Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Vintage Premium HENRY COMIC Poll-Parrot Shoes Giveaway!

Vintage Premium HENRY COMIC Poll-Parrot Shoes Giveaway! - eBay (item 310017209689 end time Jan-30-08 20:18:17 PST)

This vintage full-color Henry comic book by Carl Anderson was given away free by Poll-Parrot shoe stores. It's marked, "Boys' and Girls' March of Comics, No. 112. Published by K. K. Publications, Inc., Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Copyright, 1954 by King Features Syndicate, Inc. World Rights Reserved. Printed in U.S.A. Designed and produced by Western Printing & Lithographing Co."

If you know Henry, you know he never spoke. Well, in this comic, he talks plenty! The story "Fool's Gold" is 28 pages long with 4 pages of puzzles and activities. It's charming from one end to the other and sucked me into reading it when I was trying to scan pictures.

The cover you see here is a copy of the original which was so brittle you couldn't touch it without it falling apart. My artist husband restored it carefully, scanned and printed this facsimile. He attached it to the comic with the original staples. The major difference is there are no ads on the inside covers. The vintage inner pages are as supple as the new cover, so it's now easy to read.

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