Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca

Origins of the Sunday Comics

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  1. MansellinDistress

    MansellinDistress said, about 12 hours ago

    What a treat. The Explorigator is a masterpiece. Thanks Peter!

  2. Fredcritter

    Fredcritter said, about 12 hours ago

    I’m disappointed that not a one of those great Aeroships of the Modern Age is emblazoned with “Minneapolis in ’73!”…

  3. SKJAM!

    SKJAM! GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    @Fredcritter

    Looking forward to Minicon this weekend!

  4. Neo Stryder

    Neo Stryder said, about 9 hours ago

    Could this be considered the first steam punk comic strip?

  5. Kip W

    Kip W said, about 9 hours ago

    I’m fairly sure there were earlier strips that qualified for steampunk, but The Explorigator might be the first where it was the entire theme of the strip.

    I’m using weasel words because there were so many strips back then, and I’ve only seen samples here and there. We actually have quite a lot of them today (just look at how many are on GoComics!), but not in papers.

  6. vproulx

    vproulx said, about 9 hours ago

    No infringement issues in those days.

  7. Carl

    Carl GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    I’m looking forward to next week! I’ve found books with early “steampunk” stories, and now I’ll get to read an original comic strip.

  8. Pauljmsn

    Pauljmsn said, about 4 hours ago

    @Fredcritter

    THANK you. It’s nice to know that one of the most iconis Worldcon bids is still out there.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 35 minutes ago

    Wild Wild West was a steam-punk show before the name came.

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