Little Orphan Annie Vol. 15: 1950-1951 — Open Season for Trouble

$49.99

By Harold Gray

Edited and designed by Dean Mullaney. Introduction by Jeet Heer.

11″ x 8.5″, landscape hardcover with dustjacket, 276pp

Eisner Award nominee for “Best Archival Newspaper Strip Collection”

“One of the most impressive comic-strip collections ever produced.” — The Washington Times

“Check out The Complete Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray. The blank-eyed orphan was far grittier and moving than the saccharine Annie you know from the damn musical. [It] started in 1924 in a world chillingly like ours: crawling with cake-eaters, greedy bankers and international con men who exploit the hardscrabble working stiffs Annie hangs with when her “Daddy” isn’t around to protect her. The cartoonist, a tightlipped Midwestern Dickens, pushes the virtues of honesty, pluck, and hard work in adventures that can melt the heart of even hard-boiled cynics like I pretend to be.” — Art Spiegelman

Description

It’s “Open Season for Trouble” as America’s spunkiest kid, “Daddy” Warbucks, and his bodyguards Punjab and The Asp battle wily Communist spies, search for a potentially game-changing mineral known as QX-7, contend with small-town cheats, and make a frightful discovery about disappearing patients at a shady rest home. The action ranges from the played-out mining town of Fiasco, where “Daddy” made his first million, to the land of the genii, where Punjab dispatches his enemies. Meanwhile, Annie and Sandy are separated, but their inevitable reunion may be a silver lining inside a very dark cloud! The Complete Little Orphan Annie Volume 15 collects the daily strips and full-color Sunday pages from March 13, 1950 to October 28, 1951 in five vivid stories filled with mayhem and murder. It’s not for the faint of heart!

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