Saturday, April 29, 2017

Ain't She a Beauty?

I remember seeing some of this episode when I was kid, abbreviated in black and white, in one of the Simon & Shuster Sunday books, and jes' loving it. I never thought, then, that I'd ever be able to see the original, in full color, Sunday strips, and yet...⭐boing⭐...here they are! The internet has been very good to us comic geeks!

September 28, 1952

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  1. She sure is!

    Thanks, Thom

    Hun

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    1. I'm so glad to see you hanging around here, Hun!

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  2. Oh, good, the "Mars and/or Bust" sequence! I like comparing these strips with the books, and yes, the very first panel is abbreviated in the book by leaving out the tree. On the other hand, the book has a panel that isn't here -- I'm guessing it was in the 3-tier version? I'm sure you have the book, Thom, but for readers who don't: right after "all them saucers they is snuck at us" Churchy runs around in circles saying, "Whiz! Whiz! It's gittin' so a man can't go out without an' unless he get his hat knocked off." (His own hat stays on, though.)

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  3. Larry, I haven't had the time yet to do some comparing, but I will be before this episode is over. I have seen, in the past, that Kelly and/or his assistants created some extra panels for the books so they could summarize a couple of weeks continuity into one panel so as to bridge to the next guffaw. I will try to add some of those panels into upcoming posts.

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