Contemporary and Classic Newspaper Comic Strip Collections

Contemporary Strips
Classic Strips

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Contemporary Strips
 

Bill Griffith - Zippy

Zippy Annual No. 1
- softcover -
retail price - $19.95
copacetic price - $16.95

Zippy Annual 2001
- softcover -

retail price - $19.95
copacetic price - $16.95

Zippy Annual 2002
- softcover -
retail price - $19.95
copacetic price - $16.95

Zippy Annual 2003
- softcover -
retail price - $19.95
copacetic price - $16.95

Zippy Annual 2004: From Here to Absurdity
- softcover -
retail price - $19.95
copacetic price - $16.95

Zippy Annual 2005: Type "Z" Personality
- softcover -
retail price - $19.95
copacetic price - $16.95

¡NEW! Zippy Annual 2006: Connect the Polka Dots
- softcover -
retail price - $18.95
copacetic price - $15.95

Matt Groening - Hell

Love is Hell - Oversize 10th Anniversary Edition
retail price - $13.00 copacetic price - $11.70

Work is Hell
retail price - $8.95 copacetic price - $8.05

School is Hell
retail price -  $8.95 copacetic price - $8.05

Childhood is Hell
retail price -  $9.95 copacetic price - $8.95
 

Aaron McGruder - The Boondocks

A Right to Be Hostile:
The Boondocks Treasury
by Aaron McGruder
Over 800 strips make up this, the first, Boondocks treasury. The selection dates from the earliest days up through to the waning days of 2002.  Sundays are in color, dailies in B & W.  The observations on America as perceived by media-drenched, suburban-dwelling African-Americans provide an unique -- to comics -- perspective on our times.  Plus, they’re funny.
retail price - $16.95 copacetic price - $15.25

Public Enemy #2: An All New Boondocks Collection
by Aaron McGruder

retail price - $15.95 copacetic price - $14.35

<>Birth of a Nation
by Aaron McGruder, Reginald Hudlin & Kyle Baker
retail price - $13.95 copacetic price - $11.85


Patrick McDonnell - Mutts

Mutts I: Mutts
retail price -  $9.95 copacetic price - $8.95

Mutts II: Cats and Dogs
retail price -  $10.95 copacetic price - $9.85

Mutts III: More Shtuff
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Mutts IV: Yesh!
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Mutts Five: Our Mutts
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Mutts Six: A Little Look-See
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Mutts Seven: What Now!?

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Mutts Eight: I Want To Be the Kitty
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Mutts Nine: Dog Eared
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Mutts Ten: Who Let the Cat Out?
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Mutts Sundays
retail price -  $14.95 copacetic price - $13.45

¡NEW! Everyday Mutts: A Comic Strip Treasury
Everyday Mutts
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Mutts Sunday Mornings
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Mutts Sunday Afternoons

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Mutts Sunday Evenings
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Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman - Zits

Big Honkin’ Zits
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Random Zits
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Zits Sketchbook #1: Zits
retail price -  $10.95 copacetic price - $9.85

Zits Sketchbook #4: Are We an “Us”
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Zits Sketchbook #5: Unzipped
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Tom Tomorrow - This Modern World

Greetings from This Modern World (1992)
retail price -  $9.95 copacetic price - $8.95

Tune in Tomorrow (1994)
retail price -  $9.95 copacetic price - $8.95

The Wrath of Sparky (1996)
retail price -  $9.95 copacetic price - $8.95

Penguin Soup for the Soul (1998)
retail price -  $9.95 copacetic price - $8.95

The Great Big Book of Tomorrow:
A Treasury of Cartoons by Tom Tomorrow
This compendium covers the entire span of Tom Tomorow's agit-prop career.  It’s all here: spanning twenty years, starting out with brief examples of Dan Perkins’ prototypical work in his self-published zine, Writings on the Wall -- before he assumed the persona of Tom Tomorrow -- moving on to the humble beginnings of This Modern World, and then providing a very healthy selection of This Modern World’s triumphant march to its omnipotent present.  236  8” x 11” pages (including 32 in full color!) document the history of Sparky and company as the poke holes in the inflated poitical figures of our times.
retail price - $17.95 copacetic price - $15.25
 

Bill Watterson - Calvin and Hobbes

The Essential Calvin and Hobbes (1988)
retail price -  $12.95 copacetic price - $11.65

The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes (1990)
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The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes (1992)
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Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat (1994)
retail price -  $14.95 copacetic price - $13.45

There’s Treasure Everywhere (1996)
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It’s A Magical World (1996 - final collection, chronologically )
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Classic Strip Collections
 

Milton Caniff

Steve Canyon: 1947
Checker BPG
softcover  
retail price - $14.95 copacetic price - $13.45

Steve Canyon: 1948
Checker BPG
softcover  
retail price - $18.95 copacetic price - $16.10

Steve Canyon: 1949
Checker BPG
softcover  
retail price - $15.95 copacetic price - $14.35


Lyonel Feininger

The Complete Kin-der-Kids
by Lyonel Feininger
oversize softcover
All 31 strips reproduced in full color.
retail price - $7.95 copacetic price - $7.15

Hal Foster - Prince Valiant

Prince Valiant - Volume 30 - retail price - $16.95
copaceticprice - $12.70 (that’s 25% off)

Prince Valiant - Volume 31 - retail price - $16.95
copacetic price - $12.70 (that’s 25% off)
 

Chester Gould - Dick Tracy

¡NEW! The Complete Dick Tracy, Volume 1 - 1931 - 1933
retail price - $29.95
copacetic price - $26.95


George Herriman

Krazy Kat:
The Comic Art of George Herriman
oversize softcover
retail price - $19.95 copacetic price - $19.95

Krazy Kat: 1925-1926
by George Herriman
oversize softcover
 retail price - $14.95 copacetic price - $12.70

Krazy & Ignatz: Komplete Kat Komics 1927-1928
by George Herriman
oversize sofcover
retail price - $14.95 - copacetic price - $12.70

Krazy & Ignatz: Komplete Kat Komics 1929-1930
by George Herriman
oversize sofcover
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Krazy & Ignatz: Komplete Kat Komics 1931-1932
by George Herriman
oversize sofcover
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Krazy & Ignatz: Komplete Kat Komics 1933-1934
by George Herriman
oversize sofcover
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Krazy & Ignatz: Komplete Kat Komics 1935-1936
by George Herriman
oversize sofcover -- NOW IN FULL COLOR
retail price - $19.95 - copacetic price - $16.95

Krazy & Ignatz: Komplete Kat Komics 1937-1938
by George Herriman
oversize sofcover -- NOW IN FULL COLOR
retail price - $19.95 - copacetic price - $15.95


Frank King
 
Walt and SkeezixWalt and Skeezix
The Complete Daily Comic Strips, Volume One: 1921 - 1922

Well, first there was the Complete Peanuts, and now there's the Complete Gasoline Alley.  This volume collects only the dailes, due to the fact that the Sundays were gigantic and designed as an organic whole and so not suitable to be broken down and squeezed into this book's format (Many fine examples of the early Gasoline Alley Sunday pages are available in Drawn & Quarterly Volume Three and Volume Four, and one Sunday is reproduced here, just to give you a taste.)  That said, this book, lovingly designed by Chris Ware -- think McSweeney's #13, only not quite as elaborate -- is, from a production standpoint, a true work of art.  The book begins on January 1, 1921, several years into the the strip's continuity, but just before baby Skeezix is discovered on Walt's doorstep and so a perfect place to start the generational saga that Gasoline Alley was to become. 
The introductory notes and appendix are expansive, illustrated and accompanied by many, many rare photographs heretofore unseen by just about anyone outside the King clan.   This volume  -- like those in the Complete Peanuts -- contains two complete years, 1921 & 1922 in this case, but with the difference that there are only two strips per page, instead of three, accurately reflecting the significantly larger size that comic strips were printed at during the time these strips originally appeared, compared to the Peanuts strips that began almost exactly thirty years later.   While it's pretty safe to say that Gasoline Alley fans will be in seventh heaven while working their way through this volume, we believe that anyone interested in the early days of American comics strips should at least pick this book up and take a look at it.
retail price - $29.95  copacetic price - $25.47


Walt & Skeezix 2Walt & Skeezix, Volume Two: 1923 & 1924
by Frank King
While we're on the subject of classic newspaper comics, we'll take this opportunity to let you know that, yes, the second collection of Frank King's almighty classic, Gasoline Alley is currently gracing our humble shelves.  Designed, once again, by Chris Ware, this volume has even more support material than the first collection.  A lengthy introduction by comics scholar, Jeet Heer and end notes by Tim Samuelson are accompanied by
an amazing selection of photographs from the King family album, sketches and watercolors, scrap-book clippings and other ephemera that together make an excellent frame for the over six-hundred daily strips this volume contains.
retail price - $29.95  copacetic price - $25.47
 

Winsor McKay

Little Nemo in Slumberland: So Many Splendid Sundays
by Winsor McCay
retail price - $120.00  copacetic price - $100.00 === >>> NOW DISCOUNTED !!!


Little Nemo CompleteLittle Nemo: The Complete Collection
by Winsor McCay
edited and with an introduction by Bill Blackbeard
Wait, there's still more!  Yes, it's back at last, the super value-priced Evergreen edition of Little Nemo that contains the entire run of Winsor McCay's crowning achievement.  This massive tome contains the entire run of Little Nemo in Slumberland, including the final two years of the strip after McCay had been hired by Hearst and it had been retitled "In the Land of Wonderful Dreams."  All 420 full-page strips appear here in glorious full color, except for the last 15 strips executed for The New York Herald, which are printed in duotone, as they originally appeared.  This book is an amazing value.
retail price - $39.95  copacetic price - $35.00 DEAL!

Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend
by Winsor McCay
Dover facsimilie reprint of original 1905 edition (B & W).
retail price - $9.95 copacetic price - $8.95

Early Works IV
Checker BPG
by Winsor McCay
Features: Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (Dailies & Saturdays), A Pilgrim's Progress, New York editorial cartoons
retail price - $19.95 copacetic price - $17.95

George McManus

Jiggs Is Back
by George McManus
Warehouse Find!  We found a hidden cache of this beautiful oversize 1986 collection of one of the greatest American comics, and so can still offer them at their original price!  Full color reproductions really make you appreciate McManus's artistry.  Do yourself a favor and check it out!
retail price - $12.95 copacetic price - $15.00

Richard Outcault

The Yellow Kid: A Centenial Celebration of the Kid Who Started the Comics
introduction by Bill Blackbeard
Foreword by William Randoph Hearst III
oversize hardcover
A complete archive of Richard Outcault’s pioineering comic strip, with full color reproductions of all the Sunday strips.

retail price - $55.00 copacetic price - $27.50 ¡special!

Charles M. Schulz - Peanuts

The Complete Peanuts Project from Fantagraphics Books

The Complete Peanuts, Volume One (1950- 1952)
retail price - $28.95 copacetic price - $23.15

The Complete Peanuts, Volume Two (1953 - 1954)
retail price - $28.95 copacetic price - $23.15

The Complete Peanuts, (1950 - 1954)
Special Slipcased Edition of Volumes One & Two
retail price - $49.95 copacetic price - $39.95

The Complete Peanuts, Volume Three (1955 - 1956)
retail price - $28.95 copacetic price - $23.15

The Complete Peanuts, Volume Four (1957 - 1958)
retail price - $28.95 copacetic price - $23.15

The Complete Peanuts, (1955 - 1958)
Special Slipcased Edition II : Volumes Three & Four
retail price - $49.95 copacetic price - $39.95

The Complete Peanuts, Volume Five (1959 - 1960)
retail price - $28.95 copacetic price - $23.15

The Complete Peanuts, Volume Six (1961 - 1962)
retail price - $28.95 copacetic price - $23.15

The Complete Peanuts, (1959 - 1962)
Special Slipcased Edition III : Volumes Five & Six
retail price - $49.95 copacetic price - $39.95


PeanutsPeanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz
hardback
retail price -  $29.95 copacetic price - $26.95
softback edition with 32 extra pages!
retail price -  $16.95 copacetic price - $15.25

This beautiful book is a work of art in and of itself.  Designed and edited by Chip Kidd, with a side-assist and moral support from Chris Ware, Peanuts is part homage, part simply a sharing of a personal obsession.  Given access to the undisturbed studio where Schulz worked as well as the collection of original art and personal momentos held by the Schulz family, Kidd employs his famed design style to work it all into a moving aesthetic melange of the entire Peanuts experience.  Scrap book pages of cut-out and taped-in old Peanuts strips from his and Ware’s collections are interspersed thourghout, displayed in sizes ranging from sixteen complete strips to a single panel per page, the latter giant single panel blow-ups highlighting the Ben-Day dot experience and serve to really drive home Schulz’s total mastery of the comics aesthetic.  Not your typical comic strip collection, that’s for sure.


Peanuts Treasury
256 page 8" x 11" hardback featuring
classic Peanuts strips from 1959 - 1967
649 Dailies & 116 Sundays!!!
retail price -  $9.95 copacetic price - $9.95
 

E. C. Segar


Popeye 1
Popeye: Volume One - "
I Yam What I Yam"¡NEW!
by E.C. Segar
Boy, is this ever a sight for sore eyes.  At last, the classic early Popeye by E.C. Segar is back in print.  And not just back in print, but in style!  This is a wonderful deluxe oversize (11" x 15") edition that sports a die-cut hardcover.  It contains two and a half years of dailies and one year of full-page full color Sunday pages.  This is how it was meant to be.  The first of six volumes. 
retail price - $29.95  copacetic price - $25.00 (intro offer!)



  
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Children of the Yellow Kid:
The Evolution of the American Comic Strip
by Robert C. Harvey

This book documents the exhibition held in 1998 and 1999 at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA and the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, CA.

Interesting history by noted comics expert Harvey accompanies excellent high quality color reproductions of B & W original art.  These color reproductions allow a much more detailed examination of the artists technique and are a real boon to any students of the medium.  There are, of course, also color reproductions of color originals and printed Sunday pages.  Aone of a kind item.

 retail price - $29.95 copacetic price - $26.95

 

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