Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca

Origins of the Sunday Comics


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  1. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, 7 months ago

    cool, bring on happy hooligan


    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Well perceived, same things are going on now as they had back then..

    Kinda’ creepy

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    Even I have heard of “Happy Hooligan.”

  4. davidf42

    davidf42 said, 7 months ago

    And he got every prediction right.

  5. jfmcenanly

    jfmcenanly said, 7 months ago


    Two centuries running.

  6. WSR

    WSR GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Accurate in the 21st century..Opper must’ve been psychic.

  7. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 7 months ago

    Pretty good predictions, but he underestimated the “usual amount of fighting” done in the 20th century.

  8. katina.cooper

    katina.cooper said, 7 months ago

    Wow, you sure this was 1899 and not 1999?

  9. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    it IS rather amazing isn’t it? this was before airplanes, before rockets, before computers, before the internet ……..what a totally different world it was, and yet……

  10. TheRealZarthArn

    TheRealZarthArn said, 7 months ago

    Nailed it. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  11. cjl-3

    cjl-3 said, 7 months ago

    Didn’t they have the same arguments in 1899 that we did in 1999 regarding the end and beginning of a century? The century should change 1900 to 1901 (and 2000 to 2001), right? I guess the change from 18’s to 19’s is too compelling, though.

  12. jbmlaw

    jbmlaw said, 7 months ago

    5 out of 6 anyway. Not sure about the large families.

  13. davidf42

    davidf42 said, 7 months ago


    I don’t think he’s predicting larger families. I think he’s predicting a larger ‘family’ of humankind, i.e. population explosion.

  14. DDDGlobe36

    DDDGlobe36 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    6 of 6 when you live in Utah like I do.

  15. tharpa

    tharpa said, 5 months ago

    No, david, he’s predicting continued large families, not larger ones. He was basically wrong about that, except maybe in Utah. (Is that true, DDD?)

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