King of the Comics: One Hundred Years of King Features Syndicate

King of the Comics: One Hundred Years of King Features Syndicate

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Overview

King Features has had a more illustrious and long-lasting history than any newspaper syndicate, even as it leads the way into the digital age and beyond.

Krazy Kat! Popeye! Flash Gordon! Beetle Bailey! Blondie! Prince Valiant! Hagar the Horrible! Barney Google and Snuffy Smith! Baby Blues! Mutt & Jeff! Zits! Juliet Jones! Buz Sawyer! Steve Canyon! Bizarro! Hi & Lois! Maggie & Jiggs! Johnny Hazard! There are simply too many to list!

This book is a centennial birthday bash hosted by Dean Mullaney, Bruce Canwell, and Brian Walker, with contributions by Brendan Burford, Lucy Shelton Caswell, Jared Gardner, Ron Goulart, Jeffrey Lindenblatt, Carl Linich, Paul Tumey, and Germund von Wowern. More than just comics, it's a celebration of the profound impact that King Features has had on popular culture!

From the earliest days when William Randolph Hearst first added cartoons to his newspapers, comic strips have had a profound impact on popular culture. With the consolidation of Hearst's various distribution channels in November 1915, King Features was born. A century later the world's largest syndicate leads the way in the 21st Century and beyond.

NOMINATED FOR TWO 2016 EISNER AWARDS: BEST COMICS-RELATED BOOK and BEST PUBLICATION DESIGN

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631403736
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Publication date: 10/13/2015
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 685,760
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

About the Author

Dean Mullaney created The Library of American Comics in 2007. He has been an influential force in the comics field since 1978, when he published Sabre, the first graphic novel for the comics specialty market. His pioneering efforts, as founder and publisher of Eclipse Comics, brought many milestones to the field, including creator copyright ownership, the first line of Japanese manga in English translation (in 1988), and the first digitally-colored comic book. He was inducted in the Overstreet Hall of Fame in 2011. Dean lives in Florida with his wife Lorraine Turner.

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