Blog Reveals That a Recent ‘Blondie’ Strip Is Nearly Identical to a 1952 One

By: E&P Staff

In a case that might make readers wonder how often long-running “legacy” comics repeat themselves, a blog reports that a recent “Blondie” strip was almost identical to a 1952 “Blondie” strip.

The near-copying was revealed last night on Josh Fruhlinger’s Comics Curmudgeon blog.

Each of the 56-years-apart episodes shows Mr. Dithers barging into the Bumstead house and bathroom to see if the bathing Dagwood is home. In the last panel, a towel-clad Dagwood is pictured hanging out of the window to avoid his boss.

“Blondie,” distributed by King Features Syndicate to more than 2,000 newspapers, is now done by Dean Young and John Marshall. Dean is the son of Chic Young, who started the comic in 1930.

Fruhlinger’s post — and both “Blondie” strips — can be seen here.

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