Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Thursday, May 15, 2014


In 1928, Tailspin Tommy took to the air in America's newspapers.  Drawn by Hal Forrest and written by Glenn Chaffin, Tommy was one of many characters created in the wake of Lindbergh's transatlantic flight to feed America's hunger for stories about brave pilots.  Soon Tommy was appearing in 250 newspapers.  In 1934, he hit the big screen in a 12-chapter serial; another serial followed in 1935, then a series of one-hour films were released in 1939.

Shortly before the comic strip ended in 1942, Tailspin Tommy hit the airwaves, to the delight of kids throughout the country.  Tommy Tomkins, his girlfriend Betty Lou Barnes, and his best friend "Skeeter" Milligan fought for goodness and humanity on a weekly basis.

Here, they tackle the problems of "The Hidden Mine" and "The Midnight Patrol."

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