Walt Kelly’s Pogo: The Complete Dell Comics Vol.1

61AK73aAvaL._SX260_Hermes Press готов разродиться очередной интересной редкостью! Пока можно сделать только предзаказ, но отгрузку обещают уже 8 октября. Если совсем вкратце, то это репринт тех самых Animal Comics издательства Dell Comics (подразделение Dell Publishing), которые выходили аж с 1942 года. Картинка на обложке позаимствована с оригинального издания «Animal Comics», выпуск номер 17 за 1945 год. Во многом это очень примечательные комиксы, вот выдержка из Википедии:

Kelly created the characters of Pogo the possum and Albert the alligator in 1941 for issue #1 of Dell’s Animal Comics, in the story «Albert Takes the Cake.» Both were comic foils for a young black character named Bumbazine (a corruption of bombazine, a fabric that was usually dyed black and used largely for mourning wear), who lived in the swamp. Bumbazine was retired early, since Kelly found it hard to write for a human child. He eventually phased humans out of the comics entirely, preferring to use the animal characters for their comic potential. Kelly said he used animals — «nature’s screechers,» as he called them — «largely because you can do more with animals. They don’t hurt as easily, and it’s possible to make them more believable in an exaggerated pose.» Pogo, formerly a «spear carrier» according to Kelly, quickly took center stage, assuming the straight man role that Bumbazine had occupied.

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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, in its first issue, in 1942. The complex, multi-layered, character rich world of Pogo and the Okefenokee Swamp started in these early stories. Now, fans of Pogo can experience it all from the beginning with Hermes Press’ reprint of the complete Dell Comics Pogo. Volume 1 features all of the Animal Comics Pogo stories together with complete reprints of Pogo’s appearances in Dell’s Four Color comics. With Hermes Press’ complete reprint of the Dell Comics Pogo, admirers of this ground-breaking comic feature can now witness the strip’s evolution, in an archival hardcover, digitally reconstructed to perfection.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Hermes Press (March 18, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1613450540
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613450543
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds

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