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The Michigan State University Libraries, home to one of the world's largest collections of comic art, has established the Comic Art Preservation Project (CAPP), with the goal of making classic comics more widely available to libraries, collectors, and fans. The first CAPP volume reprints two and a half years of "Tim Tyler's Luck", a Golden Age adventure strip created by Lyman Young and distributed by King Features Syndicate from 1928 to 1996. The reprint is authorized by King Features. The reprint volume contains daily strips from July 1, 1937 to December 30, 1939, and follows young Tim as he faces wild animals, dangerous criminals, and constant excitement as a member of the "Ivory Patrol," a fictitious law enforcement organization in Africa. The strips were scanned from original proof sheets in the collections of the Michigan State University Libraries, resulting in a clear, crisp reproduction. The MSU Libraries have more than one million proof sheets from King Features Syndicate, along with more than 200,000 comic books and an extensive collection of books and journals about comic art. The volume also features an introduction by Reade W. Dornan, a recently retired faculty member from MSU's Department of English. "The years of Tim Tyler's Luck reissued in these volumes showcase Young's career at the top of his game," says Dornan in the introduction. "By 1937, nine years after the strip started, Young has figured out how to tell a whopping good story." Printed on the MSU Libraries' Espresso Book Machine.
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Book Description 2013. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M1626100233_4