IpComics - Suggested reprint collections!!

The publishers who reprint Classic comic Strips have several titles out just now. What is good and what is not so good, and most important, what are these??
If you are unfamiliare with some I hope you find the info you need here. The list will be done as I get the info, and the order does not reflect anything at all. Most info from Amazon and other shops.
Complete Terry and the Pirates HC (2007-2009) comic books

Volume 1 - 6. "1934-1946!" Story and art by Milton Caniff. Celebrating the centennial of cartoonist Milton Caniff's birth, IDW Publishing will publish a six-book series, collecting the entirety of Caniff's groundbreaking newspaper adventure strip, Terry and the Pirates. The Sunday pages will be reproduced in their original color, alongside the daily black-and-white strips.
The Volumes contains around 800 consecutive strips each, from the series' beginning in October 1934 through the end of 1946.
Hardcover (Horizontal Format), 11 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., around 370 pages, PC/PB&W.

The six volumes will give you every strip in bw and Sundays in colors made by Caniff. They are still able to get for a price around $30.00 on Amazon. With so many strips it is clear that every vol. is tick and heavy, merely handy for reading! I would had 12 vols. a bit bigger format for handy reading. Othervice they are very well done.
Recomanded from IpComics **** out of 5!!

Blondie by Chic Young, the early dailies! 
Celebrating Blondie's 80th anniversary, IDW's Library of American Comics presents Blondie like you've never seen her before! This book collects the early strips by Chic Young for the first time ever, beginning with the first ones from October 1930. Blondie Boopadoop is a light-headed flapper who meets Dagwood Bumstead, the heir to a wealthy, high society fortune. Dagwood's parents are aghast and refuse him permission to marry the blonde, but their son is in love. He and Blondie hatch a scheme - the voracious Dagwood goes on a hunger strike for 28 days, 7 hours, 8 minutes, and 22 seconds. This first volume chronicles the amazing and hilarious courtship, and concludes with the spectacular wedding in February 1933.

This strip that eventually bacame a humor strip showing a middle class family in USA, with day to day problems, started out very much different. How was the first years?? Buy and read the upcoming book and see for yourself. I have seen some of the strips in it, and they are very much different than the strips shown today, back then we got an adventure of humor and gags. The Sundays did not have a part in this so they are not found in the book. Some of the strips and Sundays from the earliest years are posted in my Yahoo group, look it up.
I will be back with recomandation later this fall when the book is published!

The Phantom: The Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume 1: 1936-1938 [Hardcover]
From Amazon:The first, original, and best masked hero to ever grace the pages of comic strips and comic books returns with Hermes Press' new complete reprint of The Phantom! Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the "granddaddy of all costumed superheroes," The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Ray Moore. The strip hit the funny pages of newspapers well before the Dark Knight or Superman made their first appearances and has been acknowledged as an influence on every "masked man of mystery" since. The Phantom set the standard for action, adventure, intrigue, and romance in adventure comic strips and comic books. Now, Hermes Press will offer the entire run of the comic strip, which will span over seventy years of The Phantom legend, ending with artist Sy Barry's run on the strip in 1994. As with Hermes Press' critically acclaimed reprint of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the new definitive reprint of The Phantom will introduce the strip to a whole new generation of readers and give fans of the "Ghost Who Walks" a chance to revisit the series all over again.

Some facts have changed since this was first announced on Amazon. The pages are reduced to 270, and we do not reach the end of 1937. For more info about the book have a look at my front page. 

It is a nice book, with strips from the first three stories of the daily Phantom by Falk/Moore. The strips are not better nor worse than anything we have seen before, but of course this is hardcover and better print. Sadly there is a nasty error (again my front page).

If you can live with that, and just want to collect these books to read through the stories, well buy it.

Recommended from IpComics (total value of book) *** out of 5!! Because of the error it drops to: *!

Amazon Price $26.39.

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