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Al Capp's Shmoo The Complete Comic Books Archive HC (2008) comic books

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    Al Capp's Shmoo The Complete Comic Books Archive HC (2008) 1-1ST

    Al Capp's Shmoo: Book 1 - 1st printing. Collects Al Capp's Shmoo (1949) #1-5. Story and art by AL CAPP STUDIOS. First appearing in Al Capp's "Li'l Abner" comic strip in 1948, the oddly shaped (and happily edible) Shmoo became an overnight phenomenon, spawning an unprecedented merchandising frenzy in the late forties and fifties. As part of the Dark Horse Archives series, ALL Shmoo comic book appearances are being collected for the first time ever in a deluxe hardcover edition! In addition to every issue of Shmoo Comics from 1949 and 1950, rare bonus stories, and Shmoo-centric advertisements from yesteryear, Al Capp's Complete Shmoo: The Comic Books features an introduction and annotations by certified Shmoo-ologist Denis Kitchen. A persistent presence in pop culture, the selfless Shmoo has served humanity for decades-mostly by offering itself as food-but also by entertaining and tickling our funny bones like no other creature can. Treat yourself to these hilarious adventures, featuring Washable Jones, Super Shmoo, Frankenshmoo, Fu Manshmoo and truly a cast of thousands! This archival collection sports a new cover by Peter Poplaski. Hardcover, 176 pages, full color. Cover price $49.95.