Yes, it's one classic after another here at The Copacetic Comics Company! Miss Fury – the Golden Age comics work that ran in full color in the Sunday comics pages for 351 consecutive weeks from 1942 through 1949, and was also collected in comic book form by Timely Comics (the precursor company to Marvel), and which provided (and continues to provide!) a uniquely female perspective to the heroic fantasy genre that simultaneously provided (ditto!) a solid proto-feminist critique of the genre's conventions, all the while delivering finely crafted, solid entertainment – gets the mega-deluxe Library of American Comics treatment in this massive, oversize 232 page hardcover volume edited and introduced by Trina Robbins. At least in part due to the fact that the earliest Miss Fury strips have previously been collected – albeit in black & white – by Pure Imagination in their trailblazing but sadly now-out-of-print volume (note to Greg Theakston: now would be a good time to reprint it!) which helped to get the Miss Fury revival rolling, the powers that be (i.e., Dean Mullaney) have decided to present the "never before reprinted" strips that comprise roughly the second half of the Miss Fury run: strips #159 - #351 which originally ran from April 1944 through August 1949. As Mullaney's brief preface makes clear, it was no mean feat to assemble this complete, high quality, full color run. Get ready to be wowed!
Here's the eleventh volume in the Library of American Comics Essentials, an ongoing series collecting full year (or more!) runs of classic daily comic strips, in stunning full back-in-the-day size (meaning waaay bigger than daily strips are printed today), on high quality newsprint; together making for the perfect æsthetic reading experience. This 386 page, 4 1/2" x 11 1/2" hardcover collects the daily strips of "Cap" Stubbs an Tippie than originally ran from February 1, 1945 through April 4, 1946. The fun starts with an in-depth 13-page illustrated introduction by none other than Caitlin McGurk of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, titled, "'My Land!': Edwina Dumm's Pioneering Life in Comics."