Thursday, March 12, 2009

Run, Sparky, Run

Thurday story Day.

When Boody Rogers went into the army in 1942, he stopped writing and drawing his newspaper strip Sparky Watts, which had been running for two years. Almost immediately his syndicate repacked the strip as part of a set comics page for weekly papers. Last week I showed you the first couple of that reprint run. Here are the last few. I have no idea if that is also the last of the original run or if the weekly page just was remodelled and Sparky dropped (maybe because Rogers had returned from the war). I am still hoping a Boody Rogers collector (such as Craig Yoe, who has a new book on Roger's most succesful comic strips coming out) will tell me if these strips were ever reprinted in the first comic books.

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