New York: Flying Buttress Classics Library / Nantier - Beall - Minoustchine Publishing Co. ( NBM ), 1989.
1st Printing. Hardcover.
First Printing. Introduction by Bill Blackbeard. The sixth volume in an 18-volume series titled The Complete Wash Tubbs & Captain Easy 1924 -1943. Wash Tubbs, later retitled Captain Easy, was the first of the great adventure strips. Filled with action, exotic locales, laughs, and outrageous characters, it set the style for those that followed.
In Volume 6, after wild adventures as an engineer on the Trans-Alpina Express, Wash teams with a new partner, Rip O’Day, the “fightin’est man around,” and various brawls ensue before they part company in France. Easy rejoins Wash, but as stowaways on a convict ship, they wind up imprisoned in the French Guiana jungle, final make an escape, and hen take command of a machine gun company in the midst of a Panazuelan revolution. Bill Blackbeard’s introduction examines “comic strip foreshadowings” in the 19th-century illustrators of Charles Dickens.Item #900893
Oblong quarto, 11-1/8 x 8-3/4”, gilt-titled leatherette over boards, unpaginated.
Fine in rubbed very good + dust wrapper with wrinkling to head of spine, in protective mylar.