Gasoline Alley by Jim Scancarelli

Gasoline Alley

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  1. rogerwms

    rogerwms said, 4 months ago

    As I remember it Skeezix’s life in the army in North Africa was much serious than is remembered here.

  2. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, 4 months ago

    My sister went into the Air Force after high school and
    gained 2 inches in height. Some guys as much as 4-6
    inches in height. Skeezix will never have as much defined
    muscles as when he just comes back from the service.

  3. MansellinDistress

    MansellinDistress said, 4 months ago

    A Judy citing !!

  4. axe-grinder

    axe-grinder said, 4 months ago

    I’m amazed by how short WWII was compared to some of the modern “actions”, but I suppose the world couldn’t have survived otherwise.

  5. marvee

    marvee GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    It didn’t seem short at the time. And everything was “for the duration”: The men’s enlistment time, the rationing, etc.

  6. OldManMountain

    OldManMountain said, 4 months ago

    This may be the first appearance of Judy since Phyllis’ funeral.

  7. Old Timer

    Old Timer GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Scancarelli wasn’t around then… but this is a good story.
    Keep up the good work Jim.

  8. Stevero

    Stevero said, 4 months ago

    I was trying to figure out who the other people are. They are, i believe, Skeezix’ sister Judy, brother and Nina. The year would ave been 1945 or 1946. Am i correct?

  9. 436rge

    436rge said, 4 months ago

    I wonder if Jim “owns” any of the original drawing files of Frank King or are they still in the possession of the King estate and family? There may be some stipulation that as long as GA exists the main character Walt Wallet should exist. I read that the aging process will continue until Skeezix reaches 100 and there after GA will become frozen in time like any other strip.

  10. CFinFL

    CFinFL said, 4 months ago

    @rogerwms—-North Africa? I thought he has been in the Pacific area, as it been showing palm trees & mentioning island hopping.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 4 months ago

    @rogerwms

    We really didn’t see that much and soldiers tend to not want to talk about the awfulness.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 4 months ago

    @axe-grinder

    Afghanistan did last more than a decade, so did Iraq.

  13. SaskSledDog

    SaskSledDog said, 4 months ago

    @CFinFL

    Skeezix served in both the European and Pacific Theaters of Operations. He served in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Yugoslavia(!). After being wounded in Italy he was sent home on furlough, which is when he married Nina. During their honeymoon he received his orders and was sent to an ordnance repair unit in the Pacific and served in MacArthur’s Philippines campaign. Shortly before the war ended he was reassigned stateside to learn about jet propulsion and rocketry. that’s where he demobbed from.

    As I’ve mentioned in other comments, the comic strips of the 1940s tended to be a lot more graphic than they’re allowed to be today (by editors and pressure groups who think that comics- and animation – are just for the kids.)

  14. axe-grinder

    axe-grinder said, 4 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Yes, that’s what I mean. The scope and sustained ferocity of WWII were incredible, but it was a relatively short conflict. I don’t doubt as Marvee says that it may not have seemed short at the time.

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