The best collection of Harold Gray's classic adventure comic strip. Great reading. My favorite comic strip of all time.
From the publisher:
Introducing one of the strip's most beloved characters, the mysterious Punjab the Wizard, and including one of the most famous Little Orphan Annie stories of all--that of the brilliant Eli Eon, who invents a material that never wears out and promises to make the world a better place for everyone. Unfortunately, for both Eli and the world, evil forces are determined to steal his formula and use it for their own purposes. The only ones in their way are Annie, 'Daddy' Warbucks, and their new ally, the indomitable Punjab! Includes all dailies and color Sundays from February 1, 1935 through September 30, 1936.
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