Blondie Vol. 1: 1930-1933


by Chic Young
Edited & Designed by Dean Mullaney, Introduction by Brian Walker.



This book collects the complete pre-marital strips by Chic Young for the first time ever, beginning with the first ones from October 1930. The young lovers repeatedly try to thwart his family’s interference and the results are hilarious! Dagwood and Blondie hatch a scheme—the voracious Dagwood goes on a hunger strike for 28 days, 7 hours, 8 minutes and 22 seconds. This first volume chronicles the amazing and hilarious courtship, and concludes with the spectacular wedding in February 1933!

To tell the truth, I had never even found the characters to be very interesting. So the discovery of the beautiful new Blondie: The Complete Daily Comic Strips From 1930-1933 was a surprising revelation. Blondie may have always been perky, attractive, and “ditzy.” But she actually began life as a far more complex, independent, and powerful woman that anyone has ever given her credit for…Every single strip is faithfully reproduced from the years 1930-1933 in this book. Everything about Blondie: The Complete Daily Comic Strips From 1930-1930 is first class. This is a coffee-table book that has already sparked a number of conversations among my guests…Place such a gorgeous book down, and say no more. This is art, history, nostalgia – and whatever else you wish to call it, all rolled up in one magnificent collection.

—Greg Barbick,

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