Monday, October 19, 2015

Al Capp's FEARLESS FOSDICK — "Sidney the Crooked Parrot” — complete story

Another tale of Fearless Fosdick, the underpaid and over shot-up police officer. Fosdick was created by Al Capp for his Li'l Abner comic strip, and was a satire of Dick Tracy. He became popular enough that he often starred in his comic strip within a comic strip, read by his biggest fan, Li'l Abner.

The book, FEARLESS FOSDICK...HIS LIFE AND DEATHS, is a compilation of stories, reformatted from newspaper comic strips into comic book pages, and sold as a trade paperback book in 1956. That way the publisher could sell a black and white "comic book" in a more deluxe format for $1.00 instead of the usual comic book price of 10¢. This is story number two from the book.

David Miller gets credit for providing sharp photocopies, which I scanned. Thanks, Dave!

The first story from the book can be found here.

Copyright © 1956 Simon and Schuster

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