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The 1950s Comic Strips

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1. Comic Strip John Hambrock  The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee 2015-04-16 1950s 
Cartoonist(s): John Hambrock
Comic/Cartoon: The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee
Viewable Date: 2015-04-16 Pub. Date: 2015-04-16
Image Number: 125299
Caption: Edison Lee presents "Inventions That Changed the World". In an office somewhere in 1956. Ms. Hubley, you misspelled "antidisestablishmentarianism" again. Fortunately for Ms. Hubley, inventor Bette Nesmith Graham would begin selling her "Mistake Out"* correction fluid that same year. Hallelujah! *The name was changed to "Liquid Paper" in 1958. Bette's son Michael was a member of the pop group The Monkees.
     
2. Comic Strip Darrin Bell  Rudy Park 2015-04-06 1950s 
Cartoonist(s): Darrin Bell
Comic/Cartoon: Rudy Park
Viewable Date: 2015-04-06 Pub. Date: 2015-04-06
Image Number: 125274
Caption: Ted Cruz announced he's running for president. He's not going to win. He was the first to announce. No first-announcer has won since 1952. Besides, his name's too similar to Tom Cruise. And Tom Cruise is so not in right now. HOJ. We should have our own political show. If I an do it shirtless, I'm in.
     
3. Comic Strip Berkeley Breathed  Bloom County 1982-05-23 1950s 
Cartoonist(s): Berkeley Breathed
Comic/Cartoon: Bloom County
Viewable Date: 2015-03-27 Pub. Date: 1982-05-23
Image Number: 78905
Caption: The following Bloom County special feature is brought to you by Ed's Gas and Lube Station. Ed here thinks that if the Mobile Corporation can sponsor highbrow, fancy-pants programs, so can he. Darn tootin'. Ed's Gas. This, by the way, is not a tax deductible contribution. The Summer Uncle Opus Fun Page!! First ... What is a penguin? A penguin is a large bird that waddles. They swim well, regurgitate food to their young, and think that Alan Alda is just great. Walruses eat them regularly. One of these penguins is slightly different from the others. Can you spot it? Find The Libyan Hit Team ... Where? ? ? ? ? Word Scramble. Gulp! Grade A. Argentina may soon allow 100,000 of it's native penguin population to be clubbed to death and made into ... Get this ... GLOVES. It is said that folks who make or buy wildlife products should be ... SKENIND and SFFTUED. ? ? Unmix! Celebrity Mystery. Here's a rare publicity photo from the 1953 Cinematic Tour De Force "Bedtime For Opus." Now just who is that cute chap on the left and why is he grinning? Does he know something? Print Legibly. Boys and Girls, Win an Opus T-Shirt! Send this completed page to Opus. Bloom County, USA. P.O. Box 45, Iowa City, Iowa 52244. One or more winners will be drawn, depending on our particular mood. Size?
     
4. Comic Strip John Deering  Strange Brew 2015-01-22 1950s 
Cartoonist(s): John Deering
Comic/Cartoon: Strange Brew
Viewable Date: 2015-01-22 Pub. Date: 2015-01-22
Image Number: 121930
Caption: I warned you about that time machine, Carl. Carl Blumfield. 1951-1924.
     
5. Comic Strip Bruce Tinsley  Mallard Fillmore 2015-01-13 1950s 
Cartoonist(s): Bruce Tinsley
Comic/Cartoon: Mallard Fillmore
Viewable Date: 2015-01-13 Pub. Date: 2015-01-13
Image Number: 121112
Caption: Mallard's 2015 New Year's Prediction #16 ... Under pressure, Cuba will finally agree to extradite to the U.S. ... a 1956 Ford Fairlane with several unpaid parking tickets.
     
6. Comic Strip Bob Thaves Tom Thaves  Frank and Ernest 2014-09-11 1950s 
Cartoonist(s): Bob Thaves Tom Thaves
Comic/Cartoon: Frank and Ernest
Viewable Date: 2014-09-11 Pub. Date: 2014-09-11
Image Number: 116334
Caption: Music. Oldies. 30s. 40s. 50s. Wow! All of Crosby for just one dollar! That's a lot of Bing for your buck!
     
7. Comic Strip J.C. Duffy  Fusco Brothers 2014-08-12 1950s 
Cartoonist(s): J.C. Duffy
Comic/Cartoon: Fusco Brothers
Viewable Date: 2014-08-12 Pub. Date: 2014-08-12
Image Number: 115129
Caption: What's with the beatnik look, Lance? The lousy economy makes me feel like I'm part of the beat generation. (This cartoon was originally published on 2010-08-10).
     
8. Comic Strip Berkeley Breathed  Bloom County 1981-11-23 1950s 
Cartoonist(s): Berkeley Breathed
Comic/Cartoon: Bloom County
Viewable Date: 2014-08-08 Pub. Date: 1981-11-23
Image Number: 78435
Caption: Did you see the late movie last night, Bobbi? No. man, it was great! An old 50's classic Marlon Brando plays the leader of this outlaw wheelchair gang that rides into this sleepy Midwestern town and terrorizes all the citizenry. Great flick. Really. It's called "The Wheeled One." I am NOT listening to this.
     
9. Comic Strip Bob Thaves Tom Thaves  Frank and Ernest 2014-04-18 1950s 
Cartoonist(s): Bob Thaves Tom Thaves
Comic/Cartoon: Frank and Ernest
Viewable Date: 2014-04-18 Pub. Date: 2014-04-18
Image Number: 110262
Caption: We'll return to our 50's movie marathon after these messages. Yes, cars did have tail fins back then.
     
10. Comic Strip Berkeley Breathed  Bloom County 1981-08-06 1950s 
Cartoonist(s): Berkeley Breathed
Comic/Cartoon: Bloom County
Viewable Date: 2014-03-13 Pub. Date: 1981-08-06
Image Number: 78329
Caption: Well mom Dad Enough about MY private live. How's the ol' marriage? Oh just fine, dear. Right. So when was the last time you two were together 24 hours? Oh 1959. What? Well evidently I snore like a "congested heifer," dear. Daddy! It's true. It boggles the mind.
     
11. Comic Strip J.C. Duffy  Fusco Brothers 2014-02-20 1950s 
Cartoonist(s): J.C. Duffy
Comic/Cartoon: Fusco Brothers
Viewable Date: 2014-02-20 Pub. Date: 2014-02-20
Image Number: 107124
Caption: Like, objection, daddio. ? ?
     
12. Comic Strip Bob Thaves Tom Thaves  Frank and Ernest 2013-12-01 1950s 
Cartoonist(s): Bob Thaves Tom Thaves
Comic/Cartoon: Frank and Ernest
Viewable Date: 2013-12-01 Pub. Date: 2013-12-01
Image Number: 105023
Caption: Frank and Ernie's Classic Cars. '40s - '50s - '60s. Hi! Do you have any cars with fins in the back? Sorry, sir, nothing with Fins in the back -- but there are a couple with Norwegians in the trunk!
     
13. Comic Strip Dan Piraro  Bizarro 2013-11-30 1950s 
Cartoonist(s): Dan Piraro
Comic/Cartoon: Bizarro
Viewable Date: 2013-11-30 Pub. Date: 2013-11-30
Image Number: 104081
Caption: Jane Russell Terrier.
     
14. Comic Strip Brian Crane  Pickles 2013-10-01 1950s 
Cartoonist(s): Brian Crane
Comic/Cartoon: Pickles
Viewable Date: 2013-10-01 Pub. Date: 2013-10-01
Image Number: 101992
Caption: I guess I've never quite accepted the fact that my best days are behind me. Somehow I still hold on to the hope that I will yet do something great. How about you? Are your best days behind you? Yes. Absolutely. They were Tuesday January 21st, 1958 and Saturday June 3rd, 1972.
     
15. Comic Strip J.C. Duffy  Fusco Brothers 2013-09-20 1950s 
Cartoonist(s): J.C. Duffy
Comic/Cartoon: Fusco Brothers
Viewable Date: 2013-09-20 Pub. Date: 2013-09-20
Image Number: 101105
Caption: I plead insanity, your honor. I'm crazy about you! Is the precedent for that the case of Johnson v. Stewart, 1972? Actually, it's the case of Henny Youngman v. the Catskills, 1953.
     
16. Comic Strip Mike Lester  Mike du Jour 2013-01-22 1950s 
Cartoonist(s): Mike Lester
Comic/Cartoon: Mike du Jour
Viewable Date: 2013-01-22 Pub. Date: 2013-01-22
Image Number: 92324
Caption: The Locksmith. Need help opening that jar of pickles? Pickles. I know this bit: I loosen jar lid, you open jar lid so I look like - Pickles. ZZZZ. POP!! Pickles. A guy stuck in a '50s sitcom? Pickles.
     
17. Comic Strip Dan Piraro  Bizarro 2012-12-15 1950s 
Cartoonist(s): Dan Piraro
Comic/Cartoon: Bizarro
Viewable Date: 2012-12-15 Pub. Date: 2012-12-15
Image Number: 90576
Caption: Christmas 1958. What an odd assortment of crap. Little Craig's List.
     
18. Comic Strip Bruce Tinsley  Mallard Fillmore 2012-10-21 1950s 
Cartoonist(s): Bruce Tinsley
Comic/Cartoon: Mallard Fillmore
Viewable Date: 2012-10-21 Pub. Date: 2012-10-21
Image Number: 88503
Caption: In automotive news, thanks in large part to the Pentagon's decision to start buying Chevy Volts The car is well on it's way to meeting it's 2012 goal To surpass the 1958 Edsel in the coveted "car that's the punchline in the most jokes" category ...
     
19. Comic Strip J.C. Duffy  Fusco Brothers 2012-09-03 1950s 
Cartoonist(s): J.C. Duffy
Comic/Cartoon: Fusco Brothers
Viewable Date: 2012-09-03 Pub. Date: 2012-09-03
Image Number: 86908
Caption: This creature in my soup has the body of a fly and the head of a man. In the classic 1958 film "The Fly," Herbert Marshall has the courage to smash one of these with a rock, but I don't know if I can kill it. I'll send over the rock steward.
     
20. Comic Strip John Deering  Strange Brew 2012-07-22 1950s 
Cartoonist(s): John Deering
Comic/Cartoon: Strange Brew
Viewable Date: 2012-07-22 Pub. Date: 2012-07-22
Image Number: 83543
Caption: I told you guys not to bring that laptop in here again! Computer Geeks of the 1950s.
     
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