Annie from 1937 – My book picks up the story again with today’s Monday strip. Here are the titles:
Up in the World
There had been reports of the discovery of a new variety of wildebeest in Africa, but they turned out to be fake gnus!
I’ve always enjoyed Mike Curtis’ writing of this strip. I think he’s the best post-Gould writer this strip has ever had
Thank you for sharing your opinion and insight. I realize all such opinions, including mine, are highly subjective, but I would call your attention to Max Allen Collins, the writer who took over directly after Gould. He made it a point to write modern, relevant stories featuring crimes that were in the news at the time, and he followed Gould in writing modern police procedure and detective work into the strip. (That’s the thing I probably miss the most about the strip now; there just isn’t much of it in Mike’s writing.)
Could’ve been art for a Moody Blues album cover, back in the day.
Thanks for the interesting ideas on how Shelley depicts things slightly out of focus. I wasn’t really noticing the double lines so much as the simple “S”, compared to the TV show, which had the “S” touching the inside border of the shield in several places, and had that “knob” at the bottom of the letter. You’re probably right about copyright issues; I didn’t even think of that.
Shelley’s art has usually been painstaking in detail, which causes me to suspect the outfit Dekko is showing. That “S” logo is so wrong – I know, I studied it extensively when I was a kid, and attempted to draw it many times. So, unless Shelly just got sloppy on the logo, maybe Dekko is offering a counterfeit suit?
I saw both costumes on display at a Cleveland, Ohio museum once back in the mid-80s. (I think it was the Museum of Natural History, but I’m not sure.) There was a big Superman exhibit.
Yes, he did, although he was digging his own grave at the time, while she held a gun on him. Not exactly sweet and innocent.
Except, as I pointed out a few days ago, Moe’s hair was clean. This guy appears to use a tube full of hair gel, if the slick, shiny gleam is any indication.
Hi David. I believe this same 1929 strip was up yesterday.