Melvin Monster : collected from the first three issues of the Dell comic book series 1965

by Stanley, John, 1914-1993.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Graphic Novels j GRAPHIC STANLEY
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Graphic Novels

The classic children's comic strip in a handsome new archival series, designed by Seth

John Stanley is celebrated as one of the great children's comics writers for his work on the Little Lulu series. In fact, the Lulu work is a small part of his output; he drew and continued to write many other comics--notably his work on the 1960s teen comics from Dell ( Thirteen , Dunc and Loo , and Kookie ) and his monster comedy strip, Melvin Monster .

Drawn & Quarterly is planning to launch an extensive reprinting of much of Stanley's work in discrete volumes. The first in this series is the two-volume Melvin Monster collection featuring all ten issues about the oddball monster boy who just wants to be good, go to school, and do as he's told. Designed to fit nicely with Drawn & Quarterly's reprinting of Tove Jansson's Moomin series, these comics are great reading for all ages. Stanley's reputation as a great storyteller and visual comedian is richly deserved--few golden- or silver-age comics stand the test of time the way these comics do.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "About half a decade after ending his long run on Little Lulu, comic-book creator Stanley launched another kid comic. Publishing only nine issues between 1965 and 1969, it had the same fresh, quirky humor that distinguished Lulu, which it resembles stylistically, confirming Stanley's domination of the art as well as the scripts of his work. Superficially, it is as different as Bizarro is from Superman. Lovable monsters were in the air, what with the short-lived yet hugely influential TV series The Munsters and The Addams Family. The kids in those clans, however, were ancillary (who wouldn't be to Al Lewis as Grandpa or John Astin as Gomez?), whereas pudgy little Melvin easily steals scenes from his gauze-wrapped Mummy and hulking Baddy. Melvin's adventures indulge topsy-turvy humor far more than the stories of that old witch, Hazel, that Lulu tells in her comic. When Melvin wants to go to school, not only does Baddy explode with disapproval his Hazel-like teacher keels over in shock! Such stuff seems timeless, as delightful now as it was in the sixties.--Olson, Ray Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Stanley, John, 1914-1993. John Stanley library.
Subjects Monsters -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher MontreĢal :Drawn and Quarterly,2009
Edition 1st hardcover ed.
Other Titles Melvin Monster.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm.
ISBN 9781897299630 (hbk.)
189729963X (hbk.)
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