Here we are at the end of the Saturday/Sunday color supplement of the Chicago Daily News from June 4, 1955. There are a few more of these 4 color treasures that I picked up of of ebay a few years ago coming up, so slate your next few Sunday's clear!
First up is "Long Sam", ANOTHER strip written by Al Capp! Between "Li'l Abner", "Abbie and Slatts" and now this one, it's clear where Johnny Hart and Mort Walker got their ideas to take all the money for themselves. Joe Martin takes the prize with "Mr. Boffo", "Willie and Ethel", "Cats with Hands" and whatever else he's working on...but Joe can somehow keep up.
A couple of those "filler" features that seemed to proliferate so much in the 1950's and 60's. Fun to have so much that just seemed "extra" in those days.
"Judge Parker"...that's all I have to say about that. It was there with "Mary Worth" and "Rex Morgan, MD"
for decades and I'm still not sure why. But there it was.
And them the funnies hit rock bottom.
Commerce is a necessity, we learn to live with. A shame it takes the gild off of the lilly so fully though.
Talk to you soon.