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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 05-02-2022

    Jimpy Complete Daily Mirror collection1946-1952

    Thanks to HuckyC

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  2. Heinz says:

    Closer Than We Think: Can’t find on your site, but may be of interest.

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/t5kaumz6s8cf6jj/Closer+Than+We+Think.cbz/file

    Nice art, not great at prediction. From Jun 1962 to Jan 1963.

    Heinz

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  3. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 14-02-2022

    Dragnet complete 1952-1955

    Thanks to Lucas Cristovam

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  4. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 22-02-2022

    Brick Bradford Sunday 1962 Jun-Dec Colour
    Brick Bradford Sunday 1963 Colour

    Both thanks to Heinz

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  5. Herry Taiwan says:

    Hi Ripley’s believe it or not in The Daily lowan : Archive covering (1868-present) https://dailyiowan.lib.uiowa.edu/index.php

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  6. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 27-02-2022

    Steve Roper Sunday Color 1962-1966

    Thanks to Heinz

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  7. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 02-03-2022

    Terry and the Pirates Sunday Color 1963-1965

    Thanks to Heinz

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  8. Lucas Cristovam says:

    boutje777, we have a new strip to be added here: Dallas!

    https://mega.nz/folder/rAZ33K4a#-YqLgV4I-uJnfHfneLU9gQ

    Link to my folder with the first year, 1981. I am working on it to grab the rest of the strips (all the way to 1984), but will need more days.

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  9. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 06-03-2022

    Buck Rogers Daily Stories 25-27
    Missing strip for Daily Story 24

    Thanks to Ar

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  10. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 07-03-2022

    Flash Gordon 3 Daily Stories 64-66

    Thanks to Ar

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  11. Heinz says:

    Do you accept Tarzan Sundays? I haven’t found a page for them here.

    I have mid-1962 to 1963 scans if you’re interested.

    Heinz

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  12. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 19-03-2022

    Big Chief Wahoo 1940 Dailies

    Thanks to Ar and Udai Singh

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  13. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 29-03-2022

    Prince Valiant 1997 Sundays Update
    Replaced duplicate page 1997-03-09 for the correct one
    Thanks to Ar

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  14. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 01-04-2022

    Big Chief Wahoo 1939 Dailies

    Thanks to Ar and Udai Singh

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  15. Scott Galante says:

    Very nice blog, however the google drive links will not allow download and give this error
    Error : HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request.

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    • boutje777 says:

      Sorry, i can’t help you with download errors only when a file is deleted. Can you specify the file ?

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      • Scott Galante says:

        Was trying to download 1961 and 1963 Big George. Could use cloud convert option and recompress, then save to my google drive and download that. That works, however the. direct download should be working too without all the extra steps.

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    • boutje777 says:

      They worked fine with me, no problem at all downloading.

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  16. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 08-04-2022

    Big Chief Wahoo 1939 Sundays

    Thanks to Ar and Udai Singh

    Captain Easy 1935 Dailies

    Thanks to Ar

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  17. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 17-04-2022

    Buz Sawyer D049 The Middle East Affair (thanks to Ar)
    James Bond – D012 On Her Majestys Secret Service (thanks to Ar)
    Steve Roper 1962 Oct-Dec (thanks to Heinz)

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  18. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 28-04-2022

    Steve Roper 1962 Oct-Dec Better Quality (thanks to Heinz)

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  19. boutje777 says:

    I am going to take a Summerbreak.
    It was a tradition that i take a break in the summermonths to
    have a chance to spend more time outside, cycling, taking pictures,
    walking, visit events, fishing, focussing on other things.
    The last 2 years that was not advisible, but now there are no longer
    Covid restrictions i will pick this up again.
    I will be looking at the blogs and make new links that are reported dead.
    And i will be answering questions in comments also if i can.
    The next update will be somewhere in august.
    That goes for all of my blogs.

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  20. Ar says:

    Good afternoon to all

    I allow myself to launch here a request that has already been posted on Charlie Chan’s page

    —***—
    Charlie Chan – all daily Strips

    Another small work that the team (Ar-Comix-Ranjan-Udai) presents, we hope to be liked by many.

    Unfortunately, although we managed to get all the daily strips published in the newspapers, it was not possible to find a list that would allow us to separate them by stories, if anyone has this info, we would appreciate your contact.
    —***—

    Thank you

    Ar

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  21. Ar says:

    Big Chief Wahoo 1936 Dailies Launched on the respective page

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  22. What a GREAT site!! Unfortunately, it denied me access to anything. I couldn’t even get a specific comic to open, much less read. HELP!!!

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  23. Forgot to add, please notify me by email of any responses. Thanks!

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  24. Ar says:

    Big Chief Wahoo 1938 Dailies launched on the respective page

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  25. Ar says:

    Incredible Hulk stories 6 – 10 – 19 posted in the respectve page

    Ar

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  26. Ar says:

    Big Chief Wahoo Sundays -> 1937 + 1938 + 1939
    Launched on the respective page

    Ar

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