The ACME Novelty Library Chris Ware ( Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth ) takes in the tired, the poor, the struggling 'toons that have peppered his ACME… The ACME Novelty Library Chris Ware ( Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth ) takes in the tired, the poor, the struggling 'toons that have peppered his ACME… 2005-09-20 Fiction Pantheon
Book Review

The ACME Novelty Library (2005)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Sep 20, 2005; Writer: Chris Ware; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Pantheon

Chris Ware (Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth) takes in the tired, the poor, the struggling 'toons that have peppered his ACME Novelty Library periodicals and gives them a home here. At turns poignant and cheeky, the hardcover teems with meticulously detailed comics of unmistakable Ware-iness: strips like ''G.I. Jim,'' about action-figure-collecting nerds, and faux ads, like the one touting feudalism.

Originally posted Sep 16, 2005 Published in issue #841 Sep 23, 2005 Order article reprints