Blondie #142


I’ve recently rekindled my childhood love for comic books, and wishing I still had some of those wonderful old comic books. I would love to re-read them all again. Some of the best short stories I ever read came from comic books, and the art work in some of them is so amazing.

The best place to find comic books is at your downtown local comic book stores. But if you don’t have a local shop in your town then there’s a great place on-line who has an impressive collection of old and new comics called mycomicshop.com.

My mom found this wonderful old Blondie comic book recently while cleaning out a box and sent it along with some other horror comics. Thanks mom it was cool seeing these again.

This is a first printing of Chic Young’s Blondie. Unfortunately it was not preserved very well and is very brown and kind of falling apart. However all the pages are there and is still very readable. I’ve put it in a bag with a board to keep it from further disintegration.

Blondie’s been published in newspapers since September 8, 1930. The comic strip was originally designed to follow Young’s earlier “pretty girl” creations, Beautiful Bab and Dumb Dora. The Blondie comic strip focused on the adventures of Blondie Boopadoop, a carefree flapper girl who spent her days in dance halls.

All that changed on February 17, 1933 when Blondie Boopadoop gets tired of hanging in the dance halls and marries her boyfriend Dagwood Bumstead.  Dagwood is the son of a wealthy industrialist. Unfortunately for Dagwood his upper-crust parents strongly disapprove of his marrying beneath his class, and disinherit him. Needless to say after Dagwood’s check for the honeymoon bounces their marriage gets off to a financially bumpy start and they’re forced to become a middle-class suburban family. So it started, and continues today.

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