akwas

 

Akwas by Mike Roy is a Sunday only adventure comic strip which ran from June 14, 1964 to March 28, 1965, and was syndicated through 1972. It featured the Native American character Akwas in realistic historical adventures set before Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the Americas. The best format is the half page; the strip is also found in a third of a page and tabloid formats, which drop one or more panels. There were four stories: Cricket Kidnapped, The Dream Fast, Mission to the Huron, and Jessakid. Toward the end of the strip, as it appeared in fewer and fewer newspapers, Mike Roy attempted to revive interest by giving Akwas superpowers. The strip ended shortly after this. None of the stories have been reprinted, but one Akwas strip can be seen on the cover of Comics Revue #266.

28 pages/strips Akwas 1964
13 pages/strips Akwas 1965

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