George Herriman devotees and acolytes rejoice! While the collecting of the famed Krazy Kat Sunday pages have been now at long last completed, there remains plenty of uncollected Herriman work to keep us busy reading for years to come. The first volume of Baron Bean dailies is another great volume from IDW, reproducing each strip in its full, original, 4" x 11" size on high grade newsprint for a truly authentic reading experience. And, lest anyone think otherwise, let us state here that the reproductions in this volume are uniformly excellent (in fact, amazingly so) – a real treat! It starts out with a 16 page illustrated introduction by Jared Gardner that reproduces (at the same full size as the Baron Beanstrips) the last Dingbat Family strip – which, it is noted, ran the day before Baron Bean began; demonstrating that Herriman simply switched gears and kept driving; no vacations for this guy – before heading on into the full first year of Baron Bean strips, starting off right at the beginning, with the very first. While these strips were executed Herriman was also writing and drawing Krazy Kat seven days a week at the same time! Long live the genius of George Herriman!