King of comics

An appreciative book notice. In my mail yesterday: King of the Comics: 100 Years of King Features (published 10/15), a huge, big-format, heavy book:

The publisher’s blurb on Amazon:

Krazy Kat! Popeye! Flash Gordon! Beetle Bailey! Blondie! Prince Valiant! Hagar the Horrible! Barney Google and Snuffy Smith! Baby Blues! Mutt & Jeff! Zits! Juliet Jones! Buz Sawyer! Steve Canyon! Bizarro! Hi & Lois! Maggie & Jiggs! Johnny Hazard! There are simply too many to list because King Features has had a more illustrious and long-lasting history than any newspaper syndicate, even as it continues to lead the way into the digital age and beyond. This book is a centennial birthday bash hosted by Dean Mullaney, Bruce Canwell, and Brian Walker, with contributions by Brendan Burford, Lucy Shelton Caswell, Jared Gardner, Ron Goulart, Jeffrey Lindenblatt, Carl Linich, Paul Tumey, and Germund von Wowern. More than just comics, it’s a celebration of the profound impact that King Features has had on popular culture!

The book is from IDL Publishing, in the Library of American Comics series: beautifully designed and produced, with an enormous number of reproduced strips, essays by editors, and an excellent index.


One Response to “King of comics”

  1. arnold zwicky Says:

    I get a daily comics feed from King Features, with: Zits, Bizarro, Rhymes With Orange, Zippy the Pinhead, Mother Goose and Grimm.

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