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1 Benton, Mike The Comic Book in America. an Illustrated History.
Taylor Publishing 1989 0878336591 / 9780878336593 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
207 pages, well illustrated (mostly in color) , cloth, dust jacket, former owner's embossed label otherwise fine. 9 by 12 inches. From the dust jacket: "Benton provides a lively and comprehensive account of the comic book's evolution, from its primitive beginnings in the thirties as crude collections of newspaper strips, through the Golden Age of the forties, when most of the great superheroes were introduced, to the upscale, glossy graphic novels of the eighties. He adds a survey of all the significant comic-book publishers and an overview of every major genre involved, from funny animal and jungle to crime and underground." ; 11.90 X 9.10 X 0.90 inches; 207 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Cabarga, Leslie The Fleischer Story. [Revised Edition]
New York Da Capo Press 1988 0306803135 / 9780306803130 Revised Edition Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
216 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good. 8 by 11 inches. "A history of the Max Fleischer cartoon studio in the golden age of film animation 1920-1942." From the introduction: "In the present edition of this work, I have attempted to deal with both sides of the issue fairly. While grievances against Max have been plainly stated (nothing has been withheld from this book) , I have tried to correct the error of the previous edition, in which I may have given the impression that Max didn't do a damn thing. This was simply not the case. The Fleischer Studio was the sum total of the talents of all five of those remarkable men." ; 10.90 X 8.60 X 0.50 inches; 216 pages 
Price: 34.00 USD
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3 Gould, Chester & Galewitz, Herb (editor) Dick Tracy, the Thirties : Tommyguns and Hard Times
Wellfleet 1990 1555216218 / 9781555216214 Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
285 pages, illustrations, cloth, dust jacket in protective mylar covering, corners bumped otherwise fine. Former owner's embossed label on front blank endpaper. From the DJ: "These adventures - 14 complete stories, most of which have not been reprinted since they appeared, feature the major characters of this classic comic strip." ; 10.20 X 8.90 X 1.20 inches 
Price: 12.00 USD
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4 Horn, Maurice The World Encyclopedia of Comics
Chelsea House 1976 0877540306 / 9780877540304 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
785 pages, illustrations, cloth, dust jacket (protected by mylar) , former owner's address label on front blank endpaper otherwise fine. 9 by 12 inches. From the DJ: "THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COMICS is the first comprehensive survey of this universally popular art form. Covering in one volume the vast field of comic art since its inception, this monumental work contains more than 1200 cross-referenced entires in alphabetical order on comic features, artists and writers from the United States and the world." ; 11.80 X 9.20 X 2.20 inches 
Price: 24.00 USD
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5 McManus, George & Kenney, William & Blackbeard, Bill Jiggs Is Back
Berkeley, CA Celtic Book Company 1986 0913666823 / 9780913666821 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Introduciton by William Kennedy. Commentary and analysis by comic historian Bill Blackbeard. 64 pages, well illustrated (some in color) , pictorial wrappers, very good. Embossed label of former owner on title page otherwise very good. ; 11.70 X 8.90 X 0.10 inches 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 N. E. Thing Enterprises & King Features Syndicate. Best of the Sunday Comics Magic Eye
William Morrow & Co 1995 0688144659 / 9780688144654 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
32 pages, illustrations, pictorial boards, dust jacket, very good. Oblong 11 by 8.5 inches. Stated first edition. From the DJ: 3-D illustrations by N. E. Thing Enterprises. "Here's a fun-filled 3-D Magic Eye book featuring Betty Boop, Popeye, Blondie, Beetle Bailey, and many more of America's favorite comic strip characters." ; 11.10 X 8.60 X 0.30 inches; 32 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 O'Neil, Dennis [Batman Created by Bob Kane] Batman: Tales of the Demon
Warner Books 1992 0446393649 / 9780446393645 Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
207 pages, well illustrated in color, pictorial wrappers, very good. Introduction by Sam Hamm. Afterword by Dennis O'Neil. From Wikipedia: "This paperback collects the earliest Ra's al Ghul stories from 1971 to 1980. Ra's al Ghul has proven through the years to be one of Batman's most formidable adversaries. All of these stories were written by Dennis O'Neil. This trade paperback reprints stories from the following comic book issues: Detective Comics #411, (Into the Den of the Death-Dealers! From May, 1971) ; Batman #232, (Daughter of the Demon from June, 1971) ; Batman #235 (Swamp Sinister from September, 1971) ; Batman #240, (Vengeance for a Dead Man! From March, 1972) ; Batman #242; (Bruce Wayne -- Rest in Peace! From June, 1972) ; Batman #243 (Lazarus Pit! From August, 1972) ; Batman #244 (The Demon Lives Again! From September, 1972) ; DC Special Series #15 (I Now Pronounce You Batman and Wife! From June, 1978) ; Detective Comics #485 (The Vengeance Vow! From September, 1979) ; Detective Comics #489 (Where Strike the Assassins from April, 1980) ; Detective Comics #490 (Requiem for a Martyr! From May, 1980)." ; 10.10 X 6.40 X 0.40 inches 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 Raymond, Alex Flash Gordon. Volume 1. "Mongo, the Planet of Doom"
Princeton, WI Kitchen Sink Press 1990 0878161147 / 9780878161140 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
110 pages, well illustrated in color, pictorial boards, 12 by 9 inches, very good. Former owner's embossed label. From Wikipedia: "Flash Gordon is regarded as one of the best illustrated and most influential of American adventure comic strips. Historian of science fiction art Jane Frank asserted that because of his work on Flash Gordon, "Raymond is one of the most famous science fiction artists of all time, although he never contributed an illustration to any science fiction magazine or book". The science fiction historian John Clute has stated that "The comics version of Flash Gordon was graceful, imaginative and soaring" and included it on a list of the most important American science fiction comics. In an article about Raymond for The Comics Journal, R. C. Harvey declared that Raymond's Flash Gordon displayed "a technical virtuosity matched on the comics pages only by Harold Foster in Prince Valiant". The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction stated that that Flash Gordon's "elaborately shaded style and exotic storyline" made it one of the most influential comics, and that its art emphasised a "romantic baroque". Flash Gordon (along with Buck Rogers) was a big influence on later science fiction comic strips, such as the American Don Dixon and the Hidden Empire (1935 to 1941) by Carl Pfeufer and Bob Moore and the Belgian Le Rayon U ("The U-Ray", 1943) by Edgar P. Jacobs. Flash Gordon was also an influence on early Superhero comics characters. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster based Superman's uniform of tights and a cape on costumes worn by Flash Gordon. Bob Kane's drawing of Batman on the cover of Detective Comics No. 27 (the first appearance of the character) was based on a 1937 Alex Raymond drawing of Flash Gordon. Dennis Neville modeled the comics hero Hawkman's costume on the "Hawkmen" characters in Raymond's Flash Gordon comic strip." ; 12.20 X 9.10 X 0.50 inches 
Price: 30.00 USD
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9 Sagendorf, Bud Popeye. the First Fifty Years.
Workman Publishing Company 1979 0894800663 / 9780894800665 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
144 pages, well illustrated, cloth, DJ, very good. Former owner's address label on front blank endpaper. From the back cover: "WIth absolutely everything, including Olive Oyl, how Popeye found Swee'Pea, how J. Wellington Wimpy finds a hamburger, and how 'jeep', 'glop' and 'goon' found their way into the language. And featuring 144 pages in color, the best strips, beginning with 'Thimble Theatre', profiles and vital statistics for all major characters, a personal tribute to the genius of Elzie Segar, a map of Popeye's hometown and a cross-section of Popeye's ship, his 36-ton spinach capacity."; 144 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Schulz, Charles M. & Kidd, Chip Peanuts. the Art of Charles M. Schulz.
Pantheon 2001 0375420975 / 9780375420979 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Introduction by Jean Schulz and commentary by Chip Kidd. Photographs by Geoff Spear. Original art from the collections of Jean, Craig and Monte Schulz. Archival Peanuts strips from the collection of Chris Ware and Chip Kidd. From the DJ: "This beautiful album will dazzle fans of Charles M. Schulz and his art, providing an unprecedented look at the work of the most brilliant and beloved cartoonist of the twentieth century. Here is the whole gang–Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy, Peppermint Patty, Schroeder, Pig-Pen, and all the others from the original Peanuts strips. More than five hundred comic strips are reproduced, as well as such rare or never-before-seen items as a sketchbook from Schulz's army days in the early 1940s; his very first printed strip, Just Keep Laughing; his private scrapbook of pre-Peanuts Li'l Folks strips; developmental sketches for the first versions of Charlie Brown and the other Peanuts characters; a sketchbook from 1963; and many more materials gathered from the Schulz archives in Santa Rosa, California. The art has been stunningly photographed by Geoff Spear in full color, capturing the subtle textures of paper, ink, and line. The strips–which were shot only from the original art or vintage newsprint–reveal how, from the 1950s through 2000, Schulz's style and the Peanuts world evolved. The book features an introduction by Jean Schulz and has been designed and edited by renowned graphic artist Chip Kidd, who also provides an informed and appreciative commentary. This celebration of the genius of the most revered cartoonist of our time is a must for anyone who has ever come under the spell of Peanuts." ; 8.66 X 7.01 X 1.26 inches; 336 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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11 Segar, E. C. & Mike Higgs & Bill Blackbeard & Denis Gifford & Glenn Mitchell & Steve Herbert Popeye The 60th Anniversary Collection
Chartwell Books, Inc. 1995 0785803971 / 9780785803973 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
196 pages, well illustrated (some in color) , cloth, DJ, 11 by 14 inches, very good. From the DJ: "The one-eyed sailor took over the strip and has now been going strong for 60 years. To celebrate this fact we bring you a collection of vintage Popeye strips featuring some of the best work of Elzie Segar himself and samples of the work of the other artists who have had the unenviable task of continuing the strip after the untimely death of this master cartoonist/write in 1938." ; 14 X 10.70 X 0.70 inches; 196 pages 
Price: 24.00 USD
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12 Sterrett, Cliff Polly and Her Pals. Comic Strip Showcase 2.
Arcadia Publications 1990 0938829319 / 9780938829317 Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
176 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good. 8.5 by 11 inches. From Wikipedia: "Polly and Her Pals is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Cliff Sterrett, which ran from 1912 until 1958. It is regarded as one of the most graphically innovative strips of the 20th century. It debuted as Positive Polly on December 4, 1912 in William Randolph Hearst's newspapers, initially the New York Journal. ... Six full-color Polly Sunday pages were prominently featured in Bill Blackbeard's The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics (Abrams, 1977) , representing for many modern fans their first opportunity to see the strip. It is now considered one of the masterpieces of American comic strips of the Interwar period, both for its graphic qualities and its storytelling and humor. Sterrett has been lauded as one of the great innovators of the comic strip form, and is one of 16 groundbreaking cartoonists featured in America's Great Comic Strip Artists (1989, Abbeville Press) by comics historian Rick Marschall. When Polly and Her Pals was included in the Library of Congress exhibition Cartoon America, it was praised for its unique graphic style, and is considered to be, together with Krazy Kat, the epitome of the Art Deco style in comics. It had considerable influence on many later cartoonists, including Jules Feiffer." 
Price: 24.00 USD
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