Puck the Comic Weekly
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At bottom are typographical emoticons from the March 30, 1881 issue of the satirical humor magazine Puck
, published from 1871 until 1918. In 1916, it was purchased by Hearst, who later assembled Sunday comics under his Puck the Comic Weekly
masthead (where Puck proclaimed "What fools these mortals be" each week). Puck the Comic Weekly
was distributed to the 17 Hearst Sunday papers with a combined circulation of 5,000,000.
By the mid-1940s, Puck
expanded to 16 pages (two eight-page sections). Puck
in the New York Journal-American
for January 11, 1948 carried George McManus' Snookums, Bringing Up Father, Flash Gordon, Dick's Adventures, Blondie, Prince Valiant, Uncle Remus, Little Annie Rooney, Tim Tyler's Luck, Seein' Stars,
Gene Ahern's Room and Board,
Harold Knerr's Dinglehoofer Und His Dog, Tillie the Toiler,
Dudley Fisher's Right Around Home,
Edwinna Dumm's Tippie, Buz Sawyer, Jungle Jim, Little Iodine, The Little King, Donald Duck, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, The Lone Ranger, Ripley's Believe It Or Not!, The Phantom
and The Katzenjammer Kids
One of two statues of Puck on the Puck Building at 295 Lafayette Street.
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