Our Gang

Our Gang

by Walt Kelly
     
 

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The Little Rascals join a riverboat show!
The Rascals are back in another 100-plus vintage full-color pages of rollicking comedy and high adventure. Created in 1946 and 1947, these stories show Walt Kelly refining the style that would serve him so well for his later masterpiece—Pogo.
Much of this fourth volume is taken up with an extended four-part cycle

Overview

The Little Rascals join a riverboat show!
The Rascals are back in another 100-plus vintage full-color pages of rollicking comedy and high adventure. Created in 1946 and 1947, these stories show Walt Kelly refining the style that would serve him so well for his later masterpiece—Pogo.
Much of this fourth volume is taken up with an extended four-part cycle of stories—almost a graphic novel, really!—in which Froggie and the Gang (including Julip the Goat) ship out with Professor Gravy on his showboat for an engagement downriver, which results (of course) in a series of action-packed adventures involving fisticuffs, gunfire, fireworks, and horse thieves. All this, plus more mundane kid pursuits such as a hotly-contested baseball game.
As always, series editor Steve Thompson is on hand to provide fascinating behind-the-scenes details on these marvelous stories. For anyone who loves those simple, innocent post-war times, the Our Gang stories are as refreshing as a five-cent glass of home-made lemonade on a hot summer day.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
“Ironically, while Our Gang films were [by the 1940s] slick and mannered, in Kelly's comics they regained much of their earlier, unaffected charm.”
Laura Gjovaag
“Our Gang is excellent. You need no knowledge of the films to follow the action, and each issue was self-contained, so you can read it in chunks.... An essay at the beginning of the book puts the stories into the context of their times, very important for any comic book from that era.... Definitely worth a read if you are a fan of old comics that don't involve superheroes.”
Leonard Maltin
“That this series was written and drawn by the great Walt Kelly is icing on the cake for comics fans. Walt Kelly was to the Our Gang comic books what Hal Roach had been to the movie series: creator and godfather.”
The Onion A.V. Club
“These strips still have the do-it-yourself, kid-culture appeal of the original film shorts.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606993224
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
05/25/2010
Series:
Walt Kelly's Our Gang
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Walt Kelly is the creator of the legendary Pogo comic strip. He was born in 1913 and passed away in 1973.

Jeff Smith is the award-winning creator of the comic books Bone and RASL.

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