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Li'l Abner Volume 14 SC by Al Capp (1948) Damaged


Li'l Abner Volume 14 SC by Al Capp (1948) Damaged
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    We have a box of these books that were damaged by water. About half are "medium to heavily" damaged and the other half only "lightly" damaged. Both are still fine reading copies.

    ! click here to see examples of light versus heavy damage !


    LIL ABNER: THE 1948 DAILIES Volume 14 (of 27)
    by AL CAPP (Softcover)

    Li'l Abner Meets the Shmoo ( not schmoo )

    The most popular of Capp's hundreds of distinctive characters was the Shmoo. This lovable little creature loved mankind so much that it would sacrifice itself and turn into a ham steak, a gallon of milk or a dozen eggs: whatever its owner desired. Its whiskers made nice toothpicks and its eyes could be recycled as buttons. Most important, a Shmoo could reproduce faster than a rabbit. Thus, if you had one Shmoo, you were set. You didn't need to work at all. Thus did the apparent book for mankind become its curse and the powers that be decreed that all Shmoos must be exterminated. Capp's insightful morality tale was so popular that it spawned an unprecedented merchandising bonanza.

    Two introductions, by David Schreiner and by science fiction writer Harlan Ellison, are illustrated with various Shmoo toys manufactured. The large back cover photograph shows a selection of Shmoo merchandise in color from the Denis Kitchen collection. Also featured in this volume: Flying Sausages (parody of "Flying Saucers," a term first coined a few months earlier; Fearless Fosdick, Nightmare Alice, Salomey, Adam Lazonga, Moonbeam McSwine, Cousin Weak-Eyes and Marryin' Sam.

    See also our Shmoo Facts Sheet  for some amazing statistics about this character's popularity.

    Published in 1998 by Kitchen Sink Press
    2nd printing.
    12" x 9" horizontal format
    ISBN #0-87816-116-3



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    Li'l Abner Volume 14 SC by Al Capp (1948) Damaged

    DAMAGED / BARGAIN BIN

    We have a box of these books that were damaged by water. About half are "medium to heavily" damaged and the other half only "lightly" damaged. Both are still fine reading copies.

    ! click here to see examples of light versus heavy damage !


    LIL ABNER: THE 1948 DAILIES Volume 14 (of 27)
    by AL CAPP (Softcover)

    Li'l Abner Meets the Shmoo ( not schmoo )

    The most popular of Capp's hundreds of distinctive characters was the Shmoo. This lovable little creature loved mankind so much that it would sacrifice itself and turn into a ham steak, a gallon of milk or a dozen eggs: whatever its owner desired. Its whiskers made nice toothpicks and its eyes could be recycled as buttons. Most important, a Shmoo could reproduce faster than a rabbit. Thus, if you had one Shmoo, you were set. You didn't need to work at all. Thus did the apparent book for mankind become its curse and the powers that be decreed that all Shmoos must be exterminated. Capp's insightful morality tale was so popular that it spawned an unprecedented merchandising bonanza.

    Two introductions, by David Schreiner and by science fiction writer Harlan Ellison, are illustrated with various Shmoo toys manufactured. The large back cover photograph shows a selection of Shmoo merchandise in color from the Denis Kitchen collection. Also featured in this volume: Flying Sausages (parody of "Flying Saucers," a term first coined a few months earlier; Fearless Fosdick, Nightmare Alice, Salomey, Adam Lazonga, Moonbeam McSwine, Cousin Weak-Eyes and Marryin' Sam.

    See also our Shmoo Facts Sheet  for some amazing statistics about this character's popularity.

    Published in 1998 by Kitchen Sink Press
    2nd printing.
    12" x 9" horizontal format
    ISBN #0-87816-116-3


    $5.00