by Hank Ketcham
This second volume of Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace publishes every single panel strip from 1953 and 1954 in one handsome and thick little hardcover volume resembling a Big Little Book on steroids. Dennis is relatively unusual among long-lived strips in that after its first couple of years, it achieved its definitive look. And although Ketcham had not yet added any of Dennis's friends (such as Margaret and Joey), an elderly neighboring couple begins to appear now and again. Poor George and Martha Wilson, little do they realize what's in store for them! Introductory essay by R.C. Harvey.