Saturday, January 31, 2015

When Comics Were King!


King Features Syndicate has had some reasonably good luck over the past century of their existence getting their comic strips adapted to comic book form. Below is a very meager sampling of what has hit the stands over the last one hundred years. These are the comics which have run this month in the Favorite Cover feature celebration of the centennial of King Features, with a few others thrown in which couldn't find a day. Enjoy!





































From The Yellow Kid to Zippy the Pinhead with a lot of kids, heroes, and fools in between -- I see a real circular nature to the evolution of King Features. For one hundred years or better comics have really been about us, as much as we'd like to sometimes imagine that wasn't the case.

Are we having fun yet? You betcha!

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3 comments:

  1. I love the Frank Frazetta style Hagar cover.

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    1. That is a funny cover. I've featured it here before but couldn't resist adding it in with the other King Features comics. I sort of remember when Hagar was new and thinking that this Viking thing was too limited to last. I'm an idiot.

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  2. Thanks for doing this summary I missed most of these

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