Saturday, July 23, 2022

In the Days of Davy Crockett: Part 1 - JIM BOWIE (1955)

This 24-part strip appeared in many newspapers during the Crockett Craze. I've seen it as early as May, 1955 and as late as December, and I'd be surprised if it didn't run in some places in 1956. Since Davy's life was getting a lot of play (including a longer running strip devoted just to him) they decided to focus on other heroes connected to him. Over the next three weeks we'll see sequences devoted to Sam Houston, William Barrett Travis and Andy Jackson.

Next Week: Sam Houston