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Mar 18

The comics page goes to war, World War II week by week

The war even found its way onto the comics pages. Three strips, Was Tubs, Boots and Her Buddies and Joe Palooka featured airplanes. Even escapist fare like Alley Oop had the caveman looking for rubber, now being rationed.
Side Glances criticized dancing lessons for being a waste of shoe leather another rationed item.
Our Boarding House had a minstrel stereotype African American character talking in dialect, a jarring image that reminds us that the nation has come a long way in 70 years.

May 4, 1943 Telegram-Tribune comic page, many with World War II themes.

May 4, 1943 Telegram-Tribune comic page, many with World War II themes.

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