Strange as it Seems

Andy Madura's Comics & Paper Collectibles

Andrew Madura, 1265 Fran Mar Ct, Clermont, FL 34711


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Strange As It Seems by John Hix  (1360-) - The explosion in popularity of Ripley's Believe it or Not in the 1930's gave impetus for copycats.  On of the longest running of those was Strange as it seems created by John Hix.    Interconnected images and cross-connected single panels would inform the reader of some of the natural oddities and coincidences that exist or existed in real life.    Like 'Believe it or Not'  the topics would range from scientific to paranormal, with a splash of human and political.   The byline of the strip would travel within the Hix family members, from John to Ernest to Elsie, as they either tired or retired from the work.    The quality of the strip stayed consistent throughout.   The market for Strange as it seems is moderate.   Since there were no multi-week connections within the topics, collectors largely look for lots.   Premium strips are relegated to the full-size pages that were sporadically produced in the 1930s when the strip would often appear in the magazine section of the sunday paper.     
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Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
S1360-0001 1931/10/25 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $2.00 On reverse Freckles by Merrill Blosser(F)
S1360-0002 1932/08/28 - F BW G/G/G $1.00 No Reverse
S1360-0003 1936/03/22 - F G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Benny by J. Carver Pusey
S1360-0004 1939 - 1H G/G/G $2.00 On reverse Hoosegow Hernan(1H) (5/21)
S1360-0005 1941 - 1H G/G/VG $2.00 On reverse Mickey Finn(1H) (11/2)
S1360-0006 1942 - 2H G/G/VG $4.00 On reverse Ella Cinders(1H) (3/22, 6/14)
S1360-0007 1945 - 7H G/G/VG $14.00 On reverse The Berrys(1TH), Nebbs(5H), Katzenjammer Kids(1H) (4/15, 7/15, 8/12-9/2, 9/16)
S1360-0008 1946 - 15H VG/VG/VG $30.00 On reverse Our Bill(14TH), Timid Soul(1H) (1/6-1/27, 2/10-3/24, 4/7-4/28)
S1360-0009 1947 - 1H G/G/G $2.00 No reverse (11/9)
S1360-0010 1950 - 6H, 3TH G/G/G $13.50 On reverse L'il Abner(5H), Katzenjammer Kids(1H, 2TH) (3/5-3/19, 4/2, 5/7, 11/12, 11/19, 12/10, 12/31)
S1360-0011 1956 - 1H G/G/G $1.00 On reverse Katzenjammer Kids(1H) (2/26)
S1360-0012 1958 - 2H, 2TH G/FR-G/G $2.00 On reverse Life's Like That(1H), Our Boarding House(1TH) (2/16, 4/27, 5/4, 6/22)
S1360-0013 1959 - 4H, 6TH G/FR-G/G $7.00 On reverse Life's Like That(4H) (9/13-11/8, 12/27)
S1360-0014 1960 - 6H G/G/G $6.00 On reverse Life's Like That(6H) (1/10-2/14)
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