Newspaper comics historian Ron Goulart has turned us onto many great strips over the years, and this time around he presents an overview of the key decade of the 30s – which gave rise to some of the best adventure work to grace newsprint in the 20th century – a long legacy that includes Dick
Tracy, Buck Rogers, Terry & The Pirates, Secret Agent X-9, and other landmark strips! The book is laid out sideways – with lots of examples from original comic strips – and a wealth of text by Goulart, who really puts the whole decade in perspective, as he traces the evolution of the increasing narrative presence of the daily strips in the paper, at a level that rivaled motion pictures and pulp fiction during the years of the Great Depression. Book is softcover, almost 200 pages, and filled with artwork by Chester Gould, Milton Caniff, Roy Crane, Hal Foster, Burne Hogarth, Noel
Sickles, and other important artists of the time.