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This book is a facsimile of the first american comics ever, "The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck," published in Manhattan, New York City, in 1842. Finding a copy of this comic book whose pages would be as clean as in this reprinting is impossible. After we digitalized several original copies, we selected the best pictures and restored them one by one, sketches, typograph This book is a facsimile of the first american comics ever, "The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck," published in Manhattan, New York City, in 1842. Finding a copy of this comic book whose pages would be as clean as in this reprinting is impossible. After we digitalized several original copies, we selected the best pictures and restored them one by one, sketches, typography and frames separately. However, we abstained from going as far as recomposing the lines of the texts, and drawing some missing parts of the sketches owing to the poor printing quality common to all original copies. Therefore, it is impossible to find an original printing of a better quality than this one.


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This book is a facsimile of the first american comics ever, "The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck," published in Manhattan, New York City, in 1842. Finding a copy of this comic book whose pages would be as clean as in this reprinting is impossible. After we digitalized several original copies, we selected the best pictures and restored them one by one, sketches, typograph This book is a facsimile of the first american comics ever, "The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck," published in Manhattan, New York City, in 1842. Finding a copy of this comic book whose pages would be as clean as in this reprinting is impossible. After we digitalized several original copies, we selected the best pictures and restored them one by one, sketches, typography and frames separately. However, we abstained from going as far as recomposing the lines of the texts, and drawing some missing parts of the sketches owing to the poor printing quality common to all original copies. Therefore, it is impossible to find an original printing of a better quality than this one.

30 review for The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck; First American Comics - 1842

  1. 4 out of 5

    Wondra Vanian

    Wow. That's a whole lot of suicide attempts for a comic book! Wow. That's a whole lot of suicide attempts for a comic book!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Vicki

    CW: Suicide attempts I read this for a bingo square, to read a book that was first published more than 100 years ago. As I'm completing the board with only graphic novels, I wasn't really sure what I was about to get myself into. Aside from the gratuitous use of suicide as a point of humor and the lethargic prop that was his "beloved", this book was surprisingly diverting. CW: Suicide attempts I read this for a bingo square, to read a book that was first published more than 100 years ago. As I'm completing the board with only graphic novels, I wasn't really sure what I was about to get myself into. Aside from the gratuitous use of suicide as a point of humor and the lethargic prop that was his "beloved", this book was surprisingly diverting.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Idyll

    Rudolphe Töpffer is 'the father of modern comics'; The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck is arguably the world's first comic book. But, even if one is a proponent of "first is not always the best"-ism, what makes this book special is the story itself! The humor in it is uniquely medium-specific, and its story illustrates just how many complications (each motif even repeats itself multiple times in hysterical ways) can be fit into a book of some 50-odd illustrated pages. He uses a loose-plot form Rudolphe Töpffer is 'the father of modern comics'; The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck is arguably the world's first comic book. But, even if one is a proponent of "first is not always the best"-ism, what makes this book special is the story itself! The humor in it is uniquely medium-specific, and its story illustrates just how many complications (each motif even repeats itself multiple times in hysterical ways) can be fit into a book of some 50-odd illustrated pages. He uses a loose-plot format, full of accidental adventures and unheroic actions, but still manages to maintain continuity from start to finish, so that all the sub-plots and characters are rendered meaningful and relevant, even though the time-scheme itself feels haphazard and ambiguous. You can read the original 1841 english translation of the publication on the website of Dartmouth College’s Library. http://bit.ly/1C8G9Uk

  4. 4 out of 5

    Geoffrey Orens

    I didn't expect to find this as amusing as I did. A good example of how humor from before any of our lifetimes can still make you smile despite vast differences in culture. The humor was pretty ridiculous and silly, but that's usually something I go for. Because of the sequential nature of the story, this is the closest we can come to a moving picture from 1842 when carriages not cars were the main transit and the countryside was vast and full of people to poke fun of. Great fun! I didn't expect to find this as amusing as I did. A good example of how humor from before any of our lifetimes can still make you smile despite vast differences in culture. The humor was pretty ridiculous and silly, but that's usually something I go for. Because of the sequential nature of the story, this is the closest we can come to a moving picture from 1842 when carriages not cars were the main transit and the countryside was vast and full of people to poke fun of. Great fun!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Al Capwned

    It is somehow out-of-date but that is exactly what makes it appealing, I think. It is supposed to be funny but there are enough creepy moments to give you a strange feeling.

  6. 4 out of 5

    James Payne

    Funny, the film Better Off Dead has a very similar plot. Failed suicide(s) / rom-comics.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Dave

  8. 5 out of 5

    Cor

  9. 5 out of 5

    Avid Reader and Geek Girl

  10. 4 out of 5

    Doug

  11. 5 out of 5

    Alex Fyffe

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Perez

  13. 5 out of 5

    Andreea

  14. 5 out of 5

    William

  15. 5 out of 5

    Shaun Comics

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jonmorina

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jordan Manning

  18. 4 out of 5

    Palicz Gyorgy

  19. 4 out of 5

    Julia Luckett

  20. 5 out of 5

    Dale

  21. 5 out of 5

    D351

  22. 5 out of 5

    Noah Riggs

  23. 4 out of 5

    Brad Wagster

  24. 4 out of 5

    Karl Hickey

  25. 5 out of 5

    Karene

  26. 5 out of 5

    Trejon Dunkley

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jason Albaugh

  28. 5 out of 5

    Peter Larsen

  29. 4 out of 5

    Nick Pierce

  30. 4 out of 5

    Mike

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