Hagar the Horrible the Epic Chronicles

Author: Dik Browne
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 1848562365
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

A latest compilation of Hagar the Horrible strips reprints every daily comic from July 1977 to December 1978 and continues the uproarious Viking's misadventures with sidekick Lucky Eddie, long-suffering wife Helga and their other companions.

Walt Kelly and Pogo

Author: James Eric Black
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786479870
Release Date: 2015-12-30
Genre: Literary Criticism

"This examination of Walt Kelly's Pogo writings and humor provides a great little niche study for popular culture studies. Recommended"--Choice One of the most popular comic strips of the 1950s and the first to reference politics of the day, Walt Kelly's Pogo took on Joe McCarthy before the controversial senator was a blip on Edward R. Murrow's radar. The strip's satire was so biting, it was often relegated to newspaper editorial sections at a time when artists in other media were blacklisted for far less. Pogo was the vanguard of today's political comic strips, such as Doonesbury and Pearls Before Swine, and a precursor of the modern political parody of late night television. This comprehensive biography of Kelly reveals the life of a conflicted man and unravels the symbolism and word-play of his art for modern readers. There are 241 original Pogo comic strips illustrated and 13 other Kelly artworks (as well as illustrations by other cartoonists).

The Comics

Author: Brian Walker
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 0810992604
Release Date: 2006-09-01
Genre: Art

Uses more than seven hundred illustrations, biographical profiles, and descriptions of genres and themes to survey the variety of American comics and their creators since 1945.