I’m posting a Supermouse story for two reasons: First reason is – who needs a reason to post a Supermouse story? Second reason is to thank cartoonist, Jim Engel, for his wonderful contribution last post. Supermouse is Jim’s favorite funny animal comic book character. This is Soupie courtesy of Al Hubbard (thanks for the ID, Jim). That works out double cool, as Hubbard is Jim’s second favorite funny animal cartoonist (after Walt Kelly). Mr. Engel is a man of highly refined taste. This comes from Coo Coo Comics No. 35, September 1947.
Since were discussing favorites, I had to post a story by Jack Bradbury from the same issue. No artist’s work jumps off the page, straight into my eyeballs, quite the way do the bouncy, bold pages of Bradbury. His stuff always looks bright and edible as candy. You can never, ever go wrong with JB.
This ad is from the same issue. Chester Gould introduced the two-way wrist radio in the Dick Tracy strip in January of 1946. My guess is you are looking at one hot Christmas item for the winter of 1947. It didn’t come cheap, though. $3.98 in 1947 clams equals about $39.95 in 2010 hard-earned dollars.