Hank Ketcham’s Complete Dennis the Menace 1957-1958
Hank Ketcham’s Complete Dennis the Menace was Fantagraphics’ second “complete” series of newspaper strip collections and one of the most successful books in the company’s history, greeted by reviews with praise similar to that garnered by The Complete Peanuts. We are proud to present the fourth volume of Hank Ketcham’s phenomenal panel covering the years 1957 and 1958. Dennis the Menace began on March 14, 1951 and he went on to become the second most popular cartoon kid in the world (after Charlie Brown). The timing was perfect: the post-war generation, at the height of the baby boom, embraced the perennial troublemaker and turned Dennis into a global publishing, merchandising and multi-media phenomenon, with over 50 million book collections sold, the fondly remembered live-action TV show from 1959-63, two major motion pictures in the ’90s, a full-length animated film in 2002, and many other media tie-ins.