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Old 12-15-16, 11:50 AM   #251
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Re: Classic/retro comic strips thread

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I've sampled some of the much earlier Pogo reprints, both strip and comics. Always imagined it to be something that I fully fall in love with someday, just waiting for a complete way to get it. Almost bought the slipcase set of 1&2 recently, but now I'm hesitant.
Are you hesitant because you want to be assured of a complete run? It's unlikely that anyone will ever reprint the full thirty-something year run. The demand will never be out there.

I believe that the best work was in the 1950s, so I think you'll be happy with a four-book set.
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Old 12-15-16, 11:56 AM   #252
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Are you hesitant because you want to be assured of a complete run? It's unlikely that anyone will ever reprint the full thirty-something year run. The demand will never be out there.

I believe that the best work was in the 1950s, so I think you'll be happy with a four-book set.
That would a Trevor-OCD-like thing to do.

I need to pick up some Pogo. I don't know when I'll have time to read it, but I'd like to have some representation on my shelf, and support the release.
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Old 12-15-16, 08:15 PM   #253
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Re: Classic/retro comic strips thread

Yeah, when I get into something, I need it all. But Nick is right of course, I should be happy with those four volumes. It's not like I'll ever commit the time to reading them multiple times and becoming some Pogo podcaster or whatever.
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Old 12-16-16, 05:21 PM   #254
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Re: Classic/retro comic strips thread

I'd say go for 'em because the strip is really a fully entertaining, beautifully drawn bit of comic wonderfulness.
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Old 12-16-16, 08:54 PM   #255
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Re: Classic/retro comic strips thread

I looked it up in Wikipedia, and Pogo lasted from 1948 to 1975, and Walt Kelly stopped working on it in 1972. I do remember that the strip wasn't as good after Walt Kelly died and his wife took over. She gave up after just a few years.

The last strip showed the characters complaining that newspaper comics had gotten too small. In the final panel, Pogo was stranded in the middle of the swamp, clinging to a pole stuck in the mud. It bugged me that Pogo was left out there, and nobody ever rescued him because their world stopped.
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