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Object ID 001443

Object Name Beetle Bailey

Object Desc Beetle Bailey comic book May 1963 No. 41

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001205

Alternate ID

General Category Printed Material

Category Comic Books


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 12

Object Date 1963

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Beetle Bailey,Walker, Mort,K. K. Publications Inc.,cartoons,comic books,illustrations,

Title Beetle Bailey


Series Beetle Bailey

Edition May 1963 No. 41

Description / Abstract Beetle Bailey comic book featuring: "A Quarantine Cave," "It's Safer to Walk," "An Unusual Date," "One Man Cookout," and "Rear Guard Action." Also featuring "Keys of Knowledge #3-Railroads," "Disappearing Act (Vinny the Vet)," and "Rainy Days." Original Price: 12 cents Beetle Bailey (begun on September 4, 1950) is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Mort Walker. Set in a fictional United States Army military post, it is among the oldest comic strips still being produced by the original creator. Over the years, Mort Walker has been assisted by (among others) Jerry Dumas, Bob Gustafson, Frank Johnson and Walker's sons Neal, Brian and Greg Walker. Beetle was originally a college student at Rockview University. The characters in that early strip were modeled after Walker's fraternity brothers at the University of Missouri. During the strip's first year, Beetle quit school and enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 13, 1951, where he has remained ever since.

Physical Description Paperback comic book with white front cover featuring illustration of Beetle Bailey falling out of military line to follow a woman in a red dress. Back cover has a similar illustration to serve as a pin-up. Comics are in full color. Measurements: 10" length/height, 7" width.

Author Mort Walker

Author Details Addison Morton Walker (born September 3, 1923), popularly known as Mort Walker, is an American comic artist best known for creating the newspaper comic strips Beetle Bailey in 1950 and Hi and Lois in 1954. Beetle Bailey, eventually distributed by King Features Syndicate to 1,800 newspapers in more than 50 countries for a combined readership of 200 million daily.




Language English

Publisher K.K Publications Inc.

Publisher Details Poughkeepsie, New York.

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Image Caption CMY001205

Description Beetle Bailey comic book 1963


Date FEB 8,2014

Summary Very Good

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Minor yellowing. Small tear in bottom right corner of front cover. Pages are very readible and structure is secure.


Date JUN 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 20 from Room 1, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 12 from Room 1, Shelf 20 - automatic entry by admin