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Comic strip character listings

OUR NEIGHBORS THE RIPPLES
Humor (Sunday)
George Clark
(1939-1948)
Henry Ripple – husband and father
Clara Ripple – his wife
Butch – their son
Kitchie – their daughter

OUT OUR WAY
Humor  (Sunday page)
J.R.Williams
(1921-1977)
Mr.and Mrs. Willits – a middle-aged couple
Willis Willit – their teenage son, who competes with his sister
Lillian Willit – his teenaged sister

OZARK IKE
Story/ sports
Ray Gotto
(1945 – 1958)
Ike McBatt – all-around backwoods athlete
Dinah – his girlfriend

(ADVENTURES OF) PATSY
Story
Mel Graff
(1935-1955)
Patsy Cardigan – a young girl who becomes a movie star
Phil Cardigan – her uncle

PENNY
Humor/  Teens
Harry Haenigsen
(1943-1970)
Penny Pringle – a teenaged girl
Roger Pringle – her dad
Mae Pringle – her mom
Judy – her best friend
Aunt Ellen – her aunt

PETE THE TRAMP
Humor
C.D. Russell
(1932-1963)
Pete – a typical tramp
Doc – his friend, an older tramp
O’Leary – the neighborhood cop

PETTING PATTY
Humor
Jefferson Machamer
(1928-1929)
Patty – a pretty young flapper/socialite
Tubby Van Sillywill – her boyfriend

POLLY AND HER PALS
Humor
Cliff Sterrett
(1912-1958)
Polly Perkins – a pretty young blonde lady
Sam (Paw) Perkins – her father
Susie (Maw) Perkins – her mother
Various suitors and friends
Ashur Perkins – Paw’s nephew
Neewah – a servant

PONYTAIL
Humor / teens
Lee Holley
(1960-1988)
Ponytail – a typical teenaged girl
Her parents
Susie – her friend
Donald Dawson -  her boyfriend

POTTSY
Humor
Jay Irving
(1955-1970)
Pottsy – a pleasant, innocent street policeman
The Sergeant – his boss
Assorted neighborhood people

PRISCILLA’S  POP
Humor
Al Vermeer
(1947-1983)
Priscilla – a little girl
Carlyle – her brother
Pop – her father
Mom (Hazel)
Hildegard Hamhocker – Priscilla’s friend
Lester – Carlyle’s friend

QUINCY
Humor / Kids
Ted Shearer
(1970-1988)
Quincy – an observant, optimistic, inner- city black boy
Li’l Bo – his kid brother
Granny – their grandmother and guardian
Viola – Quincy’s girlfriend

RADIO PATROL
Adventure / Police
Sullivan and Schmidt
(1933-1950)
Sergeant Pat – a radio-patrol car policeman
Stuttering Sam – his partner
Mollie O’Day – a policewoman
Pinky Pinkerton – a boy who helps them

RAGGMOPP
Humor / Kids
Harry and Wende Devlin
Raggmopp – a family poodle
Lexi – a little girl, making observations on life
Jeff – a little boy

RED BARRY
Adventure/ detective
Will Gould
(1934-1938)
Red Barry – two-fisted detective, former football star
Ouchy Magouchy – Red’s young friend and helper
Mississippi – a lady reporter
The Flame -  mystery woman

RED RYDER
Adventure/ western
Fred Harman
(1938-1964)
Setting: Rimrock, a western town
Red Ryder – a red-haired staight-shooting cowboy
Little Beaver – his young indian friend
The Duchess – his aunt and ranch manager
Sheriff Newt – the town lawman

REG’LAR FELLERS
Humor / kids
Gene Byrnes
(1917-1949)
Jimmie Dugan – a regular kid
Puddinhead Duffy – his chubby pal
Pinhead Duffy – Puddinhead’s kid brother
Bump Mahoney – another pal
Aggie Riley – Jimmie’s girlfriend
Assorted workers and storekeepers

RIBBONS
Humor
Carpenter and Wallerstein)
(1982-1984)
Ribbons – a pampered dog
Haywire – an unkempt male dog
Walter and Alice – Ribbons’ masters

RICK O’SHAY
Story / western
Stan Lynde
(1958 – 1981)
Setting: Conniption, a western town
Rick O’Shay – the heroic sheriff
Gaye Abandon – saloon owner
Hipshot Percussion – the town gunslinger
Deuces Wilde – the town gambler

RIGHT AROUND HOME
(MYRTLE)
Humor
Dudley Fisher
(1941-1965)
Myrtle – a mischevious little girl
Susie, Freddie -her mom and dad
Samson -her boyfriend
The Smaltz family – her neighbors

RIP KIRBY
Adventure/detective
Alex Raymond
(1946-1999)
Rip Kirby – scientific intellectual private detective
Desmond – his butler and assistant, a former safecracker
Honey Dorian – Rip’s girlfriend, a model
The Mangler – Rip’s nemesis
Pagan Lee – a beautiful lady criminal

RIVETS
Humor
George Sixta
(1953-1986)
Rivets – a friendly family dog
His masters
Jamie, Virginia, Steve – the children

Compiled by Paul Leiffer and Hames Ware

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ROY ROGERS
Adventure / western
Al McKimson
(1949 – 1961)
Roy Rogers – clean-living straight-shooting “king of the cowboys”
Dale Evans – cowgirl, Roy’s fiancee

RUDY
Humor
William Overgard
(1983-1984)
Setting: Hollywood
Rudy – a talking chimp, vaudeville and movie star
Max – his agent
Mrs. DeMayo – his landlord
Spangle – a young starlet

THE RYATTS
Humor
Cal Alley
(1954-1994)
Mr. And Mrs. Ryatt – the parents
Winky Ryatt – their young son
Missy, Kitty, Pam – their daughters
Tad – their little boy

THE SAINT
Adventure
Leslie Charteris
(1948-1962)
Simon Templar (The Saint) – international crime-fighter/adventurer
Patricia Holm – his girlfriend
Hoppy Uniatz – his buddy

SCAMP
Humor / animals
(Walt Disney)
(1955-1988)
Scamp – a puppy
Lady – his elegant mother
Tramp – his tough father

SCORCHY SMITH
Adventure/aviation
John Terry
(1930-1961)
Scorchy Smith – young pilot-adventurer
Mickey – young lady/romantic interest
Himmelstoss  - his friend

SERGEANT STONY CRAIG
Adventure/ military
Rentfrow and Dickson
(1937-1946)
Stony Craig – dedicated Marine sergeant
Jed Fink – Marine with hillbilly background
Slugger Wise – a tough Marine
Assorted criminals and spies

SHERLOCK HOLMES
Adventure/ detective
Meisner and Giacoia
(1954-1966)
Setting : London , end of the 19th century
Sherlock Holmes – master detective
Dr. Watson – his assistant
Professor Moriarty – master criminal, Holmes’ nemesis

SHERMAN ON THE MOUNT
Humor
Lee and Fruchey
(1986-1988)
Sherman – a happy, simple, optimistc, monk
Penny – a young female angel
The Wishing Star
Abbott - the monastery head
Assorted monks, flowers and animals

SIMPLE BEASTS
Humor / animals
Doug Hall
(1988-1989)
Setting: the North Woods
Woodruff – “a curious, big-hearted bear”
Rafkin – a self-centered raccoon
Charissa – a female bear
Teether Bob, Teether Lou – beavers

SKEETS
Humor / kids
Dow Walling
(1932-1951)
Skeets – a young boy with great curiosity
His mom and dad
Button Nose, Pudge Williams, Whiffle – his pals

SKIPPY
Humor /kids
Percy Crosby
(1925-1945)
Skippy Skinner – a rowdy little boy, sometimes playing, sometimes philosophizing
Mom
Dad
Sooky  - his buddy

SKY MASTERS
Adventure/ space
Kirby and Wood
(1958 - 1961)
Sky Masters – officer in the Space Force
Jumbo – his pal
Holly Martin – his girlfriend
Danny Martin -  Holly’s kid brother, a junior spaceman
General Hascomb – commander of the Cape Hope space project
Dr. Royer – a space scientist
Satin – an enemy woman

SKYROADS
Adventure/ avaition
Maitland and Calkins
(1929-1942)
Clipper Williams – aviator-adventurer
Tommy – a young pilot
The Flying Legion – a group of adventure pilots

S’MATTER, POP?
Humor
Charlie Payne
(1912-1939)
Pop – the ever-suffering dad
Willyum – his little son
Desperate Ambrose – his other son

SMILIN’ JACK (LINK)

SMITTY (LINK)

SMOKEY STOVER
Humor
Bil Holman
(1935-1973)
Smokey Stover – a crazy, wise-cracking fireman
Cookie - his wife
Earl – his son
Chief Cash U. Nutt – the firechief

THE SMYTHES
Humor
Rea Irvin
(1930-1936)
John Smythe – a man of simple tastes
(Maggie) Smythe  - his wife, a woman with expensive tastes
Two children
Assorted interior decorators and waiters

SOMEBODY’S STENOG
Humor
A.E. Hayward
(1916-1941)
Cam O’Flage – a pretty but spacey blonde secretary
Mr. Smithers – her boss
Mary Doodle – her friend

SPEED SPAULDING
Adventure / Science fiction
Balmer&Wylie, Bradley
(1939-1940)
Speed Spaulding – a Flash Gordon-style hero
Prof. Bronton – scientist, discoverer of planets about to collide with earth

THE SPIRIT
Adventure / detective
Will Eisner
(1940 –1952)
Setting : Central City
The Spirit – a masked crime-fighter (Denny Colt, universally believed dead)
Ebony – his sidekick
Commisioner Dolan – the city police commisioner
Ellen Dolan – the commisioner’s daughter
P’Gell – a seductive female criminal

SPUNKIE
Story
Loy Byrnes
(1940-1942)
Spunkie – a young boy, orphan and refugee, who escapes to America
Mrs. Weeds – friendly lady who adopts him
Mr. Weeds – her unscrupulous husband
Assorted foreign agents and spies

STAR HAWKS
Adventure / Space
Goulart and Kane
(1977 - 1981)
Setting : future world, planet Esmeralda
Rex – a Star Hawk (interplanetary law officer)
Chavez – his partner
Raker – a hired killer

STAR TREK
Adventure / Space
Thomas Warkentin
(1979 - 1983)
Captain James Kirk – commander of the Starship Enterprise
Mr. Spock – his assistant, an emotionless Vulcan
Lt. Uhuru – starfleet deck officer
Klingons – enemy forces from another galaxy

STAR WARS
Adventure / Space
Russ Maning
(1979 - 1984)
Luke Skywalker – an aspiring Jedi warrior in the galaxy of the future
Princess Leia – beautiful princess to the throne of her planet
Han Solo – renegade pilot-adventurer
Chewbacca – a Wookie
Darth Vader – evil leader of the Imperial Forces

STEVE CANYON
Story/ adventure
Milton Caniff
(1947-1988)
Steve Canyon (Col. Stevenson B. Canyon) – top Air Force pilot
Copper Calhoon – a tough businesswoman
Summer Olson – Steve’s romantic interest, whom he later marries
Leighton Olson – her son
Poteet Canyon – Steve’s “kissin’ cousin”
Princess Snowflower – Oriental princess
General Philerie – Steve’s commander at Big Thunder AFB
Feeta Feeta – Steve’s first secretary
Happy Easter – an older sidekick
Doagie Hogan – a tough operative
Bitsy Beekman – girl pilot
Charlie Vanilla – a secret operative
Cheetah – Latin American showgirl
Holly Hall – a young heiress
Carrot Kane – American exotic dancer
El Charribo – “the Cowboy”, formerly Mexican Air Force

SUPERMAN
Adventure
Siegel and Schuster
(1939-1966)
Setting: Metropolis
Clark Kent/Superman –mild-mannered reporter for the Daily Planet/man of steel from the planet Krypton
Lois Lane – woman reporter, Superman’s girlfriend
Jimmy Olson – cub reporter for the Planet
Perry White – newspaper editor
Luthor – Superman’s nemesis
Bizarro – super-monster from Krypton

SWEENY AND SON
Humor
Al Posen
(1933-1960)
Sweeny – a happy but clumsy toyshop owner
Mrs. Sweeny  - his wife
Sonny – their older son
Me-Too – their younger son

TAILSPIN TOMMY
Adventure / aviation
Hal Forrest  
(1929-1942)
Tommy Tomkins – young avaitor, founder of Three-Point Aviation
Skeeter – his pal
Betty Lou Barnes  - girl pilot, Tommy’s sweetheart

TAR PIT
Humor
Steve Dickinson
(1993-1994)
Setting: stone-age days
Caravaggio – “a smart-mouthed misanthrope”
Jake – his younger brother
Mom – his mother
Chief Thorax – his boss

TED TOWERS
Adventure / jungle
Buck and King
(1934-1939)
Ted Towers- jungle animal expert
Catherine – his girlfriend

TEDDY, JACK, AND MARY
Humor
Tom McNamara
(1929-1930)
Teddy Dooley – poor “inmate” at the Nagg boarding school
Mary – a young girl who lives on the farm next door
Mrs. Nagg – provides board for the school
Mr. Nagg – principal and teacher
Aubrey Nagg – their son, a spoiled bully

TERRY AND THE PIRATES
Story/ adventure
Milton Caniff
(1934-1973)
Terry Lee – a boy in the Orient, later an Air Force Pilot
Connie (Confucius) – Chinese cook and guide
Big Stoop – a mute Chinese giant
Gen. Klang – leader of the Chinese rebels
The Dragon Lady – a beautiful Eurasian, worked with Chinese pirates
Pat Ryan – adventurer, young Terry’s mentor
April Kane – attractive Southern girl, close in age to Terry
Normandie Drake (Sandhurst) – a rich girl who marries Sandhurst
Tony Sandhurst – a treacherous and traitorous businessman
Sgt. Jane Allen – a WAC in WW2
Rouge – a criminal, sided with the Japanese forces
Col. Flip Corkin – Terry’s commander and mentor in ‘43
Hotshot Charlie – Lt. Charles Charles of Boston – Terry’s flamboyant pal
Chopsticks Joe – Chinese associate of the Dragon Lady

TEXAS SLIM (AND DIRTY DALTON)
Humor
Ferd Johnson
(1940-1958)
Texas Slim- a clumsy young cowhand
Jessie – his girlfriend
Mr. Akers – her father, ranch owner
Bedford – her uncle
Dirty Dalton – Allen’s ranch foreman, Texas Slim’s rival

THERE OUGHTA BE A LAW
Humor
Fagley and Shorten
(1944-1985)
Mr. Bulgebottom – the boss
Cardley – office practical joker
Amos Cringely – the butt of Cardley’s jokes
Bratinella – a bratty little girl, Cardley’s daughter
Miss Grindstone – the older secretary
Miss Muffett – attractive new office girl

TILLIE THE TOILER
Humor
Russ Westover
(1921-1959)
Tillie (Jones) – an attractive young secretary
Mr. Simpkins – her boss
Mac – fellow worker and sometime boyfriend

TIM TYLER’S LUCK
Adventure / jungle
Lyman Young  
(1928 – 1996)
Setting: Central Africa
TimTyler – young member of the Ivory Patrol
Spud – his buddy
Sgt. Paul Clark – their leader
Spider Webb – jungle arch-criminal

TIMMY (link)

TINY TIM
Story
Stanley Link
(1937-1958)
Tiny Tim – an orphan boy who shrinks to inches by a magic amulet
Dotty  - his sister

TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET
Adventure/space
Ray Bailey
(1951-1953)
Setting : earth and space, 2431 AD
Tom Corbett – Space Academy cadet
Roger Manning – his friend
Astro – his friend
Capt. Strong – his mentor

TOONERVILLE FOLKS
Humor
Fontaine Fox
(1915 – 1955)
Setting : the town of Toonerville
The Skipper – conductor of the town trolley
Powerful Katrinka – the strongest woman around
Mickey “Himself” McGuire – tough boy and bully
The Terrible-Tempered Mr. Bang – an explosively-tempered man
Assorted villagers and passengers

TOOTS AND CASPER
Humor
Jimmy Murphy
(1918-1956)
Casper Hawkins – a working husband, somewhat jumpy and jealous
Toots Hawkins – his stylish young wife
Buttercup – their baby

TWIN EARTHS
Adventure/ Science fiction
Lebeck and McWilliams
(1952-1963)
Setting: Earth and Terra, the advanced planet in corresponding orbit
Garry Verth – FBI agent
Vana – beautiful young lady from Terra
Chris Cannon – troubleshooter from Earth
Nan Dailey – his girlfriend

UNCLE REMUS
Humor
Walt Disney
(1945-1972)
Brer Rabbit – a happy and enterprising rabbit
Molly – his girlfriend rabbit
Brer Fox – his adversary – hopes to catch and eat Brer Rabbit
Brer Bear – Brer Fox’s dim-witted accomplice

U.S. ACRES
Humor/ Animals
Jim Davis
(1986-1988)
Wade – a duck-wears an inner tube because of fear of the water
Sheldon – the half-hatched egg
Booker Chicken
Orson – a pig

VIC FLINT
Adventure
Ralph Lane
(1946-1967)
Vic Flint – police detective, ex-Marine
Inspector Growl – the police inspector
Libby Lang  -   Vic’s secretary

VIC JORDAN
Adventure
Paine and Wexler
(1941-1945)
Setting: Europe in World War II
Vic Jordan – underground agent in WW II
Sue – attractive British agent
Various spies and members of the Resistance

WASH TUBBS (link)

WILL-YUM
Humor/ kids
Dave Gerard
(1953-1967)
Will-Yum -  a boisterous and bragging little boy
Madeline – his girlfriend

WINNIE THE POOH
Humor
(Walt Disney)
(1978-1987)
Winnie the Pooh- a friendly stuffed bear
Piglet – his happy, naive friend
Eeyore – a pessimistic donkey
Kanga and Roo – two kangaroos
Sir Brian – a knight

WINNIE WINKLE
Story/ Sun. humor
Martin Branner
(1920-2000)
Winnie Winkle – a young working woman
Rip Winkle – her father
Mr. Bibbs – her original boss
Perry Winkle – her kid brother, with his gang the Rinkydinks
Denny Dimwit- Perry’s pal
Will Wright – Winnie’s husband – later disappears

WONDER WOMAN
Adventure
“Moulton” and Peter
(1944-1945)
Wonder Woman / Diana Prince – Amazon princess and crime-fighter/ her alter-ego, an Army nurse
Steve Trevor – her boyfriend, an army officer

YOGI BEAR
Humor / animals
Hanna-Barbera
(1961-1980)
Setting: Jellystone Park
Yogi Bear – a picnic-basket stealing wisecracking bear
Boo-Boo – his young bear friend
Cindy – his bear girlfriend
Ranger Smith –park ranger, Yogi’s foil

Compiled by Paul Leiffer and Hames Ware

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