That is the name of this chapter of Comic Art in America, the 1959 book by Stephen Becker I've been reprinting the comics from every Thursday.
The captions underneath all these strips read:
Joe Jinks, when VIC FORSYTHE had taken over the strip. Cars and boxing were Joe's first loves; then came fishing.
Joe Palooka, with virtue, as always, triumphant.
their marriage—Blondie and Dagwood, here shown with Bumstead père.
CHIC YOUNG's expose of the American husband.
Blondie of 1957. Dagwood and Dithers, though usually at war, are obviously bound by a strong personal tie.
Li'l Abner. The book doesn't get into it, but also in the media at one time is the feud Capp had with Ham Fisher, creator of the Joe Palooka strip seen above. Fisher was an assistant who became disgruntled and attempted to frame Capp as a pornographer, and the feud ended with Fisher's suicide.
Continuing with the captions:
The long-delayed, oft-postponed wedding of Daisy Mae and Li'l Abner Yokum. A social note of the first magnitude.
Peanuts (or right now, SpongeBob Squarepants). There were animated shorts, Broadway musical, movies, merchandising, and advertising.
Capp was also known in later years for his right-wing politics. That and his showmanship resulted in him giving college lectures, and with that came the inevitable sexual harassment lawsuits.
CHESTER GOULD's Dick Tracy in his first years. The original cops-and-robbers strip.
Dick Tracy was almost as big as Li'l Abner. It resulted in parodies including Capp's Fearless Fosdick. Gould was also a public figure with many eccentricities, such as having a graveyard for characters he killed off. He too had a conservative streak. There's even still a museum in honor of the strip.
Dickie Dare, as drawn by MILTON CANIFF.
Terry and the Pirates of 1942, when its hero was pretty well grown up. So was Rouge.
When Caniff switched syndicates, he wasn't able to keep the rights to Terry and the Pirates, so he created the similar Steve Canyon strip.
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