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.
A Reviewer on ICv2 wrote:
"...[F]or cultural historians and collectors with a passion for vintage comics."
Naval Analyses 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.”
John Koeing on Stuff I Like 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.”
“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.”