What is everybody reading this month? I am reading a little each day from the following:
1. Dick Tracy Book 5 published by Blackthorne Publishing in 1986 featuring my favorite comic strip detective versus Coffy Head, Luigi, and Autumn Hews as this villainous trio try to destroy the "Crime Stoppers" led by Junior Tracy. Original comic strip appeared in newspapers in 1947.
2. Little Orphan Annie in "Rich Man. Poor Man, published in newspapers in 1927.
3. Saturday Afternoon at the Movies By Alan G. Barbour - 3 volumes in 1 featuring chapter serials, fantasy movies, and B-westerns - from the beginning of the twentieth century through the 1950's.
4. Justice, Inc - a retro-type graphic novel banding the three top pulp heroes - Doc Savage,the Avenger, and the Shadow.
5. Barney Fife, the autobiography of Don Knotts, one of my favorite Silver Age comedians.
6. Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. - a novel based on the hit TV comedy series starring Jim Nabors.
Being a retiree, I have plenty of time to read and I enjoy each minute.
Pardon my ignorance, but is Little Orphan Annie interesting? I feel I’ve always known of the strip but I don’t know much about it besides the characters’ names. And that bit from A Christmas Story. I guess I could never get my head around what kind of adventures she could get into. I don’t understand the premise of the story.
I’ll bet the Don Knotts autobiography will be interesting. He was such a wonderful character actor.
I actually took my 12 year old son to the comic shop yesterday. He was looking for a Funco Pop, or something. Lol. I picked up 3 current issues of Spider-Man. I also noticed a shelf of comic strip paperbacks from the 60s and 70s that made me think of you, Dan. B.C., Peanuts, Mad Magazine, etc. I only browsed very briefly as old stuff in this comic store are a bit overpriced.