Katzenjammer Kids - 1903-1925

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The Katzenjammer Kids by Rudolf Dirks & Harold Knerr (0740-) 1st Appearance December 12, 1897 - The antics of Hans & Fritz was the first true comic strip in terms of a weekly series of continuous cartoon panels with word balloons.   Rudolf Dirks was the first cartoonist on the strip.  His classic early work saw him create a weekly tale of woe for 'Der Captain' 'Die Mama' and 'Die Inspector'.     The strip had a dual life starting when Dirks left the title in 1914.   The strip was taken over by Harold Knerr who would soon send all of the characters on a  multi-decade world tour.    The strip thrived under Knerr until his death in 1949 when the strip began to be passed to a multitude of other cartoonists.   The strip remains alive today although it is not carried in nearly as many papers as it was in it's heyday.  The market for Katzenjammer Kids varies depending on the era of the strip.   The earliest Dirks pages are rare and sell very well in most any condition and size.    The Knerr era strips through the 1940's sell well also, although the prices of those are somewhat less thanks to ample supply (A lot of newspapers carried the strip during this period).   The post-Knerr strips beginning in the 1950's sell fairly well, but usually to completists.
A note about the Katzenjammer Kids & Captain & the Kids - In June 1914 Rudolf Dirks, creator of the Katzenjammer Kids, switched from the Hearst Syndicate to the World Feature Syndicate.   In a court battle, Dirks was allowed to continue producing the kids, but the name 'Katzenjammer Kids' was awarded to Hearst.   From the end of 1914 onward, 'the Kids' would be produced by two totally different artists working for different syndicates.   Dirks would begin producing the strip under various titles, but eventually would settle on 'Captain and the Kids'.  In November 1914 Hearst would hire Harold Knerr and continue the strip under the 'Katzenjammer Kids' title.   To see post-1914-switch Dirks offerings, check out my listings for 'Captain and the Kids'.
Sunday Comics Links ---> Katzenjammer Kids - 1903 to 1925 Katzenjammer Kids - 1926 to 1933 Katzenjammer Kids - 1934 - 1938
Katzenjammer Kids - 1939 - up

Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
S0740-0001 1903 - 1H BWO FR/FR/FR-G $4.00 On reverse Mt.Ararat by Jimmy Swinnerton
S0740-0002 1908/11/22 - F FR/FR/FR $5.00 on reverse BWOP Happy Hooligan by Opper(H), BWOP Mr. Boggs by Opper(H)
S0740-0003 1909/08/22 - F FR/FR/FR-G $5.00 on reverse BWOP Violet by Swinnerton(H), BWOP Little Jimmy by Swinnerton(H)
S0740-0004 1909/10/10 - F FR/FR/FR $5.00 on reverse BWO Reginald by Jimmy Swinnerton
S0740-0005 1910/10/23 - F BWO FR/FR/FR $5.00 On reverse Happy Hooligan by Fredrick Opper
S0740-0006 1911/03/26 - F FR/FR/FR-G $5.00 on reverse BWOPY Little Jimmy by Jimmy Swinnerton(H), BWOPY Foxy Grandpa(H)
S0740-0007 1911/07/23 - F P/P/P $2.00 on reverse BWGP Happy Hooligan by Opper (H), BWGP Foxy Grandpa(H)
S0740-0008 1911/10/15 - F P/P/P $2.00 on reverse BWO Happy Hooligan by Fredrick Opper(H), Jens Bane by Opper(H)
S0740-0009 1911/12/24 - F BW G/G/FR-G $4.00 on reverse Gabe(H), Dad in Kidland(Q), Wunst upon a time by Dwig(Q)
S0740-0010 1911 - 1F G/G/FR-G $10.00 "Yo Ho and no treasure in sight!" on reverse BWO Howson Lott by Opper (H)
S0740-0011 1912/04/14 - F P/P/P $2.00 on reverse BWOP Happy Holligan(H), BWOP Mr. Jack(H)
S0740-0012 1912/06/16 - F P/P/FR $2.00 on reverse BWOP Allee Samee(H), BWOP Little Jimmy(H)
S0740-0013 1912/08/04 - F P/P/FR $2.00 on reverse BWO Happy Holligan(H), BWO Mr. Jack(H)
S0740-0014 1912/10/13- F FR/FR/G $5.00 on reverse BW Their Only Child by George McManus
S0740-0015 1912/10/27 - F FR/FR/FR-G $5.00 on reverse BW Happy Hooligan(H), BW Little Jimmy(H)
S0740-0016 1912 - 1F G/G/G $10.00 'Der Captain's Birthday Present',  on reverse BW Happy Hooligan(H), BW Mr. Batch(H)
S0740-0017 1912 - 1F G/G/G $10.00 'It is Suspicious',  on reverse BW Happy Hooligan(H), BW Little Jimmy(H)
S0740-0018 1912 - 1F P/P/P $2.00 ' The Katzenjammer Kids vs. Alkali Oscar', on reverse BWO Howson Lott(H), BWO Mt. Ararat(H)
S0740-0019 1913/02/09 - F P/P/G $2.00 on reverse BW Happy Hooligan(H), BW Little Jimmy(H)
S0740-0020 1913/02/16 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $7.00 on reverse BWO Happy Hooligan(H), BWO Mr. Batch(H)
S0740-0021 1913 - 1F G/G/G $10.00 'The king of the Cannibal (reformed) Islands', on reverse BW Happy Hooligan(H), BW Mr. Batch(H)
S0740-0022 1914/05/31 - F G/FR-G/G $8.00 on reverse BW Polly & her Pals by Cliff Sterrett
S0740-0023 1914/06/07 - F G/FR-G/G $8.00 on reverse BW Polly & her Pals by Cliff Sterrett
S0740-0024 1914/06/14 - F FR-P/FR-P/FR-G $2.00 on reverse BW Polly & her Pals by Cliff Sterrett
S0740-0025 1914/07/12 - F G/FR-G/G $8.00 on reverse BW Little Jimmy by Jimmy Swinnerton
S0740-0026 1914/07/19 - F FR/FR/G $4.00 on reverse BW Happy Hooligan by Frederick Opper
S0740-0027 1914/08/02 - F G/FR-G/G $8.00 on reverse BW Polly & her Pals by Cliff Sterrett
S0740-0028 1914/08/09 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $5.00 on reverse BW Polly & her Pals by Cliff Sterrett
S0740-0029 1914/08/16 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $5.00 on reverse BW Polly & her Pals by Cliff Sterrett
S0740-0030 1914/08/30 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $5.00 on reverse BW Howson Lott by Frederick Opper
S0740-0031 1914/09/06 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $5.00 on reverse BW Polly & her Pals by Cliff Sterrett
S0740-0032 1914/09/20 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $5.00 on reverse BW Buster Brown by RF Outcault
S0740-0033 1914/09/27 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $5.00 on reverse BW Buster Brown by RF Outcault
S0740-0034 1914/12/06 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $5.00 on reverse BW Polly & her Pals by Cliff Sterrett
S0740-0035 1914 - 1F G/FR-G/G $8.00 'It was good for the gout all right', on reverse BW Dimples by Grace Drayton
S0740-0036 1914 - 1F FR-G/FR-G/G $5.00 'An unexpected sprint by the Captain - He may be crippled, but he's not dead yet', on reverse BW Happy Hooligan by Frederick Opper
S0740-0037 1915/02/28 - F FR/FR/G $4.00 on reverse BWGR Happy Hooligan by Frederick Opper
S0740-0038 1915/03/14 - F P/P/FR $1.00 on reverse BW Happy Hooligan by Frederick Opper
S0740-0039 1915/04/04 - F FR-G/FR/G $5.00 on reverse BWP Happy Hooligan by Fredrick Opper
S0740-0040 1915/07/04 - F P/P/FR $1.00 on reverse BW Little Jimmy by Jimmy Swinnerton
S0740-0041 1916/04/16 - F FR/FR/G $5.00 on reverse On Our Block by Tom McNamara
S0740-0042 1916/12/03 - F FR/FR/G $5.00 on reverse BW Happy Hooligan by Frederick Opper
S0740-0043 1917/01/07 - F FR-G/FR/G $6.00 on reverse BW Rosie's Beau by George McManus
S0740-0044 1917/04/08 - F P/P/FR $1.00 on reverse BW Jimmy by Jimmy Swinnerton
S0740-0045 1917/06/10 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $6.00 on reverse BWOY Jimmy by Jimmy Swinnerton
S0740-0046 1917/09/23 - F FR-G/FR/G $5.00 on reverse BW Happy Hooligan by Fredrick Opper
S0740-0047 1917/09/30 - F FR/FR/G $2.00 on reverse BWOY Happy Hooligan by Fredrick Opper
S0740-0048 1918/10/06 - F FR/FR/G $2.00 on reverse BWGR In the Good Old Days by Jimmy Swinnerton
S0740-0049 1918/12/01 - F FR-G/FR/G $5.00 on reverse BW On our Block by Tom McNamara
S0740-0050 1918 - 16F FR-G/FR-G/G $80.00 on reverse BW Dubb Family(12F), BW Happy Hooligan(4F)
S0740-0051 1919/01/05 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $5.00 on reverse BW Mr.Dubb by Fredrick Opper
S0740-0052 1919/11/02 - F BWB FR/FR/G $2.00 on reverse BW Mr. Dubb by Fredrick Opper
S0740-0053 1919/12/21 - F BWO P/P/FR $1.00 on reverse BW Mr. Dubb by Fredrick Opper
S0740-0054 1919/12/28 - F FR-G/G/FR $5.00 on reverse BW Little Jimmy by Jimmy Swinnerton
S0740-0055 1919 - 29F FR-G/FR-G/FR-G $145.00 on reverse BW Mr.Dubb(25F), BW Little Jimmy(4F)
S0740-0056 1920/01 - 4F (3 are BWO) G/G/G $14.00 on reverse Say Pop(1H), BW Little Jimmy(1F)
S0740-0057 1920/02 - 4F (1 is BWO) G/G/G $18.00 on reverse BW Say Pop(3H), BW Just Boy(3H) (2/1, 2/15-2/29)
S0740-0058 1920/03/07 - F BWO G/G/G $3.00 on reverse BW Little Jimmy by Jimmy Swinnerton
S0740-0059 1920 - 3F FR-G/FR-G/G $12.00 on reverse BW Little Jimmy by Jimmy Swinnerton(2F), BWO Boob McNutt(1F)
S0740-0060 1921/01 - 5F G/G/G $25.00 1 is Half on Full, on reverse BWP Slim Jim(5H), Kelly Kids(5H)
S0740-0061 1921/02 - 3F G/G/G $15.00 1 w/Premium ad(H), on reverse BWP Slim Jim(3H), Kelly Kids(3H) (2/13-2/27)
S0740-0062 1921/02/19 - F BWB G/G/G $2.00 On reverse Mr & Mrs. by Clare Briggs
S0740-0063 1921/02/27 - F BWB G/FR-G/G $2.00 on reverse BW Little Jimmy by Jimmy Swinnerton
S0740-0064 1921/04/24 - F G/FR-G/G $4.00 on reverse BW Little Jimmy by Jimmy Swinnerton
S0740-0065 1921/04/24 - F FR-G/FR/G $3.00 on reverse BW Toot & Casper by Jimmy Murphy
S0740-0066 1921/05/01 - F FR-G/FR/VG $3.00 on reverse BWOY Pa's Son-in-Law by Wellington
S0740-0067 1921/05/08 - F FR/FR/FR $2.00 on reverse BW Toots & Casper by Jimmy Murphy
S0740-0068 1921/08 - 2F BW G/G/G $4.00 On reverse BW Little Jimmy by Jimmy Swinnerton(2F) (8/7, 8/14)
S0740-0069 1921 - 10F G/FR-G/G $50.00 on reverse BW Little Jimmy by Jimmy Swinnerton(8F), BWOP Boob McNutt(2F)
S0740-0070 1922/01/15 - F G/FR-G/G $5.00 on reverse BWP Little Jimmy by Jimmy Swinnerton
S0740-0071 1922/04/16 - F WB G/G/G $2.00 On reverse Mr & Mrs. by Clare Briggs
S0740-0072 1922/04/23 - F FR/P/G $1.00 Half on Full w/Gumps by Sydney Smith(H), on rev BW D.on Farm (H) Pa's son in law (H)
S0740-0073 1922/12/17 - F WB G/G/G $2.00 On reverse Mr & Mrs. by Clare Briggs
S0740-0074 1923/05/06 - F FR-P/P/FR $1.00 On reverse Happy Hooligan by Frederick Opper(2F)
S0740-0075 1923/08 - 4F G/FR-G/VG $20.00 On reverse BW Little Jimmy(3F), BW Happy Hooligan(1F)
S0740-0076 1923/08/05 - F G/FR-G/G $4.00 on reverse BW Abie by Harry Hershfield
S0740-0077 1923/09 - 5F FR-G/FR-G/VG $20.00 On reverse BW Little Jimmy(2F), BW Happy Hooligan(3F)
S0740-0078 1923/12/23 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $4.00 On reverse Mr. & Mrs. by Clare Briggs
S0740-0079 1924/04/20 - F G/FR-G/G $5.00 on reverse BWO Slim Jim (H), Kelly Kids (H)
S0740-0080 1924/05/25 - F FR-G/FR/VG $3.00 on reverse BWP Happy Hooligan by Fredrick Opper
S0740-0081 1924/09 - 4F G/G/VG $24.00 on reverse BWP Slim Jim(4H), Kelly Kids(4H)
S0740-0082 1924/10/12 - F FR/FR-P/FR $1.00 on reverse Happy Hooligan by Fredrick Opper
S0740-0083 1924/10 - 4F G/G/VG $20.00 on reverse BWP Slim Jim(4H), Kelly Kids(4H)
S0740-0084 1924/12/07 - F FR/FR-P/FR $1.00 on reverse BWO Barney Google by Billy DeBeck
S0740-0085 1925/03/29 - F VG/VG/VG $6.00 On reverse Mr & Mrs. by Clare Briggs
S0740-0086 1925/05/24 - F G-VG/G/VG $6.00 on reverse Happy Hooligan by Fredrick Opper
S0740-0087 1925/05/24 - F BWP G/VG/G $3.00 on reverse Mr & Mrs. by Clare Briggs
S0740-0088 1925/05/31 - F G/G/VG $5.00 on reverse Happy Hooligan by Fredrick Opper
S0740-0089 1925/05/31 - F BWP G/VG/G $3.00 on reverse Mr. & Mrs. by Clare Briggs
S0740-0090 1925/06/07 - F BWP G/VG/G $3.00 on reverse Mr. & Mrs. by Clare Briggs
S0740-0091 1925/06/21 - H BWO G/G/G $1.00 No reverse
S0740-0092 1925/07/12 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $4.00 on reverse Happy Hooligan by Frederick Opper
S0740-0093 1925/09/13 - F BWP G/G/G $3.00 on reverse Mr. & Mrs. by Clare Briggs
S0740-0094 1925/09/20 - F BWP G/VG/G $3.00 on reverse Mr. & Mrs. by Clare Briggs
S0740-0095 1925/12/27 - F FR/FR/FR $2.00 on reverse The Nebbs by Sol Hess
Sunday Comics Links ---> Katzenjammer Kids - 1903 to 1925 Katzenjammer Kids - 1926 to 1933 Katzenjammer Kids - 1934 - 1938
Katzenjammer Kids - 1939 - up

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