Monday, January 02, 2017
Number 1992: Happy New Year: Suzie is a doozy, and an old year comes around again
First up for 2017 is a story from Suzie Comics #50 (1945). This story shows some changes in attitude from 1945 to now. The story, which has Suzie “disguising” herself as a “just past 10”-year-old so she can get a half-fare train ticket, becomes just past creepy to modern eyes, especially when we get to pages 8 and 9. Our faux 10-year-old ends up on an old man’s lap, then is taken to the ladies’ room by the man’s wife so she can clean Suzie “from top to bottom.” Oh, such comedy.
Drawn by Al Fagaly in his style inspired by popular newspaper cartoonist Jimmy Hatlo (They’ll Do It Every Time).
This is also one of those fascinating calendar things, because 1950 dates are lined up the same as 2017. So print out the last page of the story and you will have yourself a 2017 Katy Keene calendar. Another perk from Pappy!