The best collection of Harold Gray's classic adventure comic strip. Great reading. My favorite comic strip of all time.
From the publisher:
Together with the blind fiddler, 'Uncle' Dan, Annie squares off against the Chizzler, then embarks on her first novel-length adventure. In a story lasting nearly a full year, Annie's supposed "real" parents--Boris and Libby Bleek, leaders of the criminal Ghost Gang--gain legal custody of her, while 'Daddy' Warbucks is hounded into jail by the unscrupulous politician, Phil O. Bluster. "The One-Way Road to Justice" leaves a penniless Annie and "Daddy" and on the bum amidst the Great Depression.
Contains every daily and color Sunday strip from July 10, 1933 through February 10, 1935, printed directly from Harold Gray's original artwork.
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