Go, Read: Robert Boyd On Two Recent Comics Histories
The arts writer and one-time, long-time alt-comics industry fixture Robert Boyd has a review up of The Origins Of Comics and Comics: A Global History, 1968 To The Present. There is a lot of writing about comics out there in book form right now, and not of lot of it gets covered and discussed. One thing about an article like Boyd's -- and I'm isolating this recommendation partly because I hope he'll do more with this specific area -- that's welcoming is that it gives you at least some idea of what the books are about even if you don't have time to read them. We rarely think in these terms because it's slightly rude generally and in comics there's a big "buy me if you love me" ethos, but broadening at least your basic awareness of certain ideas through reviews is a time-honored use for that kind of writing.