Li’l Abner Vol. 9: 1951-1952


Written and illustrated by Al Capp

This is it! The dreams of billions of decent people come true in Volume 9 of Al Capp’s Li’l Abner as wedding bells sound for Li’l Abner Yokum and Daisy Mae Scragg, in a story so big it earned the cover of Life magazine! But the course of true love never runs smoothly, especially when the newlyweds adopt Li’l Orphan Hammy. Also in these complete comic strips from 1951 and ’52: a Middle East mash-up courtesy of Sahara Sam and Hassan, the Unspoiled, Fearless Fosdick mangling the case of “The Atom Bum,” and Abner falling victim to Nightmare Alice’s voodoo powers. The long-running mystery of Nancy O. is solved in a way that brings Cartoonist Capp himself to Dogpatch! And Abner gets the gift that literally keeps on giving—the Dogpatch Ham! Li’l Abner Volume 9 is comics at its (*Yay!* *Hurray*!) history-making best!

Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell / Introduction by Bruce Canwell / 9.25″ x 12″ / hardcover / color and B&W / 248 pp / ISBN 978-1-68405-057-4