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The Complete Little Orphan Annie Volume Five: 1933-1935

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Together with the blind fiddler, “Uncle” Dan, Annie square off against the Chizzler, then embarks on her first novel-length adventure. In a story lasting nearly a full year, Annie’s supposed “real” parents-Boris and Libby Bleek, leaders of the criminal Ghost Gang-gain legal custody of her, while “Daddy” Warbucks is hounded into jail by the unscrupulous politician, Phil O. Bluster. “The One-Way “Road to Justice” leaves a penniless Annie and “Daddy” and on the bum amidst the Great Depression. Containing every daily and color Sunday strip from July 1933 through February…read more

Star Hawks Volume Two: 1978-1979

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This second of three volumes reprints more than 300 strips in a unique two-tier format, seven days a week. The Library of American Comics edition reproduces each strip on its own page so readers can relish Gil Kane’s incredible achievement. Included are all strips from August 11, 1978 – June 10, 1979. Star Hawks takes place in the “Barnum System” that Ron Goulart used in several of his novels. Library Of American Comics, December 2017 Written by Ron Goulart and Archie Goodwin Illustrated by Gil Kane, Howard Chaykin and Ernie Colon Edited…read more

The Complete Little Orphan Annie Volume One: 1924-1927

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The Complete Little Orphan Annie is the second series to be released under IDW’s The Library of American Comics imprint, edited and designed by Dean Mullaney.  Volume One will contain more than 1,000 daily comics in nine complete stories, from the very first strip in August 1924 through October 1927. In the pages of “Will Tomorrow Ever Come?” readers will discover how Annie escapes the orphanage and is ultimately adopted by “Daddy;” how she finds that loveable mutt Sandy and rescues him from being tortured; how she meets the Silos, who become…read more

The Complete Little Orphan Annie Volume Three: 1929-1931

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Now with Sundays in color for the first time in more than 75 years. The action never stops as Annie gets shipwrecked with Spike Marlin. Then the Depression and rival businessmen wreck “Daddy” Warbucks’s empire, leaving him broke and ruined. Annie gets a job, while “Daddy” finds work as a truck driver. But a near fatal accident leaves him…well, we don’t want to give away the plot! Let’s just say that with Flop-House Bill at his side, “Daddy” tries to claw his way back to the top! Library Of American…read more

The Complete Little Orphan Annie Volume Two: 1927-1929

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America’s spunkiest kid stands for fair play as she gives the scoundrels and rats their just desserts! Little Orphan Annie-the original female comics hero-takes on chiseling business men and a gang of thieves, armed only with her sharp wit and mean left hook. Then she helps her surrogate parents by nursing “Daddy” Warbucks to health and helping save the Silos’ family farm. Library Of American Comics, January 2009 320 pages, 11″ x 8.5″ ISBN 978-1-60010-197-7 $39.99 USD Order online: Amazon Following Annie into her second volume and we start to see a…read more

Bravo For Adventure

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This deluxe hardcover from IDW’s Library of American Comics contains all three of The Genius’s stories starring Jesse Bravo, knock-about pilot and reluctant swashbuckler, including the original graphic novel that’s been out of print for 30 years. Also included are never-before-seen pencil roughs, preliminary drawings, and story fragments, as well as Toth’s own coloring samples for an edition that never saw print, and-freed from storage after 40 years-some of the coloring for what was intended to be Bravo’s original 1975 first printing in France! The ultimate Bravo for Adventure, published…read more

Alex Raymond’s Rip Kirby Vol 1: 1946-1948

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A solid look into “the first modern detective”, IDW’s Library Of American Comics presents a wonderful look into post war crime fiction. The first volume of Alex Raymond’s modernist classic reproduces, from syndicate proof sheets, every strip from the beginning, March 4, 1946, through December 4, 1948. Co-written with Ward Greene, the stories sometimes address then-contemporary issues, including trafficking in black market babies and the attempt to limit the proliferation of atomic and biological weapons. But the real star is Raymond’s lush and incomparable brushwork. Edited and designed by Eisner…read more

Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland

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A fantastic look at a period in a creator’s career, Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland is a must-have for fans of this artist. This luscious, oversized hardcover volume collects as many Brian Bolland-illustrated Judge Dredd stories as THE LAW* will allow! (*Seriously, there’s one we can’t publish. Ever.) Within these hallowed covers the turmoil of John Wagner’s Mega-City One rages, captured in such legendary tales as “Luna-1 War,” “The Cursed Earth,” The Day the Law Died!,” “Judge Death,” and many more.  IDW Publishing , December 2012 Hardcover 9.25” x…read more

The Complete Steve Canyon Vol 1: 1947-1948

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Being very new to newspaper comic strips the launch of The Complete Steve Canyon Volume 1: 1947-1948 seemed to be a big deal and enough to warrant some attention. Choosing not to preorder from my local comic shop this book nonetheless came home with me after a quick thumbing. Steve Canyon like you’ve never seen it before—reproduced in color directly from Milton Caniff’s personal set of syndicate proofs! For the first time, the definitive edition of Caniff’s famous flyboy featuring every Sunday in color and the daily strips in their…read more

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