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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

Treasures Retold: The Lost Art of Alex Toth

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A blockbuster collection of rare and little seen stories and artwork by the legendary Alex Toth. Included are complete stories from the 1950s and beyond, recently discovered color animation storyboards and presentation drawings, sketches and doodles, industrial comics, and individual pages from obscure comics and magazines. It’s a treasure trove that makes a fitting companion to the three-time Eisner Award-winning Alex Toth: Genius trilogy. IDW Publishing, July 2019 ISBN 978-1-68405-412-1 9.5” x 13” Hardcover, 280 pages Order online: Amazon, Indigo I’ve slowly accepted the fact that there can never be too many…read more

The Complete Little Orphan Annie Volume Four: 1932-1933

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“Daddy” Warbucks takes a new wife, Annie’s in the clutches of the Sisters of Suppression, and the spunkiest kid in America is destined for adventures in Cosmic City. Containing every daily and Sunday strip from January, 1932 through July, 1933, with the dailies printed directly from Harold Gary’s original artwork. Library Of American Comics, December 2009 276 pages, 11″ x 8.5″ ISBN 978-1-60010-445-9 $49.99 USD Order online: Amazon Volume four brings a “mother” to Annie and another road trip. Plus more insight into Warbucks’ inner circle. Gray takes an interesting approach to…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

Star Hawks Volume One: 1977-1978

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In the mid 1970s, when science fiction was primarily read by hard-core fans and Star Wars had yet to enter the cultural zeitgeist, Ron Goulart and Gil Kane created Star Hawks, an innovative two-tier science fiction comic strip that brought a comic book design sensibility to the newspaper page. But Star Hawks was shelved by the syndicate before it began. Then Star Wars was released and with science fiction suddenly in vogue, Star Hawks was dusted off and rushed into newspapers. Forty years after its debut, Star Hawks still looks…read more

King Of The Comics: 100 Years Of King Features

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For a century readers around the world have started the day with King Features comics in their daily newspapers and now on their digital devices. This first-ever compendium celebrates those 100 years with more than 600 fantastic images! Popeye! Flash Gordon! Krazy Kat! Beetle Bailey! Blondie! Mutts! Prince Valiant! Maggie & Jiggs! Hägar the Horrible! Betty Boop! Barney Google and Snuffy Smith! Zits! Steve Canyon! Happy Hooligan! Polly and Her Pals! Baby Blues! Bizarro! Hi & Lois! and many more…100 years of comics presented by an award-winning team of comics…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

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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