Saturday, July 11, 2009


DC's Wednesday Comics premiered this week and it was a newsprint blast. And big! Full of "bright, kinetic fabulism" (to quote David Hajdu on late 30's comics), with only a couple of duds. It carried me back to a book called The World on Sunday edited by Nicholson Baker and Margaret Brentano, also big, which collects the garish, aesthetic treats of Pulitzer's Sunday World from 1898-1911. I chuckled at this comic called "'Teddy' Roosevelt in War and Peace" by Walter Hugh McDougall. Apologies for the just okay scan. Click to enlarge.

I'm on a BIG COMIC kick right now thanks to DC. Gearing up to read Seth's George Sprott.

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