Gasoline Alley by Jim Scancarelli

Gasoline Alley

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, over 3 years ago

    I rember the lLottle King.

    I’m surpised Walt doesn’t recall the Gumps.

    (Maybe it’s because they were before his time.

  2. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 3 years ago

    I remember the Little King, but the Yellow Kid and the Gumps were way before my time.

  3. APersonOfInterest

    APersonOfInterest said, over 3 years ago

    @Rod Gonzalez

    The Yellow Kid was (supposedly) the first published newspaper comic. It predates the Gumps.

  4. dkram

    dkram said, over 3 years ago

    I remember “Henry” about a kid, no dialog.

  5. battle of plattsburgh

    battle of plattsburgh said, over 3 years ago

    Panel two: “Wake up, Walt! Gertie is callin’ you!”.

    Walt is dreaming, and I think about to pass to the other side, where he will find happiness in the Old Comics Home.

    Well done, good and faithful servant. You have earned your everlasting reward.

  6. elgancho38

    elgancho38 said, over 3 years ago

    Even if he didn’t go, who will be looking out for Walt when Gertie is gone? Maybe Rover could take some time from his “busy schedule” and drive Walt. There will be somebody. I don’t think it will be a reaper.

  7. George Strum

    George Strum said, over 3 years ago

    Notice how all of a sudden the new story focus has stimulated many more responses than did the two month plus with Joel and Rufus, like a shot in the arm. Good going Jim.

  8. Ken

    Ken said, over 3 years ago

    @George Strum

    Now the Gertie haters will wake up and start posting. Can’t please everyone I guess.

  9. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, over 3 years ago

    Is Walt going to look like he did in the 1920’s or 1930’s when he gets to the Old Comics Home?

  10. Jerry Carlson

    Jerry Carlson said, over 3 years ago


    Henry is still around, at

    Per Wikipedia, “The Gumps, a popular comic strip about a middle-class family, was created by Sidney Smith in 1917, launching a 42-year run in newspapers from February 12, 1917, until October 17, 1959.” Andy makes a cameo appearance, and they’re mentioned in the closing song, in “Mad’s Comic Opera” (ca 1956, their respose to the musical “Lil Abner.”

  11. marvee

    marvee GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Has he mentioned Maggie and Jiggs? Terry and the Pirates? Steve Canyon?

  12. alleyoops

    alleyoops GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’m betting it will be Joel & Rufus who give Walt a ride to the Home. Not a good thing.

  13. NeilShapiro

    NeilShapiro said, over 3 years ago

    I am afraid we may be seeing the passing of Walt here. The comment about waking up seems to be setting the stage for a dream sequence passing. I would imagine a reunion with Phyllis is in store when he gets to the Old Comics Home. I am already tearing up about it.

  14. Paul1963

    Paul1963 said, over 3 years ago

    “The Gumps” was HUGE in the 1920s and ‘30s, so Walt would definitely remember the strip (it was also in the Chicago Tribune, like GA).
    I’ve had a “death of Walt” story sketched out for several years. The thought of having him just head off to the Old Comics Home and stay there is certainly a possibility, but it kind of raises the question of how to handle that transition in the strip.

  15. John W Kennedy

    John W Kennedy GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    And the Gumps were still around in the 50s.

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