King Aroo Vol. 1: 1950-1952


Written and illustrated by Jack Kent

The postage-stamp-sized kingdom of Myopia is presided over by kindly King Aroo and his faithful (if sometimes prickly) retainer, Yupyop. The King turns to Professor Yorgle for wisdom, Wanda Witch for magic spells, the kangaroo mailman, Mr. Pennipost, for news from far and wide…and looks for love from the Beautiful Princess From the Kingdom Next Door.

Volume One celebrates the strip’s brilliance by presenting every daily and Sunday strip from the beginning in 1950 through 1952, reproduced from original artwork and syndicate proofs from the Jack Kent Estate, and includes a new essay by Bruce Canwell featuring the most in-depth biography of Kent’s early life and career ever published.

Edited and Designed by Dean Mullaney / Foreword by Sergio Aragones / Introduction by Bruce Canwell / 9.5″ x 7.5″ / hardcover / B&W / 340 pp / ISBN 978-1-60010-581-4