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The Life (and Death?) of Robin: Bob Lubbers’ “Robin Malone”

One day in September 1969, a skinny nine-year-old opened up the local newspaper to the comics page. One strip caught his eye, introducing… more »

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Looking Back at the Class of ’34

The Year of the Adventure Strip Has Its Anniversary: Celebrating Alumnae Alex Raymond, Milt Caniff, Al Capp and Lee Falk By Rick Marschall… more »

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A Look Back at Jefferson Machamer’s “Gags & Gals”

Comics historian Ron Goulart looks at Jefferson Machamer’s Gags & Gals Sunday feature. Jefferson Machamer was one of the several cartoonists who rose… more »

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Web Extras: Hogan’s Alley #19

Even with as much as we packed into Hogan’s Alley #19, we have material that we wanted to share with readers. So here,… more »

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Walt Disney’s First Star: The Virginia Davis Interview

JOHN PROVINCE talks with Virginia Davis, the first star in Walt Disney’s fledgling studio Note: This interview first appeared in Hogan’s Alley #3,… more »

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When the Bungles Mixed It Up with Their Neighbors on the Battlegrounds of Sunken Heights

BILL BLACKBEARD examines The Bungle Family, the Great Domestic Epic of the Newspaper Strips Note: Throughout the article, click on the art to… more »

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Crossing the Color Line (in Black and White): Franklin in “Peanuts”

Like many other venues in 1960s America, the comics page was essentially racially segregated. The diversification of the comics required the mainstream acceptance… more »

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Madge’s Magic: A Look at a Forgotten Graphic Masterpiece

Jenny E. Robb and Richard D. Olson examine Madge, the Magician’s Daughter by the little-known W.O. Wilson. In 1906 and 1907, W.O. Wilson… more »

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Fritzi Ritz Before Bushmiller: She’s Come a Long Way, Baby!

Who created Nancy? You’re unlikely to stump any reasonably knowledgeable comics fan with that question. (If you don’t know that the response to… more »

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Whatever Happened to Total TeleVision productions?

The story behind the Total TeleVision studio—birthplace of Underdog and Tennessee Tuxedo, among many other characters—has contained more questions than answers. Mark Arnold… more »

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