Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune: The Complete Sunday Newspaper Strips Vol 1 by Roy CraneCaptain Easy, Soldier of Fortune: The Complete Sunday Newspaper Strips Vol 1 by Roy Crane

Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune: The Complete Sunday Newspaper Strips Vol 1

byRoy CraneEditorNorwood Rick

Hardcover | May 18, 2010

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Roy Crane created the first American adventure strip:Wash Tubbs. The character Captain Easy spun off into his own Sunday pagein 1933, and Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune: The Complete Sunday NewspaperStrips Vol. 1 collects these full-color strips from that point until 1935.In Volume One, Captain Easy visits a lost city, battles pirates, dons a divingsuit in search of treasure; everywhere he goes, he finds beautiful women.Captain Easy not only influenced roles for the likes of Hollywood actors such asCary Grant or Errol Flynn, he influenced virtually every comics hero whofollowed him - Gil Kane once said "Superman was Captain Easy; Batman was CaptainEasy." Crane combined adventure and humor in a Bigfoot cartooning style:according to comic-strip historian Richard Marschall, Crane "develop[ed]expressive techniques and a whole dictionary of conventions and signs for futurecomic strip artists. Volume One also features some of the best and rarest RoyCrane art, as well as illustrations from his sketchbooks. It will also containbiographical and critical introductions to Crane and his work.


Title:Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune: The Complete Sunday Newspaper Strips Vol 1Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 14.6 × 10.5 × 0.8 inPublished:May 18, 2010Publisher:Fantagraphics BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1606991612

ISBN - 13:9781606991619

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