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Little Orphan Annie, Vol. 5, 1935 Paperback – January 2, 2002


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books; Cmc edition (January 2, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560971290
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560971290
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 11 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,359,962 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 15, 2000
Format: Paperback
While I totally disagree with 99% of Gray's political and moral views, I can't deny he is one of the finest cartoonists of the 20th century. More than anyone else he is able to capture a perfect mood, and suck the reader in. I have no idea how he does it, considering what appears to be limited drafting skills, but he works a magick on the reader that makes the story come grippingly to life.
The dark shadows, somber atmosphere, and grim details make reading these stories an unforgettable experience. I am never disapointed with Annie, and I always feel like I have actually traveled to her world. Gray's magick is undeniable. You have to read it to believe it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 26, 1999
Format: Paperback
Harold Gray sure put Daddy and Annie through hard times during the Depression.Although Warbucks almost gets hold of something which could end all depressions,the capitalists and New Deal advocators ruin any chances of success.
Learn how Warbucks and Annie met Punjab,discover another of Annie's animal friends(Pee Wee the elephant),and find out how unfair life can be sometimes to even the best of us.
The endearing quality Annie has is that she never loses hope even when things are at their darkest- as they seem to be a couple of times in this book. Yet the dawns are glorius.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael Gray on November 19, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is a collection of all 365 "Little Orphan Annie" cartoons printed in 1935.

1935 introduces the mysterious Punjab, a somewhat-frightening 10-foot giant with magical powers, who eventually becomes a regular in the strip. It also features "Daddy" Warbucks' rise to millionaire status again, this time by marketing a miraculous metal called Eonite, which is the answer to all of humanity's problems.

Warbucks' plans are ruined by evil men who want to use Eonite for personal gain, not universal benifit, and the Eonite factory is destroyed. The rest of the year then focuses on Annie, who is briefly kidnapped by a gang of Chinese murderers, but manages to escape and gets taken to Hollywood, where she becomes a stunt double for a spoiled child star and eventually gets a starring role as an African princess in a movie.

The book is generally a good read, although a printing error (the Monday strips appear before the Sunday strips) somewhat takes away from the strip's continuity. Also, some readers may get a minor shock from the politically incorrect portrayal of the Chinese and African natives. Nevertheless, 1935 was a solid year for "Little Orphan Annie", even if it wasn't the strip's best year.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hingepepper on June 9, 2010
Format: Paperback
Fantagraphics made 5 Little Orphan Annie comic strip books, from 1931 through 1935. The first 4 are excellent, but someone at Fantagraphics made a terrible boo-boo when they did 1935. ALL the strips in the entire book are in the wrong order! The Monday strip each week follows the previous week's Saturday strip, and then is followed by the Sunday strip on the next page. I talked to someone at Fantagraphics about this gross publishing error, and they told me that they were NOT planning to reprint the book with the strips in the correct order! The existing book is virtually unreadable because of Fantagraphics' uncaring corporate decision, and this is undoubtedly why Fantagraphics never did any more of these books beyond 1935. The other earlier books are fine, but avoid this one at all costs. The new "Complete LOA" book #5 published by the Library of American Comics has the beginning of 1935, and in December #6 will come out, which will have all the rest of 1935.
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By Russell49 on August 4, 2012
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I am very surprised at the quality of this Fantagraphics Little Orphan Annie collection. The stories and illustrations are great, and a lot of US history can be learned.
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