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Did You Read Superhero Newspaper Strips?

I love the Sunday newspaper comics and have for a long time. Full of comedy, there are so many strips to choose from. I especially liked the superhero newspaper strips. My grandparents always had bundles of them in their garage, from their delicatessen. I usually got to read them before they returned what didn’t get sold.

In 1979 there were comic strips about the World’s Greatest Superheroes, Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Brenda Starr. Whoops! Skip the Brenda strip. Although, it was sort of fun. Kind of adventure/soap opera.

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The superhero newspaper strips would offer full page colored posters for promotion. Just cut ‘em out and slap on your walls! Of the strips offered, my favorites were Hulk and World’s Greatest Heroes. The popularity of the Superfriends cartoon, Spider-Man cartoon and live action Hulk shows, was driving the demand for the strips.

“The World’s Greatest Heroes” strip started in 1978 and ran until 1985. Artists George Tuska and similar styled Vince Colletta were among the names working on the strip. It focused on Superman in its last years, scrapping the huge roster of characters.
Superhero Newspaper Strips - Batman

“The Incredible Hulk” strip started in 1978 and ended in 1982. It followed the basis of the big green guy’s television show, a wanderer trying to lay low while figuring out a cure for “hulking out.”
Superhero Newspaper Strips - The Incredible Hulk

Stan Lee and Larry Lieber started the strip off on it four year stint. Then, Lieber did both writing and art. Lieber eventually handed off art duties to Rich Buckler. The “Spider-Man “ strip started in 1977 and is still in daily papers today. Stan Lee wrote the bulk of the series and artists featured are John Romita Sr. and Larry Lieber, who is still working on the strip.
Superhero Newspaper Strips - Spider Man

Imagine the glee of finding stacks and stacks of these strips along your grandparents garage wall. You have nothing but time and a rainy afternoon to read this glorious stuff!

Honorable mentions for Superhero Newspaper Strips go to “The Phantom” and the “Star Wars”…


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One thought on “Did You Read Superhero Newspaper Strips?

  1. Oh man, I *loved* these strips! The Charlotte Observer newspaper ran a DC strip back in the early ’80s. I remember The Flash was imprisoned in a giant iceberg and he couldn’t escape for a while…until he began punching the ice with super speed. SO GOOD.

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