Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca

Origins of the Sunday Comics

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  1. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, 12 months ago

    cool, bring on happy hooligan


    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

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

    Kinda’ creepy

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    Even I have heard of “Happy Hooligan.”

  4. davidf42

    davidf42 said, 12 months ago

    And he got every prediction right.

  5. jfmcenanly

    jfmcenanly said, 12 months ago


    Two centuries running.

  6. WSR

    WSR GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

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

  7. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 12 months ago

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

  8. katina.cooper

    katina.cooper said, 12 months ago

    Wow, you sure this was 1899 and not 1999?

  9. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, 12 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, 12 months ago

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

  11. cjl-3

    cjl-3 said, 12 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, 12 months ago

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

  13. davidf42

    davidf42 said, 12 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, 12 months ago

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

  15. tharpa

    tharpa said, 10 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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