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Melvin Monster, Vol. 1 (Melvin Monster #1)

4.02  ·  Rating Details ·  46 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
The classic children’s comic strip in a handsome new archival series, designed by Seth

John Stanley is celebrated as one of the great children’s comics writers for his work on the Little Lulu series. In fact, the Lulu work is a small part of his output; he drew and continued to write many other comics—notably his work on the 1960s teen comics from Dell (Thirteen, Dunc and L
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published May 26th 2009 by Drawn and Quarterly (first published February 17th 2009)
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Apr 02, 2011 Ben rated it liked it
From the creator of "Thirteen Going on Eighteen", this first volume of Melvin comics is a fine introduction to the world of Monsterville and all the trouble our friend gets into just wanting to be good (attend Monster school, play nice, kiss Mummy goodnight) instead of bad (throw rocks through windows, skip school, bite Mummy goodnight). Stanley's witty imagination is on display and I have a feeling the series gets better in volume 2.
Mar 08, 2010 Wayne rated it it was ok
Look , i'm a huge Little Lulu fan. Really! This ain't Little Lulu. I like the format of the book, the nice hardcover treatment does it justice, but this was never one of my favorite strips. The reproduction is pretty good, they look like like they were taken straight off the actual pages, but it didn't thrill me.
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May 10, 2012 Duane Ballenger rated it it was amazing
Wonderful cartoons in this first reprint volume. Expressive, with beautiful crisp lines. Stories are short, sweet, and funny. Would go great with some Casper and Spooky stories, chased by Charles Adams. Cannot wait til my son is old enough to read this with!
Sep 04, 2010 Carrie rated it really liked it
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I have to admit that Seth's book design is what attracted me to these books, but I'm a John Stanley fan, and Melvin Monster is timeless. The book is beautifully designed and feels like a premium product, but the original comics are preserved, typos and all!
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John Stanley was a comic book creator, best known for his scripting of Little Lulu's comic book exploits from 1945 to approximately 1959. While mostly known for his scripting, Stanley also was an accomplished artist who drew many of his stories, including the earliest issues of Lulu. His specialty was humorous stories, both with licensed characters and those of his own creation. His writing style ...more
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