A Collection of High Seas Stories from Comics' Most Daring Sailor!
A collection of the best stories from the classic Fawcett run of Don Winslow of the Navy, one of the most popular comics running during and after World War II. Edited by Craig Yoe, the selected stories are digitally restored and contextualized with Craig's historical research and introduction. Preceding the full, colorful tales is a detailed introduction on the creation of the adventurous Don Winslow. The character served to foster recruitment, entertain Navy personnel and the general public during World War II and beyond. Winslow fights the Axis and super villains like The Snake and the smoldering hot, but deadly, Singapore Sal.
"...[F]or cultural historians and collectors with a passion for vintage comics."
Graphic Policy on YouTube wrote:
“As a piece of comic book history, this is remarkable. Don Winslow comics…blended somewhat realistic adventure fiction with outrageous pulp…lots of fistfights…a sexy female pirate…and a couple of really weird male villains that Dick Tracy would have loved.”
The Fandom Post wrote:
"The book is fantastic!"
The Fandom Post wrote:
“The Best of Don Winslow of the Navy is an excellent read … It gives you a window into the past but also shows that comics have a value beyond entertainment. This collection is highly recommended for history buffs, fans of old-school comic strips, and fans of war. The old school storytelling is like a clinic for young writers, featuring a strong lead, excellent sidekick, and stable of evil spies and soldiers.”
Military Times wrote:
“Pretty solid stories full of danger, intrigue and excitement…. Stories are tightly plotted and quite exciting, and the art is top-notch…. If you’re a fan of war comics, and enjoy comics from the Golden Age, there’s quite a bit here to enjoy.”
Naval Analyses wrote:
“‘Don’ is a model for today’s illustrators and thriller writers.”
John Koeing, Stuff I Like Blog wrote:
"This is a premiere 272-page package with more than 20 digitally restored entertaining vintage adventures! Do not miss this opportunity to own such a classic of American comics with one of the most popular and successful characters from the Golden Age of comics; you will definitely enjoy it!"
Hampton Roads Naval Museum wrote:
“The Best of Don Winslow of the Navy is an oversize hardcover presenting full-length examples of the comic strip of the 1930s and ‘40s. In it’s day, Don Winslow was immensely popular. Today, it’s historical, relevant, and absolutely worth a look. The reproductions in this book are beautiful.... From layout to design, The Best of Don Winslow of the Navy is well done…. This book is a fitting testament to a comic strip almost forgotten today, enjoying unsurpassed popularity in it’s time.”
New York Journal of Books wrote:
“The Best of Don Winslow of the Navy is an interesting slice of popular culture, emblematic of who represented the ideal American fighting man on paper at a time when millions of his very real flesh-and-blood compatriots were called upon to endure less-exotic and more dangerous adventures during a conflict that changed the course of history.”
“Don Winslow, in comic book form, is as close to thrilling pure pulp adventure packed with action as the comic book medium field can get…. These are classic adventure tales from a time when both a nine year old and a retired general could feel proud of the way their country conducted itself around the world.”
Pop Culture Safari! wrote:
"The Best of Don Winslow of the Navy presents twenty top-notch comic book stories from the peak days of comic book readership, and it also works as a great cultural artifact."
“A worthwhile addition to your library. The quality of scholarship and printing on display here are top notch.”
Warships: International Fleet Review wrote:
“I highly recommend Don Winslow of the Navy.”
Thomo's Hole wrote:
“This collection, entitled The Best of Don Winslow of the Navy and edited by Craig Yoe, is blessed with expertly digital restoration of the original print that will delight fans of the old hand-drawn style of comic books. The lettering is also of a high standard…. Don Winslow appeals to all ages and surely will be consumed by a vast group of readers. The Best of Don Winslow of the Navy offers highlights of 60+ issues, comprising many stories comic book fans young and old will enjoy.”
The Midwest Book Review wrote:
“The book is full of action-packed Don Winslow comics as he and Red face-off against the full variety of nefarious enemies in the best pulp fiction manner.”
SKJAM! Reviews wrote:
“Deftly edited by Craig Yoe, The Best of Don Winslow of the Navy: A Collection of High-Seas Stories from Comics' Most Daring Sailor is a collection of the best stories from the classic run of Don Winslow of the Navy, one of the most popular comic books running during and after World War II. In this new hardcover graphic novel style compendium, the selected stories are digitally remastered and contextualized with Yoe's impressive historical research. Preceding the full, colorful tales is a detailed introduction on the creation of the adventurous Don Winslow. The character served to foster recruitment and entertain Navy personnel and the general public alike during World War II and beyond. Winslow fights the Axis and supervillains like The Snake and the attractive, but deadly, Singapore Sal. Certain to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to personal and community library collections, The Best of Don Winslow of the Navy is enthusiastically and unreservedly recommended.”
“Most recommended to fans of U.S. Navy stories; general comics fans will want to check this out at a library.”