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Book Review: Prince Valiant Vol. 28: 1991-1992 by Hal Foster, John Cullen Murphy, and Cullen Murphy

Twenty years into his reign on Prince Valiant, replacement artist John Cullen Murphy and his son and writer Cullen Murphy ...
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Book Review: Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies: The Collected Conceits, Delusions, and Hijinks of New Yorkers from 1974 to 1995

For over two decades, cartoonist Stan Mack contributed weekly comic strips to the Village Voice recounting his overheard observations of ...
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Book Review: The Complete Peanuts 1989-1990: Wait — Charlie Brown Gets a Girlfriend?

Charles M. Schulz wrote and illustrated nearly 18,000 of his beloved Peanuts (a name he was never fond of) comic ...
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Book Review: Prince Valiant Vol. 27: 1989-1990 by Hal Foster, John Cullen Murphy, and Cullen Murphy

More than 50 years after its 1937 newspaper debut and years after the departure of its original creator, Prince Valiant ...
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Book Review: Macanudo: Optimism Is for the Brave by Liniers

Fantagraphics continues their English-language collections of this Argentine comic strip with this charming second volume. If you haven’t stumbled across ...
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Book Review: Dauntless Dames: High-Heeled Heroes of the Comics

After entering into a partnership last summer to distribute the back catalog of Sunday Press, Fantagraphics is now releasing the ...
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Book Review: The Complete Peanuts 1987-1988: A Lovingly Curated Collection of Charles M. Schulz’ Brilliant Strips

For nearly 50 years, Charles M. Schulz captured the hearts and imaginations of readers with his beloved Peanuts characters. Charlie ...
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Book Review: Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies 1932-1935: Starring Bucky Bug and Donald Duck

Previously available from IDW/The Library of American Comics in 2016, Fantagraphics has now released their edition of Walt Disney's Silly ...
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Book Review: The George Herriman Library: Krazy & Ignatz 1925-1927

Krazy Kat is the kind of thing that doesn't happen. The comic strip ran for almost 30 years despite irritation ...
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Book Review: For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Volume Five (1993-1996) by Lynn Johnston

Written by Chad Derdowski In 1995, I was a senior in high school and Michael Patterson was just starting college. ...
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Book Review: For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Volume Four (1990-1993) by Lynn Johnston

Written By Chad Derdowski IDW and the Library of American Comics continue their tradition of collecting some of the finest ...
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Book Review: The Complete Dick Tracy, Volume 26: 1970-1972 by Chester Gould

As the Library of American Comics and IDW Publishing continue to collect The Complete Dick Tracy by Chester Gould, Volume 26 presents the dailies ...
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Book Review: For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Volume Three (1986-1989) by Lynn Johnston

Written by Chad Derdowski From 1979 to 2008, Lynn Johnston showcased the joy and strife of family life in her ...
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Book Review: Superman: The Golden Age Dailies 1947-1949 by Alvin Schwartz, Wayne Boring, et al.

Superman remains one of the most beloved and collected superhero characters of all time. Some of the rarest Superman collectibles ...
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Book Review: The Amazing Spider-Man: The Ultimate Newspaper Comics Collection Vol. 5, 1985-1986 by Stan Lee, Floro Dery, and Dan Barry

In its early years, the daily Spider-Man comic strip had typically followed a comfortable pattern of Spider-Man facing off against ...
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Book Review: The Complete Steve Canyon, Volume 9: 1963-1964 by Milton Caniff

The Library of American Comics continues publishing the adventures of Milton Caniff's Steve Canyon with Volume 9, which presents the ...
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Book Review: The Complete Dick Tracy, Volume 25: 1969-1970 by Chester Gould

As the Library of American Comics and IDW Publishing continue to collect The Complete Dick Tracy by Chester Gould, Volume ...
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Book Review: Superman: The Silver Age Sundays, Volume 1 (1959-1963)

Written by Chad Derdowski It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Maybe that's a bit ...
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Book Review: The Complete Dick Tracy, Volume 24: 1967-1969 by Chester Gould

As the Library of American Comics and IDW Publishing continue to collect The Complete Dick Tracy by Chester Gould, Volume ...
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Book Review: For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Volume Two (1982-1986) by Lynn Johnston

Written by Chad Derdowski In 1978, after publishing a handful of humorous parenting books, Lynn Johnston was asked by Universal ...
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Book Review: Walt Disney’s Treasury of Classic Tales, Volume Three

As mentioned in reviews of the previous volumes in the series, Walt Disney's Treasury of Classic Tales was a Sunday ...
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Book Review: Superman: The Golden Age Newspaper Dailies (1944-1947)

Superman's adventures have been written about for 80 years now — a remarkable number for any character. He has been ...
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Book Review: The Complete Steve Canyon, Volume 8: 1961-1962 by Milton Caniff

The Library of American Comics continues publishing the adventures of Milton Caniff's Steve Canyon with Volume 8, which presents the ...
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Book Review: Al Capp’s Li’l Abner, Volume Nine: Complete Sundays and Dailies 1951-1952

Al Capp's Li'l Abner had the kind of success most comic strips only dream of. Running for 43 years, it ...
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Book Review: The Complete Dick Tracy, Volume 23: 1966-1967 by Chester Gould

As the Library of American Comics and IDW Publishing continue to collect The Complete Dick Tracy by Chester Gould, Volume ...
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Book Review: Star Hawks, Volume Two: 1978-1979 by Gil Kane and Ron Goulart

Written by Chad Derdowski I've never seen anything quite like Gil Kane and Ron Goulart's Star Hawks. And yeah, I ...
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Book Review: Disney’s Christmas Classics

Considering how beloved Disney characters and Christmas are by children, it was surprising to learn in Alberto Becattini's introductory essay ...
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Book Review: Walt Disney’s Treasury of Classic Tales, Volume Two

While Disney had previously run newspaper comic strips before it, their Treasury of Classic Tales was a Sunday strip that ...
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Book Review: For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Volume One (1979-1982) by Lynn Johnston

Written by Chad Derdowski Since Lynn Johnston's For Better or For Worse launched in 1979, it has been syndicated in ...
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Book Review: The Complete Dick Tracy, Volume 22: 1964-1965 by Chester Gould

As the Library of American Comics and IDW Publishing continue to collect The Complete Dick Tracy by Chester Gould, Volume ...
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Book Review: The Amazing Spider-Man: The Ultimate Newspaper Comics Collection Vol. 4, 1983-1984 by Stan Lee, Fred Kida, and Floro Dery

With Fred Kida in control on daily art duties, Stan Lee started his writing chores in 1983 with nearly four ...
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Book Review: Star Wars: The Complete Classic Newspaper Comics, Vol. 1

Before The Empire Strikes Back was released in 1980, Star Wars fans who wanted more stories from George Lucas' “galaxy ...
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Book Review: Red Barry: Undercover Man, Vol. 1 (1934-1935) by Will Gould

I adored newspaper comic strips as I was growing up. My parents took in the Tulsa World, which was a ...
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Book Review: Star Hawks, Volume One: 1977-1978 by Gil Kane and Ron Goulart

In early 1977, right at the start of the cultural science-fiction boom of the late '70s, the newspaper syndicate NEA ...
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Book Review: Superman: The Golden Age Newspaper Dailies (1942-1944)

Written by Tim Gebhart Imagine the conundrum. America recently entered World War II, a war the government pronounces a battle ...
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Book Review: The Complete Dick Tracy, Volume 21: 1962-1964 by Chester Gould

As the Library of American Comics and IDW Publishing continue to collect The Complete Dick Tracy by Chester Gould, Volume ...
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Book Review: Star Trek: The Classic UK Comics, Vol. 2: Where Some Fans May Never Have Gone Before

There are so many branches to the Star Trek universe: novelizations, movies, re-boot film series, animated series, magazines, television series, ...
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Book Review: LOAC Essentials Vol. 8: King Features Essentials 1: Krazy Kat 1934 by George Harriman: Rare Dailies of the Kraziest of Komics

It is ironic that, in the era of the Internet which has disrupted so much of modern publishing, it has ...
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Book Review: Batman: The Silver Age Newspaper Comics Vol. 3, 1969-1972

Long before most of us were reading the funny pages, Batman was finishing up a six-year comic strip run fueled ...
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Book Review: The Amazing Spider-Man: The Ultimate Newspaper Comics Collection Vol. 3, 1981-1982 by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Fred Kida

After taking over the art duties from comic strip originating artist John Romita Sr., Stan Lee's brother Larry Lieber continued ...
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Book Review: The Complete Steve Canyon, Volume 6: 1957-1958 by Milton Caniff

Since January 2012, the Library of American Comics, by way of IDW Publishing, has been releasing collections of Milton Caniff's ...
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Book Review: The Amazing Spider-Man: The Ultimate Newspaper Comics Collection Vol. 2, 1979-1981 by Stan Lee and John Romita

st The trouble with a daily serialized story is how long it takes for anything to happen. Thanks to IDW's ...
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Book Review: The Complete Dick Tracy, Volume 19: 1959-1961 by Chester Gould

As the Library of American Comics and IDW Publishing continue to collect The Complete Dick Tracy by Chester Gould, Volume ...
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Book Review: Beyond Mars by Jack Williamson and Lee Elias

Written by Chad Derdowski If you've never heard of Beyond Mars, don't feel too bad; the strip was only featured ...
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Book Review: Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: The Complete Daily Newspaper Comics Volume 1 (1938-1940) by Al Taliaferro

Starting out as a supporting character in the 1934 Walt Disney short “The Wise Little Hen,” Donald Duck went on ...
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Book Review: LOAC Essentials Vol. 7: Tarzan of the Apes

Volume 7 in the Library of American Comics Essentials series focuses on the comic strip starring Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan. ...
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Book Review: Superman: The Atomic Age Sundays, Volume 1 (1949-1953)

Written by Chad Derdowski At the risk of sounding like that old guy down the street wearing black socks with ...
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Book Review: The Amazing Spider-Man: The Ultimate Newspaper Comics Collection Vol. 1, 1979-1981 by Stan Lee and John Romita

Let's face it: daily newspaper comic strips have never been a great way to follow serialized stories. When a story ...
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Book Review: Secret Agent X-9 by Dashiell Hammett & Alex Raymond

Written by Chad Derdowski Everyone loves a dream team. Who can forget Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage joining ...
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Book Review: The Complete Steve Canyon, Volume 5: 1955-1956 by Milton Caniff

Since January 2012, the Library of American Comics, by way of IDW Publishing, has been releasing collections of Milton Caniff's ...
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Book Review: Wonder Woman: The Complete Newspaper Strips 1944-1945 by William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peters

Written by Chad Derdowski Superheroes had only been in existence for a handful of years when Wonder Woman burst on ...
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Book Review: Superman: The Golden Age Sundays (1946-1949)

Written by Chad Derdowski It wasn't long after his 1938 debut in Action Comics #1 that Jerry Siegel and Joe ...
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Book Review: Percy Crosby’s Skippy: Daily Comics 1931-1933: Long-forgotten Magic

Skippy was created by Percy Crosby and ran from 1923 to 1945. In its time it was hugely popular, highly ...
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Book Review: Archie: Daily Newspaper Comics – The Swingin’ Sixties, Volume Two: 1963-1965 by Bob Montana

Written by Kristen Lopez Almost anyone can name the first comic book they ever read. For many, it's some type ...
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Book Review: Little Orphan Annie, Volume Ten: The Junior Commandos by Harold Gray 

Little Orphan Annie was a daily comic strip created, written, and drawn by Harold Gray. It began in August 1924 ...
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Book Review: The Complete Dick Tracy, Volume 16: 1954-1956 by Chester Gould

Chester Gould's Dick Tracy comic strip debuted on October 4, 1931 and continues today under the creative team of by ...
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Book Review: The Complete Steve Canyon, Volume 4: 1953-1954 by Milton Caniff

In 1946, cartoonist Milton Caniff ended a successful 12-year run on the adventure comic strip Terry and the Pirates for ...
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Book Review: Superman: The Silver Age Newspaper Dailies, Volume 2: 1961-1963: Super-Ridiculous, Super-Fun

Created in 1933, Superman has gone on to become one of the most popular and successful comic-book characters in the ...
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Book Review: Popeye: The Classic Newspaper Comics, Volume One: 1986-1989 by Bobby London: Absolutely Fabulous

When it comes to reprints of classic comics, The Library of American Comics from IDW Publishing are the absolute gold ...
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Book Review: Batman: The Silver Age Newspaper Comics, Volume One: 1966-1967

IDW's Library of American Comics and DC Entertainment have teamed up to release Batman's Silver Age newspaper strips, which debuted ...
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Book Review: The James Bond Omnibus Volume 005 by Jim Lawrence & Yaroslav Horak

Continuing their release of the James Bond comic strips in an oversized omnibus format, Titan Books has released James Bond ...
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Book Review: Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, Volume One: 1967-1969

As stated on the last page of this book, “The Library of American Comics [published by IDW] is dedicated to ...
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Book Review: The Complete Steve Canyon, Volume 3: 1951-1952 by Milton Caniff

Since January 2012, the Library of American Comics, by way of IDW Publishing, has been releasing collections of Milton Caniff's ...
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Book Review: The Complete Steve Canyon, Volume 2: 1949-1950 by Milton Caniff

Since January 2012, the Library of American Comics, by way of IDW Publishing, has been releasing collections of Milton Caniff's ...
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Book Review: The Complete Dick Tracy, Volume 13: 1950-1951 by Chester Gould

Released by the Library of American Comics and IDW Publishing, The Complete Dick Tracy, Volume 13 by Chester Gouldpresents the dailies and ...
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Book Review: The James Bond Omnibus Volume 001 by Anthony Hearn, Henry Gammidge, et al.

The world’s most famous spy had a secret career as a comic strip star in the '50s and '60s, and ...
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