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Little Orphan Annie Vol. 17: 1953-1955 — Fifty Miles from Nowhere

$49.99

Written and illustrated by Harold Gray

Kidnapped by thugs and held at gunpoint, Annie is still in deadly peril from “Daddy” Warbucks’s enemies. But that’s not the only threat facing the peripatetic moptop. She has to go toe-to-toe with mobsters and crooked politicians, match wits with flimflam artists, and fend off a hitchhiking racket. When she’s finally reunited with “Daddy,” Punjab and the Asp explain that they’re in hiding, having just rescued the now-bedridden Warbucks from months of torture and brainwashing. When the financier’s enemies catch up with him again, the only hope Annie has may rest with an attic full of ghosts! In the final story, Annie and her friend Gini learn that the promise of “dreams come true” and a fairy tale castle don’t always turn out as expected. Little Orphan Annie Vol. 17 reprints the complete daily and Sunday comics from July 6, 1953 to May 1, 1955.

Edited and Designed by Dean Mullaney / Introduction by Jeet Heer / 11″ x 8.5″ / hardcover / B&W and color / 304 pp / ISBN
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Dick Tracy Vol. 29: 1976-1977

$44.99

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 squadroom 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 / 300 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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Dick Tracy 80th Anniversary Celebration!

$19.99

Written and illustrated by Chester Gould

Highlights from Dick Tracy’s long and storied career, as chosen by comics historian and writer Jay Maeder. This 144-page trade paperback contains the Best of the Best sequences from the 1930s through the 1970s, and is a great introduction to the character for new readers and old ones alike. Featuring villains such as Doc Hump, The Blank, B.B. Eyes, Flattop, The Brow, Shaky, Mumbles, T.V. Wiggles, Model, Rughead, and Flattop Jr.!

Edited and with an Introduction by Jay Maeder /  8.5″ x 11″ / TPB / B&W / 144 pp / ISBN 978-1-60010-671-2
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For Better or For Worse Vol. 4: 1990-1993

$49.99

Written and illustrated by Lynn Johnston

This volume includes the story that earned Lynn Johnston a Pulitzer Prize nomination. The ’90s start with a bang for the Pattersons when Elly finds out she is pregnant! Follow April Patterson as she grows from a toddler to a three year old, all in this single volume, but that isn’t all the excitement in the house, especially when there is a teenager around. Michael gets his first summer job, a steady girlfriend, and a driver’s license—if he passes the test. Adolescence is just as challenging for Elizabeth, who navigates middle school, learns to cope with the stigma of wearing glasses, and is peer-pressured into smoking a cigarette! Meanwhile, John succumbs to his (first) mid-life crisis when he buys his first model train. The highlight of this collection, however, is Lawrence’s coming out story, a tender and compassionate tale of gender identity and acceptance for which Lynn was deservedly nominated for the newspaper industry’s top honor. Includes every comic strip from December 10, 1989 to April 24, 1993.

Edited by Dean Mullaney, Lorraine Turner, and Kurtis Findlay / Foreword by Paige Braddock / Introduction by Kurtis Findlay / 11″ x 8.5″ / hardcover / color and B&W / 544 pp / ISBN 978-1-68405-585-2
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For Better or For Worse Vol. 3: 1986-1989

$49.99

Written and illustrated by Lynn Johnston

No phone, no light, no motor car, not a single luxury—John and Phil’s canoe trip turns them into castaways on an island! Once back in civilization, John solves his mid-life crisis by buying a sportscar, and Elly improbably winds up in front of a judge as a result! Michael enters junior high school, but not before learning a different sort of life lessons at summer camp with a girl named Martha, while Liz loses her first tooth, gets her ears pierced, and finds herself in a “Mean Girls” situation with her friends at school. Then it’s wedding bells for Uncle Phil, and Lawrence moves back to town—with a new family of his own! Volume Three, which collects the complete daily and Sunday comics from July 6, 1986 through December 9, 1989, brings to a close the first decade of Lynn Johnston’s modern masterwork, but of course, the story is just getting started …

Edited by Dean Mullaney, Lorraine Turner, and Kurtis Findlay / Foreword by Jean Schulz / Introduction by Kurtis Findlay / 11″ x 8.5″ / hardcover / color and B&W / 552 pp / ISBN 978-1-68405-426-8
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