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Terry and the Pirates – The Master Collection, Vol. 13

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ODYSSEY OF THE CHINA SEAS
By Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell

This exclusive 13th volume of Terry and the Pirates: The Master Collection is only available through CloverPress.us. Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell tell the history of the comic strip and its impact on culture in the 30s, 40s and beyond! This volume is loaded with behind the scenes sketches, artwork, photos, including many that have never been seen before!

Edited by Dean Mullaney / 11″ x 14″ / hardcover / color and B&W / 192 pp / ISBN 978-1-95103-839-7
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Terry and the Pirates – The Master Collection, Vol. 1

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Written and illustrated by Milton Caniff

The Library of American Comics and Clover Press are proud to publish Terry and the Pirates: The Master Collection. Reproduced from Milton Caniff’s personal set of color syndicate tabloid proofs that were unavailable for previous books, this series is the ultimate edition of Caniff’s masterpiece. We present the Sundays in an unmatched color fidelity and larger than they have ever before been reprinted—an unparalleled upgrade that no Terry fan can afford to pass up.

The complete strip will be collected in twelve deluxe 11″ x 14″ hardcover volumes, with a complementary thirteenth volume by Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell that tells the behind-the-scenes story of the strip.

Terry and the Pirates debuted in October 1934. For the next twelve years, Caniff would weave a spell of exotic adventure, sex appeal, and humor. The cartoonist set the strip in exotic China, where historic events occurring in the region during the 1930s provided the raw material from which he blended fantasy and reality to create an extraordinary graphic narrative. The series introduces young Terry Lee, his adult pal Pat Ryan, their sidekick Connie, as well as an array of unforgettable brigands such as Captains Judas and Blaze, and the two toughest women to ever sail on the China Seas: the alluring Burma and the inimitable Dragon Lady.

No cartoonist has so heavily influenced his medium as has Milton Caniff, and no comic strip has had more imitators than Terry and the Pirates. Terry and the Pirates was read by 31 million newspaper subscribers between 1934 and 1946. Vol. 1 collects all dailies and Sundays from the strip’s beginning on October 22, 1934 through the end of 1935 in a deluxe 192 pp, 11″ x 14″, hardcover.

Edited by Dean Mullaney / 11″ x 14″ / hardcover / color and B&W / 192 pp / ISBN 978-1-95103-839-7
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For Better or For Worse Vol. 7: 2000-2003

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Written and illustrated by Lynn Johnston

The whole family is coming and going in Volume Seven of For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library! Grandpa Jim moves into the Patterson home, while Elizabeth moves in with her boyfriend! Michael and Weed move to Toronto, but then Michael moves again when he and Deanna get married! Plus, the Pattersons step out of their comfort zones when Elly buys a bookstore, Elizabeth starts a teaching job, April forms a garage band, and Michael and Deanna expect their first child! More laughs, tears, heartache and smiles from Lynn Johnston as she takes her strip into the 21st Century! Included are every comic strip from January 2, 2000 to May 27, 2003.

Edited by Dean Mullaney, Lorraine Turner, and Kurtis Findlay / Introduction by Kurtis Findlay / 11″ x 8.5″ / hardcover / color and B&W / 536 pp / ISBN 978-1-68405-896-9
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For Better or For Worse Vol. 6: 1997-1999

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Written and illustrated by Lynn Johnston

Romance is in the air as Michael starts dating a girl he hasn’t seen since childhood. Something tells him that she is “the one,” but only if he can first make it through the stress of attending university! The trials of school affect his younger siblings, as Elizabeth struggles to find her identity in the halls of high school and April begins kindergarten! Meanwhile, Elly has to deal with the loss of a loved one, and John comes to peace with hitting the big 5-0. And if that isn’t enough, Gordon and Tracey have a baby, Weed and Mike go on a world tour, and Lawrence meets his father for the first time! Lynn Johnston closes out the ’90s with pathos, affection, and of course, laughter! Includes every comic strip from September 1, 1996 through the end of 1999.

Edited by Dean Mullaney, Lorraine Turner, and Kurtis Findlay / Introduction by Kurtis Findlay / 11″ x 8.5″ / hardcover / color and B&W / 536 pp / ISBN 978-1-68405-896-9
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Dick Tracy Vol. 29: 1976-1977

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Written and illustrated by Chester Gould

This is it!

After 46-years-two months-and-twenty-one-days writing and drawing Dick Tracy Chester Gould retired at the age of 77. In these historic final strips, Gould pits his dynamic detective against the latest in a long line of grotesque villains—Pucker Puss, the hitman who literally spits death at his opponents. Tracy, meanwhile, takes his law and order campaign to television, while his past catches up to him when a criminal he helped convict twenty years ago puts the detective on his “to kill” list. To round out this volume, the squad room is kept busy with two members of B.O. Plenty’s extended family who are anything but law-abiding—Perfume Plenty and her larcenous cousin Dade. All this and more in the ultimate volume of Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, collecting strips from March 15, 1976 to December 25, 1977.

Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney / Introduction by Max Allan Collins / Afterword by Jeff Kersten / 11″ x 8.5″ / hardcover / B&W / 304 pp / ISBN 978-1-68405-752-8
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Dick Tracy Vol. 28: 1974-1976

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Written and illustrated by Chester Gould

In these latter-day Dick Tracy adventures Chester Gould again proves that he was never one to rest on his laurels. The square-jawed detective fights it out with one thug after another, including Lispy and the visually grotesque villain appropriately named The Brain. These stories are replete with murder, suicide, gangland execution, dope smuggling, a deadly natural disaster, and not one but two main characters on the verge of death. The singular motive behind it all? Money, plenty of money. All this and the return of retired Chief Brandon in the penultimate volume of Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, collecting strips from July 7, 1974 to March 14, 1976.

Edited & designed by Dean Mullaney / Introduction by Max Allan Collins / Afterword by Jeff Kersten / 11″ x 8.5″ / hardcover / B&W / 288 pp / ISBN 978-1-68405-690-3
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Steve Canyon Vol. 11: 1967-1968

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Written and illustrated by Milton Caniff

“Who am I?” “Where am I?” Steve is left with some thorny questions after posing as the leader of a Nazi resurgence organization and teaming with Minerva Kaol in an attempt to flush out this hate-mongering group. If that wasn’t headache enough, guess who’s back from his stay in a Mongolian prison? Doagie Hogan, that’s who! Stateside, Poteet finds a new friend in young aviatrix Bitsy Beekman. Together they tackle drug smuggling, explore the upcoming Olympic games, and deal with the scourge of society—hippies! Milton Caniff offers his unique perspective of the war-torn world of 1967 and ’68 in Steve Canyon, Volume 11!

Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney / Introduction by Bruce Canwell / 11” x 8.5” / hardcover / B&W and color / 336 pp. / ISBN 978-1-68405-751-1
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For Better or For Worse Vol. 5: 1993-1996

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Written and illustrated by Lynn Johnston

This volume features one of the most beloved stories in the strip’s history—the saga of Farley, the family dog. When little April gets into big trouble, it is up to Farley to come to her rescue. But that isn’t the only big event in the lives of the Pattersons. Michael heads off to college and begins his road to journalism. Along the way, he meets his new roommate and is reunited with an old flame. Elizabeth, meanwhile, navigates her teen year, has her first serious relationship, and spends a summer on the farm—a rite of passage that Michael took five years earlier. Back at home, Elly and John deal with adult problems such as house renovations, career changes, and menopause. Lynn Johnston keeps the ongoing narrative fresh and interesting, developing each character in realistic ways while successfully toeing the line between soap opera drama and situation comedy. Includes every comic strip from April 25, 1993 to August 31, 1996.

Edited by Dean Mullaney, Lorraine Turner, and Kurtis Findlay / Introduction by Kurtis Findlay / 11″ x 8.5″ / hardcover / color and B&W / 544 pp / ISBN 978-1-68405-750-4
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