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Welcome on this blog full of information about Newspaper Comic Strips, and offcourse the comics.

The first newspaper comic strips appeared in North America in the late 19th century. The Yellow Kid is usually credited as the first. However, the art form combining words and pictures developed gradually and there are many examples of proto-comic strips.

The Swiss teacher, author and caricature artist Rodolphe Töpffer (Geneva, 1799–1846) is considered the father of the modern comic strips. His illustrated stories such as Histoire de M. Vieux Bois (1827), first published in the USA in 1842 as The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck or Histoire de Monsieur Jabot (1831), inspired subsequent generations of German and American comic artists. In 1865, the German painter, author and caricaturist Wilhelm Busch created the strip Max and Moritz, about two trouble-making boys, which had a direct influence on the American comic strip. Max and Moritz was a series of severely moralistic tales in the vein of German children’s stories such as Struwwelpeter (“Shockheaded Peter”); in one, the boys, after perpetrating some mischief, are tossed into a sack of grain, run through a mill and consumed by a flock of geese. Max and Moritz provided an inspiration for German immigrant Rudolph Dirks, who created the Katzenjammer Kids in 1897. Familiar comic-strip iconography such as stars for pain, sawing logs for snoring, speech balloons, and thought balloons originated in Dirks’ strip.

Hugely popular, Katzenjammer Kids occasioned one of the first comic-strip copyright ownership suits in the history of the medium. When Dirks left William Randolph Hearst for the promise of a better salary under Joseph Pulitzer, it was an unusual move, since cartoonists regularly deserted Pulitzer for Hearst. In a highly unusual court decision, Hearst retained the rights to the name “Katzenjammer Kids”, while creator Dirks retained the rights to the characters. Hearst promptly hired Harold Knerr to draw his own version of the strip. Dirks renamed his version Hans and Fritz (later, The Captain and the Kids). Thus, two versions distributed by rival syndicates graced the comics pages for decades. Dirks’ version, eventually distributed by United Feature Syndicate, ran until 1979.

In America, the great popularity of comics sprang from the newspaper war (1887 onwards) between Pulitzer and Hearst. The Little Bears (1893–96) was the first American comic with recurring characters, while the first color comic supplement was published by the Chicago Inter-Ocean sometime in the latter half of 1892, followed by the New York Journal’s first color Sunday comic pages in 1897. On January 31, 1912, Hearst introduced the nation’s first full daily comic page in his New York Evening Journal. The history of this newspaper rivalry and the rapid appearance of comic strips in most major American newspapers is discussed by Ian Gordon. Numerous events in newspaper comic strips have reverberated throughout society at large, though few of these events occurred in recent years, owing mainly to the declining role of the newspaper comic strip as an entertainment form.

I only place newspaperstrips from before 2000, with the occasional exception.

You can access the information and comics through the sidebar.

The comics are mostly in packages from around 100mb, inside these rar-packages you will find the comics in cbr format.

You can view the comics with any cbr-reader like CDisplay or ComicRack.

I did not scan the comics myself only collect them from various sites on the internet, internet archive, Usenet Newsgroups and torrents.
So thanks to all the scanners and uploaders.
This blog is purely ment to preserve the comics and to enjoy them, no financial meanings are involved, if you like the comics buy them as long as they are availabe, because nothing can beat the feeling of reading a real comic.

If you find something wrong (downloads, numbering, information) please let me know so that i can correct the error.

 

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Thanks to the following sites for information :

Barnacle Press

Wikipedia

 

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  1. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 14-06-2020

    Buz Sawyer D043 The Sky Witch Upgrade
    Rip Kirby – The Stuntman

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  2. M.R.P.P says:

    Dear Boutje,
    I m still a comic fan of your great comic site .I’ m glad to say that You are a protector of old comics of silver and golden ages You and your helpers, uploaders done a great help to all wold wide comic fans and book readers .Cannot compare with other sites.
    As information for new ones come to this site
    I like to say first to try ,Rip kerby, Modesty blaise, Garth, Gunlaw, Prince Valient,James bond, comics many of that have complete collection cannot find from any site.This is part only.
    thanks
    M.R.P.P.

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  3. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 17-06-2020

    Abbie and Slats
    Adventures Of Patsy
    All In A Lifetime
    Big Chief Wahoo
    Brenda Starr
    Dickie Dare
    Dixie Dugan
    Etta Kett
    Felix The Cat
    Flutters
    Freckles and his Friends
    Garth
    Johnny Hazard
    Just Kids
    Kerry Drake
    Larks
    Long Sam
    Mortimer and Charlie
    Myrtle
    Smitty
    Spirit
    Steve Roper
    War On Crime

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    Banana Oil
    Barker Bill
    Barnacle Barney
    Belinda
    Betsy and Me
    Bill
    Blast Blair
    Bumper to Bumper
    Bunion
    Caesar
    Cairo Jones
    Captain Kate
    Catfish
    Cynthia
    Dan Flagg
    Deathless Dear
    Dinky Dinkerton
    Doings of the Van Loons
    Dr. Guy Bennett
    Dud Dudley
    Easter Bird
    Elza Poppin
    Fablettes
    Family Foursome
    Flamingo
    Funnyman
    Gambols
    Gene Autry
    Gravies
    Hans Kartoffelschnitz
    Hap Hopper
    Herman
    Hollywood Johnnie
    Jet Scott
    Jezabelle Jones
    Johnny Comet
    Johnny Reb
    Junior Grade
    Kermit the Hermit
    Lancelittle
    Lancelot
    Little Corporal
    Little People
    Malcolm the Milkman
    McGurk’s Mob
    Merrie Chase
    Miracle Jones
    Mr. Ex
    Mrs. Fitz’s Flats
    Mrs. Lyons’ Cubs
    My Friend Irma
    Nebbishes
    Nuts and Jolts
    Our New Age
    Our Space Age
    Pauline McPeril
    Phineas Fogg and Crocklesberry
    Ripples
    Sam and Silo
    Scuffy
    Sister
    Small Change
    Smokey the Bear
    Spur Line
    Stainless Steel
    Stoker the Broker
    Strange World of Mr. Mum
    Tallulah
    Things To Come
    Thorn McBride
    Tin Hats
    Tuffy
    Van Boring
    Want Ad Whoppers
    Wilbert
    Wild Rose
    Willie Doodle
    Willie Woo
    Will-Yum
    Word-A-Day

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  4. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 19-06-2020

    Alley Oop 1980-1989 better quality scans thanks to Chris Aruffo.
    Brick Bradfrord 4 stories complete and better quality thanks to Ar and Buddy Lortie.

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  5. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 25-06-2020

    NP Flash Gordon Daily D2 020 Kozy and Skurvy’s Island (Complete)
    Thanks to Heinz

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  6. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 28-06-2020

    Captain Easy 1940-1949 all complete and great quality
    Thanks to Ar

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  7. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 01-07-2020

    Alley Oop Dailies 1970-1979
    Thanks to Chris Aruffo

    Captain Easy 1950-1959
    Thanks to Ar

    Radio Patrol Dailies 1934-1940,1950
    Radio Patrol Sundays 1935-1946
    Radio Patrol 21 stories
    Thanks to Lucas Cristovam

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  8. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 06-07-2020

    Captain Easy 1960-1969
    Thanks to Ar

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  9. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 08-07-2020

    Alley Oop Dailies 1950-1957 (Thanks to Mulo Kibizer)

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  10. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 09-07-2020

    Beau Peep Books 12-15,18 (Thanks to Jojo)

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  11. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 10-07-2020

    Alley Oop Dailies 1969 (Thanks to Mulo Kibizer)

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  12. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 11-07-2020

    Brick Bradford 22 weekly stories (Thanks to Ar and Marko Davidovic)

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  13. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 13-07-2020

    Fred Basset Books 1-37 (Thanks to Michael Winn)

    I’ve gave this title also a well deserved place between the picturelinks, it’s funny that he comes right before Garfield.

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  14. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 20-07-2020

    Alley Oop Dailies 1960-1969
    Thanks to Chris Aruffo

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  15. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 21-07-2020

    Alley Oop Dailies 1963,1967,1968 (Thanks to Mulo Kibizer)

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  16. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 25-07-2020

    Buck Ryan 53 The Strato Midjet (thanks to Mulo Kibizer)
    Rex Morgan MD 1998,1999 Dailies, 1996-1999 Sundays (thanks to Leegt)

    King Comics – 13x
    Garth – The Golden Slayer Pages

    Great Comics Time Machine 1982 – New Title

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  17. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 28-07-2020

    Buck Ryan 56 The Bank Bandits (thanks to Mulo Kibizer)

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  18. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 01-08-2020

    Buck Ryan 59 The Viking Invasion (thanks to Mulo Kibizer)

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  19. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 02-08-2020

    Ace Comics (15)
    King Comics (12)
    Magic Comics (7)

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    • juha karsikko says:

      Yes!!
      More King of the royal mounted , Katzenjammer Kids , Tim Tylers Luck and Radiopatrol color sundays to admire and collect .
      THANK YOU Very Very Much !
      Now If You can get access to Yet missing issues of King Comics, Ace Comics and Magic Comics, I would be ever so grateful .
      Thanking in advance
      Juha K.

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