‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly—Give Classic Comics for Christmas - Page 2
Ever wonder how Blondie and Dagwood hooked up? In Blondie: The Courtship and Wedding, readers meet Blondie the flapper, and follow her through courtship and the big wedding in daily comic strips from 1930-1933. Of course, Blondie was a beautiful bride, but did you know there had been other fellows in her life besides Dagwood? Those familiar with the popular comic strip may be surprised that Dagwood went on a four-week hunger strike in an effort to win Blondie over. By the time I became a Blondie fan (three decades later), Cookie and Alexander had been added to the family, as well as Daisy and her pups. Blondie: The Courtship and Wedding, edited and designed by Dean Mullaney, contains historic info (including a bit about Blondie’s predecessor, Dumb Dora), photos of Blondie creator Chic Young, a reproduction of a Blondie paper doll and wardrobe, and the beginnings of a beautiful relationship.
Bottom Line: Would I buy Blondie: The Courtship and Wedding, Felix the Cat, or Barney Google? I’m afraid I couldn’t make a choice—I want all three!