Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The Comics of Syndicated Features: The Jamms
The Jamms was a half-pager throughout the run of the Syndicated Features tabloid run. It debuted on July 13 1936, and ended with the section on March 8 1937.
The Syndicated Features section, which I used to think was preprinted with a "Week Of" date that was consistent, turned out to be anything but as more newspapers were found that ran the section. At this point I don't really know how to date the sections properly. Some of the cartoonists did, early on, date their strips, but even those dates aren't entirely consistent. Thursday and Friday dates are prevalent, but Saturdays are seen as well.
I'm up for anyone who'd like to make a case for a consistent dating system that makes sense for these.