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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Thirteen Going on... sale soon!


Hold on to your yows and zazus: the latest volume in our ongoing John Stanley Library collection hits shelves next week with a resonant thwack! Lovingly designed by Seth with all-new art and a lengthy personal essay by way of introduction, this hefty volume collects the first nine issues of Thirteen Going on Eighteen, the teen comics series written and (mostly) drawn by Stanley for Dell comics in the early 1960s.

Created at the height of his career, Thirteen showcases Stanley at his comic best, flinging characters to and fro, firing off one-liners, and cranking up the action to a fever pitch perfectly suited to the hormonal subjects. Here's a small taste of what to expect from this manic masterpiece... (click to enlarge)



Additionally, Thirteen Going on Eighteen features the adventures of Judy Jr, possibly the meanest little butterball in the history of kid's comics. Step aside, Tubby!

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