Tuesday Comic Strip Day.
Some time ago I shared some of the earliest Sunday pages from Beetle Bailey. I have alsways shown many of those from my own scans, and will continue to do so whenever I get them. But looking over them, I saw that I have remarably few for 1957. So I was very happy to find a run of Sunday papers that had the Sunday strip (in the two tier version, helas) in black and white. Probably run that way in an effort to save money, but it means I now have relatively clean line versions. This is the year that Beetle Bailey had definitively changed from a gag based series into a characterbased one. This is especially effective in the Sundays, which were much more a collection of silly gags around a location or theme in the years before this. One might even suggest that the room that the Sundays gave the artists to have the characters act out their little gags, contributed to their strength.