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Although comic books were originally created for kids to enjoy, they have evolved to suit a much more mature reader. Just look at DC's Vertigo line, Marvel's Ultimate Universe, Image's books, Dark Horse Comics and other publishers 'mature' titles.
Comics for kids had their heyday in the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's. Of course a few exceptions were published afterwards such as Bone, Harvey titles, Archie (that still churns out good wholesome stories) and several other publishers' titles.
Art Spielgelman and Francoise Mouly, along with publisher Abrams Comicarts, present The Toon Treasury Of Classic Children's Comics with an introduction by Jon Scieszka.
Along with a lengthy historical introduction the book breaks kid's comics down by genre and chooses the best-of-the-best books to represent each. Look for such unforgettable titles like Sugar And Spike, Little Archie, Little Lulu, Pogo, Droopy, Donald Duck, Fairy Tale Parade and dozens more.
Harvey Kurtzman, Sheldon Meyer, Walt Kelly, Carl Barks and C.C. Beck are just a few of the masters of cartooning whose work graces its pages.
Each story is reproduced from actual comic book pages and printed on heavy paper stock that emulates the cheap newsprint comics were printed on. Only these pages won't fade or flake and they're contained in an oversize hardback book!It's a wonderful visual trek down memory lane that is sure to bring back fond memories.