Abbie An’ Slats

    (United Features, 1948)
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The newspaper strip was created in 1937 by Al Capp (1909-1979) and drawn by Reuben Van Buren (1891-1987) and, though it appeared as a continuing feature in a number of anthology comic-book titles, it also had a brief run on its own. Later written by Capp’s brother, Eliot Caplin, the soap-opera strip dealt with a city youth living with spinster Abbie in a small town.

— Maggie Thompson
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