UPCOMING

    October 2014

    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.

    November 2014

    Li'l Abner Vol. 7: 1947-1948

    by Al Capp
    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 7!

    Oversized 9.25" x 12.5" hardcover-with-dustjacket, 272 pp., $49.99.

     

    November 2014

    LOAC Essentials Vol. 6: Baron Bean 1917

    by George Herriman
    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.

    December 2014

    Superman : Silver Age Dailies Vol. 3: 1963-1966

    by Jerry Siegel and Wayne Boring
    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, $49.99.

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    December 2014

    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, $49.99.

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    December 2014

    Steve Canyon Vol 5: 1955-1956

    by Milton Caniff
    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 Steve Canyon.

    Oversized 11” x 8.5” full-color hardcover-with-dustjacket, 336 pp, $49.99.