Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca

Origins of the Sunday Comics


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  1. An Unscented Flower

    An Unscented Flower GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    The kids above, must spit on the kids below..

  2. davidf42

    davidf42 said, 8 months ago

    Note the historically correct flag of the North-German Confederation (black, white, and red), which was adopted in 1866. The modern flag (black, red, and gold), wasn’t adopted until 1919.

  3. marykatie

    marykatie GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Interesting info – thanks, davidf42!

  4. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 8 months ago

    Germany Go Brach and Hoch Erin illustrate the German transition. Did this transition have anything to do with an influx of immigrants after the Prusso-Franco wars?

  5. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, 8 months ago

    wonderful art

  6. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Love it. It’s great seeing the comic’s beginnings.
    The kid with the horn, it looks like one of those , um, can’t quite remember, from that soccer tournament, uzoozoo?

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    Fascinating history dileniated into a comic splash page. Wonderful.

  8. Reynard61

    Reynard61 said, 8 months ago

    @ Wabbit: Vuvuzela.

  9. smacdon

    smacdon said, 8 months ago

    Actually, I was thinking along the same lines as Zuhlamon. This beautiful page seems to hint at changes in urban “ethnicity” in the US as much as the titles of comic strips in sunday Papers. Thanks Gocomics. What a rich cultural history.

  10. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago


    Thanks! It did Not leap into my brain, but for the uu uu sound.

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