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Abbott and Costello The Classic Comics TPB (1989) comic books 1989

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    Abbott and Costello The Classic Comics TPB (1989) 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Cover by Bruce Timm. Collects stories from Abbott and Costello (1948-1956 St. John) #1, 9, 23, 32, 35 and 38. Art by Mort Drucker and others. Compiled and edited by Tom Mason. A collection of stories from St. John's classic Abbott and Costello series of the 1940s, featuring the beloved comedy duo of TV, film and radio. Bud puts on a gorilla suit to fool Lou, but of course there is a real gorilla on the loose as well. This story features early art from Mort Drucker, who would later be famous for his movie-star caricatures in Mad magazine. Bud convinces Lou to enter the wrestling ring as "Li'l Lou," while Bud as his manager dresses like a nursemaid, complete with blond wig. Detectives Bud and Lou get mixed up with gangster Deadly Ernest and his henchmen Slug and Bullets. The Octopus; The Ape; Too Many Dummies; Terror of the Mat; Last Straw. Softcover, 144 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.