I had heard a lot about this book, and I really enjoyed "The Yiddish Policemans Ball", but somehow....it was good, but not incredible. Very John Irving. That's not really a bad thing as I have a full set of John Irving's novels on the book shelf - but more about him later.
Its a mix of a coming of age story and a fairly accurate behind the scenes look at the birth of the comic book industry. I would recommend it, but the Yiddish Policemans Ball is better.