GN last edited by pikahyper on 11/10/19 12:42PM View full history

From the co-creator of the New York Times best-selling The Comic Book Story of Beer, 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 giftable graphic novel style. Jonathan Hennessey and Jack McGowan provide 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 Pokémon 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.


  • Totally Tubular - The Tech Evolution That Made Gaming Possible
  • They're Here...! - The Earliest Early Video Games
  • Transistors - This Means SPACEWAR!
  • Cold on the Cold War - Gaming Heats Up!
  • They Heyday of Atari - Video Games' First Dynasty
  • The Golden Age of Arcade Games - Video Games Give No Quarter


none of this issue.

Story Arcs

none of this issue.

User reviews Add new review

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.