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Comic Strip and Cartoon Panel Reprint Books for sale are listed in alphabetical order by title. Almost all are Out of Print (O/P) editions. Please see the Condition guide for grading codes.
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ALEX RAYMOND'S FLASH GORDON, VOLUME 1 by Alex Raymond. Hardback, FN- (minor cover depressions, interior is As New), 2003, 2005, Unstated Edition/Printing ($19.95 US back cover price, so not a First Printing), Checker Book Publishing Group, ISBN: 0-9741664-3-X, size 12 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 88 pages plus endpapers, O/P. Reprints the first King Features Syndicate Sunday strips from January 7, 1934 to April 15, 1934 in landscape format using the original color on glossy stock. This volume begins the story of Flash, Dale and Dr. Zarkov and their conflicts with the evil Ming The Merciless. Master illustrator Alex Raymond elevated the newspaper comic strip to a whole new level with his work on Flash Gordon. See covers  $22

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AMANDA by Frederic Mullally (creator, script) and John Richardson (art). Softback, As New, 1984, First Printing, First American Edition Series/Ken Pierce Publishing, ISBN: 0-912277-03-3, size approximately 7 x 10 inches, 64 pages, O/P. Reprints of the UK's The Sun newspaper strips that began in 1976. Strips in the latter part of the book are drawn by an artist who simply signed his name "Ken." Amanda is a wealthy heiress who can't stay out of trouble - or keep her top on (and neither can most of her friends!). Fun British reading that definitely puts the strip into newspaper strips. Introduction by John Dakin. For mature readers. See covers  $25

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AXA BOOKS 1 - 8 SET by Donne Avenell (writer) and Enrique Badía Romero (art). Softbacks, Books 1, 2, 4 - 7 are As New (NM using comic book grading), Books 3 and 8 are FN- due to minor bends on the back covers, published from 1981 to 1986, Unstated First U.S. Editions and Printings, First American Edition Series, Ken Pierce Inc., Books 7 - 8 were distributed by Eclipse Comics, size 7 x 10 inches, 64 pages, O/P. Introductions by #1 Maggie Thompson, #2 Cat Yronwode, #3 C.C. Beck, #4 Bernie McCarty, and #5 Donne Avenell. These volumes reprint daily strips first published in London's The Sun, four to a page, from strip #1 one to #1915. Book 2 is a single story, while the rest present two complete stories per volume. In the beginning of this science fiction-fantasy adventure, Axa escapes from her antiseptic domed city and plunges into the dystopian outside world of 2080. She must survive the savage challenges presented to her in a post nuclear holocaust world. She does this mostly topless, which is why these books are for readers 18 years of age or older. Loaded with "good girl art" by Romero. See all covers  All 8 volumes for $175

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B.C. by Johnny Hart

BACK TO B.C.: Paperback, G+ due to cover scuffs, published 1962, Unstated Printing, Fawcett Gold Medal Book D1880, 50¢ edition, O/P. B.C. strip reprints from the 1950s. Foreword by Al Capp. See covers  $9.50

HURRAY FOR B.C.: Paperback, VG-, published 1964, Unstated Printing, Fawcett Gold Medal Book D1904, 50¢ edition, O/P. B.C. strip reprints from the 1950s. Selected cartoons from "The Sunday Best Of B.C. Vol. I." Foreword by Bill Mauldin. See covers  $11

TAKE A BOW, B.C.: Paperback, FN-, published April 1970, 19th Printing, Fawcett Gold Medal Book, ISBN: 0-449-13632-9, $1.75 edition, O/P. B.C. strip reprints from the 1950s. See covers  $6

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BETTY BOOP by Max Fleischer. Softback, FN, First Flare Printing, March 1975, Flare/Avon Books, ISBN: 0-380-00294-9, size approximately 9.5 x 7 inches, 112 pages, O/P. This is an excellent collection of Betty Boop Sunday strips originally published in 1935 by King Features Syndicate. They are arranged one Sunday per double page opening for easy reading. You get nice large panel reproductions on the strips dated from January 5 to December 28, 1935. Take a year long trip with Betty through her never-ending comical misadventures. See covers  $35

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BLOOM COUNTY "LOOSE TAILS" by Berke Breathed. Softback, As New-, 1983, First Edition, Unstated First Printing ($5.95), Little, Brown and Company, ISBN: 0-316-10710-7, size 9 1/4 x 6 inches, 160 pages, O/P. The first newspaper strip reprint collection to introduce the world to the characters of Bloom County. First printings had a $5.95 cover price, while later printings were raised to $6.95. Introduction by "Steve Dallas." See covers  $50

BLOOM COUNTY 'TOONS FOR OUR TIMES by Berke Breathed. Softback, As New, 1984, First Edition, Unstated Printing, Little, Brown and Company, ISBN: 0-316-10709-3, size 10 x 9 inches, 96 pages, O/P. The second newspaper strip collection which includes nice size B&W dailies, reprinted three to a page, and color Sunday strips. A Bloom County Book of Heavy Metal Rump 'n Roll. See covers  $20

NEW! BLOOM COUNTY PENGUIN DREAMS AND STRANGER THINGS by Berke Breathed. Softback, As New, 1985, Unstated Edition/Printing, Little, Brown and Company, ISBN: 0-316-10725-5, size 10 x 9 inches, 120 pages, O/P. The third newspaper strip collection which includes nice size B&W dailies, reprinted three to a page, and color Sunday strips. Milo's Album - A Personal Photographic Statement foreword. See covers  $20

NEW! BLOOM COUNTY BABYLON: FIVE YEARS OF BASIC NAUGHTINESS by Berke Breathed. Softback, As New, 1986, First Edition, Unstated Printing, Little, Brown and Company, ISBN: 0-316-10309-8, size 8.5 x 11 inches, 224 pages, O/P. The fourth newspaper strip collection which includes B&W dailies and color Sunday strips, some of which were printed in the first three volumes. Includes The Great LaRouche Toad-Frog Massacree by Michael J. Binkley. See covers  $22

NEW! BLOOM COUNTY BILLY AND THE BOINGERS BOOTLEG by Berke Breathed. Softback, As New, 1987, First Edition, Unstated Printing, Little, Brown and Company, ISBN: 0-316-10729-8, size 10 x 9 inches, 128 pages, O/P. The fifth newspaper strip collection which includes nice size B&W dailies, reprinted three to a page, and color Sunday strips. Bound-in Flexi-disc still intact, Lyrics to "I'm A Boinger" and U-STINK-BUT-I-"HEART"-U included. See covers  $20

NEW! BLOOM COUNTY TALES TOO TICKLISH TO TELL by Berke Breathed. Softback, As New, 1988, First Edition, First Printing, Little, Brown and Company, ISBN: 0-316-10735-2, size 10 x 9 inches, 128 pages, O/P. The sixth newspaper strip collection which includes nice size B&W dailies, reprinted three to a page, and color Sunday strips. Introduction by Mikhail Gorbachev. The Bloom Picayune still bound-in. See covers  $20

NEW! BLOOM COUNTY THE NIGHT OF THE MARY KAY COMMANDOS by Berke Breathed. Softback, As New, 1989, First Edition, First Printing, Little, Brown and Company, ISBN: 0-316-10738-7, size 10 x 9 inches, 96 pages, O/P. The seventh newspaper strip collection which includes nice size B&W dailies, reprinted three to a page, and color Sunday strips. Bound-in "Smell-O-Toons" page still intact. See covers  $16

NEW! BLOOM COUNTY HAPPY TRAILS! by Berke Breathed. Softback, As New, 1990, First Edition, First Printing, Little, Brown and Company, ISBN: 0-316-10741-7, size 10 x 9 inches, 96 pages, O/P. The eighth (and final of the original series) newspaper strip collection which includes nice size B&W dailies, reprinted three to a page, and color Sunday strips. Critic's Page by Donald Trump. See covers  $15

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THE COMPLETE LIFE IN NORTHWEST NOWHERE by Mervinius (Mervin Gilbert). Softback, FN with a 1 inch lower spine corner ding, 1990, Mendocino Lithographers, size 8.5 x 11 inches, 176 pages, O/P. Complete collection of B&W humorous "slice of life" strips first published in The Mendocino Grapevine, Mendocino Funnies No. 1, Big River News, A&E Magazine, and the Fort Bragg Advocate-News. Mervin Gilbert provides a short autobiography. Introduction by Bruce Levene. See covers  $7.50

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COTTON WOODS SIGNED & NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION by Ray Gotto. Hardback, As New (NM using comic book grading), #113/500, First Edition, First Printing, 1991, Kitchen Sink Press, ISBN: 0-87816-151-1, size 8.75 x 11.25 inches, 160 pages plus endpapers, O/P. Reprints the 1955 to 1958 newspaper comic strip adventures of "a baseball natural." Most of the strip reproductions in this book were shot directly from Gotto's own proofs, so quality is high on the line art. Entertaining reading for hardcore baseball fans and old-timers who enjoyed the game "back in the day." Signed and numbered book plate by Ray Gotto is attached to the front endpaper, only 500 copies printed. Gotto died on December 28, 2003 at age 87. Introduction by Max Allan Collins. See covers and signed book plate  $65

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THE DICK TRACY CASEBOOK: FAVORITE ADVENTURES 1931 - 1990: Selected by Max Allan Collins and Dick Locher. Softback, VG+: erased pencil price in top corner on first page, 1990, First Edition, First Printing, St. Martin's Press, ISBN: 0-312-04462-3, size 8.5 x 10.75 inches, 284 pages, O/P. Reprints of Dick Tracy B&W newspaper strips, selected from 1936, 1944, 1951, 1952, 1960, 1978, and 1988, in seven complete stories with artwork by Chester Gould, Rick Fletcher and Dick Locher. Experience Dick Tracy combat crime as he locks wits against the likes of The Brow, Crewy Lou, Spots, Big Boy, Putty Puss, and others. Each story in this large volume includes an introduction to the characters and the era. Introduction by Dick Locher and Afterword by Max Allan Collins. See covers  $10

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DOONESBURY: THE ORIGINAL YALE CARTOONS by Garry Trudeau. Softback, FN, Copyright 1971 (First softback printing 1973), September 1976, Sixth Printing, Alligator Books, ISBN: 0-8362-0550-2, size 7 x 6.25 inches, 96 pages, O/P. Excellent collection of the early pre-syndicated Doonesbury strips by Trudeau for his Yale university newspaper. Strips are nicely reproduced one per page. Foreword by Erich Segal. See covers  $12

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THE FAR SIDE (10 VOLUME COLLECTION) by Gary Larson. Softbacks, As New- to As New, 1982 - 1989, all Unstated First Printings except, #1 = August 1984, 14th Print; #2 = October 1983, 3rd Print; and #5 = October 1985, 2nd Print; Andrews and McMeel, size 8 1/4 x 5 1/2, 104 pages, O/P. Includes (in order from #1): The Far Side, Beyond The Far Side, In Search Of The Far Side, Bride Of The Far Side, Valley Of The Far Side, It Came From The Far Side, Hound Of The Far Side, The Far Side Observer, Night Of The Crash-Test Dummies, and Wildlife Preserves. Back cover prices are $4.95 for #1 & 3, $3.95 for #2, and $5.95 for #4 - 10. Enjoy the first ten volumes of hilarity from Gary Larson's syndicated panel in an original format set that looks like you just pulled them off the bookstore shelf! See 1 - 4 covers  See 5 - 8 covers  See 9 - 10 covers  All 10 for $100

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GARFIELD GAINS WEIGHT: HIS SECOND BOOK by Jim Davis. Softback, As New- with a 1/2 inch bottom left back cover compression through the last 8 pages, March 1981, Third Printing, Ballantine Books, ISBN: 0-345-28844-0, size 8.5 x 5.25 inches, 128 pages, O/P edition. The second softback book in the series of daily and Sunday newspaper strip reprints. Jim Davis interview on the last page. This is the original edition of the book, not the resized reprint edition. See covers  $7.50

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GILES SUNDAY EXPRESS AND DAILY EXPRESS CARTOONS by Ronald "Carl" Giles. Softback, VG+, 30th Series, 1976, First Edition, Daily Express Publication, Beaverbrook Newspapers Limited, UK Import, size approximately 10 x 8 inches, 128 pages, O/P. Introduction by Eric Morecambe. This book collects a sampling of Giles' cartoons published in 1975 and 1976. If you like British humor (and who doesn't?), this volume will provide a large number of laughs. See covers  $15

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HERBLOCK ON ALL FRONTS by Herbert Block. Softback, As New-, First Plume Printing, March 1981, Plume Books, ISBN: 0-452-25266-0, size 7 x 10 inches, 288 pages, O/P. In this volume, Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Herbert Block collects some of his finest commentary on society in the form of cartoons and text. Most of these cartoons were first published in The Washington Post between 1970 and 1980 by Field Newspaper Syndicate. They are reprinted anywhere from one to four cartoons per page and are grouped by Herb's own selection of topics. An informative and entertaining trip through the seventies. See covers  $30

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IDYL by Jeff Jones. Softback, As New interior, which is quite rare for the glossy black pages in this book, but a front cover printing imperfection and a back cover scratch cause an overall drop in grade to VG/FN, 1979, Unstated First Dragon's Dream Edition, ISBN: 90-6332-671-8, size 8 3/8 x 11 3/8 inches, 64 pages, Import, O/P. Reprints Jeff Jones' B&W "Idyl" strips, complete with headers, as predominantly seen in the pages of the National Lampoon. Jeff's delicate artwork and witty prose are superbly reproduced on heavy glossy stock in this book. Introduction by Eric Kimball. Due to nudity, you must be 18 years of age or older to order this book. An original "Quick Fox, NY" price sticker is on the back cover over the pre-printed book price (see scan). See covers  $45

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JAMES BOND: THE SPY WHO LOVED ME by Ian Fleming, adapted by Jim Lawrence (writer) and Yaroslav Horak (artist). Softback, As New, June 1989, First Edition, First Printing, Titan Books, ISBN: 1-85286-175-4, UK Import, size roughly 9 x 11 inches, 56 pages, O/P edition. This volume (Book 3) reprints the complete title story, four large daily strips per page, with excellent reproduction quality. Originally serialized as Strips 603 - 815 in the Daily Express from December 1967 to October 1968. Cover artwork by Kyle Baker. Introduction by Mike Grell. See covers  $25

JAMES BOND: CASINO ROYALE by Ian Fleming, adapted by Anthony Hern and Henry Gammidge (writers) and John McLusky (artist). Softback, As New with 1/4 inch ink mark on cover, July 1990, First Edition, First Printing, Titan Books, ISBN: 1-85286-270-X, UK Import, size roughly 9 x 11 inches, 64 pages, O/P edition. This volume (Book 4) reprints the first two complete stories, Casino Royale and Live And Let Die, four large daily strips per page, with excellent reproduction quality. Originally serialized as Strips 1 - 225 in the Daily Express from July 1958 to March 1959. Also included is a complete James Bond syndicated newspaper strip checklist. Cover painting by Paul Johnson. Introduction by Anthony Hern. See covers  $23

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LADY LUCK VOLUMES 1 – 2 SET by Klaus Nordling and others. Softbacks, Both FN-, 1980, First Printings, Ken Pierce Publishing, size approximately 7 x 10 inches, 64 pages, O/P. Complete Set of 2 Volumes that reprint in B&W a solid sampling of 32 installments of Lady Luck stories that ran in the weekly Spirit Sections from 1940 to 1946 (16 stories in each book). Technically, the first book is not numbered, but for ease of reference it is called Volume 1. As well as Klaus Nordling's artwork, artists Chuck Mazoujian, Nick Cardy, and Fred Schwab ghosted on this fun "good girl art" costumed heroine adventure strip. Volume 1 is introduced by Nordling and Volume 2 by the always informative cat yronwode. Sold as a complete set of 2 books. See volume 1 covers  See volume 2 covers  Both volumes for $32

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LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE - SHIPWRECKED by Harold Gray. Hardback - No Dust Jacket, G: cover corners are rounded, soiling present, some erased pencil marks are apparent throughout the book, book structure is sound but this was obviously a well enjoyed item in the thirties, 1931, First Printing, Cupples & Leon Co., approximate size 7 x 8.75 inches, 90 pages, O/P. This is Book #6 of the Little Orphan Annie series. It collects some of the B&W daily comic strips published by The Chicago Tribune in 1930. NOTE: Reliable sources (not Overstreet) claim 92 pages on this book. If this is true, one outer page has been removed. There is no "splash page" here, as there is on the Smitty volume listed below. This could be the one missing page. On this copy, the first and last blank end papers are intact, and the numbered 1 - 86 page story is complete. See covers  $30

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LOVE IS HELL: A CARTOON BOOK by Matt Groening. Softback, VG+, 1984, Unstated Edition, November 1985, Fifth Printing, Deborah Caplan & Associates, ISBN: 0-9615657-0-5, size 12 x 12 inches, 36 pages, O/P edition. Collects relationship themed strips from Matt's Life Is Hell series published between 1982 and 1984. Recommended for mature readers. Enjoy these strips in their huge 12 x 12 glory instead of in the later shrinky-dink printings. See covers  $9

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MISS FURY (SIGNED NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION) by Tarpé Mills. Hardback, As New- (NM- using comic book grading), #285/500, First U.S. Edition, First Printing, March 1979, Archival Press, ISBN: 0-915822-31-8, size 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches, 66 pages plus back endpaper, O/P. Reprints the 1940s newspaper comic strip adventures of Miss Fury, later formatted for comic book publication at Timely Comics, which is how they are presented here. Marla Drake in her skintight catsuit combats evil as Miss Fury. Black and white line artwork is crisply reproduced in this very limited high quality edition. New front and back dust jacket artwork by Mills. Edited and Published by Robert K. Wiener. Introduction by Tom Fagan. Numbered and signed by Tarpé Mills, Tom Fagan (printed name misspelled!) and Robert K. Wiener on the first page. Genevieve (June Tarpé) Mills died on December 12, 1988 at age 70. Tom Fagan died on October 21, 2008 at age 76. Cover scans slightly cropped due to width of scanner bed. See covers  See signatures  $150

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MODESTY BLAISE #1 - 8 COMPLETE SET by Peter O'Donnell (story) and Jim Holdaway (art in #1 - 4) and Neville Colvin (art in #5 - 8). Softbacks, Books 5 - 8 are As New (NM using comic book grading), #1, 3 and 4 are FN- (due mostly to cover scuffing), and #2 is VG- due to a 1 inch bottom right corner ding, published from 1981 to 1986, Unstated First U.S. Editions and Printings, First American Edition Series, Ken Pierce Inc., Books #6 - 8 were distributed by Eclipse Comics, size 7 x 10 inches, 64 - 72 pages, O/P. Introductions by Cat Yronwode in volumes #1, 4 & 5, Chris Claremont in #2, Don McGregor in #3, and Bernard A. Drew in #6. These volumes reprint daily strips first published in London's Evening Standard, four to a page in #1 - 2 and five to a page in #3 - 8, from strips #501 to #1574 and #A1-36 (published 1964-68) with Holdaway art, and #5033 to #6214A (published 1980-85) with Colvin art. Books 1 and 2 have two full stories, while the rest present three complete stories per volume. Often referred to as the "female James Bond," Modesty Blaise's stories are less political spy thrillers and more caper driven adventures. Sir Gerald Tarrant, a high-ranking official of the British Secret Service, is often the instigator for these adventures, which is how the sixties spy tag got stuck on Blaise. Follow Modesty and her associate, Willie Garvin, as they battle villains in two separate decades, the sixties and the eighties, while never physically aging! If intrigue, peril, danger, action, and risky undertakings are your thing, you'll enjoy these stories. See all covers  All 8 volumes for $165

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NUTS by Gahan Wilson. Softback, FN-: slight cover bowing, 1979, Third Printing, Richard Marek Publishers, ISBN: 0-399-90062-4, size approximately 7.75 x 8 inches, 96 pages, O/P edition. Collects B&W strips first published in the National Lampoon's "Funny Pages" in the 1970s. Wilson takes a sometimes skewed, but always hilarious, look at childhood. The older you get, the funnier these stories become! See covers  $12

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ON VACATION WITH THE FAMILY CIRCUS by Bil Keane (Signed). Softback, As New-, June 1980, First Fawcett Columbine Printing, ISBN: 0-449-90006-1, size 8 1/8 x 10 7/8 inches, 144 pages, O/P. Signed by Bil Keane on the first page with the inscription "Happy Vacations!" in a word balloon added. Signature obtained at a book signing in Phoenix in 1980. This volume collects more than 260 B&W dailies and color Sunday strips from The Family Circus with vacation and travel themes. The history of the series is represented with some very early, never before reprinted, panels up to modern comic strips from the late 1970s. Bil Keane died on November 8, 2011. See covers  See signature  $55

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THE ORIGINAL DICK TRACY COMIC ALBUM #2: THE ORIGIN OF THE TWO-WAY WRIST RADIO by Chester Gould. Softback, VG+, 1990, First Printing, Gladstone Publishing, ISBN: 0-944599-44-3, size 8.5 x 11 inches, 48 pages, O/P. Nicely re-colored Dick Tracy strip reprints from January 7 to March 23, 1946 featuring a complete story with the first appearance of Tracy's two-way wrist radio. Diet Smith, Miss Irma and B. O. Plenty also appear. The size of this volume allows for large, six panels per page, reproduction. See covers  $8

THE ORIGINAL DICK TRACY COMIC ALBUM #3: THE LAIR OF THE MOLE by Chester Gould. Softback, VG+, 1990, First Printing, Gladstone Publishing, ISBN: 0-944599-45-1, size 8.5 x 11 inches, 48 pages, O/P. Nicely re-colored 1930s era Dick Tracy reprints featuring a complete story with The Mole. The size of this volume allows for large, six panels per page, reproduction. Chester Gould at his prime! (2 copies available) See sample covers  $8

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PEANUTS by Charles M. Schulz

WHAT NEXT, CHARLIE BROWN?: Paperback, VG+, July 1967, Tenth Printing, Fawcett Crest K818, 40¢ edition, O/P. Peanuts strip reprints from the 1950s. Selected cartoons from "You're Out Of Your Mind, Charlie Brown Vol. II." See covers  $7

HERE COMES CHARLIE BROWN!: Paperback, G: Christmas tree sticker on inside front cover, April 1967, Eighth Printing, Fawcett Crest K870, 40¢ edition, O/P. Peanuts strip reprints from the 1950s. Selected cartoons from "Good Ol' Charlie Brown Vol. II." See covers  $4

HERE COMES SNOOPY Paperback, G, 1968, Seventeenth Printing, Fawcett Crest D1099, 232-01099-050, 50¢ edition, O/P. Peanuts strip reprints from the 1950s. Selected cartoons from "Snoopy, Vol. I."  See covers  $4

GOOD OL' SNOOPY
Paperback, VG/FN, July 1968, Fifth Printing, Fawcett Crest D1070, 232-01070-050, 50¢ edition, O/P. Peanuts strip reprints from the 1950s. Selected cartoons from "Snoopy, Vol. II." See covers  $9.50

ALL THIS AND SNOOPY, TOO
Paperback, VG/FN, February 1969, First Printing, Fawcett Crest D1232, 232-01232-050, 50¢ edition, O/P. Peanuts strip reprints from the 1960s. Selected cartoons from "You Can't Win, Charlie Brown, Vol. 1." See covers  $15

WE LOVE YOU, SNOOPY: Paperback, FN-, 1970, Printing Not Listed - most likely First, Fawcett Crest D1378, 449-01378-050, 50¢ edition, O/P. Peanuts strip reprints from the 1960s. Selected cartoons from "Snoopy Come Home." See covers  $12

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THE PERISHERS OMNIBUS No. 3 by Maurice Dodd and Dennis Collins. Softback, VG, 1976, First Edition, Mirror Group Book, UK Import, ISBN: 0-85939-067-5, size approximately 8.75 x 5.5 inches, 240 pages, O/P. A wonderful B&W collection of The Perishers newspaper strips reprinted from the Daily Mirror. According to Dodd's introduction, the strips reprinted in this book are up to near the end of 1968. See covers  $24

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REHEARSAL'S OFF! by George Booth. Hardback (As New-) with Dust Jacket (VG+ due to reprice in ink on inside flap, 1/4 inch rip on back bottom edge), 1976, Second Printing, Dodd, Mead & Company, ISBN: 0-396-07389-1, size 8.5 x 11.25 inches, 128 pages plus endpapers, O/P. Hysterical collection of B&W with gray tone cartoons by George Booth that were first published in The New Yorker Magazine and Playboy between 1969 and 1976. Most are reprinted one per page with some as two-page spreads. Dog and cat lovers will laugh out loud at some of the animal antics portrayed by Booth. See covers  $10

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RUBE GOLDBERG - A RETROSPECTIVE Introduction and commentary by Philip Garner. Softback, As New-, 1983, First Printing, Delilah Books, Putnam Publishing Group, ISBN: 0-933328-72-9, approximate size 8.25 x 5.25 inches, 96 pages, O/P. Collection of Goldberg's B&W newspaper strips grouped by thematic subjects. See covers  $16

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SMITTY - IN THE NORTH WOODS by Walter Berndt. Hardback - No Dust Jacket, G: cover corners are rounded, soiling present, some erased pencil marks are apparent throughout the book, book structure is sound but this was obviously a well enjoyed item in the thirties, 1932, First Printing, Cupples & Leon Co., approximate size 7 x 8.75 inches, 90 pages, O/P. This is Book #5 of the Smitty series. It collects some of the B&W daily comic strips published by the Chicago Tribune. NOTE: Overstreet claims 96 pages on these books. If this is true, the first 3 end pages of the book have been removed. The first blank end paper is definitely gone because this volume begins with the title "splash page" of George the Indian Guide and Smitty. The numbered 1 - 86 page story is complete and the last blank end paper is intact. See covers  $35

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THE SPIRIT DAILIES VOLUMES 1 – 4 SET by Will Eisner. Softbacks, 1977, 1978, 1980, Ken Pierce Publishing, size approximately 7 x 10 inches, O/P. Complete Set that reprints all the B&W daily Spirit newspaper strips from October 1941 to March 1944. Volume 1: The First 93 Dailies (1980, Second Printing) FN+, 32 pages; Volume 2: 200 Dailies (1980, Second Printing), As New-, 64 pages; Volume 3: 200 More Dailies (1980, First Printing), FN- (graded FN- because of 2 fine front cover scratches viewable only at an angle, otherwise it appears As New-), 64 pages; Volume 4: The Last 245 Dailies (1980, First Printing), As New-, 72 pages. As well as Eisner’s gorgeous artwork, both master artists Lou Fine and Jack Cole ghosted on this strip! Introduction by Will and Afterword by cat yronwode. Even though some of these books went into second printings, the overall print run was quite low. Here’s an opportunity to obtain all four, out of print, collectible books at once and read The Spirit daily run in a format that's easier to enjoy than the hardback collection. Sold as a complete set of 4 books. See 1-2 covers  See 3-4 covers  All 4 volumes for $50

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STAR HAWKS BOOKS 1 - 4 SET by Ron Goulart (scripts) and Gil Kane (artwork). Softbacks, Comic-Strip Preserves/Blackthorne Publishing, size approximately 7 x 10 inches, O/P. Book 1: As New, December 1985, First Edition, First Printing, 80 pages, ISBN: 0-932629-21-0, Afterword by Ron Goulart; Book 2: As New, May 1986, First Edition, First Printing, 80 pages, ISBN: 0-932629-46-6, Afterword by Ron Goulart; Book 3: As New with the back cover having half inch surface abrasions into the color caused during production at the top and bottom spine, October 1986, First Edition, First Printing, 72 pages, ISBN: 0-932629-55-5; Book 4: As New-, April 1987, First Edition, First Printing, 72 pages, ISBN: 0-932629-80-6, Last story in this book is written by Archie Goodwin. Released during the "Star Wars mania" of 1977, this series took advantage of the lack of any solid science fiction in newspaper strip form. Gil Kane drew this in a unique two-tiered format that made a number of papers refuse to carry it, thus making it a rarity in many areas. These books print two B&W strips per page, beginning with October 5, 1977 and ending with the June 3, 1979 strip, which encompasses Goulart's run on the strip. Covers are all color with Kane artwork on them and Books 1 and 3 even have strips printed on the inside back covers. The series did continue into 1981 with other skilled writers producing the stories. Sold as a complete set of 4 books. See 1-2 covers  See 3-4 covers  All 4 volumes for $60

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TERRY AND THE PIRATES #7: 1938, THE HUNTER by Milton Caniff. Softback, As New-, 1987, Flying Buttress Classics Library/NBM, ISBN: 0-918348-42-0, size roughly 8.5 x 11 inches, 64 pages, O/P. Terry, Burma and Connie end up in a war-torn city on the front lines of the Sino-Japanese war, where they meet Hunter Yurk. This B&W series reprints complete daily and Sunday strips with good reproduction quality. Four tiers per page, so strips aren't shrunk and crammed onto a page. See covers  $12

TERRY AND THE PIRATES #8: 1938-1939, THE BARON by Milton Caniff. Softback, As New- book with a bottom spine corner compression - priced as VG+, 1988, Flying Buttress Classics Library/NBM, ISBN: 0-918348-24-2, size roughly 8.5 x 11 inches, 64 pages, O/P. Terry, Burma and Connie are held captive for ransom by Chun Wi. This B&W series reprints complete daily and Sunday strips with good reproduction quality. Four tiers per page, so strips aren't shrunk and crammed onto a page. See covers  $5

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"THEY BLINKED" collected by the editors of PepsiWorld. Softback, FN-, 1985, First Printing, Pepsi-Cola, size 8.5 x 5.5 inches, 32 pages, O/P. A special editorial cartoon issue of PepsiWorld published on heavy stock. This booklet collects a number of B&W editorial cartoons and one Bloom County comic strip first published during the height of the "New" Coke vs. Pepsi-Cola war. With a very limited print run intended for distribution to Pepsi employees only, this is a scarce (and funny) collectible for all cola fanatics. Introduction by Roger Enrico, president of Pepsi-Cola USA. See covers  $18

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THROUGH HISTORY WITH J. WESLEY SMITH (ABRIDGED) by Burr Shafer. Softback, VG-: cover near spine showing some pullback but still very securely attached, 1950 Vanguard Press, Fifth Printing, May 1966, Scholastic Book Services TW282, size approximately 8 x 6 inches, 128 pages, O/P. Burr Shafer takes a hilarious look at history through the skewed experiences of his character J. Wesley Smith. These cartoon panels were originally published in magazines like The New Yorker and The Saturday Review of Literature. They are reprinted here one panel per page. See covers  $9

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TUMBLEWEEDS by Tom K. Ryan

TUMBLEWEEDS #3: Paperback, VG, 1970, Unstated Printing, Fawcett Gold Medal Book D2236, 449-02236-050, 50¢ edition, O/P. Tumbleweeds strip reprints from the 1960s. See covers  $10

TUMBLEWEEDS #4: Paperback, G: Bookstore stamp inside back cover, June 1971, Unstated Printing - most likely First, Fawcett Gold Medal Book D2419, 449-02419-050, 50¢ edition, O/P. Tumbleweeds strip reprints from the 1960s. See covers  $5

TUMBLEWEEDS #5: Paperback, FN, June 1972, Unstated Printing - most likely First, Fawcett Gold Medal Book D2564, 449-02564-050, 50¢ edition, O/P. Tumbleweeds strip reprints from the 1960s. See covers  $16

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VAUGHN BODÉ'S CHEECH WIZARD: THE COLLECTED ADVENTURES OF THE CARTOON MESSIAH by Vaughn Bodé. Hardback (As New-) with Dust Jacket (FN: minor depressions and scuffing), 1976, Unstated Edition and Printing, Northern Comfort Communications, ISBN: 0-9690506-2-3, size 9 1/8 x 12 1/4 inches, 80 pages plus endpapers, Printed in Canada, O/P import. This volume collects both color and B&W Cheech Wizard cartoon concert strips, most first published in the pages of the National Lampoon, into one nice hardbound edition. Introduction by Vaughn Bodé. Also included is the original NCC order form for additional copies of Deadbone. You must be 18 years of age or older to order this book. See covers  $155

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VAUGHN BODÉ'S DEADBONE: THE FIRST TESTAMENT OF CHEECH WIZARD, THE CARTOON MESSIAH by Vaughn Bodé. Hardback (FN: slight bowing) with Dust Jacket (FN: minor depressions and scuffing), 1975, Unstated Edition and Printing, Northern Comfort Communications, ISBN: 0-969-0506-0-7, size 9 1/8 x 12 1/4 inches, 80 pages plus endpapers, Printed in Canada, O/P import. This volume is considered the "First Trade Edition" after the scarce signed and numbered limited edition. Vaughn Bodé's written and drawn masterwork of cosmic truth. Cheech Wizard, the self-proclaimed cartoon messiah, takes you on an Underground Comix journey to Deadbone Mountain, where hopefully your consciousness will be raised to exhilarating heights. Cheech, expendable Lizards and a bevy of Bodé Broads are there to guide you on your way. Introductions by Cheech and Mud. Also included is the original NCC order form for additional copies of the book. While I wish everyone could read this, you must be 18 years of age or older to order this book. See covers  $155

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THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF J. WESLEY SMITH (AN ABRIDGMENT) by Burr Shafer. Softback, FN-, Published 1960, Fourth Printing, January 1971, Scholastic Book Services TW 593, size approximately 8 x 6 inches, 128 pages, O/P. More outrageous humor from Burr Shafer as he takes a hilarious look at history through the skewed experiences of his character J. Wesley Smith. These cartoon panels were originally published in magazines like The New Yorker and The Saturday Review of Literature. They are reprinted here one panel per page. See covers  $15

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