I’d like to think that we’re playing a large part in making this the Golden Age of Comic Strip Reprints, but we’re certainly not alone. I recently thrilled to the first volume of John Cullen Murphy’s Big Ben Bolt published by our pal Charles Pelto at Classic Comics Press. If you’re not familiar with the strip, I urge you to take a look. In the next few months, Charles has plans to begin José Luis Salinas’s Cisco Kid, which rivals Alex’s Raymond’s Rip Kirby as the best drawn strip of the ’50s. My mouth’s watering already!
Another book that’s available now is an absolutely stunning Robert Fawcett art book from another old pal of ours—Manuel Auad. It’s not comics, but if you like art—especially mid-Century illustration work—Fawcett is THE MAN. This book—along with LOAC’s own Scorchy Smith and the Art of Noel Sickles—belongs on the shelves of all serious art fans.