Tuesday, November 03, 2009

A little something for what ails ya.

I've been sick with congestion for a few weeks now (not the flu, no temp) and while shambling around the house I once again uncovered some comics history that I have been hoarding. But first, a little back story...

Decades ago I was in the Boy Scouts and our local troop saved newspapers to recycle for money. We got an average of $10 a ton back in the 70's. (Big money & even bigger work). Our troop got a call from a local farmer who wanted us to get rid of all the newspapers that were "takin' up room" in his shed.

The shed was an octagon shape about 20 feet across and 20 feet high and packed to the rafters with newspapers! Sadly, about 90% of the papers had dissolved into worthless slime, but while we were cleaning it out (& having a ginormous bonfire) I managed to salvage the Sunday funnies from Joliet Herald. I've held onto that for 30 years now and here is what caught my untrained eye even way back then...











Did you catch that at the end? Let's take a closer look....



Ben Casey, draw by Neal Adams! Brought to you from the way back past of October 17th, 1965. I'm thinking I should have this framed.