‘Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow’ Book Review

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on September 9, 2012

Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?
By Brian Files
Softcover, 202 pages ($14.95)

Depicting a boy’s relationship with his father over a span of years between the 1939 Worlds Fair and the final Apollo space mission in 1975, this delightful “graphic novel” is actually a bigger, more insightful tale of growing up in America during a time of change, promise and uncertainty. Using a variety of visual formats (comic-book panels, colors, paper textures, and backgrounds), it’s a warm, nostalgic sweep through the memories of an era when bustling technology, world politics, explosive pop culture and the booming space race all pointed to a future that never quite arrived the way everyone seemed to think it would. 

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