The best collection of Harold Gray's classic adventure comic strip. Great reading. My favorite comic strip of all time.
From the publisher:
Will "The World's Greatest Cartoonist" get a chance to prove his worth? And if so, will the public take into their hearts an orphan character with the unlikely name of "Little Widget, the Waif"? That may be the least of Annie's worries as she finds herself caught between spies and counterspies in an adventure that reprises the quest for "Daddy" Warbucks' atomic bomb formula! And if that weren't enough, the inscrutable Joe Christmas enters the picture, the mysterious Mr. Am returns, and Annie comes face to face with the man she most likely fears more than any other--the deadly criminal named Axel!
Volume Thirteen of The Complete Little Orphan Annie reprints all daily and Sunday strips from January 12, 1947 to August 18, 1948.
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