Book-a-Day 2018 #214: Tubby, Vol. 3 by John Stanley with Lloyd White

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First up: I’ll repeat what I said when I looked at a Nancy volume by John Stanley, also part of “The John Stanley Library”: these are handsome, well-designed packages that badly fail at telling the reader where they fit in the overall picture. This is the third Tubby volume in the series, but that number 3 only appears in small-print “indicia” on page ten; this book doesn’t even have a copyright page.

(Also, they have comics pages reproduced with a yellowed, age-faded look: I don’t know if that’s a deliberate design decision or forced on them by the age and condition of the materials they have to work from. So I’m not going to complain about it, but I will note it: I always find it distracting, and it is often used as a design decision to show that “this stuff is old.”)

Anyway, if
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