Sunday morning and back again for more 4 color fun delivered to your doorstep for pennies a serving. Another glimpse back to the days before newspapers wanted to charge you a dollar for page after page of advertisements and actually offered content between said ads. SOME even had news!
Part 2 of my scans of the March 12, 1960 edition of the "Star". I'm sure I knew what city the "Star" was in when I bought it, but this info is lost to the passing sands of time I suppose.
Today we see Milton Caniff's mature soap opera "Steve Cayon". So far from his adventuresome "Dickie Dare" or "Terry & The Pirates" days, yet changing for all the right reasons. Deft inking and layouts and adult characterization and good solid storytelling.
Harry Weinert's "Vignettes of Life" another of the hodge-podge/anthology strips of the day. Easy to read, easy for the editor to lop off 1/2 of and run ads or another feature instead. More commerce in action...it is what it is.
Lee Falk's "Mandrake the Magician". Past it's prime here for sure, but 1960 still doesn't seem out of time for MM as 1968 will.
Full bore centerspread with three (count 'em 3!) strips to a double size page. Far better than the last time I looked at a paper and saw as many as 6 on a regular page.
Mell Lazarus' "Miss Peach", "Ripley's 'Belieeve It or Not'" and Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time". The strip page was evolving as tastes were and rightfully so. These strips are breezy, easy to read and easy of the eye.
Nothing wrong with any of that, I learn more and more as I mature as well.
Talk to you soon.