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Li'l Abner: The Frazetta Years Vol. 4 (1960-61) by Al Capp


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    LI'L ABNER: The Frazetta Years. Volume 4 (1960-61) by Al Capp.
    Edited and Annotated by Denis Kitchen.

    The 4th and final volume of this new color set features a sterling line-up...

    · Two Fearless Fosdick adventures, including one with Fosdick hooked on drugs and in drag (as Phyllis Fosdick).
    · Capp skewers Picasso ("Pablo Le Phonee") and abstract art in general in one of his most vitriolic satires on this perennial bugaboo.
    · Paramount Pictures successfully released its Li'l Abner movie in 1959, starring Peter Palmer and Leslie Parrish. Li'l Abner visits the Hollywood set, so we get to see the "real" Abner interact with cartoon versions of the film counterparts of Abner and Daisy.
    · Eternal jinx Joe Btfsplk returns.
    · World War 1 ace Cap'n Eddie Ricketyback, who pilots Trans-Dogpatch Airlines battles old nemesis Baron Ludwig Von Henhausen.
    · Lovably corrupt Senator Jack S. Phogbound.
    · Criminal Abner doppelganger Gat Garson wins over love-starved Daisy Mae.
    · Dogpatchland appears as a parody of Disneyland, but is a prescient forecast of Capp's actual amusement park, Dogpatch U.S.A., which opened in Arkansas in 1967.
    · Big Barnsmell, Salomey, Japanese cars and much more!

    The color Sunday strips have been scanned from the best available archival sources. This 4th volume contains the last stories pencilled by Frank Frazetta before he left Al Capp's employ for his own fame and fortune.

    Li'l Abner expert Denis Kitchen, who assembled this series, provides incisive annotations (historic and cultural context, inside information, blue humor and often wry commentary) for virtually every story.

    Examples of Kitchen's Volume 4 annotations: Behind-the-scenes bitter acrimony between Capp and columnist/TV personality Dorothy Kilgallen; The connection between Dogpatch's Skonk Works and Lockheed-Martin's super-secret Skunk Works; Details of Capp's mordant views on modern art; Phallic mummies; and an even more unbelievable example of Capp's sly but blatant sexual imagery that slipped by several hundred newspaper editors and tens of millions of all-age newspaper readers in July 1961!

    None 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 $18.95


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    Li'l Abner: The Frazetta Years Vol. 4 (1960-61) by Al Capp

    LI'L ABNER: The Frazetta Years. Volume 4 (1960-61) by Al Capp.
    Edited and Annotated by Denis Kitchen.

    The 4th and final volume of this new color set features a sterling line-up...

    · Two Fearless Fosdick adventures, including one with Fosdick hooked on drugs and in drag (as Phyllis Fosdick).
    · Capp skewers Picasso ("Pablo Le Phonee") and abstract art in general in one of his most vitriolic satires on this perennial bugaboo.
    · Paramount Pictures successfully released its Li'l Abner movie in 1959, starring Peter Palmer and Leslie Parrish. Li'l Abner visits the Hollywood set, so we get to see the "real" Abner interact with cartoon versions of the film counterparts of Abner and Daisy.
    · Eternal jinx Joe Btfsplk returns.
    · World War 1 ace Cap'n Eddie Ricketyback, who pilots Trans-Dogpatch Airlines battles old nemesis Baron Ludwig Von Henhausen.
    · Lovably corrupt Senator Jack S. Phogbound.
    · Criminal Abner doppelganger Gat Garson wins over love-starved Daisy Mae.
    · Dogpatchland appears as a parody of Disneyland, but is a prescient forecast of Capp's actual amusement park, Dogpatch U.S.A., which opened in Arkansas in 1967.
    · Big Barnsmell, Salomey, Japanese cars and much more!

    The color Sunday strips have been scanned from the best available archival sources. This 4th volume contains the last stories pencilled by Frank Frazetta before he left Al Capp's employ for his own fame and fortune.

    Li'l Abner expert Denis Kitchen, who assembled this series, provides incisive annotations (historic and cultural context, inside information, blue humor and often wry commentary) for virtually every story.

    Examples of Kitchen's Volume 4 annotations: Behind-the-scenes bitter acrimony between Capp and columnist/TV personality Dorothy Kilgallen; The connection between Dogpatch's Skonk Works and Lockheed-Martin's super-secret Skunk Works; Details of Capp's mordant views on modern art; Phallic mummies; and an even more unbelievable example of Capp's sly but blatant sexual imagery that slipped by several hundred newspaper editors and tens of millions of all-age newspaper readers in July 1961!

    None 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 $18.95

    $18.95