Vault of Midnight is excited to present a book signing with Alex Irvine, author of The Comic Book Story of Baseball: The Heroes, Hustlers, and History-Making Swings (and Misses) of America’s National Pastime, a graphic novel-style history of baseball, providing an illustrated look at the major games, players, and rule changes that shaped the sport.
The signing will take place at Vault of Midnight Detroit on Saturday, July 6th from 1-3:00pm, prior to the Tigers vs. Red Sox game at Comerica Park!
The Comic Book Story of Baseball steps up to the plate and covers all the bases in illustrating the origin of America’s national pastime, presenting a complete look at the beginnings (both real and legendary), developments, triumphs, and tragedies of baseball. This meticulously researched graphic novel also breaks down the cultural impact and significance of the sport both in America and overseas (including Japan, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic), from the early days of America to the flying W outside Wrigley Field in 2016.
Featuring members of Baseball’s Hall of Fame and modern day stand-outs—including Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, the 1930s New York Yankees, the 2004 Boston Red Sox, the 2016 Chicago Cubs, and more—The Comic Book Story of Baseball spotlights the players, teams, games, and moments that built the sport’s legacy and ensured its popularity.
(Synopsis courtesy of Random House)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Alex Irvine has written more than thirty books, both his own original fiction (Buyout, The Narrows, Mystery Hill, A Scattering of Jades) and licensed work for Marvel, Hasbro, Warner Brothers, Fox, Blizzard, Legendary, and other international entertainment companies. He has also written comics (Daredevil Noir, Iron Man: Rapture, Hellstorm, Son of Satan: Equinox), games, and animation.
A Michigan native who now resides in Maine, Irvine is also a one-time Jeopardy! champ.