LITTLE LULU


Little Lulu
              1          LL 2         Little Lulu 3           Little Lulu 4 


   Little Lulu 5         Little Lulu 6     LL 7LL 8


       Little
                Lulu 9         Little Lulu 10          Little Lulu 11          Little Lulu 12         


Comics fans the world over now have a cause to rejoice:  The complete original run of Little Lulu comics by John Stanley -- with the able assistance of Irving Tripp -- has now been completely collected in a series of affordable high quality, 6" x 9" trade paperback editions from Dark Horse Comics.
(PLEASE NOTE:  #1 - #18 [as well as the Giant-Size editions collecting them] are in black and white; #19 - #29 are in FULL COLOR!)
The complete series runs for twenty-nine volumes,  of which  the first twelve have now been recollected in four Giant-Size volumes.
6,000 pages of Little Lulu are now affordably within reach!

#1 - 15:    retail price - $9.95@  copacetic price - $9.45@
#16 - 18:  retail price - $10.95@  copacetic price - $9.85@
#19 - 29 (FULL COLOR!):  retail price - $14.95@  copacetic price - $13.75@


All we have to say is, "It's about time!"  Well, that's not all, really.  First off we'd like to thank the folks at Dark Horse Comics for dedicating their resources to this important project.  John Stanley's Little Lulu is one of the great runs in the history of comics:  145 consecutive issues (plus a handful of giant-size specials) of simple yet elegant, straightforward yet disarming stories about Lulu and Tubby (whose own series is now being collected, as well!), their pals and their parents.  Like Carl Barks, his contemporary at Dell Comics (Lulu's original publisher) John Stanley -- with the indispensable assistance of inker/finisher Irving Tripp -- had that rare ability to produce work capable of simultaneously engrossing the sensibility of a child and charming that of an adult. 

Each volume in the series presents an average of six complete issues of Marge's Little Lulu (the full title, as the character of Little Lulu was created by Marjorie "Marge" Henderson Buell in 1935 for The Saturday Evening Post; despite the fact that she had nothing to do with the comic book series, it nevertheless kept her name), originally published by Dell Comics.  The actual number of issues per volume varies with the page count of the originals, but every volume is between 180 and 240 pages long, with an average of over 200.

Dark Horse has done a fine job here:  the reproduction is uniformly excellent and all volumes are printed in crisp, clear black & white on a decent quality, flat, bright white, 6" x 9" stock.  John Stanley's Little Lulu, while long enjoying the ardent support of a core group of readers, is still under appreciated given its quality.  If you are unfamiliar with John Stanley's work, do yourself a favor and spend at least a few minutes with one of these volumes, then you can judge for yourself.  It may not be your cup of tea, but if it is, you'll have a lot to look forward to.  In addition, these volumes offer an ideal way to introduce younger readers -- as well as readers of any age, for that matter -- to the joys of comics. 

For those who have been following this series, it is worth noting that the first five volumes were not issued in the same chronological order as the original issues they contain -- the issues within each volume are, of course, printed in chronological order, so it's simply a matter of rearranging the volumes on your shelf to put the series in its proper order.


Here are all twenty-nine volumes, pictured in their proper order:


Little
                Lulu 3         Little
                Lulu 4            Little Lulu 5          Little Lulu 1 

  
 
LL 2           Little Lulu 6    LL 7LL 8


     Little Lulu 9           Little Lulu 10          Little Lulu 11          Little Lulu 12


       LL13           LL14          LL15           LL16


        LL17            LL18          LL19           LL20


        LL21           LL22           LL23          LL24

 
        LL25           LL26            LL27         LL28


          LL29
                                          



And here they are arrayed with respect to the chronological order of the original issues:

1) My Dinner with Lulu: collects Four Color 74 (the first Little Lulu), 97, 110, 115 & 120
(SOLD OUT!)see below*
2) Sunday Afternoon:  collects FC 131, 139, 146 & 158 (SOLD OUT!)see below*
3) Lulu in the Doghouse:  collects FC 165 & Little Lulu 1 - 5 (SOLD OUT!)see below*
4) Lulu Goes Shopping:  collects Little Lulu 6 - 12 (SOLD OUT!)see below**
5) Lulu Takes a Trip:  collects Little Lulu 13 - 17see below**
6) Letters to Santa: collects Little Lulu 18 - 22see below**
7) Lulu's Umbrella Service:  collects Little Lulu 23 - 27
8) Late for School:  collects
Little Lulu 28 - 32
9) Lucky Lulu: collects
Little Lulu 33 - 37
10) All Dressed Up: 
collects Little Lulu 38 - 43
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11) April Fools:  collects Little Lulu 44 - 48
12) Leave It to Lulu:  collects Little Lulu 49 - 53
13) Too Much Fun:  collects Little Lulu 54 - 58 (SOLD OUT!)
14) Queen Lulu:  collects Little Lulu 59 - 63 (SOLD OUT!)
15) The Explorers:  collects Little Lulu 64 - 68 (SOLD OUT!)
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16) A Handy Kid:  collects Little Lulu 69 - 74 (SOLD OUT!)
17) The Valentine:  collects Little Lulu 75 - 81 (SOLD OUT!)
18) The Expert:  collects Little Lulu 82 - 87
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19) The Alamo:  collects Little Lulu 88 - 93 (SOLD OUT!)
20) Bawlplayers:  collects Little Lulu 94 - 99 (SOLD OUT!)
21) Miss Feeney's Folly:  collects Little Lulu 100 - 105 (SOLD OUT!)
22) The Big Dipper Club:  collects Little Lulu 106 - 111
23) The Bogey Snowmen:  collects Little Lulu 112 - 117
24) The Space Dolly:  collects Little Lulu 118 - 123 (SOLD OUT!)
25) The Burglar-Proof Clubhouse:  collects Little Lulu 124 - 129
26) The Feud:  collects Little Lulu 130 - 135 (SOLD OUT!)
27) The Treasure Map:  collects Little Lulu and Her Special Friends 3 & 4 (Dell Giants)
28) The Prize Winner:  collects Little Lulu and Tubby Summer Camp & Little Lulu and Tubby Halloween Fun (Dell Giants)
29) The Cranky Giant:  collects
Little Lulu and Tubby Summer Camp 2 & Little Lulu and Tubby Halloween Fun 2(Dell Giants)  (SOLD OUT!)
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IMPORTANT NOTE:  Beginning with #19 The Little Lulu Collection is now printed in
FULL COLOR! and includes front and (non-ad) back covers, as well as inside front and back covers (some of these inside covers are in B&W, however).

#1 - 15:    retail price - $9.95@  copacetic price - $9.45@
#16 - 18:  retail price - $10.95@  copacetic price - $9.85@
#19 - 29:  retail price - $14.95@  copacetic price - $13.75@


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GSLL!GIANT-SIZE  Little Lulu #1 contains the entirety of:
1) My Dinner with Lulu: collects Four Color 74 (the first Little Lulu), 97, 110, 115 & 120
2) Sunday Afternoon:  collects FC 131, 139, 146 & 158
3) Lulu in the Doghouse:  collects FC 165 & Little Lulu 1 - 5
Well over 600 pages in all!
(SOLD OUT!)

GIANT-SIZE  Little Lulu #2 contains the entirety of:
4) Lulu Goes Shopping:  collects Little Lulu 6 - 12
5) Lulu Takes a Trip:  collects Little Lulu 13 - 17
6) Letters to Santa: collects Little Lulu 18 - 22
Well over 600 pages in all! (SOLD OUT!)

GIANT-SIZE  Little Lulu #3 contains the entirety of:
7) Lulu's Umbrella Service:  collects Little Lulu 23 - 27
8) Late for School:  collects Little Lulu 28 - 32
LLGS39) Lucky Lulu: collects Little Lulu 33 - 37
Well over 600 pages in all!

GIANT-SIZE  Little Lulu #4 contains the entirety of:
10) All Dressed Up:  collects Little Lulu 38 - 43
11) April Fools:  collects Little Lulu 44 - 48
12) Leave It to Lulu:  collects Little Lulu 49 - 53
Well over 600 pages in all! (SOLD OUT!)

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GIANT-SIZE  Little Lulu #1 - 4: 
retail price - $24.95@  copacetic price - $22.75@



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And now Little Lulu's Pal Tubby, too! 

Yes, the first four volumes of the
FULL COLOR! Tubby series are also available.  These volumes are identical in format to the Little Lulu volumes #19 and up, but cost a dollar more ($15.99 retail price) presumably due to a lower print run and we offer them for a dollar more than the Lulu volumes, as well:  $14.75 each. (back to top)

T1            T2            T3            T4

Little Lulu's Pal Tubby #1 - 4 (#4 is now SOLD OUT! retail price - $15.99@  copacetic price - $14.75@

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