Beetle Bailey The First Years HC (2008 Checker) By Mort Walker comic books
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Volume 1 - 1st printing. "1950-1952!" Story and art by Mort Walker. From the very first Beetle Bailey strips on a college campus through Beetle's enlistment in the U.S. Army, this volume contains the first two years of Mort Walker's famous strips encompassing September 1950 through June 1952. Enjoy two separate casts of quirky characters, the first based on Walker's fraternity brothers at the University of Missouri and the second on his Korean era stint in the Army. These are the strips that won him the Reuben Award in 1953. Beetle Bailey went on to become the third most widely distributed comic strip of all time. Introduction quotes Mort Walker himself! Hardcover (Horizontal Format), 10 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 280 pages, B&W. Cover price $24.95.