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BARON BEAN The Complete Third Year 1918

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BARON BEAN The Complete Third Year 1918

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Library of American Comics 12. The final year, Jan 1, 1918 to Jan 18, 1919, including previously "lost" strips. Recommended. By George Herriman. From Jared Gardner's introduction: "Perhaps sensing that Baron Bean was nearing its conclusion, Herriman had the strip moving at a frenetic pace right up to the very end. In the course of a little more than a year, the self-styled "baron" and his not-so-faithful retainer Grimes take on more than a dozen new careers, including secret agent, freight conductor, wandering minstrel, hot dog vendor, pilot, movie actor, fireman, newspaper editor, and constable.They engage in the latest fads of the era, including amateur astronomy and spiritualism. And, inevitably, there are the endless rounds of masquerade...ever more elaborate disguises in their desperate desire to know what the other is up to."

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From Jared Gardner's introduction: "Perhaps sensing that Baron Bean was nearing its conclusion, Herriman had the strip moving at a frenetic pace right up to the very end. In the course of a little more than a year, the self-styled "baron" and his not-so-faithful retainer Grimes take on more than a dozen new careers, including secret agent, freight conductor, wandering minstrel, hot dog vendor, pilot, movie actor, fireman, newspaper editor, and constable.They engage in the latest fads of the era, including amateur astronomy and spiritualism. And, inevitably, there are the endless rounds of masquerade...ever more elaborate disguises in their desperate desire to know what the other is up to."

We are also treated to appearances from Pro-Bono-Publico, the hunting dog; Artimisia, the Pig; Guinevere, the guinea pig; Cornelius, the bird dog; and Paloma, the carrier pigeon (who carries love letters between unwitting correspondents).

This book concludes three volumes of Baron Bean with the final year--one of George Herriman's richest and funniest creations, second only to Krazy Kat, whose citizens would occasionally grace these panels. After Krazy Kat, this is the most popular Herriman strip. Herriman found few themes as fascinating as the power of titles and the ways in which worth in society is determined based on a hat, a name, or the color of one's skin. Each day he gives reason to question not only the superiority of would-be "Barons" over their vassals and retainers, but equally the superiority of so-called "humans" over the animals they call "pets."

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Item Code LOA12H
Publisher IDW
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9781684053551
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 12x5
# Pages 344pg
Color b&w
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