Can you name these 1950s comic strip characters?

Sundays were made for reading the funnies section.

For moms and dads, the Sunday paper was thick with the week's biggest news, but for kids scrambling to snag the funnies section, it was a day to catch up with all your favorite comic characters.

Here, we've put together our own funnies page, filled with some of our favorite characters that were well-known in the 1950s.

Think you can name them all? Take the quiz below and see if these familiar faces make you crack a smile...or crack under pressure. Good luck!
  1. Here's an easy one to start. Who's this little troublemaker who went on to have his own TV show?
    Image: DailyINK / krugsstudio.com
  2. What was the name of the soldier seen here getting an earful from his commanding officer?
    Image: King Features Syndicate / alchetron.com
  3. Remember the name of this giant dog who first appeared in 1954?
    Image: United Media / gocomics.typepad.com
  4. This British comic strip character later became a snack mascot, but first crept into Sunday funnies in 1957:
    Image: Creators Syndicate / john-adcock.blogspot.com
  5. We got to know this suburban family over time, thanks to this comic strip named after the mom and dad:
    Image: King Features Syndicate
  6. This mischievous young girl first appeared in the '30s and has been a staple of comics ever since:
    Image: United Feature Syndicate / stanleystories.blogspot.com
  7. This hulking comic strip hillbilly was perpetually 19 years old:
    Image: United Feature Syndicate / Shopify
  8. This little lady had a hubby who loved sandwiches and a comic named after her:
    Image: King Features Syndicate / comicskingdom.com
  9. This is one of the most fun-loving ladies in comic history, featured in your Sunday funnies from '47 to '69:
    Image: King Features Syndicate / comicskingdom.com
  10. This perfectly ordinary couple ran in newspapers from 1917 until 1959, under the name:
    Image: Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate / Wikimedia

Can you name these 1950s comic strip characters?

Your Result...

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14 Comments

RedSamRackham 1 month ago
* When Forrest Gump movie was hyped as "SEE GUMP" I thought it'd be a movie about Andy Gump comic strip character. I scored 90% since I never heard of that Grandma character!
SheriHeffner 10 months ago
9 out of 10. I guessed the last two so that's why I got 9 out of 10
mcclyde 10 months ago
Enjoyed this, as an older boomer. Have a question for those out there. Back (in Wisconsin, anyway) in the 1950's one could tune into just three tv stations, one of which had a man reading comics to the kids, every Sunday on the "Sunday Funnies" TV show. Strip by comic strip, the nice man would read to us kids. Anyone know who that man was, and the lighthearted music that was played?
RedSamRackham mcclyde 1 month ago
* There was a similar show in Chicago switching from week to week with Sun-Times and Tribune funnies!
72doug 27 months ago
7/10! missed numbers 6,9, and 10.
DerekBird 27 months ago
You got 9 out of 10
It's clear to us that you made time for the funnies on Sundays.

I've never see or read the last two but I managed to split the difference and got the last one right. 9/10 total.
EllisClevenger 33 months ago
You got 10 out of 10
It's clear to us that you made time for the funnies on Sundays.
TimWarneking 60 months ago
9/10. The Gumps ended 3 years before I was born.
ndebrabant 60 months ago

You got 9 out of 10
It's clear to us that you made time for the funnies on Sundays.
EllisClevenger 62 months ago
You got 9 out of 10
It's clear to us that you made time for the funnies on Sundays.
Missed #9.
Trivia (spoiler alert) - Beetle Bailey (#2) is Lois Flagston's (#5) brother.
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