Li’l Abner: The Complete Dailies and Color Sundays, Vol. 3: 1939-1940
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IDW’s The Library of American Comics invite you to (g-gulp!) (chuckle), (sigh!!), and (*moan*) like a real Dogpatcher at all the fun and excitement in Volume 3 of The Complete Li’l Abner! Enjoy breakneck comedy in these daily and full-color comic strips from 1939 and 1940, as Al Capp spoofs the movies Topper and The Grapes of Wrath, sends Lonesome Polecat and Hairless Joe to New York, armed with a fresh batch of Kickapoo Joy Juice, gets Adam Lazonga, the world’s greatest lover, to give lessons in how to woo a gal “Dogpatch-style”, and stages a battle for the ages as Mammy Yokum throws down against mean ol’ Mother Ratfield!
Eisner-winning editor and designer Dean Mullaney and writer Bruce Canwell continue to examine this slice of pure Americana, including a look at Li’l Abner’s first appearance in the movies!
–The Library of American Comics is the world’s #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