Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Saturday, February 10, 2018


Comics on Parade was one of the very first newsstand comic books, debuting in April 1938.  Published by United Features Syndicate, it reprinted various newspaper comics -- both Sundays and dailies -- owned by the syndicate.  Each issue featured a different character on the cover.  The July 1938 issued featured the Katzenjammer Kids on the cover, with stories about Abbie 'n' Slats, Cynical Susie, Broncho Bill, Looy Dot Dope, Colonel Wowser, Joe Jinks. Fritzi Ritz, Billy Make Believe, Buster Beans, Benny, Opportunity Knox, Little Mary Mixup, Ella Cinders, and Danny Dingle.  Plus crafts and activities for kids, a biography of Gary Cooper, chapters seven and eight of Wayne Webster of Waverly Prep by Lieutenant Fred A. Methot, and several other filler pieces. 

Because of copyrights, this scan omits stories about Tarzan and L'il Abner.  Nonetheless, there is a lot of good stuff here, including many comic strip characters who have faded into history.