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Hermes Press

Brenda Starr Pre-Code Comics: Vol. 1

Brenda Starr Pre-Code Comics: Vol. 1

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This listing contains both regular and damaged items. Damaged items are listed at a discount and generally have bumped corners or damaged dust jackets (if applicable). The interior of the damaged item is readable. No returns on damaged items. 

Deluxe Hardcover with endpapers
256 pages
7.75" x 10.25", portrait
For Mature Readers

Before Fredric Wertham and The Seduction of the Innocent (SOTI), before the Kefauver Hearings, and before the infamous Comics Code, the comic book racks at local drug stores and newsstands boasted a plethora of delights highlighted by the good girl adventures of the comic book version of Brenda Starr. These four-color wonders displayed all the finer things loved by comic books buyers: good girls, bondage, a little torture, and other exciting things, which adults thought would corrupt the morals of young and impressionable readers (Brenda Starr cover art was even used as an example in SOTI).

Now for the first time in over fifty years comics fans can read and own these rare comics from another era digitally restored to perfection and presented in an archival hardcover. The covers to these books were by such noteworthy artists as EC Comics stalwart Jack Kamen and the legendary Matt Baker. In addition to presenting all of the Brenda Starr stories this reprint also boasts all of the scintillating back up features found in these books as well. WARNING: these stories are not for the faint of heart!

The first volume of this series will reprint, for the first time, the first eight issues of the Superior Comics Brenda Starr pre-code comics with art by Jack Kamen and Matt Baker. This volume includes a historical essay and documentary material.

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