October 2015

    Dick Tracy Vol. 19: 1959-1961

    by Chester Gould
    Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney.
    Introduction by Max Allan Collins, Historical Essay by Jeff Kersten.

    We discover the fate of Fatty and Rodent, meet Spots—the small-time grifter who suddenly gets big-time ambitions—and witness Lizz literally throwing her weight around when she takes the lead on a couple of cases. Meanwhile, Tracy and company encounter a 7' 3" giant Hawaiian surfer, an obnoxious TV shock jock, a hitman named Halfa Million and his brother, the syndicate boss "Willie-the-Fifth," plus a legal eagle named Flyface, one of Chester Gould's most visually memorable villains (who, it turns out, is not the only member of his family plagued by a swarming horde of flies!). Gould's stories feature mad mothers, madder grandmothers, and more children at risk (including a bearded baby boy). Throw in a couple of skeletal remains, a death-dealing tidal wave, a gun moll named Olive Tomate, and the return of B.O. Plenty, Gravel Gertie, and a plump cereal-overeating Sparkle Plenty-then watch the sparks fly, as Dick Tracy nears its thirtieth anniversary in the complete strips from July 12, 1959 through February 19, 1961.

    Oversized 11" x 8.5" hardcover-with-dustjacket, 276 pp, $39.99.

    October 2015

    King of the Comics: 100 Years of King Features

    Edited by Dean Mullaney with loads of help from Bruce Canwell, Paul Tumey, and Brian Walker.

    Strip restoration by Lorraine Turner and Dean Mullaney. Introduction by Brendan Burford.

    For a century readers around the world have started the day with King Features comics in their daily newspapers and now on their digital devices. This first-ever compendium celebrates those 100 years with more than 600 fantastic images! Popeye! Flash Gordon! Krazy Kat! Beetle Bailey! Blondie! Mutts! Prince Valiant! Maggie & Jiggs! Hägar the Horrible! Betty Boop! Barney Google and Snuffy Smith! Zits! Steve Canyon! Happy Hooligan! Polly and Her Pals! Baby Blues! Bizarro! Hi & Lois! and many more…100 years of comics presented by an award-winning team of comics historians led by Dean Mullaney, Bruce Canwell, Jared Gardner, Ron Goulart, Paul Tumey, and Brian Walker. It's everything you ever wanted to know about King Features, but didn't know who to ask!

    9.25" x 12" hardcover-with-dustjacket, 308 pp, $49.99, ISBN: 978-1-63140-373-6

    November 2015

    Steve Canyon Vol 6: 1957-1958

    by Milton Caniff
    Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney, Essay by Bruce Canwell.

    From April 1958-on, these strips were never reprinted in the Kitchen Sink editions. Things take a decidedly domestic turn in our sixth volume. Can Summer and Steve rekindle their love amidst the action of…high school basketball? Can Poteet find happiness on the polo field? Since this is Steve Canyon, not all the action takes place at home, and old friends unexpectedly pop up in new places. Miss Mizzou feels overdressed on Finger Island—Colonel Sam Index reappears at Higgs Air Base—Princess Snowflower comes to America as a pawn in Doagie Hogan’s plan to attack Communist China—and Savannah Gay teams up with none other than Bob Hope in a special Christmas story. Everyone’s favorite Light Colonel dodges death and femme fatales alike in volume six of The Complete Steve Canyon!

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