To interessante strip genoptryk på vej fra IDW’s Library of American Comics i oktober måned: LOAC Essentials, en ny serie, med første bind tilegnet George Herriman’s “Baron Bean”. Denne tidlige serie har været delvist genoptrykt i en inferiør udgave fra vanity forlaget CreateSpace, men nu får den den kongelige behandling. Første bind dækker første år, med en stribe pr. side, og to yderligere bind skal så gøre denne serie færdig. Drawn & Quarterly sidder jo på Walt & Skeezix, men nu springer IDW frem til 1964, hvor Disney legenden Dick Moores overtager striben. Dick Moore’s Gasoline Alley har tidligere været genoptrykt i et enkelt bind af Blackthorne i 80’erne, men nu får vi hele molevitten. Det betyder så alt med Frank King hos D&Q og alt med Dick Moores på IDW. Det bliver et dejligt efterår, vi går imøde!
- Hardcover:328 pages
- Publisher:IDW Publishing (October 2, 2012)
- ISBN-13: 978-1613774427
Publication Date: October 2, 2012 | Series: Loac Essentials
Introducing a new series that will reprint early daily newspaper strips that are essential to the history of comics. Each volume will contain a full year of dailies. By reproducing the strips one per page in an oblong format, it allows us to have the experience of reading the comics one day at a time. The inaugural volume of “LOAC Essentials” features Baron Bean by one of the greatest of all comic strip stars: George Herriman. The creator of Krazy Kat drew Baron Bean for three years beginning in 1916. Included in this volume is the first year. Two additional books will complete the series. Future “LOAC Essentials” titles include “The Gumps” and “Polly and Her Pals”. The Library of American Comics is the world’s number 1 publisher of classic newspaper comic strips, with 14 Eisner Award nominations and three wins for best book. LOAC has become “the gold standard for archival comic strip reprints…The research and articles provide insight and context, and most importantly the glorious reproduction of the material has preserved these strips for those who knew them and offers a new gateway to adventure for those discovering them for the first time.” (“Scoop”).
- Hardcover:288 pages
- Publisher:IDW Publishing (October 9, 2012)
- ISBN-13: 978-1613774403
Publication Date: October 9, 2012 | Series: Gasoline Alley
The year 1964 was a momentous one in the history of Gasoline Alley – it’s when Frank King officially handed the baton to Dick Moores. King continued to help plot the strip but it’s Dick Moores who takes center stage. More so than any other newspaper strip, Gasoline Alley is renowned for its strict continuity and this is our chance to see Moores – who continued writing and drawing the strip until 1986 – make it his own. Forty-plus years earlier, Walt Wallet found baby Skeezix in a basket on his doorstep and in the 1964-1966 strips reproduced in this volume. Skeezix is now middle-aged and has a family of his own. For the first time since they appeared in newspapers fifty years ago, readers can enjoy these classic strips featuring Walt and his wife Phyllis, Skeezix and his wife Nina, Corky, Clovia, Slim, Avery, Mr. Pert, Joel, Rufus, and a whole cast of familiar characters.