Melvin Monster, Volume Two
Drawn & Quarterly
7.98 x 11.27 · 112 pages
CDN $26.95 · cl
Continuing Drawn & Quarterly's John Stanley archival series, Melvin Monster Volume 2 is about the oddball monster boy who just wants to be good, go to school, and do as he is told. A satirical and funny sendup of the 1960s monster craze of the 1960s, Melvin Monster is a classic kids comic of the Silver Age.
John Stanley was a journeyman comics scripter in the 1950s and 1960s. He's most famous for his scripts for most of the Little Lulu comics produced by Dell and is considered by many comics historians to be the most consistently funny and idiosyncratic writers to ever work in comics. He left comics bitterly sometime in the late 1960s never to return. He died in 1993.