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Old 05-10-2017, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Ukulele Ike View Post
Lil' Abner (1934-1977) was the only comic strip able to sustain months-long, suspenseful plots with extremely funny joke-a-day stuff*. It also introduced characters vital to the popular culture (well, pretty much limited to us comics nerds these days): The Shmoos; Fearless Fosdick; Evil-Eye Fleegle, Master of the "Whammy;" etc. Also invented the concept of "Sadie Hawkins Day."

So that would be my choice. Pogo second.

*(you know who else could do this? Alison Bechdel, with her late, lamented Dykes to Watch Out For. Which doesn't count because it didn't run in the squares' newspapers.)
Is DTWOF available online? Fun fact about the artist: Her graphic novel/memoir, Fun Home, provided the basis for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical of the same name.

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