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Dear Old Dad: 1943

Dear Old Dad: 1943

March 1943. Montgomery, Alabama. "Marvin Johnson, truck driver, reading the 'funnies' to his children." Happy Father's Day from Shorpy! Photo by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Superman? No.

But he is faster than a speeding bullet.

This is MASTER COMICS #36, published February 24, 1943, and sold for just 10 cents. The page seen is page 28, part of the Bulletman story "Bulletman Battles The Wizard of Murder." This comic is now in the public domain.

(By the way, the headliner of MASTER COMICS was Captain Marvel, Jr., who legend has it was the basis for Elvis Presley's hairstyle.)

A Bird, A Plane?

Maybe Superman?

Happy Father's Day!

There is nothing more endearing than seeing any hardworking man (like my Dad was) taking the time to read to his children.

I did this with my daughters, and now, at 65, I am blessed to be able to do it AGAIN with my grand-daughters.

A grandfather's best blessing is to have that "second chance" to repeat the things he did with his children, and have another opportunity to do some of the things he may have missed out on with his children BECAUSE he was out working hard to provide for his family.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL....

Very cute!

I remember my dad reading the funnies to my brother and me with dramatic intonation. Happy Father's Day gang!

 
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