Superman : Golden Age Sundays, 1946-1949
Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney. Introduction by Mark Waid. Cover by Pete Poplaski.
This second book in our Superman
Sundays series collects nearly 170 sequential Sunday pages
that have never been reprinted. These classic comics, beginning
August 11, 1946 and continuing through October 16, 1949, fill
another major gap in the Superman mythos.
In a full eighteen adventures, Superman’s travels take him around the globe. as well as through time and space. The Man of Steel solves the case of the Curiosity Crimes, becomes a rival for Cleopatra’s affections in ancient Egypt, is exposed to radiation that turns him into Superbabe, battles a prehistoric animal called a “Paleomatzoball” (!), reprises the “Superman's Service to Servicemen” series with a couple of services for veterans, encounters an ancient civilization in the lost valley of Ru, meets up with Angus the talking dog, and to top it all off, witnesses Lois marrying Clark Kent—or does he?!
Superman was created in 1938 by two ambitious Cleveland youngsters, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel. Their defender of the oppressed became an enduring smash sensation in comics, radio, animation, television, and motion pictures. He remains the little guy's White Knight, battling terrestrial and extra-terrestrial menaces and standing for Truth, Justice, and the American Way.
Oversized 9.25" x 12"”
full-color hardcover-with-dustjacket, 184 pp,
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Skippy Vol. 3: Complete Dailies 1931-1933
Edited by Jared Gardner and Dean Mullaney, Designed by Lorraine Turner, Biographical essay by Jared Gardner
2013 AND 2014 EISNER AWARD NOMINEE!!!
With the release of the Oscar-winning
Skippy movie in 1931, Percy Crosby had his biggest stage at
precisely the moment he was committing himself to bringing his
creative and political work together. Skippy suddenly was
everywhere and Crosby was determined to use his visibility and
influence as one of the most successful cartoonists of his
generation to transform a society in the grips of a deepening
Depression and the late years of the failed policy of Prohibition.
Like his beloved Skippy, Crosby had yet to back down from a fight,
no matter how daunting the opposition. This volume, reprinting all
dailies from 1931-1933, brings us to some of Percy Crosby’s
most inspired strips of Skippy’s long run. Bonus materials
include many photographs and rare artwork from the collection of
the cartoonist's daughter, Joan Crosby Tibbetts.
9.5" x 8.5" hardcover-with-dustjacket, 340 pp, ISBN: 978-1-63140-020-9, $49.99.
“A scintillating collection of the greatest children’s comic strip ever.” —The Washington Times
“One of the great, lost classics of the newspaper age. The best. Simply the best.” —The New York Journal of Books
Ripley's Believe It or Not! The Original Classic Cartoons Vol. 1: 1929-1930
Edited by Dean Mullaney. Designed by Lorraine Turner
This series begins a
chronological reprinting of Ripley’s famous daily cartoons in
hardcover collections, reminding us that first and foremost that
Robert Ripley—explorer, radio, movie and television
personality, entrepreneur and museum impresario—was an
The first volume reprises cartoons from 1929 and 1930, when Ripley’s fame raised him from relative obscurity to international celebrity, and includes bonus and background material from Ripley’s impressive archives.
Oversized 11" x 8.5"
hardcover, 272 pp, $39.99.
Dick Tracy Vol. 17: 1956-1957
Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney.
Introduction by Max Allan Collins, Historical Essay by Jeff Kersten.
Dick Tracy celebrates its 25th anniversary as Chester Gould ups the ante in his assault on juvenile delinquency in the startling—and literally haunting—conclusion to the Flattop Jr. saga. Meanwhile, the squad room becomes co-ed when Lizz permanently joins the cast. Money remains the motivating factor for a new host of crazed villains, including the gymnastic murderesses, the Kitten Sisters; killer con men, the Clipso Brothers; two different spouse slayers; a notorious counterfeiter; and a “blind” drug pusher. Gould interposes some comedic relief—the return of bandleader Spike Dyke and the introduction of Morin Plenty (B.O.’s 88-year-old father) and his sugar-addicted wife Blossom—but humorous interludes are short-lived. Tragedy rules the day in Volume Seventeen, reprinting strips from May 14, 1956 through December 14, 1957.
Oversized 11" x 8.5"
hardcover-with-dustjacket, 276 pp, $39.99.
Rip Kirby Vol. 7: 1962-1964
by John Prentice and
Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney, Essay by Brian Walker.
In this seventh volume, Al Williamson
takes on a larger role as John Prentice’s assistant, and
Prentice fully hits his stride. Fred Dickenson continues to write
Rip Kirby’s adventures. Rip Kirby, the suave gentleman
detective is the right man for his times as then-current 1960s
culture reflects a new fascination with sophisticated stories
featuring James Bond and other agents, both secret and otherwise.
The strips are reproduced from the original King Features Syndicate
proofs, insuring that every daily will look even better than when
they were first published in newspapers over fifty years ago.
Containing nine complete stories in more than 800 sequential comics
from February 12, 1962 to October 10, 1964.
Oversized 11" x 10" hardcover-with-dustjacket, 296 pp., $49.99. ISBN: 978-1-63140-034-6