It might seem a little weird that IDW Publishing will be reprinting old DC Comics newspaper strips but this does make sense. IDW's Library of American Comics and DC Entertainment have announced a new partnership to reprint some of DC's rarest stories featuring Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
Back in the 1940s when Superman, Batman and Wonder Women were rising in popularity in comic books, they also appeared in runs of newspaper comic strips. Most of these were never reprinted or seen since they first appeared. Superman's run lasted more than 25 years between 1939 and 1966. Only about 10% of these have ever been reprinted.
The complete comics will be released in three sub-sets focusing on the Silver Age, Atomic Age and Golden Age. The black-and-white daily and color Sunday strips featured distinct stories and will be released in separate deluxe hardcovers.
This series begins in July with SUPERMAN: THE SILVER AGE NEWSPAPER DAILIES, VOL 1: 1958-1961. The book will contain nearly 800 strips featuring artwork by Curt Swan, Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye.
Additional information on the Sunday books as well as the Batman and Wonder Woman collections will follow.
I'm totally going to buy these.
SUPERMAN: THE SILVER AGE NEWSPAPER DAILIES, VOL. 1: 1958-1961
(HC, B&W, $49.99, 288 pages, 11” x 8.5”)