11 May 2013

Saturday Morning Comics~Buster Brown Goes To Mars

1958 giveaway 

Making its first appearance in 1902, Buster Brown was Richard F. Outcault's follow-up to his breakthrough strip, Hogan's Alley, starring the Yellow Kid. Instead of terrorizing the mean streets of a New York City slum, as the Kid did, Buster and Tige raised hell on Park Avenue.  Buster pulled pranks, got into fights, and was regularly whaled to within an inch of his life by his mom, just like any boy of his day. Outcault most likely named him after arguably the greatest acrobatic comedian ever, Buster Keaton, who even as a boy was a big star on the vaudeville circuit. 

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