Popeye : The Classic Newspaper Comics by Bobby London, Volume Two: 1989-1992
When we say "complete," we mean COMPLETE! Bobby London's take on
the Sailor Man has often been overshadowed by his being fired from
the strip in 1992, ostensibly for presenting a storyline that was
an allegory about abortion. In that ultimate tale, Olive had become
addicted to the Home Shopping Network and ordered a Baby Brutus
mechanical doll. When Popeye insists that she get rid of the
"baby," two priests mistakenly believe that the baby is real and
that Olive is going exercise her pro-choice rights. King Features
Syndicate pulled the final three weeks of strips and daily
newspapers began running reprints. Story over in mid-stream.
Now, twenty-two years later, thanks to the kind cooperation of the good folks at King Features, those three weeks will be included in this second volume of our series. But wait…that's not all! Turns out that Bobby London produced an additional six weeks of strips beyond the three that were pulled from syndication! This book contains—for the first time anywhere—ALL NINE weeks of "censored" Bobby London Popeye strips. Trust us, it's worth the wait!
8.5” x 7.5”
B&W hardcover-with-dustjacket, 344 pp, $39.99.
Li'l Abner Vol. 7: 1947-1948
Edited by Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell.
Shmoo’s Who?! What has been called
“the greatest run of Li’l Abner ever” begins with
Abner and Daisy Mae on a quest to locate the elusive Stanley
Steamer. Meanwhile, Kickapoo Joy Juice prevents atomic disaster,
while Fearless Fosdick tackles Anyface and the Chippendale Chair.
“Evil Eye” Fleegle and Stupefyin’ Jones make
their inaugural appearances (not together, thank goodness), and
Tenderleif Ericson creates a memorable Sadie Hawkins Day, by
Yiminy! But when Abner makes a trip to the Valley of the Shmoon, he
finds mankind’s greatest benefactor—and mankind’s
gravest threat! Laughs, thrills, and a healthy dose of gorgeous
women all await in Li’l Abner Volume
9.25" x 12.5" hardcover-with-dustjacket, 272 pp.,
LOAC Essentials Vol. 6: Baron Bean 1917
Edited by Dean Mullaney and with an Introduction by Jared Gardner.
The New York Journal of Books said that the first
volume of LOAC Essentials (Baron Bean 1916)
“sets the standard for archival and reprint quality.”
The Washington Times wrote that it’s
“beautiful. It showcases showcases Mr. Herriman’s
developing style and his move toward a combination of absurdity,
surrealism, and art deco.”
LOAC Essentials Volume Six presents the second year of George Herriman’s much-lauded masterpiece. These strips are nearly a century old and are reprinted here for the first time ever.
Oblong 11.5” x
4.25” hardcover, 328 pp, $24.99.
Superman : Silver Age Dailies Vol. 3: 1963-1966
by Jerry Siegel and
Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney, Introduction by Sidney Friedfertig, Cover by Pete Poplaski.
The third volume of the Superman Silver Age daily
newspaper strips presents the never-before reprinted stories from
November 1963 through the series conclusion in April 1966. Wayne
Boring provides the classic 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, Leo
Dorfman, Otto Binder, Robert Bernstein, Edmund Hamilton—and
drawn in comic books by Curt Swan, Al Plastino, Kurt
Schaffenberger, and Pete Costanza.
Stories include “Lex Luthor, Daily Planet Editor,” “Superman’s Sacrifice,” “The “Man Who Stole Superman’s Secret Life "Lois Lane’s Love Trap," “Clark Kent in the Big House,” and “The Goofy Superman,” among others.
More than 750 daily strips—over two years worth of stories—from Earth-N (for Newspapers) that comic book fans have not previously seen.
Oversized 11” x
8.5” full-color hardcover-with-dustjacket, 264 pp,
Superman TM and © DC
Batman : Silver Age Newspaper Comics Vol. 2: 1968-1969
by Whitney Ellsworth,
Joe Giella, and Al Plastino
Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney, Introduction by Joe Desris, Covers by Pete Poplaski.
In this second Batman volume produced
in partnership with DC Entertainment, the Dynamic Duo’s
rare 1960s newspaper adventures continue. Will Batman and
Robin escape the double-dealings of Madame Zodiac and
the redoubtable Blue Max? Can the Caped Crusader survive
being trapped on an island with an atomic time bomb? Can his
friend Superman save him, when the Man of Steel might not
even be able to save himself? Can Aquaman rescue them both?
The answers to these questions—and more—are in
this breathtaking Bat-Volume!—reprinting all daily
and Sunday strips from January 1, 1968 through May 31, 1969!
Batman was created by Bob Kane.
Oversized 11” x
8.5” full-color hardcover-with-dustjacket, 280 pp,
Batman TM and © DC
Steve Canyon Vol 5: 1955-1956
Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney, Essay by Bruce Canwell.
Milton Caniff’s square-jawed hero is back
in Asia and crossing paths with old friends and new enemies. Doe
Redwood and the Hall family reappear on the scene, as does another
young friend who is working hard to grow up. There are also more
hearts and flowers in store within the tangled web that ensnares
Steve, Summer Olson, and Copper Calhoon, while Happy Easter returns
stateside but ends up having a Gay old time on the Savannah. As
1956 races to a conclusion, a new member of the Canyon clan steps
on-stage—get ready to meet Cousin Poteet! There’s
plenty of adventure on land, sea, and air in the fifth volume of
Oversized 11” x
8.5” full-color hardcover-with-dustjacket, 336 pp,