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 most important and popular output. This standard edition is a cost-conscious version designed for the student of comics and graphic vels who just wants the facts, t the frills. It includes a section of te-taking pages, so that scholars can record their own findings and thoughts. Illustrated with thumbnails of every comic book cover, plus a series of seven character profiles that help chart Stanley's achievements in his 1940s work, this book is the most thorough and important yet published on the work of John Stanley. Also available in a deluxe full-color edition with extras t included in this edition.