The GeeksversePREVIEW | Library of American Comics Essentials, Vol. 4: Alley Oop 1939 (IDW)

PREVIEW | Library of American Comics Essentials, Vol. 4: Alley Oop 1939 (IDW)
Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by
This collaboration between IDW and the Library of American Comics collects the earliest strips from V.T. Hamlin’s long-running Alley Oop in a deluxe hardcover format. Check out our 22-page preview after the jump.
  • AlleyOop-pr-001Story & art: V.T. Hamlin
  • Format: 336 pages,black & white, hardcover
  • List price: $24.99
  • Sale date: 29 January 2014
  • Publisher’s description: In 1939, Vincent Trout Hamlin had been writing and drawing the successful Alley Oop for more than five years. In Alley Oop, Hamlin created a unique concept, marrying his fascination with dinosaurs and prehistoric times to a rollicking style of storytelling and drawing that was simultaneously serious, fantastic, and loaded with slapstick. The series was set in the kingdom of Moo and starred Alley Oop, the club-wielding caveman, his girlfriend Ooola, friends Dinny the dinosaur and Foozy, and more! This volume features Oop’s final Moo adventure, followed by his trips to the 20th Century and ancient Greece. Hamlin would send his characters everywhere and everywhen — but the classic Alley Oop begins with the stories contained in this volume.

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