The best collection of Harold Gray's classic adventure comic strip. Great reading. My favorite comic strip of all time.
From the publisher:
It's hard to keep a good man down and Oliver Warbucks is no exception. With reports of his death greatly exaggerated, "Daddy" is back and this time, with World War II over, he has to fight off a cadre of international businessmen who want him to hand over the secret of the atomic bomb! Meanwhile, Annie discovers that lying dogs don't always stay put when she has to stand trial for murder! And in a classic Harold Gray tale, the little redhead finds respite from danger on a seemingly bucolic farm run by a young woman and her grandfather--but all is not what it seems.
Volume Twelve of The Complete Little Orphan Annie reprints all daily and Sunday strips from April 15, 1945 to January 11, 1947.
Over 600 sequential strips
Three daily strips or one Sunday per page
Sunday pages reproduced in full color
Printed on a heavy matte paper stock
The comic strips have been scanned from original artwork and syndicate proofs of the Harold Gray Archives at Boston University
Extensive essays about LOA-related subjects by Jeet Heer and other comics experts in each volume
Edited and designed by Eisner-Award winner Dean Mullaney
"Check out The Complete Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray. The blank-eyed orphan was far grittier and moving than the saccharine Annie you know from the damn musical. [It] started in 1924 in a world chillingly like ours: crawling with cake-eaters, greedy bankers and international con men who exploit the hardscrabble working stiffs Annie hangs with when her "Daddy" isn't around to protect her. The cartoonist, a tightlipped Midwestern Dickens, pushes the virtues of honesty, pluck, and hard work in adventures that can melt the heart of even hard-boiled cynics like I pretend to be." -- Art Spiegelman