By Harvey Pekar, Nancy J. Peters, Penelope Rosemont, Joyce Brabner, Trina Robbins and Tuli Kupferberg
(Hill and Wang; 199 pages; $22)
We haven’t had a chance to check out the graphic novel The Beats: A Graphic History so for now we’re relying on Gerald Nicosia’s review in last Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle. He points out some troubling factual errors, some fairly egregious ones in fact, but is evenhanded enough to point out the books strong points, of which there seem to be many.
However, our favorite, without a doubt the most amusing & no holds barred vicious review, comes via The Oregonian by Richard Melzer.
Once we get a look at it, we’ll throw in our two cents.