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Buz Sawyer (Vol. 4): Zazarof’s Revenge

Frontier Oil, believing that the mysterious Mr. Zazarof is behind the sabotage of their oil wells, sends Buz Sawyer, their top troubleshooter, to Switzerland to investigate. Zazarof, it turns out, is all smiles and he invites Buz to go mountain…
Buz Sawyer Vol 3 Typhoons and Honeymoons cover

Buz Sawyer (Vol. 3): Typhoons and Honeymoons

Buz Sawyer, adventurer, bon vivant, and former bachelor, can’t let a little thing like romance and marriage slow him down. Buz knows that Christy is the only woman for him — brave, beautiful, and able to handle herself when the…

Buz Sawyer (Vol. 2): Sultry’s Tiger

World War II has ended, and with so many pilots mustered out at the end of the war, jobs for pilots are hard to find, and Buz’s record as a “hot-shot” pilot does not recommend him to commercial airlines. While…

Buz Sawyer (Vol. 1): The War in the Pacific

Roy Crane created the adventure comic strip with Wash Tubbs, and many a superhero owes a debt to Crane’s square-jawed, hard-hitting adventurer Captain Easy. But during World War II, he left the Captain Easy strip to create a more realistic…

The George Herriman Library: Krazy & Ignatz 1916-1918

For nearly 30 years, George Herriman’s hilarious, poetic masterpiece Krazy Kat graced the Sunday pages of America’s newspapers. Featuring the love triangle of “kat,” “mice,” and “pupp,” each of Herriman’s pages is a work of transcendent art, crackling with verbal wit and…

Prince Valiant Vol 2: 1939-1940

Continuing the epic journey of Hal Foster’s most famous creation, Prince Valiant Volume 2: 1939-1940 brings Val into conflict with the Huns and Rome itself. In this second volume, Prince Valiant helps his father reclaim his throne in the kingdom…

Amazing Mysteries: The Bill Everett Archives, Vol. 1

After thoroughly enjoying Fire & Water, Bell’s biography of Bill Everett, I eagerly awaited this first collection of early Everett comics. This book collects over 200 pages of this never-before-reprinted work from titles such as Amazing Mystery Funnies (1938), Amazing-Man Comics (1939), Target Comics (1940), Heroic Comics (1940),…

Captain Easy Vol. 1

I gave Roy Crane’s Captain Easy, Soldier Of Fortune: The Complete Sunday Newspaper Strips Volume 1 1933-1935 a good thumbing many, many times before picking it up. The artwork was too simple, the stories silly. One day in my local comic shop…
Prince Valiant Vol 7 1949 1950 cover

Prince Valiant Vol 7: 1949-1950

Another excellent volume in the march of Hal Foster’s creation, Prince Valiant Volume 7: 1949-1950 shines on Princess Aleta. You might think that birth of Prince Valiant’s son Arn at the end of the previous volume would have slowed down…

Night Fisher

R. Kikuo Johnson set the comic world on fire with his 2005 debut Night Fisher.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t reading non-superhero comics then and never heard of it.  Big mistake. First-rate prep school, S.U.V., and a dream house in the heights: This…