Friday, May 20, 2011

King Aroo

I love comic strips and feel that they don't usually get the love they deserve. Fortunately, IDW has started to reprint the long forgotten strip King Aroo in nice hardcover volumes similar to the Complete Peanuts books put out by Fantagraphics. King Aroo was a comic strip that ran from 1950 until 1965 and was written and drawn by Jack Kent. I had never even heard of this strip before IDW began reprinting it, so I was in for a pleasant shock when I, on a whim, purchased the first volume and began reading. Not only was it good, it was REALLY good. The whimsical and pun-filled nature of this strip along with the jam packed imagery in each panel make me understand why people say this strip is reminiscent of Pogo. I REALLY hope these volumes sell well enough for them to reprint the entire series. If you love comic strips, please run out a pick up a copy today or, at the very least, convince your local library to pick up a copy. It really is that good. 

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King Aroo Volume One
King Aroo Volume Two

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