Favorite fifties funnies: 50 popular comic strips from the 1950s

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Favorite fifties funnies Popular comic strips from 1954

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Favorite funnies from the fifties

You — or your parents or grandparents — might remember some of these popular comic strips from the funny pages back in the ’50s.

They were syndicated and ran in newspapers nationwide, so the whole country could follow along with the adventures of superheroes, silly folks, detectives, cowboys and everyday folks in humorous circumstances.

Here you’ll find more than 50 old names like Hopalong Cassidy, Flash Gordon, Blondie, Li’l Abner, Curly Kayo, Nancy, Brick Bradford, Etta Kett, Grandma, Barney Google, Mandrake the Magician, Tillie the Toiler, The Lone Ranger, Moon Mullins, Myrtle, The Heart of Juliet Jones and a few more.


Vintage Sunday comic funnies: Abbie an’ Slats (1952)

Vintage Sunday comic funnies Abbie an' Slats 1952

Vintage Sunday comic funnies Abbie an' Slats 1952 (1)

Vintage Sunday comic funnies Abbie an' Slats 1952 (2)

Vintage Sunday comic funnies Abbie an' Slats 1952 (3)

Vintage Sunday comic funnies Abbie an' Slats 1952 (4)


Vintage ’50s comic strip: Ferd’Nand (1952)

Vintage comic strip 1952 - Ferd'Nand


Old fifties funnies: Smilin Jack (1952)

Vintage comic strip 1952 - Smilin Jack


Funnies section Eveready Battery ad – The child who wouldn’t drown (1952)

Funnies section Eveready Battery ad - The child who wouldn't drown 1952 (2)

Funnies section Eveready Battery ad - The child who wouldn't drown 1952 (3)

Funnies section Eveready Battery ad - The child who wouldn't drown 1952 (4)

Funnies section Eveready Battery ad - The child who wouldn't drown 1952 (5)

Funnies section Eveready Battery ad - The child who wouldn't drown 1952 (1)


Hopalong Cassidy and Rip Kirby

The San Francisco Examiner – Mar 1 1954

Fifties comic strips Hopalong Cassidy and Rip Kirby - The San Francisco Examiner - Mar 1 1954

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Flash Gordon by Mac Raboy

The Philadelphia Inquirer – Jun 6 1954

Fifties comic strip Flash Gordon by Mac Raboy - The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jun 6 1954


Fifties comic strips Barney Google and Mandrake the Magician

The San Francisco Examiner – Oct 18 1954

Fifties comic strips Barney Google and Mandrake the Magician - The San Francisco Examiner - Oct 18 1954


Blondie and Grandma

The Bristol Herald Courier – Aug 9 1954

Fifties comic strips Blondie and Grandma The Bristol Herald Courier - Aug 9 1954

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Duck and Lil Abner

The Bristol Herald Courier – Aug 9 1954
Fifties comic strips Duck and Lil Abner The Bristol Herald Courier - Aug 9 1954


Freckles and his Friends and Kerry Drake

The Ogden Standard Examiner – Oct 18 1954

Fifties comic strips Freckles and his Friends and Kerry Drake - The Ogden Standard Examiner - Oct 18 1954


Hale Frontier Scout and Bugs Bunny

The Ogden Standard Examiner – Oct 18 1954

Fifties comic strips Hale Frontier Scout and Bugs Bunny - The Ogden Standard Examiner - Oct 18 1954


Fifties comic strips Henry and Jiggs

The Bristol Herald Courier – Aug 9 1954

Fifties comic strips Henry and Jiggs - The Bristol Herald Courier - Aug 9 1954


Hopalong Cassidy and Rip Kirby

The San Francisco Examiner – Oct 18 1954

Fifties comic strips Hopalong Cassidy and Rip Kirby - The San Francisco Examiner - Oct 18 1954

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Etta Kett

Intelligencer Journal Jun 28 1954

Vintage comics from the '50s Etta Kett - Intelligencer Journal Jun 28 1954


The Lone Ranger and a certain Duck

The San Francisco Examiner – Mar 1 1954

Fifties comic strips Lone Ranger and Duck The San Francisco Examiner - Mar 1 1954


Brick Bradford and Adventures of Patsy

Daily Independent Journal Jan 7 1954

Vintage comics from the '50s Brick Bradford and Adventures of Patsy - Daily Independent Journal Jan 7 1954


Fifties comic strips Moon Mullins and Nancy

Fifties comic strips Moon Mullins and Nancy - The Bristol Herald Courier - Aug 9 1954


Myrtle and Secret Agent X-9

The San Francisco Examiner – Mar 1 1954

Fifties comic strips Myrtle and Secret Agent X-9 - The San Francisco Examiner - Mar 1 1954

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Myrtle and The Heart of Juliet Jones

The San Francisco Examiner – Oct 18 1954

Fifties comic strips Myrtle and The Heart of Juliet Jones - The San Francisco Examiner - Oct 18 1954


Orphan Annie and Secret Agent

The Bristol Herald Courier – Aug 9 1954

Fifties comic strips Orphan Annie and Secret Agent - The Bristol Herald Courier - Aug 9 1954


Roy Rogers and Dick Tracy

The Bristol Herald Courier – Aug 9 1954

Fifties comic strips Roy Rogers and Dick Tracy - The Bristol Herald Courier - Aug 9 1954

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Curly Kayo

The Daily News Journal Feb 23 1954

Vintage comics from the '50s Curly Kayo - The Daily News Journal Feb 23 1954


Fifties comic strips Roy Rogers and Dick Tracy

The Bristol Herald Courier – Aug 9 1954

Fifties comic strips Roy Rogers and Dick Tracy - The Bristol Herald Courier - Aug 9 1954

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Vintage comics from the ’50s Freckles and Alley Oop

Intelligencer Journal Jun 28 1954

Vintage comics from the '50s Freckles and Alley Oop - Intelligencer Journal Jun 28 1954


Invisible Scarlet O’Neil and Ella Cinders

Marin Daily Independent Journal Jan 7 1954

Vintage comics from the '50s Invisible Scarlet O'Neil and Ella Cinders - Daily Independent Journal Jan 7 1954


Steve Roper and L’il Abner

The Ogden Standard Examiner – Oct 18 1954

Fifties comic strips Steve Roper and L'il Abner - The Ogden Standard Examiner - Oct 18 1954


The Lone Ranger and a Duck

The San Francisco Examiner – Oct 18 1954

Fifties comic strips The Lone Ranger and Duck - The San Francisco Examiner - Oct 18 1954

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Big Ben Bolt

The Philadelphia Inquirer – Apr 18 1954

Fifties comic strip Big Ben Bolt - The Philadelphia Inquirer - Apr 18 1954


Bringing up Father

The San Francisco Examiner – Oct 18 1954

Fifties comic strip Bringing up Father - The San Francisco Examiner - Oct 18 1954


Fifties comic strip Funny Business by Hershberger

The Ogden Standard Examiner – Oct 18 1954

Fifties comic strip Funny Business by Hershberger - The Ogden Standard Examiner - Oct 18 1954


On our Way by J R Williams

The Ogden Standard Examiner – Oct 18 1954

Fifties comic strip On our Way by J R Williams - The Ogden Standard Examiner - Oct 18 1954

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Rusty Riley

The Philadelphia Inquirer – Jun 6 1954

Fifties comic strip Rusty Riley - The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jun 6 1954


Tillie the Toiler

The San Francisco Examiner – Mar 1 1954

Fifties comic strip Tillie the Toiler - The San Francisco Examiner - Mar 1 1954

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Fifties comic strip Tillie the Toiler

The San Francisco Examiner – Oct 18 1954

Fifties comic strip Tillie the Toiler - The San Francisco Examiner - Oct 18 1954


Will Yum

Oakland Tribune – Jul 18 1954

Fifties comic strip Will Yum - Oakland Tribune - Jul 18 1954


Fifties comic strips Barney Google and Mandrake the Magician

The San Francisco Examiner – Mar 1 1954

Fifties comic strips Barney Google and Mandrake the Magician - The San Francisco Examiner - Mar 1 1954


Modest Maidens panel

Daily Independent Journal Jan 7 1954

Vintage comics from the '50s Modest Maidens panel - Daily Independent Journal Jan 7 1954


Muggs and Skeeter and Brick Bradford

The Daily Notes May 26 1954

Vintage comics from the '50s Muggs and Skeeter and Brick Bradford - The Daily Notes May 26 1954

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Vintage comics from the ’50s – Big Sister and Mutt and Jeff

Daily Independent Journal Jan 7 1954

Vintage comics from the '50s Big Sister and Mutt and Jeff - Daily Independent Journal Jan 7 1954

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Vintage comic strip – The Gumps (1956)

Vintage comic strip 1956 - The Gumps


Sunday comics: Harold Teen (1956)

Vintage comic strip 1956 - Sunday - Harold Teen


Early Peanuts with Charlie Brown and Snoopy (1956)

Vintage comic strip 1956 - early Peanuts with Charlie Brown and Snoopy


John Sevier – Nolichucky Jack – An Old Glory story (1956)

Vintage comic strip 1956 - John Sevier Nolichucky Jack - An Old Glory story


Old ’50s comic strip: Penny(1957)

Vintage comic strip 1957 - Penny


Pogo (1957)

Vintage comic strip 1957 - Pogo funnies


Men at Work (1957)

Vintage comic panel 1957 - Men at Work


There Oughta Be a Law comic (1957)

Vintage comic panel 1957 - There Oughta Be a Law


Lolly (1957)

Vintage comic strip 1957 - Lolly


Mickey Finn (1957)

Vintage comic strip 1957 - Mickey Finn

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5 Responses

  1. Loving comic strips like I do I really enjoyed these clippings you showcased. The late 1940s to the early 1970s and especially the 1950s were the classic days of the comic strip. Would love to see you continue showcasing strips from the 50s and 60s.

  2. Looking for a cartoon from the 50,s of a large fellow pedaling a bike with a tall and small wood building that looked like an outhouse. I think his name was Humpfrey.

  3. On Sunday mornings in the 1950’s I would lie on the floor and look at the newspaper comics while a man on the radio read them.

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