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Comic Strips From the Week That Was

Looking back at some comic strips from this past week.

But first, since both Beetle Bailey and Stars and Stripes were in the news, here is this weekend’s Stars and Stripes’ comics section where the paper gets a mention in Sunday’s Beetle Bailey.


Late add:

I don’t know if Mike Peters pulled this one or not. On Facebook Mike notes:After I drew up this cartoon i learned that Trump changed his mind and decided not to kill Stars and Stripes. But it gave me a chance to honor the great Bill Mauldin.”


Last week’s Sluggo Saturday wasn’t quite Sluggo.

above: Mike du Jour and Off the Mark


More Mort Walker Comix: Pop Culture Shock Therapy and Super-Fun-Pak Comix



It’s Spooky, in Dick Tracy even the guest cartoonists are featuring guest stars.



Luann question: Karen is too young, but is Greg an old Marvel Monster fan?



But J. C. Duffy gets the award for bringing back childhood memories.








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#1 phil von neupert
@ 11:46 am

The Mike Peters cartoon is classic. I hope it was printed, as it’s not bad to know what Trump would do, if unrestrained. Maybe have a follow-up showing the GIs smiling when they learn Trump backed down. Loved the “My Three Sons” too. Younger people might not get it, but having grown up with that show, I found it just warped enough to be hilarious.

#2 RP Newman
@ 8:20 am

It may be worth pointing out that before “Monstro” was the name of a Marvel menace from the murky depths, it was the name of the whale that swallowed Gepetto and Pinocchio in Disney’s 1940 movie.

#3 D. D. Degg
@ 9:19 am

I’m not up on Disney movies (past or present), so thanks for that RP. More than likely where Karen and Greg got the name.

“This Monstro, I’ve heard of him! He’s a whale of a whale! Why, he swallows whole ships alive!”
– Jiminy Cricket

#4 Robert Berend
@ 11:12 am

Jiminy Cricket was the voice of conscience, and the JC stood for Jesus Christ. I read that long ago. No independent verification but it seems reasonable for the time and for Walt Disney to have done that.

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