Our Kat this time is from 9-22 to 9-27-1941. Wartime consciousness begins to seep into Coconino County as there are three “listening post” gags, and a saboteur dog who wears wooden shoes, but calls them “sabots”. Is he from Holland or France? Ignatz and Pupp refer to themselves as “spies” in the 9-26, and in the 9-27, Krazy’s convoluted logic lets him believe that an “underworld character” is a “pingwing” (penguin).
Felix is from 11-11 to 11-17-1935 and continues Felix’s adventures aboard Danny’s ship. He dives to the bottom of the sea to get the sailor’s pipes back to them, and the diamond becomes an ingredient in Wong’s stew. Felix hides in the Captain’s grip with the diamond, but the Captain locks him in. The “Silencer” machine continues to provide a continuing plot for the Sunday page. However, the Professor’s handy device makes robbing his safe a little TOO handy for a thief.
Myrtle is from 6-16 to 6-21-1947. I like the gag in the 6-18, as Bingo the dog fakes out Freddie, and the 6-20, as the timely appearance of Myrtle’s boyfriend Sampson at the front door, galvanizes a reluctant Freddie into making vacation plans to get away from the lisping little creep.
“Stop That Crazy Bear!” I’m gonna get ahead of that sly dog, Yowp, this time. Here are the 1/3rd page versions of the Yogi Bear Sundays from March, 1963. I like the long panel with all the props that get attached to Yogi in the 3-3. I’ll bet Yogi watched a trapdoor spider emerge from his underground home in the original top row of the 3-31, as he refers to the spider in the last panel. That’s nice use of color in the 3-31, too, as Yogi is a shade of Cerulean Blue and Yellow-Green in his underground lair. These all look like Eisenbergs to me. Keep checking with Yowp’s site in the Blogroll, as he’ll probably be posting the half-page versions of these strips any day now! Yuk-yuk!
Here’s something else to click on the Blogroll for, Milton Knight’s “Hugo” in a brand-new story called “The Lady in Question”! This is the first Hugo comic not to be printed on paper, but burned into a CD-R disc. Get a preview at http://miltonknight.net/previews.html. You can probably order it through Milton’s website, which I directed you to visit a little earlier in this paragraph. No doubt it will contain Knight’s own unique blend of delicious dames and devils. It retails for a mere 5 bucks a copy. Tell him “Itza Cat” sent you!