Sorry to see this end. How about showing the 1920’s?
Obviously, there is enough vintage comics material to supply this feature until the end of time. The only reason that I can imagine for ending it is that it can’t be operated and make a profit. This is not despicable venality at work; it is simple survival economics. But wouldn’t it be nice if “Origins” could be endowed by some benefactor, or taken over by an institution — The Billy Ireland Library, or the Smithsonian.
I am sad to see this feature go. But very grateful for it having existed.
Gotta say, as someone who has read comics all his life, this has been a fascinating bit of history! Ah well, it’s just lines on paper, folks …
Thank you for the ride!
Hate to see it go! This has been a very enjoyable strip!
I would never have seen most of this material without this feature, Many thanks from a devoted reader. Come back anytime, the sooner the better.
thank you for your time and efforts!
I agree with everyone above! I have enjoyed every pageof every story. I never knew such artistry existed. Somewhere a little hard to read, but it was great seeing them.I hope someone continues bringing us these treasures!!
I agree wholeheartedly. This is a national treasure that should be continued by the National Endowment for the Arts. Thank you all so much for returning the comics of my childhood.
Sorry to see the end of it, but grateful to have had the chance to see so wonderful pieces of art, that would not ever seen otherwise. Thanks for your work.
Thanks for an awesome 2 1/2 years. This has been an absolute blast!
Has it been that long?
Thank you. Thank you very much.
Two and a half years, really? Time DOES fly when we’re having fun, I guess. It’s been fascinating, seriously.
I am surprised at the number of readers who apparently had never seen, or even heard of, the great old comics and the huge Sunday pages. I have been seeking them out, how ever I could find them, since the late 1950s, starting when I was about nine years old. It never occurred to me that other comics fans had been living in a world where, for them, comics started with superheroes. To me (for some reason) the old ones are REAL comics, and most of the rest are some diminished and stunted offshoot. I have an irrational love for The Funnies. Thank goodness for all the reprint books lately. I wish this feature would not stop!
Thank you for the months of entertainment. Have enjoyed this look into the history of our comics. Please come back with more when you can.
I’ve enjoyed some strips more than others, but there wasn’t a day when I turned to this without a sense of keen anticipation to see another hidden treasure brought to light. Thanks for presenting all these, and I hope if you start doing it again that I’ll get wind of it and be able to catch that gig as well.
See ya in the funny papers!
Well, this has just been an outstanding series and I’m glad to have seen it. I’m sad that it’s done.
Enjoyed the run! While I’ll holler “More! More!!” I do greatly appreciate what we’ve seen.
Aw I’m so sad to see this end; it’s been a joy and a privilege to learn so much about so many early comics. Thanks, Mr. Maresca; much appreciated! Any chance GoComics could rerun it? I’d love to go though the series once more (without all of the clicks).
Mr. Maresca, a my deepest thanks to you for your work in bringing these treasures to our screens for the past 2 and a half years. Best wishes to all for the new year!
It looks like the last line of the caption was supposed to mention a second book title (in addition to the misspelled “Forgoten Fantasy”), perhaps a broken italic token swallowed the name. Even if this feature has ended, would it be possible to correct the caption, or perhaps post the second title here in the comments?
I was unaware this series was ending! I am only now getting caught up on reading my favorite comics, and was truly saddened to see this series coming to an end.
Thank you SO much for presenting these beautiful, vintage comic strips in this format! It has been great to see so much history, so much beautiful art, and to realize how it was achieved with the technology available in those years.
The writers, artists, colorists, engravers, printers, editors, publishers, etc. are to be commended, as are the fine folks who collected, scanned, and processed these strips for us to enjoy in the 21st Century.
This has been so fun—and so educational. Thanks for all the effort. I’m sad to see Origins end.
I keep looking every day, just in case.
And in the new format unreadable for the captions—-too small.
still taking up space folk…move on
I’m curious how this site makes money off strips that haven’t been updated in years.
I’d read these if the print wasn’t so small.