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The Penguin Book of Comics: A Slight History

by George Perry

ISBN 0140028021

Publisher: Penguin Books, Baltimore, Md., 1971

"This is the story of strip cartoons since comics began, of the artists who created the characters, and of the characters who took charge of their creators. Here you'll find the true tale of Jane and Flook, of Popeye, Pip, Squeak and Wilfred, and L'il Abner, of Tarzan and Captain America and Peanuts, and of all the characters who live in cages but rule the world... or the better half of it. In this sumptuous, new and supercharged edition of a now classic book, George Perry has updated the original text and Alan Aldridge has provided further evidence of his graphic brilliance and keen eye for social history. This is the book that recalls the old-time childhood magic, yet succinctly defines the new, sharp, cool power the comics exert on today's adult world."

From ancient Egyptian Wall painting through the Penny Dreadful period and up to the then contemporary comics of the late 60s and early 70s.

Also several sections on British Newspaper comic strips & comic books. Including Sylvia & Gerry Anderson's THUNDERBIRDS! SIG Thunderbirds are GO!!!

Risque Spy spoof Modesty Blaise as well as some mature strips like Tiffany Jones and Jane and Jane Daughter of Jane! Plus the usual American suspects- Marvel & DC Comics: Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Fantastic Four, Thor, Silver Surfer, Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Tillie the Toiler, Little Orphan Annie, Tarzan, The Phantom, Krazy Kat, Harold Teen, Bringing Up Father, Little Nemo, Buster Brown, Pogo, Li'l Abner and on and on the list continues.

Lots of black and white illustrations. 16 color pages.

Condition is very nice in VERY GOOD or BETTER. Tight, solid and square looking copy. Please refer to scanned image.


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