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Captain and the Kids 50th Anniversary Issue (1948) comic books

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    Captain and the Kids 50th Anniversary Issue (1948) 0
    • Centerfold detached.
    • 1.5" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Rudolph Dirks. Stories and art by Rudolph Dirks and Jerry DeMott. In 1948, when Peanuts didn't exist and Superman was only 10 years old, the pioneering strip Captain and the Kids, aka The Katzenjammer Kids, was celebrating its 50th anniversary. United Features Syndicate celebrates with the debut comic featuring some of the mischievous Kids' misadventures. Mama, the Inspector and most of all the Captain bear the brunt of Hans and Fritz's mean-spirited pranks, but the Kids always get it in the end. The Captain falls asleep in a wheeled chair, and when the Kids use it to sneak out, the snoozing Captain goes on a joy ride. Hans und Fritz disguise themselves as a rhinoceros, but the fun begins when a real rhino gets involved. After Bedelia the ostrich eats a fortune in gold, the result is a merry chase. Plus a two-page article on the history of the influential strip and its artist, Rudolph Dirks, including a discussion of the Supreme Court decision that split the strip into two versions. Kids' Now Fifty Years Old; Yo Ho Ho for the Pinochle Pirates; The Captain and the Kids. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.