Our recently-added feature "Adventures in Comic-Boxing" has gone over so well, that I decided to create another such feature that I call "Separated at Mirth"!
The focus of "Separated at Mirth" would be when two or more comic book covers execute the SAME GAG, only with different characters and separated by years or even decades!
This could also apply to interior gags as well, but will mostly focus on covers.
Our first entry in this series is ANDY PANDA # 44 (Dell Comics, 1958) and YOGI BEAR # 41 (Gold Key Comics, 1970).
Once upon a time, there were THREE BEARS...
A fat, dumpy-looking bear... A cute little bow tie-wearing bear... And a panda bear who, for some inexplicable reason (at least in comic books), liked to hang-out with a very annoying, smart-alec chicken!
This chicken was SO annoying and smart-alecy that one wonders how Andy found, within himself, the strength to refrain from ...er, choking the chicken!
As for our other two "woodland creatures" (as their cartoons often called them), this answers the age-old question: "Does a bear LOG-ROLL in the woods?"
Clearly, the answer must be "Yes!"... and, by that, one can surmise that "The Woods" must be a very boring place!
There you have ANDY PANDA # 44 and YOGI BEAR # 41 - Separated at Mirth!
We'll have more instances of "Separated at Mirth" soon. Dunno if that's a promise... or a threat!