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Li'l Abner: The Complete Dailies & Color Sundays

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Li'l Abner: The Complete Dailies & Color Sundays
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Publication information
PublisherThe Library of American Comics
Political satire
Social satire
Publication dateApril 2010
Main character(s)Li'l Abner Yokum
Daisy Mae Scragg (later Yokum)
Mammy Yokum (Pansy Hunks)
Pappy Yokum (Lucifer Ornamental Yokum)
Honest Abe Yokum
Tiny Yokum
Creative team
Written byAl Capp
Artist(s)Al Capp
Editor(s)Dean Mullaney

Li'l Abner: The Complete Dailies & Color Sundays, also known as The Complete Li'l Abner, is a series collecting the American comic strip Li'l Abner written and drawn by Al Capp, originally distributed by the syndicate United Feature Syndicate and later by Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate, in total during 43 years before the strip ended. The strip debuted in August 1934 and at its peak it had an estimated readership of over 60 million people regularly. The collection is published by The Library of American Comics.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

On January 26, 2010 announced that their next reprint series would be a collection of Al Capp's Li'l Abner, the first volume of the series' was planned to be released in April the same year. This would be the comic strip's first reprint since Denis Kitchen and his Kitchen Sink Press' effort to publish the comic strip as a whole during the 1990s, this without a completion after the company going under.[2] Dark Horse has later reprinted the years of the strip when Frank Frazetta assisted Capp on the strip.[3]

Format[edit | edit source]

The hardcover volumes of the series' measure 9.25 x 12.5 inches, (235 mm × 318 mm), comprise of 270 pages per book on average and comes with a dust jacket. They contain the chronological daily strips in black-and-white and for the first the since the original newspaper publication the Sunday pages reproduced in full color.[4][5] The daily strips have a separate plot from the Sunday strips.[6] Each volume is comprised of approximately 700 strips.[7] The books are designed and edited by Dean Mullaney, feature biografical essays written by Bruce Canwell and introductions by Denis Kitchen. The collection also include the proto-Abner comic strip, Big Leviticus, which Al Capp created one year prior to Li'l Abner's launch, this while he ghosted both writing and drawing on the other comic strip Joe Palooka for Ham Fisher.[8][9]

Each volume had the release the MSRP set at $49,99 by the publisher.[10]

Volumes[edit | edit source]

Volume Release date Title Period Page count ISBN
1 2010-04-20 “Li'l Abner: The Complete Dailies & Color Sundays - Vol. 1” 1934–1936 288 978-1-60010-611-8
2 2010-11-30 “Li'l Abner: The Complete Dailies & Color Sundays - Vol. 2” 1937–1938 272 978-1-60010-745-0
3 2011-06-21 “Li'l Abner: The Complete Dailies & Color Sundays - Vol. 3” 1939–1940 272 978-1-60010-937-9
4 2012-02-07 “Li'l Abner: The Complete Dailies & Color Sundays - Vol. 4” 1941–1942 272 978-1-61377-123-5
5 2013-01-29 “Li'l Abner: The Complete Dailies & Color Sundays - Vol. 5” 1943–1944 272 978-1-61377-514-1
6 2013-12-24 “Li'l Abner: The Complete Dailies & Color Sundays - Vol. 6” 1945–1946 272 978-1-61377-819-7
7 2014-12-23 “Li'l Abner: The Complete Dailies & Color Sundays - Vol. 7” 1947–1948 272 978-1-63140-156-5
8 2016-05-10 “Li'l Abner: The Complete Dailies & Color Sundays - Vol. 8” 1949–1950 272 978-1-63140-594-5
9 2017-12-19 “Li'l Abner: The Complete Dailies & Color Sundays - Vol. 9” 1951–1952 256 978-1-68405-057-4

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