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
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
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