TO HELL WITH THE REAL WORLD
Do you ever feel like turning off the TV news and not reading any more newspapers and just live in a world of your own?
There’s only so much you can stomach of racism, vaxism, lies, hypocrisy and the foul political stench that surrounds it all.
Those of us “of a certain age” will remember when the Sunday newspapers came wrapped in the comics. The news of the world, the harsh reality of the times was secondary to the imaginary world of the comics.
Instead of being punched in the face first thing Sunday morning with news that makes you want to kill yourself, the first thing you saw were the full-page color adventures of Prince Valiant, The Phantom, Apartment 3-G, Mary Worth, Rip Kirby, Steve Canyon, Terry and the Pirates, Joe Palooka,
Superman, Flash Gordon, and the misadventures of Charlie Brown, Beatle Bailey, Li’l Abner, Little Orphan Annie, Nancy and Sluggo, Mutt and Jeff and Blondie and Dagwood. All of which helped save my life when I was growing up.
The art work in these Sunday comics was spectacular — particularly Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant.
The Sunday comics were part of American life through the 1900s. They came to an end with the last full-page comic strip of Prince Valiant on April 11, 1971.
That’s just about when Nixon-era political sh*t hit the proverbial fan.