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The Fadder undt Ma-Malade Family

This comic consists of 11 half-sheets from a Sunday newspaper, signed Otis F. Wood. On verso, in monochrome, are 12 unsigned episodes of Mr. Scrapple of Philadelphia, and one of Mr. O.U. Absentmind.

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Tit Bits was a periodical publsihed in Argentina between 1900 and 1957. The edition presented here is number 680, published on July 8, 1922. Noteworthy in this edition of Tit-Bits are the comics taken from American publications and reporduced here with Spanish text. 

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A collection of humorous stories completely focused on a son and father who experience all kinds of mischief.

Mr. and Mrs.

Mr. and Mrs. is a twenty six page domestic comedy that portrays the humorous relationship between the two main characters, Mr. (Joe Green) and Mrs. (Vi) and their young son Roscoe. The comic was written by Clare Briggs and first appeared in 1919 in New York, where it was published by The New York Herald and was dispersed across the city. This sitcom ran with other popular comics of similar material such as "Keeping Up With the Joneses" and "The Bungle Family." The comics portray the couples' problems and disagreements in a comical way that kept the reading audience entertained and intrigued. 

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Buster Brown's Pranks was published in 1905, in New York City at Frederick A. Stores Publishing Company. The author, Richard F. Outcault, previously published in newspapers before creating a comic book. He is also famous for creating the Yellow Kid. This specific book follows Buster Brown and Teige through their life adventures in New York City in the early 1900, in an upper middle class family. Throughout the comics Buster is seen playing various pranks on people around him, and facing the consequences. There are 30 pages of colorized comics within this book.

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