In April, Mark posted about how Fantagraphics is reprinting the complete run of Hank Ketcham's amazing Dennis the Menace comic strips, similar to their beautifully-produced Complete Peanuts series. The first Menacing volume, "Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis The Menace 1951-1952," hits shelves next month. Yesterday, the Associated Press ran an article about the Dennis revival. From the article:
Marcus Hamilton, who took over the strip after Ketcham retired in 1994, said that the first volume of reprints may surprise longtime fans who view Dennis as a mischievous, but harmless little kid. "The strip was a little more risque when it first started," he said. For example, in one panel, Dennis tied a swan's neck in a knot.