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Buster Brown
Buster Brown is a comic strip character created in 1902 by Richard Felton Outcault which is known for his association with the Brown Shoe Company. This mischievous young boy was loosely based on a boy near Outcault's home in Flushing, New York. Buster Brown, his sister Mary Jane, and his dog Tige were well known to the American public in the early 20th century. Tige is thought to be the first talking pet to appear in American comics, and, like that of many of his successors, his speech goes unnoticed by adults.

The comic strip began in the New York Herald on May 4, 1902. Outcault left for William Randolph Hearst's employ in 1906, and after a court battle, Outcault continued his strip, now nameless, in Hearst papers, while the Herald continued their own version of Buster Brown with other artists. The latter lasted until 1911 or so, and the former until at least 1921.
Latest Download: Buster Brown His Dog Tige and Their Troubles (1904)-41pgs
Files Available: 50
Gasoline Alley
Gasoline Alley was created by Frank King as one of several panels in the full page, black & white comic page “Rectangles”. It first appeared on November 24, 1918. This makes it the second longest running comic strip in the US to “The Katzemjammer Kids”. A daily panel was added on August 24, 1919. Originally the strip featured Walt Wallet and his friends Doc, Avery, and Bill and was centered on their automobiles. After a couple of years, Chicago Tribune editor, Joe Patterson, suggested the strip would have more appeal to women if a baby was added to the cast. So on Valentine’s Day 1921, bachelor Walt Wallet found the baby Skeexiz abandoned on his doorstep.

A major innovation in Gasoline Alley was that King had his main characters age in real time. Walt turned 115 on January 5, 2015; Skeexiz is 104. Though Gasoline Alley was not teh first strip to do this, it was certainly the most influential. The strip is now multi-generational. The latest addition to the family of which I am aware is Boog (born in 2004), the grandchild of Clovia, Skeexiz’s daughter. Some of the minor characters like the trashmen, Joel and Rufus, are ageless as is the norm in comics.

In 1959 King’s assistant, Dick Moores, took over the daily strip when King retired. Bill Perry had been doing the Sundays since 1951. The Sunday strip as well came to Moores in 1975. Since 1986, Moores’ assistant Jim Scancarelli has been writing and drawing it.
Latest Download: Gasoline Alley 1922 dailies (fixed)
Files Available: 13
Little Nemo
Little Nemo is the main fictional character in a series of weekly comic strips by Winsor McCay (1871-1934) that appeared in the New York Herald and William Randolph Hearst's New York American newspapers from October 15, 1905—April 23, 1911 and April 30, 1911—1913; respectively. The strip was first called Little Nemo in Slumberland and then In the Land of Wonderful Dreams when it changed papers. A brief revival of the title occured from 1924-27.
Latest Download: Little Nemo in Slumberland - The visit to Mars (1914) -fixed
Files Available: 17
Myra North, Special Nurse
(1936-1941)

Myra's adventures in the daily newspapers began Monday, Feb 10, 1936. The artist was Charles Coll. The writer was Ray Thompson, who had ghosted 'Somebody's Stenog' for A.E. Howard, and who would go on to create The 'Fleer Dubble-Bubble Kids'.
Myra sometimes went through the motions of a reasonably normal life, performing normal nursely duties and keeping company with her normal boyfriend, Jack Lane. But it was continually being interrupted by murderous patients, colleagues performing illicit experiments, stuff like that. She also went looking for trouble on occasion, traveling the world in pursuit of world conquerors and other super villains.
You can find more of her in the Dell section inside of The Comics, Crackajack Funnies, Dell Four Color and Red Ryder Comics.
Latest Download: Myra North 1939
Files Available: 4
Out Our Way
Out Our Way was a daily comic panel created by J. R. (James Robert) Williams (1887-1957) and syndicated by Newspaper Enterprise Association starting on March 20, 1922. It was an umbrella title for several alternating series which centered on small-town and working-class folk. The series changed over the years, but the most prominent were The Bull of the Woods (machine shop), Curly and gang (modern cowboys), The Willets (a family), Worry Wart (another family though mostly just a younger and older brother), and the U.S. Cavalry. A Sunday page was added later; this featured just the Willet family and was drawn by Neg Cochran and George Scarbo.
At its height, Out Our Way appeared in more than 700 papers and was read by millions. It is often described as the most clipped and posted newspaper strip ever (at least back in the day when posted meant stuck to something. The strip continued until 1977, twenty years after Williams’ death.
Latest Download: Out Our Way 1934
Files Available: 24
War On Crime
War on Crime was a daily comic strip from the Ledger Syndicate out of Philadelphia. It was scripted by out of FBI files by staff crime reporter Rex Collier who had won the approval of J. Edgar Hoover for his favorable reporting on the FBI. The artwork was handled for the first year by Kemp Sterrett who was replaced by Jimmy Thompson. The stories were fast paced and soon Collier had run through the big timers like Dillinger and Baby-Face Nelson. The later stories featured lesser-knowns like Glen Applegate. The strip ran for less than two years from May 18, 1936 to January 22, 1938. DCM has the complete series of ten stories. There never was a Sunday strip. The later EC comic of the same name is not related.
Latest Download: War on Crime D1-108 Barker Brothers 11-16-1936 to 3-20-1937 -fixed
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Adam_Ames_1959-07-06 to 1959-09-26 (a Lou Fine strip)
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Adam_Ames_1959-09-28 to 1960-01-21 (Lou Fine strip)
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21-June-2009 12:46 pm
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Alphonse and Gaston (1902 - 1903)
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27-April-2014 10:28 pm
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Angel Face 1957
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19-August-2012 10:26 am
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Archie Boggs (1901-1903- Chicago Tribune )
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28-April-2014 11:15 pm
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Aubrey of the Tenements (1904)
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27-April-2014 10:48 pm
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Before The Flood (1908)
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28-April-2014 10:41 pm
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Betty 1919
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19-February-2012 1:49 pm
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Between_Shots (1917-1919)
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2-November-2012 2:34 pm
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Billy Bowwow (1903)
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Binnacle Jim (1904 - 1905)
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27-April-2014 11:15 pm
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Bobby Make Believe (1915-1917 Chicago Sunday Tribune)
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28-April-2014 11:06 pm
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Boys Will Be Boys (1909- N.Y. HERALD)
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28-April-2014 7:53 pm
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Brainy Bowers (1903 - 1905)
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27-April-2014 11:57 pm
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Bungleton Green (1927 - The Chicago Defender)
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28-April-2014 12:16 am
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Captain Easy 1949.10.17-1949.12.09
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30-July-2009 9:40 pm
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Captain Easy 1949.12.10-1950.02.04
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30-July-2009 9:40 pm
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Captain Easy 1955.07.18-1955.09.19
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30-July-2009 9:40 pm
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Captain Midnight 1943
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29-March-2011 10:00 am
21.09 MB
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Captain Yank 1943
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31-March-2011 4:38 pm
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Chris Welkin-Planeteer 1951
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Chris Welkin-Planeteer 1952
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Chris Welkin-Planeteer 1953
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Chris Welkin-Planeteer 1954
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Dad in Kidland (1911 - 1912)
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Deadshot Bill From Nurseryville (1913)
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Edison
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3-June-2008 11:36 am
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Ella Cinders 1926.06.21-1926.09.18
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30-July-2009 9:40 pm
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Ella Cinders 1926.09.20-1926.11.20
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Ella Cinders 1926.11.22-1927.02.12
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Etta Kett 1938
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8-March-2011 11:20 pm
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Flamengo 1952
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Flyin Jenny 1941.09.28-1942.05.17
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29-July-2009 1:08 pm
11.49 MB
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Foxy Grandpa (1902-1912)
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28-April-2014 7:58 pm
3.57 MB
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Gay Thirties_-_107_Panels
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29-July-2009 1:08 pm
10.88 MB
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Grimes' Goat (1911 - 1912)
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28-April-2014 8:05 pm
20.21 MB
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H E Butzin (1908-1909)
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28-April-2014 8:32 pm
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Happy Hooligan (1902 - 1916)
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28-April-2014 12:54 am
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Hugo Hercules (1902 - 1903)
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28-April-2014 7:38 pm
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Invisible Scarlet O'Neil 1943 (Sundays)
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7-November-2010 10:42 pm
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Invisible Scarlet O'Neil 1946
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8-October-2010 9:42 am
25.82 MB
339
Junior Journal (1901)
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27-April-2014 11:26 pm
5.3 MB
113
Ken Winston 1954.08.09-1954.09.04
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29-July-2009 1:08 pm
3.51 MB
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Little Nemo 1907 -complete
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4-July-2009 10:31 pm
36.68 MB
347
Little Quacks (1904 - 1909 - L.A. SUNDAY HERALD )
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28-April-2014 12:33 am
3.12 MB
120
Little Sammy Sneeze (N.Y. HERALD 1905)
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28-April-2014 12:43 am
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Little Women Storystrip_1933
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29-July-2009 1:08 pm
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Loony Lit (1907- N.Y. HERALD)
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28-April-2014 8:34 pm
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Lucy and Sophie Say Good Bye (1905)
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Mamma's Angel Child (1908 - 1909 Chicago Tribune)
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Mark Trail (1952 - 1953)
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31-March-2011 7:10 pm
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Merry Pranks of Foxy Grandpa (1902)(c2c)
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Minute Movies 1934.01.02-1934.02.24
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29-July-2009 1:08 pm
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Nick Haliday 1955.01.03-1955.02.25
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29-July-2009 1:08 pm
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Oaky Doaks 1935
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7-November-2010 10:35 pm
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Oaky Doaks 1936
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Oaky Doaks 1937
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5-May-2011 8:28 am
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Oaky Doaks 1938
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Oaky Doaks 1939
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9-January-2014 3:47 am
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Old Opie Dilldock (1907 Chicago Tribune )
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Old Opie Dilldock (1908 Chicago Tribune )
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Old Opie Dilldock (1909 Chicago Tribune )
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28-April-2014 10:21 pm
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Our Boarding House 1927 dailies
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6-April-2014 7:10 am
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Our Boarding House 1934
JonTheScanner
2-September-2014 4:01 am
52.36 MB
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Private Lives pt.1
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29-August-2012 12:10 pm
65.18 MB
224
Private Lives pt.2
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29-August-2012 12:48 pm
62.52 MB
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Private Lives pt.3
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29-August-2012 12:59 pm
63.48 MB
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Private Lives pt.4
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29-August-2012 1:10 pm
61.79 MB
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Regalr Fellers 1928 Sundays
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25-October-2013 4:10 pm
36.66 MB
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Rookie_from_13th_Squad -fixed
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2-November-2012 3:38 pm
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Secret Agent X-9 1951.10.18 to 1952.02.23
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30-July-2009 9:40 pm
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Sparky Watts
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23-August-2012 9:56 pm
1.03 MB
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Swiss Family Robinson 1926
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29-July-2009 1:08 pm
19.45 MB
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Vignettes of Life (1924 - Frank Godwin)
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24-July-2012 10:39 pm
22.91 MB
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Vignettes of Life (1925 - Frank Godwin) -fixed
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15-May-2012 1:07 pm
23.67 MB
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Vignettes of Life (1926 - Frank Godwin)
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20-June-2012 12:13 pm
30.09 MB
282
Vignettes of Life (1927-Frank Godwin)
JonTheScanner
23-May-2013 1:31 pm
15.84 MB
218
Woo Woo Bird (N.Y. HERALD 1909-1910)
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28-April-2014 1:32 am
2.72 MB
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