Drawn and Quarterly announces plans to reprint several volumes worth of comics by John Stanley.

We’ll be starting off with a three volume set of Stanley’s Melvin Monster… While primarily know as a writer, Stanley actually wrote and drew all nine issues of this series…Next up, a three-volume set of the Stanley “Teen” comics–Thirteen going on Eighteen, Around the Block with Dunc and Loo, and KookieThirteen is again almost all Stanley written and drawn and is one of the great “lost” treasures of silver age comics. Dunc and Loo and Kookie feature other artists (notably Bill Williams) finishing Stanley’s layouts but still maintaining that manic quality that was a Stanley trademark.

The series will be designed by the cartoonist Seth. The “Stanley Stories” website runs examples of both Melvin Monster and Dunc and Loo.

Dark Horse Comics currently publishes a series of books reprinting Stanley’s Little Lulu comics. Elsewhere, “Pappy’s Golden Age” has recently posted a Nancy comic book story by Stanley.



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