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Baseball Comics # 2


Baseball Comics # 2
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     When Will Eisner halted his fledgling comic book company in 1949 (see Baseball Comics #1) he, Jules Feiffer and Tex Blaisdell had already created another real-life story for the second issue, a fascinating recounting of a final day A.L. Pennant-deciding game in 1907 featuring such Detroit stars as Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford and Connie Mack and Eddie Plank of the Philadelphia A's. The resourceful Eisner finally recycled the story within his "Spirit" newspaper section (Commissioner Dolan's face was pasted over that of the original narrator, Pop Flye, Rube's manager). In 1992 Kitchen Sink reprinted the story in Baseball Comics #2, as originally intended, and again with a bonus: 4 newly-designed cardstock baseball cards of Cobb, Crawford, Mack and Plank by artist Dan Burr, to be found no where else. Also in this issue: a great Uncle Sam/Opening Day cover by Ray (Cotton Woods) Gotto, and a long, wonderful story about small town baseball, the Devil and Wal-Mart by writers John Wooley and Jim Millaway and underground cartoonist Rand (Harold Hedd) Holmes that we regard as a modern classic.

     

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    Baseball Comics # 2

     When Will Eisner halted his fledgling comic book company in 1949 (see Baseball Comics #1) he, Jules Feiffer and Tex Blaisdell had already created another real-life story for the second issue, a fascinating recounting of a final day A.L. Pennant-deciding game in 1907 featuring such Detroit stars as Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford and Connie Mack and Eddie Plank of the Philadelphia A's. The resourceful Eisner finally recycled the story within his "Spirit" newspaper section (Commissioner Dolan's face was pasted over that of the original narrator, Pop Flye, Rube's manager). In 1992 Kitchen Sink reprinted the story in Baseball Comics #2, as originally intended, and again with a bonus: 4 newly-designed cardstock baseball cards of Cobb, Crawford, Mack and Plank by artist Dan Burr, to be found no where else. Also in this issue: a great Uncle Sam/Opening Day cover by Ray (Cotton Woods) Gotto, and a long, wonderful story about small town baseball, the Devil and Wal-Mart by writers John Wooley and Jim Millaway and underground cartoonist Rand (Harold Hedd) Holmes that we regard as a modern classic.

     
    $7.50