Captain Easy: v. 2: The Complete Sunday Newspaper Strips

Captain Easy: v. 2: The Complete Sunday Newspaper Strips

Hardback Roy Crane's Captain Easy

By (author) Roy Crane

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  • Publisher: Fantagraphics
  • Format: Hardback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 267mm x 373mm x 20mm | 1,383g
  • Publication date: 5 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Seattle
  • ISBN 10: 1606993917
  • ISBN 13: 9781606993910
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: chiefly col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 208,620

Product description

This second of four volumes reprints in full color the rare Captain Easy Sunday pages from the 1930s. Roy Crane s Soldier of Fortune, Captain Easy, fights for gold in the frozen north, is mistaken for a bandit, protects a formula for artificial diamonds, is stranded on a desert island, visits the tiny Balkan country of Kleptomania, and faces a firing squad. Captain Easy hobnobs with millionaires and bums and beautiful girls (of course), and winds up in the middle of a full scale war. In short, it s another rousing series of adventure and humor encapsulating the gallantry, derring-do, and rough-and-tumble innocence of a bygone era and a bygone genre, written and drawn with panache, and practically painted in a vibrant spectrum of colors that you have to see to believe. Long before the first superhero, Roy Crane s courageous, indomitable, and cliff-ganging rough guy served as the template for characters that later defined comic books, and set the aesthetic standards for the newspaper strip. Crane s mastery is why Peanuts creator Charles Schulz said of him (circa 1989): A treasure. There is still no one around who draws any better. "

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Roy Crane could do anything. Roy Crane did adventure with a beautiful combination of cartooning and storytelling. Every panel was an entertaining panel with something to look at. --John Severin"