Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Michigan State U's Comic Art Collection's June 2009 additions

And we return to see what new items MSU's Comic Art Collection had added in June...

Randy keeps working his way through the cheap comics boxes, and getting parts of series, including Mark Chiarello's last big creative comic at DC before Wednesday Comics:

Solo. -- New York : DC Comics, 2004-2006. -- col. ill. ; 26
cm. -- Published no. 1 (Dec. 2004) - no. 12 (Oct. 2006),
cf. Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. -- Each
issue showcases work of a different comics creator. --
Partial contents: 3. Paul Pope ; ; 5. Darwyn Cooke. ; 6.
Jordi Bernet ; 7. Michael Allred ; ; 11. Sergio Aragon├ęs.
-- LIBRARY HAS: no. 5-7, 11 (2005-2006). -- Call no.: PN6728.7.D3S6


...boy, after this there's a lot of partial sets of lame superhero titles...

...lots and lots of them...

Here's some old Clare Briggs...

Golf : the Book of a Thousand Chuckles : the Famous Golf
Cartoons / by Briggs. -- Chicago : P.F. Volland & Co.,
1916. -- 125 p. : ill. (some col.) 24 x 33 cm. -- Call no.:
folio GV965.B77 1916


I'll have to ask librarian Sara Duke about this one:

Five Paintings from Th. Nast's Grand Caricaturama /
introduction and commentary by Lloyd Goodrich. -- New York
: Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon, 1970. -- 14
p. : ill. (5 fold. col.) ; 20 x 25 cm. -- Catalog of an
exhibition held Mar. 24-May 10, 1970, at the Whitney Museum
of American Art, New York, and July 1-Aug. 30, 1970, at the
National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C. -- Call
no.: NC1429.N3G6


Here's a semi-pro fanzine...

Top Cow Newsletter. -- Haddonfield, N.J. : Dynamic Forces,
1997- . -- ill. ; 26 cm. -- Began with v. 1, no. 1 (Apr.
1997). -- "The official Top Cow fan club newsletter." --
LIBRARY HAS: no. 1-2 (1997). -- Call no.: PN6714.T59T6


By god, those hypocrites at Treasure Chest had their nerve:

"You Shouldn't Be Reading This Kind of Trash"* (You Are
Citizens Now) p. 11-16 in Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact,
v. 13, no. 10 (Jan. 16, 1958). -- Story about getting
objectionable comic books removed from newsstands. --
"Prepared under the supervision of the commission on
American Citizenship, Catholic University of America,
Washington, D.C." -- Call no.: PN6728.1.P43T7v.13no.10


This just sounds wrong:

Little Martin : Coloring Book / written by Jacquelyn Caffey ;
illustrated by Ron Scarbough. -- Highland Park, Mich. :
School District of the City of Highland Park, 1982 or 1983?
-- 32 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. -- About Martin Luther King Jr. --
Includes author and illustrator biographies on p. 2. --
Call no.: E185.97 K5C34 1980z


How many Publisher titles has Marvel done anyway?

The Punisher. -- New York : Marvel Comics Group, 2001-2004. --
col. ill. ; 26 cm. -- Published no. 1 (Aug. 2001) - no. 37
(Feb. 2004), cf. Official Overstreet Comic Book Price
Guide. -- Has also volume numbering (v. 4). -- Superhero
genre. -- LIBRARY HAS: no. 3, 10, 14-15, 21-23, 30-31
(2001-2003). -- Call no.: PN6728.7.M3P803
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Punisher Max Annual. -- New York : Marvel Publishing, 2007. --
48 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm. -- (Max Comics) -- "No. 1,
November, 2007." -- Cover title: Punisher Annual. --
Superhero genre. -- Call no.: PN6728.7.M3P82 2007
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Punisher Presents : Barracuda Max. -- New York : Marvel
Publishing, 2007. -- col. ill. ; 26 cm.-- (Max Comics) --
Complete in 5 nos. -- Cover title: Punisher Presents
Barracuda. -- Superhero genre. -- LIBRARY HAS: no. 2-3, 5.
-- Call no.: PN6728.7.M3P8305 2007
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Punisher : Red X-Mas. -- New York : Marvel Comics, 2005. -- 48
p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm. -- "No. 1, February, 2005." --
Superhero genre. -- Call no.: PN6728.7.M3P8309 2005
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Punisher : Silent Night. -- New York : Marvel Comics, 2006. --
48 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm. -- (Marvel One-Shot) -- "No. 1,
February, 2006." -- Christmas story. -- Superhero genre. --
Call no.: PN6728.7.M3P8312 2006


I read this yesterday for a lecture I'm doing - it's good:

Janet & Me : an Illustrated Story of Love and Loss / Stan
Mack. -- New York : Simon & Schuster, 2004. -- 157 p. :
ill. ; 24 cm. -- Summary: Stan Mack follows his
eighteen-year relationship with Janet Bode, a lighthearted
fling that beat the odds to become an enduring love affair.
The only thing they couldn't beat was cancer. As Janet and
Stan confront the jagged terrain of cancer, then navigate
the twilight of terminal illness, two portraits emerge: of
a woman who faced her cancer the same way she lived her
life, with guts and charm; and of the man who held her
close and shared her struggle. -- About breast cancer. --
Autobiographical genre. -- Format is text with interjected
drawings and comics. -- Call no.: RC280.B8B596 2004


Boltinoff did a lot of those innocuous half-page, 4 panel gags in 1960s DC Comics so this just sounds wrong too:

Sex is Better in College / edited by Henry Boltinoff. -- New
York : Pyramid Books, 1962. -- 158 p. : ill. ; 18 cm. --
"G-702". -- Jokes and cartoons. -- Call no.: PN6231.S54S4 1962


Oooh, I want one of these. I love a good advertising giveaway... well, it's probably not good, but you know what I mean...

Onstar Batman Special Edition #2. -- New York : DC Comics,
2001. -- 8 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm. -- "Special limited
edition #2 presented by OnStar." -- "Can OnStar personal
calling & virtual advisor help Batman defeat Mr. Freeze?"
-- Superhero and advertising genres. -- Call no.: PN6728.25.D3 O52 2001


I'm thrilled to see so many biographies of cartoonists appearing now...

Man of Rock : a Biography of Joe Kubert / by Billy Schelly. --
Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, 2008. -- 306 p. :
ill. ; 23 cm. -- Includes bibliographical references (p.
293-296) and index. -- Call no.: PN6727.K8 Z5S35 2008


I loved the Shadow as a kid, and bought the Steranko-covered reprint of the Charg, Monster pulp...

The Shadow Comics, v. 1, no. 8 (Jan. 1941)
CONTENTS: "Charg, the Murder Monster" (The Shadow) 20 p. --
"The Head" (Hooded Wasp) 12 p. -- "King Leo's Great Fight"*
(Cappy Can) 8 p. -- "Three Musketeers, pt. 5" 6 p. --
"Frank and Fearless" 7 p. -- "Case of the Gray Toupee"*
(Carrie Cashin) 6 p. -- "Stagecoach Reminiscences" 2 p.
text -- Data from Lou Mougin via Grand Comics Database
Project. -- Call no.: Film 15791r.171


Check out the incongruity of these following five titles being next to each other...

Disney's Mickey Mouse in The Cactus Kid / written by Lee
Nordling. -- New York : Mallard Press ; Greenwich, CT :
Twin Books, 1990. -- 43 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm. -- Summary
(from OCLC): Mickey poses as the Cactus Kid when he goes
after some cattle rustlers. -- Funny animal fiction. --
Call no.: PN6728.M46C25 1990
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Mix Tape / Food One/Jim Mahfood art. -- Berkeley, Calif. :
Image Comics, 2008- . -- col. ill. ; 32 cm. -- Showcase of
Jim Mahfood's art. -- Spine title: Mixtape. -- Alternative
genre. -- LIBRARY HAS: v. 1. -- Call no.: PN6727.M308M5
2008
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The Wizard of Oz : Color by Number. -- 198-? or 199-? -- 1 v.
: ill. ; 28 cm. -- Call no.: folio PS3503.A923C65 1980z
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Ye Madde Designer / by Low. -- London : The Studio ; New York,
The Studio Publications, 1935. -- 128 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. --
Call no.: NC1479.L65A4
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Fun with Words in the Country. -- New York : Gallery Books,
1991. -- 44 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm. -- (Disney Babies) --
"Twin Books." -- Summary (from OCLC): Baby Disney
characters learn words as they wander around in the
country. -- Key word: Vocabulary. -- Call no.: PE1449.F8 1991


I'm guessing there's not too many copies of this in America...

Nepalese Cartoons : Himalayan Humour / Ram Kumar Panday. --
Kathmandu : Ratna Pustak Bhandar, 1997. -- 94 p. : ill. ;
23 cm. -- (Sense of Humour Series) -- Includes pen
portraits of cartoonists represented. -- Includes
bibliographical references (p. 94). -- Call no.: DS495.3.P373 1997


And here's a copy of my buddy Gene's book...

Erotic Comics : a Graphic History from Tijuana Bibles to
Underground Comix / by Tim Pilcher with Gene Kannenberg,
Jr. -- New York : Abrams, 2008. -- 192 p. : ill. (some
col.) ; 26 cm. -- Includes bibliographical references (p.
188) and index. -- Call no.: PN6710.P54E7 2008


Damn them!

"The Nazis Invade New Jersey"* (Ajax the Sun Man) / Jack
Binder. 8 p. in Doc Savage Comics, v. 1, no. 9 (Sept.
1942). -- Call no.: Film 15791r.176


Who would have ever thought we'd see so much interest in the great Basil Wolverton?

The Original art of Basil Wolverton : from the Collection of Glenn Bray / by Glenn Bray. -- San Francisco, Calif. : Last
Gasp ; Santa Ana : Grand Central Press, 2007. -- 271 p :
ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm. -- Published in conjunction with
the exhibition, "The Original Art of Basil Wolverton for
the CSUF," Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, California,
Sept. 2 - Nov. 11, 2007. -- Call no.: PN6727.W57 O7 2007


Or a reference project like this?

The Definitive Frazetta Reference / James A. Bond, Dr. David Winiewicz, Andrew Steven. -- Lakewood, New Jersey :
Vanguard Productions, 2008. -- 208 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
; 28 cm. -- Contents: Four-color Fritz : the comic book
years ; Devotees & afficionados : fan publications ; Off
the rack : the Frazetta magazines ; Frame by frame :
entertainment advertising ; Paperback dreams : book covers
& interior illustrations ; Art for art's sake : prints &
portfolios ; Sculptures & figurines ; In the groove : the
album covers ; The Frazetta canon / David Winiewicz ;
Appendix A. An alphabetical listing of Frazetta's painted
work ; Appendix B. A chronological listing of Frazetta's
comic book career. -- Call no.: PN6727.F7 Z5B6 2008


... I got mine!

Hmmm, this sounds interesting...

How They Draw Prohibition / edited and with foreword by Arthur Bartlett Maurice. -- New York : Association Against the
Prohibition Amendment, 1930. -- 93 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. --
Cartoons. -- Call no.: NC1763.P7M3 1930


So June wrapped up much better than it started... join us soon for July.

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