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The Resource Al Capp's Li'l Abner : complete daily & Sunday comics 1934-1936, [edited by Dean Mullaney ; biographical essay by Bruce Canwell ; introduction by Denis Kitchen]

Al Capp's Li'l Abner : complete daily & Sunday comics 1934-1936, [edited by Dean Mullaney ; biographical essay by Bruce Canwell ; introduction by Denis Kitchen]

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Al Capp's Li'l Abner : complete daily & Sunday comics 1934-1936
Title
Al Capp's Li'l Abner
Title remainder
complete daily & Sunday comics 1934-1936
Title number
Volume 1
Title part
1934-36
Statement of responsibility
[edited by Dean Mullaney ; biographical essay by Bruce Canwell ; introduction by Denis Kitchen]
Title variation
  • Li'l Abner
  • Complete dailies & color Sundays
  • Li'l Abner
Title variation remainder
complete daily & Sunday comics, 1934-1936
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
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Review
  • Its place in the pop-culture landscape has faded, but in its mid-twentieth-century heyday, Li’l Abner was a huge cultural phenomenon, spreading from the funny pages to films and Broadway and making creator Al Capp a celebrity. The strip’s family of hillbillies dwelling in comedic squalor in the misbegotten town of Dogpatch was a newspaper mainstay for more than four decades. The artwork may be a bit rough in these earliest installments—the easy balance between cartoonishness and realism that Capp would later achieve here appears tilted more towards the latter—and Capp hadn’t yet added the element of satire that would come to distinguish the strip. But the key characters are in place from the very beginning: bighearted, lunkheaded Abner; his loving parents, domineering Mammy and diminutive Pappy; and the alluring Daisy Mae, hopelessly in love with Abner despite his dimwitted indifference. The additional cast of colorful supporting characters is yet to come, but the appealing humor of these initial exploits of the principals clearly points the way to Abner’s subsequent and enduring popularity. -- Flagg, Gordon (Reviewed 06-01-2010) (Booklist, vol 106, number , p)
  • From 1934 to 1977, cartoonist Capp took newspaper readers deep into the "mountings" of Kentucky for the crazy and highly popular misadventures of the poor and undereducated but honest and superstrong Li'l Abner Yokum and the other hayseed residents of Dogpatch. This second oversized volume in IDW's handsome new reprint series features feuding families, cruel villains, mistaken identities, amnesia, psychic powers, dream sequences, world traveling, fortunes won and lost, Li'l Abner attending a girls' school in a sailor uniform, and the introduction of Sadie Hawkins' Day, on which the unmarried women of Dogpatch win the hand of any man they can catch (on foot). But the pining, beautiful Daisy Mae doesn't win her dense, on-again-off-again beau Li'l Abner yet. VERDICT The strip shows the first inklings of its famous satirical bent here. Capp's characters—like the scrappy and wise Mammy Yokum (a sort of female backwoods Popeye, right down to the corncob pipe)—are largely a hoot, as is the mountain folk's hilarious dialect, and plots often play out in unexpected comical ways. Another classic done justice by IDW's "Library of American Comics."— S.R. --Steve Raiteri (Reviewed May 15, 2011) (Library Journal, vol 136, issue 9, p69)
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10019813
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1909-1979
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Capp, Al
Dewey number
741.5973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1954-
  • 1946-
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  • Mullaney, Dean
  • Canwell, Bruce
  • Kitchen, Denis
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True
Series statement
Library of American comics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Li'l Abner
  • Mountain people
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the complete daily & Sunday comics
Label
Al Capp's Li'l Abner : complete daily & Sunday comics 1934-1936, [edited by Dean Mullaney ; biographical essay by Bruce Canwell ; introduction by Denis Kitchen]
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Copyright
Note
Statement of responsibility from jacket
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
772999
Dimensions
32 cm.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9781600106118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781600106118
  • (OCoLC)430840849
Label
Al Capp's Li'l Abner : complete daily & Sunday comics 1934-1936, [edited by Dean Mullaney ; biographical essay by Bruce Canwell ; introduction by Denis Kitchen]
Publication
Copyright
Note
Statement of responsibility from jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
772999
Dimensions
32 cm.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9781600106118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781600106118
  • (OCoLC)430840849

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