground breaking because of it’s lavish color, full-page and two-page center-spread cartoons, weekly color lithographs and in those years it was completely unheard-of.

At nearly 300 pages we not only get the comics, but we get an amazing history of how Puck came into existence and backgrounds on the comics. The artwork is stunning and the comics are funny. This truly the first opportunity for people to get to see Puck and what a way to do it! IDW and The Library of American Comics hit this one out of the park.  

If you love lavish coffee table books or conversation starters this is an absolute must have! Plus it is an amazing piece of history that history buffs would love to own! At the time of this writing Christmas is right around the corner this would be the perfect Christmas gift! Head over to www.IDWPublishing.com and find out how to get a copy for yourself or someone else.

Moral Rating: Nothing offensive
Audience: teens and adults
Genre: comic book
Released: 2014
Rating: A