Not By Bread Alone
Friday Comic Book Day.
Now here is something you don't see very often. In fact, in more then twenty years of collection stuff related to Walt Kelly, I had never seen a complete story until I ran across this one at goldenagecomics.co.uk. They hardly ever come up on e-bay and when they do, they fetch a hefty price, certainly more than the regular Walt Kelly books. Alls Kelly books were printed in such huge quantities and were kept so often by their readrs, that they (along with copies of Mad magazine and Playboy) have become really affordable. But not Peter Wheat. These give-away books were give away with some sort of sliced bread and they were probably thrown away as soon as they were read. Too bad, because they are realy well done and show Kelly at his commercial best. Today collectors seem to agree that the later half of this series was not done by Kelly at all, but this one (from #19) seems to be by the master himself. Maybe someone with a better collection then me can corrct me. and send me a couple of scans, because I would really like t se mor of it.