Recently Pappy showed an Ed Wheelan Comics McCormick strip from EC Comics. Wheelan was an old-time cartoonist, born in 1888, whose work first appeared in Hearst newspapers around the time of World War I . He then moved to the George Mathew Adams Syndicate to produce what was probably his most successful comic strip, MINUTE MOVIES, from 1921 until 1935.
This is a 1933 example of MINUTE MOVIES. The comic strips were divided into two tiers, and Wheelan presented them as silent movies, with a regular cast who rotated in and out of the stories as different characters.
Edgar Wheelan died in 1966.
"Serpents of the City" is scanned from its printing in NOSTALGIA COMICS #2 and #3.
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