Li'l Abner by Al Capp

Li'l Abner

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  1. alleyoops

    alleyoops GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Is it just Salomey’s picture, or is Salomey IN THE CAN?

  2. exturk

    exturk said, over 3 years ago

    She just posed for the photo.
    If history repeats, Tomorrow will be STRIP #1 – again.

  3. bopard

    bopard said, over 3 years ago


    If she does loop, everybody submit complaints to the feedback. But, I have never seen the very 1st Abner strip.
    What happens to get Salome out of her contract? Whhhoops, don’t answer in case this segment keeps running.

  4. Lonesome Polecat

    Lonesome Polecat said, over 3 years ago

    “The Hour of Lard!” HA. If Porkya Karkas ain’t funny, they better throw him into a barrel o’ hot lard.

  5. IGoPogo4

    IGoPogo4 said, over 3 years ago

    No Lil Abner strip as of 10am 05/07/13. Has Dogpatch been dispatched?

  6. exturk

    exturk said, over 3 years ago

    No update yet today?
    Oh well, just click the calendar back to 5 15 2012 for #1.
    Maybe they’re going to surprise us with new arcs?
    Like maybe a Sadie Hawkins Day, Schmoos, or the classic trip to Boston to pick oranges in February?
    We can hope.
    (Note: Even when more arcs were being served, there was a gap on the Atomic Bum story – appears this week or so has been lost from the official files, but can be found on the local newspaper microfilms)

  7. brklnbern

    brklnbern said, over 3 years ago


    Nothing as of 2:34 PM eastern time either. I guess you meant to say 3/7/13.

  8. brklnbern

    brklnbern said, over 3 years ago

    @Lonesome Polecat

    Maybe i should explain some of the names used on the Hour of Lard. Last week they used Larry Porks. That was a parody of Larry Parks who had only then recently made a big splash as the star of The Jolson Story, also garnering a Best Actor nomination. And Porkyakakus was a play on the comedian Parkyakarkus, then a very famous radio comedian who worked with, among others, Al Jolson.

    Parky as he was sometimes called was born Harry Einstein, and is the father of two current comedians, Super Dave Osborne and Albert Brooks. Brooks’ birth name was Albert Einstein.

  9. Lonesome Polecat

    Lonesome Polecat said, over 3 years ago


    Thanks for the history lesson. Al Jolson was prior to my “entertainment memory window,” but I knew who he was.
    I used read Li’l Abner occasionally as a child in the 1960’s (my father’s absolute FAV comic strip), but I didn’t catch many of Capp’s parody characters of real-life people. I thought most were just funny sounding, made-up names.
    Ahhh, but what a tangled web—indeed—did Al Capp weave; and probably a large reason for the strip’s popularity: those many, many real live people that he satirized. After reading up on Capp’s bio on Wiki I’m now a bit more “in tune” with his message(s).
    BTW, a few days back appeared the famous diplomat, Cecil Cesspool. Q: was he a parody of a living person at the time?

  10. brklnbern

    brklnbern said, over 3 years ago

    @Lonesome Polecat

    I don’t think Cecil was a parody, but most of these references were before my time as well. However being a real history guy, some of them I know. Also at times Capp would poke fun of someone, not with a name but just by drawing some famous persons face on a character.

  11. brklnbern

    brklnbern said, over 3 years ago

    Again no strip for 3/8. What is going on? All of my other strips are showing up.

  12. exturk

    exturk said, over 3 years ago

    Merely click on the calendar and go back to 5 15 2012

  13. Emile Schwarz

    Emile Schwarz said, over 3 years ago


    AFAIK, 1948-05-31 (2013-02-06) is the last Li’l Abner strip they have copyright on.
    Don’t you see it is the nth re-re-print of these strips (two diffferent runs: 1934-1935 and 1947-1948) ?

  14. chemcope

    chemcope said, over 3 years ago

    Doggone it, I KNOW that they have more strips after this! Several years ago, when another outfit ran Lil Abner, they continued runing much later strips, including when Abner and Daisy May finally got married, had their child Honest Abe, and many adventures after that. Then GoComics took over and it hasn’t been the same since. I assume that they are going to rewind back to the thirties again (and again, and again…) ad infinitum. Please get with it, Go Comics! JimCo

  15. ironflange

    ironflange said, over 3 years ago

    @Emile Schwarz

    So much for that. Guess I have to switch back to Popeye.

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