Complete Milt Gross Comic Book Stories is On Sale NOW! Yippee!!!

Complete Milt Gross Comic Book Stories
The Complete Milt Gross Comic Book Stories is finally IN STOCK at Amazon! Just got mine via FedEx's BEAUTIFUL! (insert sound of weeping for joy!) Complete Milt Gross Comic Book Stories is a beautifully designed book collects the complete comic book stories of comic genius Milt Gross, culled from rare, impossible to track down comic books of the '40s, which have been lovingly restored.  This thick, full-color, 368-page hardcover book, in addition to exhuming every one of Milt Gross' wild and crazy comic book stories, shares rare photos, sketches, and unpublished art, including the previously unknown cover to the Milt Gross Funnies #3!
All the comics are lovingly photographed from the old yellowed comic book paper of the original comics. The coloring looks totally natural against the off-white, pulpy-textured paper. The paper itself is very hefty and thick, so there is no bleed-thru or transparency of images. This is a solidly-built book, with a strong sewn binding. I will post a review of the biography and all the extras as soon as I get a chance to properly wallow around with this beautiful classic comics collection!
For more on Milt Gross:
A couple years ago I posted a fantastic seven-page Count Screwloose comedy epic from ACG's Kilroys #5. Just CLICK below on the goofy dude smoking a mouthful of cigars to jump over and see that delicious set of vintage comic book scans!

Milt Gross  comic book scan detail of a funny man smoking seven cigars at once
John K. wrote a couple posts that really sum up all that is wonderful about Milt Gross. Check out his insightful and heartfelt articles on Milt Gross HERE: all kinds of stuff: WOW. MILT GROSS. style, observation, sincerity, humanity ...and HERE: all kinds of stuff: Milt Gross comics, drawing with every principle EXCEPT construction 
And here's John K's great tribute to Milt Gross HERE.
The Asifa-Hollywood Animation Archive has some super scans of Milt Gross newspaper comics like Count Screwloose and Dave's delicatessen HERE.


Doug said...

Wow! I've had a preorder in for this for almost a year! Can't wait to get it!

Sherm said...

Hey, Doug...I know how you feel! According to Amazon, I placed my order on August 23, 2009! Well, it was WORTH the wait...and then some ^_^

Jeff Overturf said...

I can't wait to get mine!

Jay said...

Congratulations, Sherm, I know you two will be very happy together!

Shawn Dickinson said...

Ordered mine this morning! I can't wait!!!

400 posts for you, buddy. Congratulations!

Vincent Waller said...

Picking mine up tomorrow.
I thumbed thru Mike F.'s

FrankenBarry said...

Sounds awesome... I can't wait! I've been like a kid waiting for Christmas... hopefully today is the day that Amazon Claus leaves it on my doorstep, and I can have a merry Grossmas, too!

Will Finn said...

Looking forward to this indeed. I ordered mine back in June, if I don't get it today I'll have to ask:

"Is diss a system?"

Sherm said...

Hey Will and Barry -- one of my favorite things about Amazon is you can TRACK your I don't have to experience that awful sense of checking the mailbox every day. Just log in to their website and you oughtta be able to find out when its coming ^_^

Chris said...

Mine is en route as I type this, along with The Art of Harvey Kurtzman, also on its way, I will surely fall to my knees and weep with gladness.
I may have to lock myself in my room for a week to truly savor this great moment in cartooning history! The planets must surely have been in cosmic alignment.
Gush!!! Gush!!! GUSH!!!

Chuck Wells said...

Thanks for making me aware of this book, Sherm. I'm gonna rush right out and order a fresh copy from Amazon.