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Following on the heels of Hermes Press’s Eisner-nominated reprint of Walt Kelly’s Pogo stories from Animal Comics and Four Color Comics, here we are treated to three more issues and a whole batch of covers. Pogo issues were 52-page comics with no ads, which is why there are just three issues here. They were cover-to-cover Kelly Pogo. Tom Andrae writes about Kelly's notorious spoofs of Mike Hammer in Pogo, "Walt Kelley vs. Mickey Spillane," which made Life Magazine. Includes original art.
Walt Kelly’s Pogo, acknowledged as one of the most important and influential comic strips of all time, first appeared not in newspapers but as a feature in the Dell comic book anthology Animal Comics, as well as in Dell’s Four Color Comics before getting its own title, Pogo Possum, in 1949. That's the title that these stories come from.
It was here, in the four color world of comic books, that the feature and its characters grew and matured, ultimately becoming one of the world’s most famous comic strips.
Now fans of Pogo can see it all from the beginning with Hermes Press’ reprint of the complete Dell Comics Pogo. Noted comics historian Thomas Andrae observed that with Pogo, “Walt Kelly created a strip that is both poetic and graphically stunning as well as an important commentary on our times.”
With Hermes Press’ complete reprint of Dell Comics Pogo admirers of this groundbreaking comics feature can now witness the strip’s evolution, in an archival hardcover, digitally reconstructed to perfection. The covers of many of these issues are practically works of art. Kelly really made each one a delight, so getting so many Animal Comics in this collection is a real bonus.
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Item Code WKP05H Publisher Hermes Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781613451274 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 8x10 # Pages 176pg Color Full Color
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