The Comic Book Story of Video Games

The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution

by Jonathan Hennessey; artwork by Jack McGowan

A complete, illustrated history of video games--highlighting the machines, games, and people who have made gaming a worldwide, billion-dollar industry/artform--told in a graphic novel format.

Author Jonathan Hennessey and illustrator Jack McGowan present the first full-color, chronological origin story for this hugely successful, omnipresent artform and business. Hennessey provides readers with everything they need to know about video games--from their early beginnings during World War II to the emergence of arcade games in the 1970s to the rise of Nintendo to today's app-based games like Angry Birds and Pokemon Go. Hennessey and McGowan also analyze the evolution of gaming as an artform and its impact on society. Each chapter features spotlights on major players in the development of games and gaming that contains everything that gamers and non-gamers alike need to understand and appreciate this incredible phenomenon.

Recent Reviews


Andy Justice

5 Stars

if you could tell by my title, this was one heck of a book! I love games and collect comics! This gives you some history while being able to SEE the history! I would have loved it without the illustrations, but it made it a WHOLE lot better!…

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Lakesha Foster

4 Stars

I liked this book. The story was very good to read. I did learn alot about the history of the video games. I liked how the story described different types pf video games. I believe that the author should continued to write more comics of the…

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V. sandra L.

3.5 Stars

 Everyone who likes  video games  will find this  book very interesting  because it is   written in…

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Interesting and fun

Diane Estrella

4 Stars

I got this book to give to my 15 year old son as a Christmas gift. He is not a big book reader, but this subject is near-and-dear to his heart, so I know he will thoroughly enjoy…

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