We are near the end of 1959 (one more day to go). It’s been interesting to follow along in the books, which only contain some selected strips and skip several. In the first eight books, there is a year publish date in the front of the books but the individual strips are not dated. (Starting in book 9, they are). We are still in the second book. Seeing the dates here has finally shed light on when these strips originally came out. Plus, I never realized how many strips I’ve missed that are not in the books. Also, now I see that some of the strips were placed in the books out of sequence (for some reason – perhaps JH’s decision). As a boy I did not follow BC until 1967, so many of these are brand new to me.
Mick & Mason Mastroianni
Parker and Hart