Superman expert Karl Mattson pointed out an error in Superman Golden Age Dailies 1944-47: the November 22, 1944 daily was a duplicate of the November 23rd strip. As strip researchers know, some newspapers printed strips on days other than the “official” in-panel date; in these cases, the newspaper would often unilaterally re-date the strip. Our source for November 22nd (the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art Collection) was obviously from one of those newspapers. Our apologies for not catching this before publication. We’ll fix it if we go into a second printing, and in the meantime, the correct strip is above.
You probably haven’t even had a chance to pick your copy of volume two yet, but look out! Coming in April 2019, we finish up the first decade of Lynn Johnston’s long-running family drama in FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, VOL. 3: 1986-89! Three-and-a-half years of dailies and full-color Sundays in one massive book!
Dean and Kurtis are heading to San Diego next week for one of the biggest pop culture events in the world… The San Diego Comic-Con!
List below is an outline of the various LOAC-related panels and signings taking place over the extended weekend. Plus, we’ll have many copies of For Better or For Worse, Vol. 2 and The Goat Getters for you to have signed by Lynn Johnston and Eddie Campbell, respectively.
Plus, how do you get one of these? Keep reading to find out!
The Library of American Comics is kicking off 2019 with bang! Coming in January: STEVE CANYON, VOL. 9: 1963-1964, next volume from the comprehensive collection of Milton Caniff’s action adventure strip bring us to the dawn of the Vietnam war and is made up entirely of never-before reprinted dailies and full-color Sundays!
News has rapidly spread concerning the passing of comics creator Steve Ditko, and here at The Library of American Comics we mark his passing with a sadness equaled only by our respect for this truly legendary talent.
On Sunday, June 24, the world of Dick Tracy was paid a visit by a very special guest. For Better or For Worse’s Michael Patterson attended Junior Tracy’s book signing, hoping to get his copy signed.
Dean Mullaney and Kurtis Findlay are back for another episode of the Library of American Comics & EuroComics Podcast!
In this episode, Dean and Kurtis talk about The Silence of Malka and For Better or For Worse, Vol. 2! Plus, Lorraine Turner returns to the show and she and Dean share stories from their recent trip to Italy! And if that isn’t enough: San Diego Comic-Con panel and signing info! The fate of Red Barry! Info about a new Alex Toth book! And a tease about an upcoming volume of LOAC Essentials!
It was sad news indeed to learn author, lecturer, and social gadfly Harlan Ellison passed away on June 28th at age eighty-four.
No writer affected me more deeply in my teenage years than Ellison, and he stands among that handful of authors who have made a lasting impression on me throughout my lifetime.
A few months ago in this space I showed you some photos of our LOAC books, arrayed on my bookshelves — you can see it here, if you’d like a refresher.
More recently, we received some impressive bookshelf photos from another comics historian, the estimable Barry Pearl. Check out this first of five shots of Mr. Pearl’s amassed comics collections and be prepared, like me, to resist the urge to whistle in appreciation …