I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes "funny" in their funny books!
Here, far too many of those pages suffer from just enough dimension compression that the text is pretty small, and the denser text portions are difficult to read.
One thing I have to say first...Hembeck Rules NOW There are only two problems I have with this 900 page volume of strip reprints.
This "phone book" collects hundreds of pages of Fred Hembeck comics. It is not "nearly complete", because it doesn't include the work he did for Marvel and DC. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Johnny Heering
The reproduction on many pages was very muddy and difficult to read. This was more of a purchase out of nostalgia, and the Dating Game spoof still cracks me up. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Benjamin Chin
Fans of Fred will enjoy this comprehensive collection, and even those comic-book historians and/or trivia buffs who may not appreciate or be familiar with Hembeck will discover a... Read morePublished on August 17, 2012 by Brian J. Oneill
It took me twelve months but I finally made it through all 900 pages (is that all?) of THE NEARLY COMPLETE ESSENTIAL HEMBECK ARCHIVES OMNIBUS! Read morePublished on June 19, 2010 by Hwy61Joe
Comics have received much more critical attention in the past few decades with worthy works like, MAUS, WATCHMEN, and AMERICAN SPLENDOR all being critically admired. Read morePublished on October 9, 2008 by J. Carroll
WHAT A BOOK!! This massive tome is a Fred Hembeck fan's (And there are many of us from the looks of it)dream! Read morePublished on July 18, 2008 by Moses Wyne
Herein lies the greatest reason to disappear into the bathroom for hours at a time.
Be sure you have good lighting as the lettering is tiny and, as stated elsewhere, the... Read more
If the name Fred Hembeck means anything to you, then you were probably reading comics in the `70s and `80s, when his signature depictions of nearly every hero and villain were... Read morePublished on June 26, 2008 by Babytoxie