Tuesday, October 07, 2014

What A Piece Of Work Was Joe

Tuesday Comics Strip Day.

For an article on Stan Lee's efforts to get out of comics between 1956 and 1962 I looked again at his and Joe Maneely's 1958 newspaper strip Mrs. Lyons' Cubs. When it was running only a month or so, Joe Maneely lost his life in a tragic commuter train accident in june of that same year. Apparently he had created a huge backlog, because new strips by his successor Al Hartley hdidn't appear until early September. By thenm Stan Lee had already chaged the strip to focus more on the ids. Too bad, because the early ones, where the father and mother were stil aroun dmore frequently, are the best of the lot.

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