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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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I'd say go for 'em because the strip is really a fully entertaining, beautifully drawn bit of comic wonderfulness.
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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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Re: Classic/retro comic strips thread

Carolyn Kelly, R.I.P.

Obit talks about her work on her dad's creation, and how subsequent volumes should be coming out on schedule because they need less restoration.
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Old 04-11-17, 09:49 AM   #257
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Wow, I didn't realize she and Mark Evanier were together.
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Old 04-14-17, 11:11 PM   #258
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Re: Classic/retro comic strips thread

That was a very affecting eulogy for Ms Kelly. My condolences to Evanier..


I've got the first and third volume of Pogo. I have a huge backlog in general, but I feel like I really need to put a dent into those two before I think about continuing the series, or even filling in the gap (picked up Vol. 3 over 2 because that where the Joe McCarthy riffs start).


To get back to more mundane matters- I just got in the newest volume of Buz Sawyer. This one starts with a slam bang story about revolutionaries south of the border. This was the lone, out of continuity storyline that Dragon Lady press printed in the mid/late 80's. It blew me away then and it's great to have it in a more permanent edition now. There are several action panels in here that are Alex Toth worthy special. The way Crane leads the viewers eye through the scene are magical to me.

A couple differences with this volume compared to previous ones- the spine is flat where the others were rounded. For some reason the binding seems a little sturdier on this one, thoughI haven't experienced any issues yet with the others.
Also, this one clocks in at over 300 pages where as the other were just slightly over 200. And it's the same price. Just a quick flip through the book, but the repro looks to be excellent.
Great package all around this time and highly recommended.

And despite some earlier misgivings, I'm actually getting stoked for the release of IDWs re-packaging of the original Star Wars strips which drops next week. Should be a kick to see these again.
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Old 04-27-17, 03:43 PM   #259
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Re: Classic/retro comic strips thread

Cross-posting to the comic strip thread:

Bloom County Humble Bundle. The first nine volumes are available at the $8 level.

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/b...-comics-bundle

Also, the Gil Kane Starhawks release has some preview images available. I like how the double-tiered format gives some flexibility to the layouts.

http://13thdimension.com/exclusive-p...r-hawks-vol-1/

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