Reprint Requests 2020

By | Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2 comments
From time to time on this blog, I stop for a moment and list out a number of comics and newspaper strips that I would like to see reprinted/collected. I know I'm an audience of one, and my tastes often do not line up with the masses but I look at it as an exercise in trying to determine what is worthy of being republished and reflecting why that hasn't happened yet. Admittedly, it also reflects a decidedly personal bias in that they're generally all things I'm looking for myself for my own edification. But still, these are all comics that someone thought was worthwhile to publish in the first place, so there must be some fans out there. Plus, there are SEVEN hardcover collections of Hagar the Horrible that reprint every strip up through 1984 -- you're going to tell me those are more worthy of publication than what I'm listing below?!?

In any event, here's some titles I would love to see reprinted/collected. I know some of these had some reprintings back in the 1970s, but I don't believe any of them were complete. And I also know there are some rights issues which will keep at least one of these titles from EVER being reprinted! But that said, here's what I want to see, in no particular order...
Intellectual Amos
  • Quincy (the newspaper strip)
  • Speed Jaxon
  • Gordo
  • "Intellectual Amos"
  • Ron Cobb's editorial cartoons
  • Willie Lumpkin (the newspaper strip)
  • Air Pirates Funnies
  • The Rose & Thorn backup stories from the early 1970s Lois Lane comics
  • John Tenniel's editorial cartoons
  • The Golden Age Simon/Kirby "Sandman" stories
  • John Severin's work for Cracked magazine
So, whoever owns the rights to these? Get on that!
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Britt Reid said...

The Simon/Kirby Sandman stories were reprinted in 2009.

Cool, I'd totally missed that! Thanks, Britt!