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Bring back the Sunday comics

To hell with the real world!

Do you ever feel like turning off the TV news, not reading any more newspapers and just go live in Tahiti and listen to God’s ocean?

HURRY ON DOWN
“Hurry on down, Billy, nobody home but me.”

There’s only so much you can stomach of man’s inhumanity to man, the un-Christian behavior that fills the airwaves and the newspapers, the violence, the race riots, the insanity, the pandemic deaths and the foul political stench that surrounds it all.

Enough, as the saying goes, is enough.

I’m glad I am old enough to remember better times.

SNDAY COMICZ

Those of us who are “of a certain age” will remember when the Sunday newspapers came wrapped in 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,

Sunday comics

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. 

The art work in these Sunday comics was spectacular — particularly Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant.

BRILLIANT ARTWORK

BRILLIANT ARTWORFK

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 the Nixon-era political sh*t hit the proverbial fan. 

Read more about the history of the Sunday comics HERE, while I check out flights to Tahiti.

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