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Harvey Comics Treasury

Between 2007 and 2009, Leslie Cabarga and I had the privilege of assembling five volumes of classic Harvey Comics reprints for Dark Horse Books. These comics were an offshoot of Paramount’s Famous Studios cartoon creations and were initially written and drawn by their finest animators.

Now, Dark Horse has announced plans to continue reprinting classic Harvey Comics material on a regular basis beginning May 2010. The new format (which Leslie is art directing the covers, but neither he nor I are selecting the reprints) presents each Harvey character in 200-page trade paperback editions with every page in color, for $14.99. The first one devoted to Casper is available for pre-order here. If you like this stuff, it’s a bargain.

  • uncle wayne

    Yes, i DO “like this stuff” (and the films, too!) (Remember, now, I’m a Harvey-holic!) Than Q!!!

  • Adrian Day

    I loved the earlier volumes, my only complaint being that my favorites, the “Harvey Girls” were lumped together. Please tell that Dot, Lotta, and Audrey will get their own volumes for this new venture!

  • doug holverson

    Liked the gag on the Hot Stuff cover.

  • Jeffers

    I am ecstatic to hear about this. I saw that 2 of the five volumes had gone out of print (Richie Rich and Hot Stuff) and was concerned that Dark Horse was going to discontinue these collections alltogether. The Richie Rich volume currently goes for well over $100 now! I truly appreciate the meticulous care and devotion that goes into compiling these collections and I hope to see many more in the future.

  • Chris Sobieniak

    Well, a tad better than monthly 32-paged issues I admit.

  • Jeffers

    I had forgotten that anvils actually served another purpose other than being dropped on coyotes.

  • OliverB

    What will the difference between this and earlier editions be for those who’ve already purchased them? Will DH continue with new storylines or reprint the same comics? We already saw TWO previous Casper collections in recent years… it’s nice to hear that these will be full-color but I almost wish they would just stick to a format and run with it instead of revising their series every six months. I’m just curious to know if there will be any crossover between the previous books?

  • FigmentJedi

    I’m still waiting on Ardenn’s Casper series to continue. Second issue’s been delayed for months.

  • Mike Fontanelli

    Even as a kid I detested Casper and Richie Rich, vastly preferring Spooky or Hot Stuff. Now, looking back as an adult, I realize… I was right all along!

    Harvey comics really need to be in full color; my only gripe with the previous volumes was the b&w interiors. I wish someone would reissue Not Brand Ecch! and the Adventures of Jerry Lewis

  • Hooray!

  • Rooniman

    We need MORE!!

  • NicKramer

    Can’t wait.

  • Scarabim

    I used to read Caspers, Spookys, Nightmares and Wendys when I was a kid. My fave book was Spooky – especially when it was illustrated by that gifted artist, Ernie Colon. His work was so lively, expressive, rollicking and funny – and that’s why I remember his name. He went on to illustrate – in a very realistic style that was easily the equal of Kirby or Ditko – a book called “Amethyst, Ruler of Gemworld”, a stunning girls’ comic that’s way overdue for revival. My sister dug it; I dug the art (great villians in that book too).

    I may look these new collections up, just to see if Colon’s work is there.