Blondie: The Bumstead Family History

Anyway, Blondie Boopadoop was this gorgeous flapper who had a ton of boyfriends…one of whom was Dagwood Bumstead. Dagwood, in those days, was the bumbling, playboy son of billionaire railroad tycoon, J.

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In his town, J. Bolling not only owned all of the property on his side of the track, but also all the property on the other side of the track…. For instance, his polo pony would stop and eat grass in the middle of the field during a chukker. And once, when he became lost in his own mansion, he experienced the humiliation of having to join a sightseeing tour to get back to the living room.

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All of a sudden, the Great Depression was upon us. The Blondie magic began to evaporate as more and more newspapers dropped the comic strip. Blondie was headed for ignominious doom and extinction.

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Blondie and Dagwood fell in love. More than any comic characters before them. The Complete Library Vol. The Complete Peanuts Vol. Product details File Size: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits Publisher: Thomas Nelson September 2, Publication Date: September 2, Sold by: Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention strip strips comic early dagwood comics chic anniversary historical young recent newspaper collection text creator reviewer classic mother cartoons edition. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Poor reproduction often leads to blurry and unreadable copy.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I have very mixed feelings about the rating I am giving this book. The background information and most of the strips chosen for inclusion are excellent and represent the strip quite well. In this I would give it a 5. I would give the overall book a 2 for reproduction. There are folds in many of the strips, the type is blurred, the verbiage is often too blurry to read when magnified, etc. I was very interested in seeing the evolution of the characters over time but most of the early i. Chic Young strips were so small that they were virtually unreadable and magnification only served to make them fuzzy to the point of non-recognition.

The publisher has done the creator and the book a disservice by the below average presentation of many of the strips. The fact that most strips are fine does not even out the significant number that are not. One person found this helpful. It's like buying a Looney Toons video, and discovering they're all late 60s Filmmation Daffy and Speedy.


It's early 60s Popeye Cartoons. It's worse than that, actually. Chic Young's artwork in the 50s - 70s are possibly the best examples of sequential art in the history of the media. Would have loved to see those.

There is no book which covers Blondie's golden age. And that's a shame. If you are a fan of the cartoon strip, Blondie, then you must treasure a copy of this great compendium. Chic Young is one of the best creators of a cartoon character and his creation has entertained millions of fans all over the world. This book is the ultimate prize for the fans since it contains some of the best strips.

Dagwood works for a construction company, called Dither's Company.

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Dagwood by nature is generally clumsy, disorganized, sleeps on the job, and loves food. Blondie is very beautiful, a great wife, good cook, and a caring mother.

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Trixie is bewildered when Blondie says that "as long as Trixie doesn't take the spotlight. Dagwood no longer takes the bus to work. Daisy occasionally does the same, though her remarks are limited to "? Dithers, but now does so in a more modern office at J. English Choose a language for shopping. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations.

Busmstead's best friends are their next door neighbors, Herb and Tootsie Woodley, the family dog, Daisy, his boss Mr. Beasley, the neighborhood kid Elmo Tuttle, and Lou, the proprietor of the local diner. Through the years, Blondie is transformed from being a house wife to owning a catering business with Tootsie as her partner. The rest of the story remained the same over the years. The book includes very early strips from the series, when Dagwood and Blondie likes to marry but his parents refuse to accept his choice and insist that he marry a girl from a wealthy family.

They get married in Feb ! The strips are presented in seven chapters under titles; Getting married, Family life, Dagwood at work, Blondie goes to work, Favorite strips and the 75 anniversary. My favorite is the 75 anniversary, where Dagwood appears in other cartoon strips. Trixie is bewildered when Blondie says that "as long as Trixie doesn't take the spotlight.

C have contributed beautifully to make the Bumsteads anniversary a real success. Blondie and Dagwood's marvelous invention;: An original story about the Bumstead family of the famous Blondie newspaper comics, radio series, and motion pictures, 3. The Best of Hi and Lois. The Complete Bumstead Family History' to read on my kindle whenever I want to take a rest from constant reading. The Kindle Edition of 'Blondie: The Complete Bumstead Family History' is However, despite the large file size, the scans of the comic strips are not always clear.

Often, the captions are low resolution fuzzy, making reading my favorite comic at night difficult. I have solved that problem - I read this kindle book only when I am taking reading breaks during the day! A general comment about the book: D This book is light and fun, easy to read in bits and pieces. As such, it is an ideal 'browser book' to break the monotony of reading something 'heavy'. The Complete Bumstead Family History'. Thanks for bringing these characters to life Chic Young! See all 29 reviews. See all customer images.

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