Li'l Abner Meets Shmoo 1948 Ksp Vol 14 Al Capp Mint Hc For Sale
ABNER MEETS THE SHMOO - SCHMOO
LI’L ABNER: THE 1947 DAILIES. Volume 14
by AL CAPP (Hardcover)
Mint / Never Read
popular of Capp's hundreds of
distinctive characters was the Shmoo. This lovable little
creature loved mankind so much that it would sacrifice itself and turn
into a ham steak, a gallon of milk or a dozen eggs: whatever its owner
desired. Its whiskers made nice toothpicks and its eyes could be
recycled as buttons. Most important, a Shmoo could reproduce faster
than a rabbit. Thus, if you had one Shmoo, you were set. You didn't
need to work at all. Thus did the apparent book for mankind become its
curse and the powers that be decreed that all Shmoos must be
exterminated. Capp's insightful morality tale was so popular that it
spawned an unprecedented merchandising bonanza.
introductions, by David Schreiner
by science fiction writer Harlan Ellison, are illustrated with
various Shmoo toys manufactured. The large back cover photograph shows
a selection of Shmoo merchandise in color from the Denis Kitchen
collection. Also featured in this volume: Flying Sausages (parody of
"Flying Saucers," a term first coined a few months earlier; Fearless
Fosdick, Nightmare Alice, Salomey, Adam Lazonga, Moonbeam McSwine,
Cousin Weak-Eyes and Marryin' Sam.
See also our Shmoo Facts Sheet for some amazing
about this character's popularity.
Published in 1998 by Kitchen Sink Press ( KSP )
12” x 9” horizontal format - 176 pages
Mint / Never Read Condition.
For More info on the World of Al
Capp's Little Abner and
it's characters see Al Capp's Li'l Abner
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