Product Dimensions: 28.9 x 2.5 x 26.1 cm
£29.99 -internet offers do exist –look for ‘em!
Published 6th December, 2012
“The Tyrant of Mongo” collects the Sunday newspaper strips from 1937-1941. Yes, if you were alive back then you would have needed to collect the Sunday newspapers for five years to complete this storyline but here you have it all in one volume.
I ought to say that the restoration work by Peter Maresca is suberb.
What can I say about this collection? Titan have produced another superb quality book for collectors that cannot be faulted. The art is…well, inspiring. As I pointed out regarding volume 1, these strips were what influenced at least two generations of comic strip artists and some still find that inspiration today.
Wonderful rocket ships, strange cities, excellent vintage costumes and designs. And some very sexy looking females…and the odd giant throwing people about. I think most people wanting to get into comic art can learn from this because the figure drawing and poses show what a master of his art Raymond was.
But if you don’t want to learn how to draw a comic strip and just want a great story that’s well-paced with action then this is it.
A superb Christmas or birthday gift and for the comic historian or fan a must have.
A review of volume 1 can be found here: