Cover design by Peter Poplaski, from drawings by Al Capp. The image of Li'l Abner is taken from the third panel of the 18 November 1938 comic strip reprinted on page 155. The image of Luke Scragg is taken from the third panel of the 23 November 1938 comic strip reprinted on page 157. The image of the chef and Salomey is taken from the first panel of the 25 November 1938 comic strip reprinted on page 158.
Title page; front matter; The image of Li'l Abner and Strange Gal is an enlarged reprint of the third panel of the 24 October 1938 comic strip reprinted on page 144.
Introduction: Al Williamson's reverie on discovering the strip as a young boy in Bogota, Columbia.
The editor's review of the year in the world, the nation, and the strip.
Compilation of daily newspaper strips from December 11, 1937 through December 14, 1938. Notable story arcs include: the Yokums own New York City; Daisy Mae is a wild west dance hall girl; Daisy Mae loses her sight; Daisy Mae gets engaged in Boston, and the Scraggs try to cash in; Li'l Abner is mistakenly imprisoned in place of lookalike Gat Garson, then escapes; city slickers try to buy Salomey; Li'l Abner is sent to the orphan home; swindlers pursue Herkimer Hosschild's fortune; friends of Yancey; Li'l Abner meets Strange Gal in the swamp, becomes engaged, then gives her up.
Back cover. The first panel of the 13 October 1938 comic strip reprinted on page 140 is repeated oversize and with color added.