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Re: The Flying Beetle

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bevisvamp

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Re: The Flying Beetle
« on: June 19, 2017, 01:30:04 AM »

I didn't even know that George E Rochester's Flying Beetle had been turned into a picture strip. I always enjoyed his air stories and this one is lots of fun.Thanks for posting.
Link to the book: The Flying Beetle
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Re: The Flying Beetle
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 03:09:54 PM »

Well now, bevisvamp, all thanks due to you for the info.  I've had colcool007 from comicsuk digging for intelligence on the strip.  He had a suspicion that W.E. Johns might have been responsible, but you've scotched that.  Thank you.  Any idea of the artist, or whether there were other comics strip stories with the character?
Now that we know Rochester wrote Flying Beetle stories, a check in my copy of Lofts and Adley shows he started writing these stories for Boys Own Paper in 1927, and the success of these yarns started him on his extensive writing career.
Still doesn't help with the question of whether there were other comic versions.  I'll keep looking.
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Re: The Flying Beetle
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 03:24:56 AM »

Interesting to know The Flying Beetle dates from the 1920s. If not for the inclusion of jet planes, I would have sworn these strips were drawn in the twenties or early thirties. Even in the context of conservative art styles in the story papers, the artwork here is incredibly dated for 1949.
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