LI'L ABNER: The Frazetta Years, Vol.
3 (1958-59) by Al Capp.
Edited and Annotated by Denis Kitchen.
Collected for the first time ever
--- two full years of gorgeous FULL-COLOR SUNDAY PAGES by Al
Capp, many penciled by assistant Frank Frazetta, who
went on to his own fame after leaving Capp's studio in the early
World class satirist Capp's pen was as
sharp as ever in the late '50s. His prescient targets in this
3rd volume include: included the Univac Computer (when
computers filled an entire room), the Kennedy clan,
outré women's fashions, and alien invaders.
In this full-color hardcover album you'll see...
· The first and only "reverse"
Sadie Hawkins Day race!
· How to pronounce Joe Btfsplk's name!
· Li'l Abner and Honest Abe pursue careers
· The search for Christopher Columbus's long johns.
· Famous lothario Adam Lazonga returns to Dogpatch
to pass on his unique love-making secrets to hand-picked successor
· And, in what is sure to be a feminist favorite, dutiful
wife Daisy Mae gets "sick in the head" and becomes
Virtually all the stories are annotated
in the back of the volume, often with bonus illustrations, by
Abner/Capp expert Denis Kitchen. He identifies the long-forgotten
subjects of Capp's satirical barbs, the political and cultural
context, explains fifty-year old jokes for young 'uns reading,
points out the sexual innuendo Capp loved to insert in the strip,
and similar bits of esoterica for serious fans.
Other characters in this volume include
General Bullmoose, Bassett the Parrot, Cousin Weakeyes,
the dreaded Turnip Termites, Sary & Cary Grunt, Mammy
& Pappy Yokum, Moonbeam McSwine, Hairless Joe, Lonesome Polecat
and Soft-Hearted John.
of these stories overlap with the black & white dailies collections
compiled earlier by Kitchen Sink Press. Al Capp's color
Sunday stories were completely separate continuities.
120 page hard cover book for only