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for beTTer or for worSe The CompleTe library V olume T wo : 1983-1986

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STorieS aND arT by lynn



The library of ameriCaN ComiCS eDiTorS Dean

mullaney, lorraine Turner, and Kurtis findlay aSSoCiaTe eDiTor bruce Canwell DeSiGNerS lorraine Turner and Dean mullaney CoVer iNSeT ColoriST Kevin Strang

Special thanks to Katie hadway, Kevin Strang, Justin eisinger, and alonzo Simon. is the official website for lynn Johnston’s For Better or For Worse For Better or For Worse is syndicated by andrews mcmeel Syndication iSbN: 978-1-68405-256-1

first printing, June 2018

Distributed to the book trade by penguin random house Distributed to the comic book trade by Diamond Comics Distributors iDw publishing a Division of idea and Design works, llC 2765 Truxtun road • San Diego, Ca 92106 Greg Goldstein, president & publisher • robbie robbins, eVp & Sr. art Director matthew ruzicka, Cpa, Chief financial officer • David hedgecock, associate publisher laurie windrow, Sr. Vp of Sales & marketing • lorelei bunjes, Vp of Digital Services Jerry bennington, Vp of New product Development • eric moss, Sr. Director, licensing & business Development Ted adams, founder & Ceo of iDw media holdings for better or for worse © and ® 2018 lynn Johnston productions inc. all rights reserved. The library of american Comics is a trademark of library of american Comics llC. all rights reserved. foreword © 2018 mike peters. introduction © 2018 Kurtis findlay. with the exception of artwork used for review purposes, none of the contents of this publication may be reprinted without the permission of lynn Johnston productions inc. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information and retrieval system, without permission in writing from lynn Johnston productions inc. printed in Korea.

January 2, 1983


I did this strip a few months after this actual incident occurred. The characters were changed to protect the identities of the patient and his mom. As far as I know, they never did see the connection! — LJ

I was contacted by several anti-drinking groups who thought my story was irresponsible. I had to admit they were right—but, on the other hand…aren’t we all from time to time? — LJ

January 3-5, 1983


January 6-8, 1983


Better or worse completelibrary vol2 pr

Better or worse completelibrary vol2 pr