The publisher is seeking some rare strips and needs help from fans worldwide …
The Library of American Comics, the IDW imprint run by comics historian Dean Mullaney, has for the last couple of years been putting out terrific volumes of Superman’s Golden/Silver Age and Batman’s Silver/Bronze Age newspaper strips — most of which have never been reprinted before.
Like so …
Thing is, it sometimes takes the Caped Crusander’s detective skills and some X-ray vision to gather all of the strips necessary to complete these volumes.
That’s where you come in:
“We’re STILL looking for about nine months of Batman from 1971. Our latest goose chase took us to Germany and the archives of the European edition of Stars and Stripes. That paper was one of the few that ran the strip until its very end. Unfortunately, they couldn’t help us with the missing strips, so if any of your readers have 1971 Batman dailies, we’d love it if they would please, please get in touch!”
But they also need a whole bunch of Superman strips as well. See below:
These are the Batman dates they are looking for:
March 22 – December 4, 1971 — dailies only.
These are the Superman dates they are looking for:
February to June 1944
Most dailies from May 1945 – July 1949
A handful from 1950
Most from 1951-March 1959
If you have any info, strips to share or questions, contact Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org