Ruggles - Western Wind Productions
recently "discovered" this series of treasury-sized
(9.5" x 13.5") reprints of Warren Tufts' classic
adventure strip Casey Ruggles, which ran for
six issues 1979-1981.
book features a color cover and b/w interiors, reprinting
the strip in order. Unfortunately, none of the issues
are numbered, so the only way to determine which issue
is which is to go by the dates of the strips reprinted
and by the subtitles each book has.
Ruggles: The Whisperer goes from 1/19/49 to 1/14/50,
and 8/21/50 to 11/18/50. The Marchioness of Grofnek
goes from 1/5/53 to 5/23/53, and The Pearl Galleon
goes from 5/25/53 to 1/2/54, so we can at least conclude
that those two are consecutive issues. These two latter
issues feature an ad for Volumes 7, 8, and 9, which--according
to the GCBD, at least--were never published.
I guess that makes them issues 5 and 6.
never read Casey Ruggles, only seen some art
from it here and there. I really like Mr. Tufts' work,
so it'll be fun to catch up with this strip in this
fun format. Hopefully I'll be able to find the other
three issues and complete the set.
each book features the same back cover, if you mouse
over the covers to issues 5 and 6 you'll see some strips
from inside the books.