Wednesday, January 28, 2009


For the most part, I won't be reviewing comics here. Mike and Charlie will handle that, and I'll do the interviews and features. Here's an exception, and a book you should really know about... from the January 23, 2009 edition of Scoop is this collection you simply should not miss:

The Complete Little Orphan Annie - Volume Two
IDW Publishing; $39.95

When Ted Adams and the other heroes at IDW Publishing decided to publish the various collections comprising The Library of American Comics, their contribution to preserving the history of comic characters was almost immediately significant enough that they should have had their tickets punched for The Overstreet Hall of Fame. As the first volume of Terry and the Pirates arrived, it was clear this was going to be a special set of projects.

Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell, who are the ones who put together The Library of American Comics, have poured themselves into these books. That’s how they ended up with the number three spot (and, if one includes IDW’s own Dick Tracy collection, the number six spot) on Scoop’s Best Collected Editions of 2008 and the top spot on Scoop’s Best Publication About Comics, Characters or Collectibles of 2008. The research, the articles providing insight and context, and most importantly the glorious reproduction of the material at hand have preserved these strips for those who knew them and offered

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