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The Complete Little Orphan Annie, Vol. 3: 1929-1931 -- And a Blind Man Shall Lead Them

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The best collection of Harold Gray's classic adventure comic strip. Great reading. My favorite comic strip of all time.

From the publisher:

Now with all Sundays in color for the first time in more than 75 years! The action never stops as Annie gets shipwrecked with Spike Marlin for months on end. Then the Depression and rival businessmen wreck "Daddy" Warbucks's empire, leaving him broke and ruined. He and Annie rent a cheap room from Maw Green, and Annie gets a job, while "Daddy" finds work as a truck driver. But a near fatal accident leaves him blind! He meets Flop-House Bill and hatches a plot to claw his way back to the top against the very same rascals who forced him to lose everything in the first place!

Volume 3 in The Library of American Comics presentation of Little Orphan Annie includes every daily and Sunday from April, 1930 until the end of 1931.


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


Harold Gray

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (dustjacket spine sunned, light edgewear)



Publishing Information

San Diego
IDW Publishing

Physical Description

8.75 inches
11.25 inches
348 pages
black & white with Sundays and introduction in color