Left at the Post


Here’s NIZE BABY from 5/29/1927.  In this episode Mr. Feitlebaum has a first name, Morris. Isidore gets a Katzenjammer punishment and Milt Gross leaves us with a blackface joke. This strip should definitely appeal to the rail fans out there, I love steam and diesel engines too.


Krazy this week is from 10/9/1939 to 10/14. A lot of Toot’n and Clang’n this week as Offissa Pupp devises a horn alarm to warn him of “sin” in progress. Ignatz winds up in jail for sending out a false Toot, but Krazy ends the week with a happy Glong Ka lang.


Marvelous Mike is from 5/20/1957 to 5/25 this time. The Black Market Babies storyline thickens as Mr. Smith, the gangster behind the Meadows foundling home, takes the stage. It’s interesting that Smith’s assistant originally suggests getting $1000.00 for Mike out of Cliff Crump, but in the 5/24 strip, Smith drops the price to $500.00 cash. Of course, Mike’s hep to the whole racket.


As a bonus, here’s a week of the Felix the Cat daily strip by Otto Messmer from 12/4/1939 to 12/9. It’s a spooky story line in which Felix gets rid of a pesky ghost by getting him so drunk that he is chased out of the castle by the goblin D.T.s! “Messmer-izing” art by the incomparable Otto. If you like this strip, maybe it will continue, it’s up to you. If there is no reaction, then no more Felix. This is the Catblog, after all. Have a great time in San Diego this coming weekend.  I won’t be there, but even if I was there, I wouldn’t see anyone I know in that Peripatetic mob!

2 Responses to “Left at the Post”

  1. charlie says:

    very nice to see felix from newspaper-I like these a bit better than comic books. yes show a few more charlie

  2. Gene Hole says:

    hey Mark!

    thanks for posting these comics each week, I enjoy checking them out. Milt Gross and George Herriman are always good stuff to see, & I don’t know about anyone else, but I like Messmer’s Felix too, I’d look forward to more of them!

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