NEW RELEASES

    Superman : Silver Age Dailies Vol. 2: 1961-1963

    by Jerry Siegel and Wayne Boring
    Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney, Introduction by Sidney Friedfertig. Cover by Pete Poplaski.

    The second volume of  the Superman Silver Age daily newspaper strips presents the never-before reprinted stories from August 1961 through November 1963. Wayne Boring provides the artwork, and once again, Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel scripts adaptations of stories that first appeared in comic books. Siegel and Boring offer alternate versions of now classic stories originally written by Siegel himself, Batman co-creator Bill Finger, Edmund Hamilton, and Leo Dorfman—and drawn in comic books by Curt Swan, Al Plastino, Kurt Schaffenberger, and Boring himself.

    Stories include "The Feud Between Superman and Clark Kent," "The Day Superman Broke the Law," "The Reporter of Steel," "Lois Lane's Revenge on Superman," "The Invisible Lois Lane," and "The Man Who Betrayed Superman's Identity," among others.

    Oversized 11” x 8.5” full-color hardcover-with-dustjacket, 288 pp, $49.99. ISBN 978-1-61377-923-1.

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    Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim Vol. 4: 1942-1944

    by Alex Raymond
    Writing assist by Don Moore. Edited by Dean Mullaney, Designed by Lorraine Turner. Introduction by Bruce Canwell.

    The grand conclusion to the multple Eisner Award-nominated edition of Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim. Reproduced in the oversized Champagne Edition format are Raymond's spectacular Sunday pages from 1942 through 1944; also included is the first storyline by Austin Briggs, who followed Raymond's tenure.

    Champagne edition 12" x 16" hardcover, 156 pp., $75.00. ISBN 978-1-61377-917-0.

    Popeye : The Classic Newspaper Comics by Bobby London, Volume One: 1986-1989

    Series edited by Dean Mullaney, Introduction by Andrew Farago

    Famed Dirty Duck and Air Pirates cartoonist Bobby London's more than six-year run on the Popeye newspaper strip has been hailed both as a unique original creation and as an homage to Elzie Segar's larger Thimble Theatre vision. "Segar was the seminal [comic strip] influence in my career," the cartoonist said. London updated the strip to reflect current pop culture and also brought back the extended story format favored by Segar. London gives us new yet familiar versions of Popeye, Olive Oyl, Swee' Pea, and Wimpy, as well as Popeye's Pappy, Olive's brother Castor, Eugene the Jeep, Bernice the Whiffle Hen, the menacing Sea Hag, Alice the Goon, and more!

    Bobby London's take on the Sailor Man has often been overshadowed by his being dismissed from the strip in 1992. Now, more than twenty years later, Bobby London fans, as well as Popeye fans, can rejoice with this first of two volumes that will collect every one of his daily Popeye strips.

    8.5” x 7.5” B&W hardcover-with-dustjacket, 344 pp, $39.99.

    Dick Tracy Vol. 16: 1954-1956

    by Chester Gould
    Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney.
    Introduction by Max Allan Collins, Historical Essay by Jeff Kersten.

    In Volume Sixteen—reprinting strips from October 25, 1954 through May 13, 1956—Chester Gould presents an amazing number of memorable characters: grotesques such as the murderous Rughead and a 467-lb. killer named Oodles, health faddist George Ozone and his wild boys named Neki and Hokey, the despicable "Nothing" Yonson, the amoral teenager Joe Period, and introduces nightclub photog-turned policewoman Lizz,. Plus for the first time Gould brings back an old villain: Mumbles, who was thought drowned in 1947. And finally, he introduces what may be his most mature story of the 1950s—starring none other than Flattop Jr.!

    Oversized 11" x 8.5" hardcover-with-dustjacket, 276 pp, $39.99

    Steve Canyon Vol 4: 1953-1954

    by Milton Caniff
    Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney, Essay by Bruce Canwell.

    The fourth volume of The Complete Steve Canyon opens with Steve as the newly-minted Light Colonel bringing the jet age to the town of Indian Cape—and the natives are after an old friend’s scalp! Can Steve and new sidekick Pipper the Piper find a way to still an entire town’s wrath? Canyon encounters old friends throughout 1953 and into 1954: Princess Snowflower, the irascible Dogie Hogan, and the leader of a band of Hooligans on horseback. Of course, there are girls, girls, girls—Herself Muldoon, Summer Olson, plus Miss Mizzou, still wearing that trenchcoat! Then Steve looks up the Indexes, and the sparks really start to fly near the top of the world!

    Oversized 11” x 8.5” full-color hardcover-with-dustjacket, 336 pp, $49.99. ISBN: 978-1-61377-855-5

    Batman : Silver Age Newspaper Comics Vol. 1: 1966-1967

    by Whitney Ellsworth, Sheldon Moldoff, Carmine Infantino, and Joe Giella
    Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney, Introduction by Joe Desris, Covers by Pete Poplaski.

    The Silver Age Caped Crusader comes to the Library of American Comics! In partnership with DC Entertainment, LOAC gives the deluxe archival treatment to the classic 1960s Batman newspaper strip. This first volume, reprinting all B&W dailies and color Sundays from 1966 and 1967—nearly 600 consecutive comics—features an all-star list of Batman and Robin characters, including Catwoman, the Penguin, the Joker, Poison Ivy, and Batgirl! All with an in-depth history of the strip by Batman expert Joe Desris.

    Oversized 11” x 8.5” full-color hardcover-with-dustjacket, 280 pp, $49.99. ISBN: 978-1-61377-845-6.

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