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Thornsby by Fred McLaren: The Complete Comic Collection
By Tom McLaren and Mary McLaren
Lost (and Found) in Space 2: Blast Off into the Expanded Edition
By Angela Cartwright and Bill Mumy
Relive the trippy and turbulent 1970s with "Thornsby"! From creator, writer and artist Fred McLaren, "Thornsby" was a topical and humorous single-panel cartoon published in newspapers nationwide during this splashy decade. The hero was a family man who longed for the nostalgic days of his 1940s youth. With his unique and quirky sense of humor, he struggled with the reality of being a middle-aged man in the 1970s. Americans faced a decade of jarring political and socioeconomic changes, including inflation, pollution, shortages, recalls, protests, women's liberation, and so much more. Thornsby, his devoted wife Blanch, and free spirit son Tune-In (with his flower child girlfriend Vibes) had to find a way to muddle through this strange new world. For the first time ever, the complete syndicated run of 768 "Thornsby" cartoons is presented in this book as a tribute to its talented creator across over 450 pages of memories. Never-before-seen promotional and publicity materials are included, as well as other photographs, bonuses, and surprises. The very personal introduction and numerous cartoon anecdotes are written by Fred’s son Tom McLaren. “Thornsby” is a witty and entertaining look back at the 1970s for comic strip historians, retro collectors, and fans of good humor.
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Revised and Expanded Pictorial Memoir by Angela Cartwright and Bill Mumy (TV siblings Penny and Will Robinson from the original Lost in Space science fiction adventure series). The new “BLAST OFF” Edition contains 352 pages and over 925 photos, including 160 brand new pages and more than 600 newly found images. This high-quality collectible book features a vast selection of never-before-seen photos from the Irwin Allen and network archives and from Bill and Angela’s own vast personal collections. All photographs have been hand selected by the authors, with a primary focus on the 1965-68 three season run, plus bonus nostalgic reunions from the past 50+ years. Loaded with personal stories and memories from the authors, this edition is the ultimate keepsake for those who love the original 1960s TV show. Danger Will Robinson!
· With 352 pages and over 925 photographs, this Brand New, Expanded pictorial memoir
is almost twice the size, with three times the photos of the original, out-of-print book.
· Loaded with personal stories and memories from the authors.
· For the first time, never-before-shared secrets are revealed.
· Expanded to include a plethora of post-series Lost in Space reunions and adventures
over the past 50+ years
· Includes special bonus treasures from Bill & Angela’s personal collections and
brand new surprises too