IDW have announced a great new series of the Library of American Comics ESSENTIALS premiering in September.
The hardcover books will feature a year’s worth of daily newspaper strips that are essential to the history of comics presented in an oblong novel format, 11″ wide by 4.25″ high. Each page will showcase the title given to that daily by the cartoonist, plus the weekday and date.
Creative Director Dean Mullaney said “It’s different from our other books which generally contain two or three years of strips printed three to a page. By reproducing the strips one per page in an oblong format, it allows us to have an experience similar to what newspaper buyers had fifty to a hundred years ago—reading the comics one day at a time.”
The first three titles will be ‘Baron Bean’ by George Herriman, ‘Polly and Her Pals’ by Cliff Sterrett and ‘The Gumps: The Saga of Mary Gold’ by Sidney Smith.
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