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Buz Sawyer: The War in the Pacific (Roy Crane's Buz Sawyer)


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Roy Crane created the adventure comic strip with , and many a superhero owes a debt to Crane's square-jawed, hard-hitting adventurer Captain Easy. But during World War II, he left the strip to create a more realistic fighting man, a Navy pilot named John Singer Sawyer, who fought in the Pacific Theater from 1943 until V-J Day in 1945. This book, the first in a series reprinting the strip, reprints all of the daily strips published during World War II. Buz serves aboard an aircraft carrier, flies combat missions against the notorious Japanese Zeros, crash lands behind enemy lines, and is captured by a Japanese submarine. The book also includes a selection of the best of the Sunday strips, which featured Buz Sawyer's pal and gunner, Roscoe Sweeny. Everywhere Buz goes, he finds high adventure and beautiful women--in fact, his fellow flyers kid him about his ability to find romance on even the most hostile Pacific island, where he meets a dangerous spy named Sultry (!). And when he goes home on leave, it is only to be caught up in a rivalry between rich heiress Tot Winter and girl-next-door Christy Jameson. It features some of Crane's most atmospheric drawing, aided by his expert use of Craftint tones, luscious romance, and exciting action scenes. These stories amply illustrate why artist Charles Schulz called Roy Crane "a treasure."


World War II action/adventure from one of the all-time great cartoonists.

About the Author

Royston Campbell Crane (1901-1977), who signed his work Roy Crane, created the comic-strip characters Wash Tubbs, Captain Easy, and Buz Sawyer. His work continues to inspire cartoonists today.

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Crane, Roy
Fantagraphics Books
Norwood, Rick
Norwood, Rick
Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons
Humor-Cartoon Comics
Roy Crane's Buz Sawyer
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
Color and black-and-white comic strips t
9 x 8.75 x 1 in

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