Writer and sometimes artist of the million-selling Dell Comics magazines MARGE'S LITTLE LULU and MARGE'S TUBBY, John Stanley was unkwn to his legion of fans. Until 1964, the prolific and talented Stanley--considered by many the finest mainstream comics writer in American history--was t allowed to sign his name to his work. This lavishly illustrated, densely antated chrological guide explores John Stanley's first decade of comics creation--the 1940s. Issue by issue, story by story, author Frank M. Young (considered a leading expert on Stanley's work) offers a definitive look at a genius writer's first, groundbreaking efforts as a comics creator. Newly revised, this edition is illustrated with thumbnails of every comic book cover, plus three complete rare comics stories and a cover gallery, and profiles of seven important characters in John Stanley's 1940s comics. This book is the most thorough and important yet published on the work of John Stanley.