I'd been thinking of getting this massive late-'70s collection, and by chance I found a nice copy at my library's used bookstore!
It's an incredible book, and the reason I was interested in it is obvious: classic newspaper comic reprints are quite pricey, and this book offers a mixture of having just a few sample strips to reprinting entire, big storylines! I'll certainly be a more informed consumer after finishing this monster!
...Oh, and has there been any company interested in reprinting Alley Oop? There's only 3 Sunday strips included in this book and I was quite taken with it.