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A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Comics

August 26, 2009 | 12:00 pm

    Aug. 26, 1974, Comics

Aug. 26, 1974: Here's a real slice of the 1970s -- "Tank McNamara" and a redesigned "Lolly." "Lolly" was an old 1950s strip that had undergone several incarnations at this point and although the fashions have been updated, it's obviously already out of ideas with an old "Uncle Tom" gag. "Tank McNamara" had more staying power and many papers eventually moved it to the sports pages.