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Captain Easy

Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune: The Complete Sunday Newspaper Strips by Roy Crane

Roy Crane is one of America’s greatest cartoonists and Fantagraphics is embarking upon an ambitious reprinting of his best work, beginning with his gorgeous adventure strip — Captain Easy.

Crane created the first American adventure strip — before Hal Foster’s Tarzan and Prince Valiant, before Milton Caniff’s Terry and the Pirates, before Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon — and quickly established himself as a master of the comic strip. Begun in 1924 under the eponymous title Wash Tubbs, within four months it moved from a gag-a-day strip about a girl-crazy young grocery store clerk to an adventure strip when Wash Tubbs embarks on a treasure hunt. Captain Easy was introduced in 1929 and began starring in his own Sunday page in 1933, which begins our first volume of Captain Easy.

$39.99
Hardcover, 10.5" x 14.75", 978-1-60699-161-9
Roy Crane The first American adventure strip, by a master of the medium. Captain Easy visits a lost city, battles pirates, dons a deep-sea diving suit to explore a sunken ruin in search of treasure, and everywhere he goes, he finds beautiful women.
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$49.99
Hardcover, 10.5" x 14.75", 978-1-60699-677-5
Roy Crane Our boisterous heroes get stranded in Guatemala, stumble onto a lost city in in the jungle, extricate themselves from deadly peril, escape on a ship full of tigers, get stranded on a desert island with the Wolf Girl… Last volume!
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$39.99
Hardcover, 10.5" x 14.75", 978-1-60699-391-0
Roy Crane Easy hops the globe, seeks treasures, braves perils, cheats death, gets caught up in a war, and hobnobs with millionaires and bums and beautiful girls (of course). Rousing, classic adventure presented with humor and panache.
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$39.99
Hardcover, 10.5" x 14.75", 978-1-60699-529-7

Roy Crane Easy and Wash Tubbs discover a legendary creature in “Temple of the Swinks,” widely considered the absolute peak of the series! Plus treasure hunts and encounters with pirates, wild animals, and wilder women!

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